How to choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables
For two years now I have been living in Singapore, and although the life of expats here is quite isolated, you can learn a lot about the local traditions, culture…

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Healthy food. Daily menu
One of the main needs of the body is nutrition. Currently, there are many prejudices regarding food. One attribute the harmful effects on the body, the other - healing properties.…

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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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Excess fructose harms the liver as does alcohol abuse

Scientists are finding new evidence that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver like alcohol.

For most people, fructose in its natural state – in the fruits of fruits – does not pose any harm. A unique feature of fructose is that it is processed in the liver, for which there is no problem to cope with a small amount of this sugar, which is ingested slowly. Take, for example, an apple: it takes a lot of time to chew it, and the dietary fiber contained in the apple slows down its processing in the intestines.

But today, manufacturers are increasingly adding fructose to foods in a highly concentrated form. To do this, they extract it from corn, beets and sugarcane, during which it loses its original nutrients and fiber. Frequent use of large doses of fructose during the day, without fibers that slow down its absorption, forces our body to process such an amount of this sugar that it is not suitable for. In almost all sugar-added foods, fructose levels are extremely high. Continue reading

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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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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Wild berries - a unique storehouse of vitamins
At the first thought of summer, everyone imagines forests, birdsong and berry glades. Wild berries contain a lot of healthy vitamins. Since ancient times, traditional medicine has respected berries from…

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Methods for making homemade liquor
Recipes for the preparation of liqueurs were known in ancient Russia. They do not include yeast, but very strong vodka is used. Homemade liquor can be prepared from almost any…

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