The healing properties of mushrooms
Mushrooms are a popular tool in folk medicine. Scientific research of their healing qualities began in the 50s of the XX century. Compounds with high anticancer activity were found in…

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9 herbs and spices that fight inflammation
Do you know that herbs and spices not only enrich the taste of dishes, but also help the body fight inflammation in a natural way? However, they are so easy…

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Bread - a national treasure
Each culture and nationality of the world has its own recipe for making bread, because different ingredients are used for its preparation. In the friendly company of bread known to…

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Allicin is a powerful

Nutrition Basics

What does a person need for a happy, carefree, vibrant and long life? Of course, health. In Europe, retired people are only growing, now they have free time to travel, and they are enjoying life in peace. But how can she enjoy it if her health is not at all right? If the general condition is already so bad that you do not want anything in life.

And so that a person does not lose his health, he must fulfill the requirements of a proper lifestyle: he should have healthy food in his diet, and he must allocate time for physical activity every day.

In a world of constant stress, a person finds comfort and pleasure in delicious food, but it is not always truly delicious. Because due to the numerous sweeteners and flavor enhancers added to all products, people have already forgotten what a simple but tasty food is. Continue reading

Great Lent: Five Major Misconceptions

Orthodox Monday begins Lent. Every year it is accompanied by numerous disputes about what can and cannot be eaten, how to dress, and so on.
Strictly according to the charter

This year, only 11 percent of Russians intend to observe the Great Lent. “Typical fasting,” according to VTsIOM, is a woman over 45 years old. Most Russians, according to the survey, are not going to limit themselves to anything.

“Every fifth (20 percent) has not yet decided, and 66 percent, on the contrary, know for sure that they will not limit themselves in food and actions,” sociologists say.

Perhaps many are not so much afraid of the duration as the severity of fasting. In the first two days it is supposed to completely refuse food, and then allow yourself no more than two meals a day – this is what the church charter says (Typicon). Continue reading

Added sugar: where is it hidden and how much is safe for health

We often hear that sugar is good for the brain, that it’s hard to live without sugar, and so on. Most often I come across such statements from representatives of the older generation – grandmothers who seek to feed my child or their grandchildren with candy, sincerely believing that this will benefit them.

Glucose (or sugar) in the blood is the fuel on which the body works. In the broad sense of the word, sugar is, of course, life.

But sugar is different. For example, there is sugar naturally found in the plants we eat. And there is sugar that is added to almost all processed foods. The body does not need carbohydrates from added sugar. Glucose is produced from any carbohydrates that enter our mouths, not just sweets. And the added sugar does not represent any nutritional value or benefit to humans. Continue reading

The effect of nutrition on human health
Until a person gets sick, he thinks little about his health. But when this happens, the person rushes to look for medications that can relieve him of the symptoms of…

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From every little thing - a hungry pie
The etymology of the word "pie" is ambiguous. Some scientists believe that it came from the Old Slavonic “feast”. According to others, the word was formed from the old Russian…

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7 healthy grapefruit benefits you should be aware of
The benefits of grapefruit for the human body Grapefruits have long been known for their beneficial properties in losing weight, and therefore are most often associated with diets that help…

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The most unexpected sources of fiber
Fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. Its benefits for our body are enormous - from the formation of intestinal microflora to lower cholesterol and prevent strokes. But…

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