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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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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Can a child be a vegetarian?
As part of preparing material about vegetarian children, the editors of the Live portal invited me to answer several questions that often confused parents. Here is what I said. Live:…

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Chia seeds: with what and why eat them?

Chia seeds are rapidly spreading and gaining popularity among adherents of a healthy diet. But many, standing in front of a supermarket shelf with this rather rare product, will think about whether to take it? Why are these outlandish seeds so useful and, most importantly, how to cook them? Let’s get it right.

The seeds of this plant of the sage genus came to us from Central America. In 2005, the European Union recognized chia seeds as a “promising food.” Yes, this food is really very promising. Especially when you consider that only two tablespoons of these seeds – and this is enough to cook such a delicious and refreshing raspberry “jam” – contain at their 140 kilocalories as much as 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. And do not be afraid of 9 grams of fat contained in this portion. After all, most of it falls on essential fatty acids: a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds will more than provide you with the daily norm of alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and about one sixth of the norm of linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. Continue reading

10 products to help focus

In the modern world, it can be very difficult to focus on something. Constant smartphone signals and notifications on social networks can make distracted even the most motivated of us. Stress and aging contribute to this.

The diet can significantly affect our ability to concentrate, because some foods provide the brain with nutrients that help us concentrate, while at the same time strengthening our health. Here is a list of some of them:

Walnuts

A 2015 study by scientists at the University of California’s David Geffen School of Medicine found a positive association between walnut consumption and increased cognitive function in adults, including concentration. According to data published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, only a handful of walnuts per day (but not more, since they are high in calories) will benefit a person at any age. After all, they lead among other nuts in the number of antioxidants that help improve brain function. They also contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain health. Continue reading

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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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…

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Malt and beer
We offer you a recipe for making beer in a classic way from malt and hops. This is a pure-grain type of brewing. This recipe uses an infusion of brewing.…

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The benefits of endive
Endive is a healthy vegetable that looks very much like a salad, with the exception of its characteristic “curliness” and narrow leaves. The recipe from salad chicory I will definitely…

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