Many are sure that the salad is just the decoration of the main dish. In fact, it is itself a full-fledged dish, and not just a handful of leaves on a plate with steak or in a bowl with pasta. Leafy green vegetables are well known as functional alkaline products: they restore the acid-base balance in the body, which, due to our lifestyle, constantly strives to shift to the “acid” side, which causes inflammation. Salads also act as prebiotics in the intestines. Prebiotics are non-digestible, high-fiber foods that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria. This is very important because probiotics in the gut strengthen the immune system and optimize the absorption of nutrients from food. But the benefits of leafy vegetables are not limited to this (which I never tire of writing about).
In general, I urge you to eat as many salads as possible! Take them as a complete dish, and my application with recipes Live up! for iOS and Android will help you cook different salads every day, so it won’t be boring!
Here are ten tips for a perfect salad. Continue reading
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 organic Chinese tea, and also a whole site with a huge amount of useful information about this popular drink. Denis has been engaged in tea and tea ceremony since 2004 and periodically conducts courses on the tea ceremony. I asked Denis to tell my readers what you need to know about tea before drinking it.
Tea Making Rules
Use soft, sweet water, free of minerals and odorless. Bring it to a boil, but do not boil it.
There are two ways to make tea. The first way: brewing.
Choose a teapot that matches the number of participants in the tea party. Continue reading
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: Is vegetarianism safe for the baby?
Me: To begin with, vegetarianism does not equal healthy eating. This must be understood. Indeed, for example, pasta with tomato sauce, pizza and cola, fruit juice with donuts – this is plant food, that is, formally vegetarianism, but such a diet can not be called useful. Therefore, propaganda of vegetarianism without specifying that it is based on whole plant products is not possible.
Next: vegetarianism has varying degrees, from extreme veganism to a diet that allows eggs, milk, and derivative foods like cheese. This most “relaxed” form of vegetarianism is able to supply a person with animal protein in an amount greater than what is needed for health. Continue reading