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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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…

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Why do we need beets and what to cook from it
Beetroot for us - so familiar, so “own”. In fact, several millennia before us, its healing properties and taste (especially beet tops!) Were the first to be appreciated by the…

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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

8 foods to help the liver deal with toxins

Every day, our liver is forced to process a huge amount of toxins that come to us with food additives, pesticides, alcohol, etc.

Most toxins are fat soluble, meaning they are easily absorbed by fatty tissues and stored there. The work of the liver is to convert toxins into a water-soluble form – due to this they are excreted from the body with urine, stool and sweat.

Detoxification occurs in two phases. In the first phase, toxins are broken into small parts by enzymes and in the process of chemical reactions. In the second phase, the resulting substances bind in a completely water-soluble form so that they can be eliminated.

In some cases, exposure to toxins is beyond our control. However, we can support the liver by balancing both stages of detoxification and protecting it from toxic overload. Many factors affect our liver function, including our diet. And these foods will help strengthen the liver.

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Why eat spinach and how to cook it

The benefits of spinach for the human body
Spinach – a unique plant, if not paradoxical. How can these leaves with their 23 kilocalories per 100 grams. be so nutritious and healthy? You probably remember the cartoon about the sailor Popeye, who became incredibly strong by eating a can of spinach? So, about spinach – it’s almost true. Of course, he will not bring superpowers to us, but he will certainly strengthen strength and health.

The beneficial properties of spinach for the human body are truly impressive. First of all, spinach is extremely rich in vitamins, especially vitamins and beta-carotene. It also contains a substantial dose of vitaminann – a powerful antioxidant that improves skin and hair condition and inhibits the development of atherosclerosis. Strengthens blood vessels and folic acid (vitamin B9), and spinach contains a decent dose of this vitamin. Continue reading

How to get the most out of tea
I have a friend and colleague, tea expert Denis Bolvinov, who, together with his team, is conducting an interesting project - Heavenly Tea (skytea.ru). This is an online store of…

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What foods really improve intestinal microflora?
Microbiome - a community of diverse bacteria that live in our intestines - has long been a hot issue of a healthy lifestyle. I am very interested in this topic…

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Porridge: from distant times to the present day
Russian culture is inextricably linked with porridge. And how many proverbs and sayings exist in which this valuable product is mentioned! “Without porridge, lunch is not at lunch” - it…

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Bakery products and their impact on the human body
Bakery products, depending on the composition and type of flour, have a different effect on the body. Therefore, when choosing a product in a bread store, you must clearly know…

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