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THE FOOD ALSO HAS AGE
June 25, 2017
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Probably, in most cases, the gradually increasing number of candlesticks on the cake does not impress you particularly, as they are just a figure. But when it comes to the food in our dish, it is extremely important whether the products are “younger” or more rewarding, and just how long it has passed until they reach from our natural environment to our plate, so it is important to choose Food and its age.

BETTER:

Seafood – Fresh herring, sardines and other sea products, besides being lethal and good to be consumed immediately, deliver a solid dose of mercury-free protein that usually accumulates in their “companions” who stay longer in the water.

Grapes – The longer it is exposed to sunlight (due to UV rays), the higher the amount of resveratrol in it. This anti-inflammatory antioxidant develops when the grape grain stays longer in the sun or ferments. Another argument to drink a glass of red wine every day!

Tomatoes – Both grapes and tomatoes that have been in the sun longer are saturated with more key antioxidants, in this case lycopene. So look for bright red, well-ripened tomatoes – they have taken much more light and useful substances than others.

Broccoli – 20-30 grams of fresh broccoli contain a specific type of antioxidant that prevents ulcers and stomach cancer and is equal to the amount of 600 grams of cooked broccoli.

Onions – It is found that in the fresh, still small onions, as well as in the apple, there is a much larger amount of useful substances and antioxidants than in the old onion.

Bananas – Semi-finned bananas (yellow-green in color) contain much more vitamin C than mature (yellow-brown) or overripe (brown).

BEST WAIT:

Grapes – The longer it is exposed to sunlight (due to UV rays), the higher the amount of resveratrol in it. This anti-inflammatory antioxidant develops when the grape grain stays longer in the sun or ferments. Another argument to drink a glass of red wine every day!

Tomatoes – Both grapes and tomatoes that have been in the sun longer are saturated with more key antioxidants, in this case lycopene. So look for bright red, well-ripened tomatoes – they have taken much more light and useful substances than others.

What will happen to your body if you eat two bananas a day
June 24, 2017
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What will happen to your body if you eat two bananas a day
Healthy food is not always delicious. However, this does not apply to bananas. That’s why it’s great to know that apart from being delicious, they are also extremely healthy.
Here’s what will happen to your body if you start eating two bananas a day.

1. Your arterial pressure will return to normal

Bananas contain about 420 mg of potassium, which significantly helps to lower blood pressure.

2. Get rid of the extra pounds

Bananas are rich in fiber and create a sense of satiety. The type of starch contained in them reduces appetite. It lowers blood sugar levels and increases sensitivity to insulin. If the body cells are not insulin sensitive, they can not absorb glucose and the pancreas will produce it in larger quantities. And insulin regulation directly depends on whether you will accumulate excess fat.

3. The risk of anemia is reduced

Symptoms of anemia are pale, easy fatigue, shortness of breath. It is the result of a reduction in red blood cells and a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. Bananas contain a lot of iron, which stimulates the production of red blood cells. Bananas also contain vitamin B6, which regulates blood glucose levels.

4. Digestion improves

Bananas are easily digested and do not irritate the gastrointestinal tract. The persistent starch contained in bananas does not digest and passes into the colon where it serves as an effective nutrient medium for beneficial bacteria.
Bananas can also be eaten at gastritis and acid in the stomach, and they help to restore lost dietary minerals.

5. Stress levels fall

Bananas improve mood. They contain tryptophan, which is required by the body for the production of serotonin (the so-called “hormone of happiness”).
One banana contains about 27 mg of magnesium. This mineral is responsible for good mood and healthy sleep.

6. You will catch the shortage of vitamins

Bananas are rich in vitamin B6. This helps the body produce insulin, hemoglobin and amino acids that are needed to create healthy new cells. They also contain 15% of the daily vitamin C content.

7. You will be more energetic

Potassium contained in bananas protects against muscle spasms, while carbohydrates provide enough energy and endurance for intense workouts.

Top 10 of the most harmful foods
June 23, 2017
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More and more people are asking what food is useful and what is harmful? Scientists, doctors and nutritionists can not give a precise answer because one person has a certain type of food that is very harmful and not so much for another.
Everyone, however, is convinced that overeating with certain foods leads to overweight, various diseases of the heart and the gastrointestinal tract. Here are the 10 most harmful treats according to nutritionists:

Chips! Minimize the consumption of appetizing crispy potatoes. They are a bomb for the body because they are tattered with fat and carbohydrates, which are very difficult to digest. They are also packed with colorants and enhancers.

Salt! There are almost no people who do not know how harmful salt is. It increases blood pressure, disturbs the acid-saline balance in the body, promotes the accumulation of toxins. That’s why you have to be very careful with it.

Chewing candy! They are bumped with chemical additives, sugar, colorants, substitutes and who knows what else.

Carbonated drinks! One of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages of all generations is also one of the most dangerous for our organism. They contain sugar, chemistry, and gases in one that promote the rapid distribution of harmful substances in the body, which leads to many health problems.

Chocolate waffles, sweets and biscuits! The most beloved food from the children turns out to be very harmful. They are packed with many calories, contain genetically modified products, chemical additives, dyes and flavors. Scientists have recently proved that the wafer is one of the most damaging things for the teeth of man.

Alcohol! This is about alcoholic beverages, which, even in minimal quantities, prevent the absorption of vitamins and other nutrients beneficial to the body. Alcohol also contains many calories. This group does not include wine and beer, which have been shown to be beneficial to the body in small quantities (1 to 2 cups). Wine helps with cardiovascular problems, and beer helps the excretory system.

Mayonnaise! More and more doctors and nutritionists deny total consumption of mayonnaise due to the fact that it is rich in vegetable fats, carbohydrates, colorants, sweeteners, substitutes, and so on. Recently, a law was passed in Bulgaria, which says that foods with vegetable oil (which may include mayonnaise) should be labeled precisely because of their harmfulness.

Frankfurters and sausages! It turns out that they like the chips are a time bomb for our body. They are rich in so-called. Hidden fats that are very well covered with colorants and flavors. In addition, most manufacturers use so-called Transgenes. About 90% of frankfurters, sardines, salads consist of transgenic soy.

Oily Meat! Accelerates the aging process of the cell and promotes cardiovascular disease due to accumulation of fat in various organs of the body.

Pasta! Until 5 years ago, we were convinced how useful food they are, but in recent years research has disproved this thesis. Fast-food pasta is pure chemistry, and it’s proven to cause harm to the body, making it the fastest way to lose weight, say dieticians.

The most difficult to digest products
June 21, 2017
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In order to eat properly, we need to know not only the amount of calories in the food but also the time the product is digested by the body.

This makes it clear when we burden our stomach unnecessarily with an unnecessary load between lunch and dinner. The products that are quickly absorbed by the body give fast energy, and the products that are slowly absorbed, provide a longer sense of satiety.

For example, the lemon was ground for one and a half hours.

For one hour and forty-five minutes, avocados, grapes, mango, olives and raspberries are used.

For two hours, our body deals with cherries, grapefruit, oranges, raisins, coconut milk , garlic, potatoes, tomatoes and brown rice .

For two hours and fifteen minutes we dig the fresh figs , pears, pineapple , strawberries , carrots, cabbage and green salad.
Two and a half hours are necessary for our body to learn dates, dried figs, fresh peaches , roasted almonds , green spices , onions, mushrooms , legumes, white rice.

For two hours and forty minutes, fresh apples, apricots , prunes , watermelons, chestnuts, walnuts , beets, courgettes and wheat bran are ground.

Three hours are enough to crush our stomach prunes, lime, pistachios, broccoli, corn , spinach , soy, wheat sprouts.

For three hours and fifteen minutes, grind melon, olive oil, cashew, pomegranate, dried coconut , celery, cucumbers , peppers , pumpkin, turnip, peas, peanuts , wheat . For three and a half hours – aubergines, mustard, dried peas , soybean oil, rye.

For three hours and forty-five minutes – paradise apples, quinces , red cabbage , barley.

Four hours has lost our stomach to cope with Brussels sprouts and horseradish.

The more the product has been processed, the harder it becomes for the human organism. Even the natural juices in their majority are not recommended because they are processed.Simply put, if you do not see the fruits grow on the tree or take them away from your own garden , they are already processed and become hard to understand.

The food looks like the organs that heals
June 10, 2017
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We have known for a long time that the food has, in addition to its healing properties, healing properties. Can we treat certain organs on the type of food.

Everyone knows that the wrinkled structure of the walnut resembles that of the brain. Walnuts contain fatty acids that support the function of the brain.

Not so much a fact, however, is that sweet potato , Resembling the form of the pancreas is a very powerful antioxidant. This antioxidant protects the pancreas from cancer, also affects the aging of the cells.

The stem of the celery resembles bones. The stem is a great source of silicone that gives strength to the bones. Celery and bones contain 25% sodium.

Grapefruit , which can be defined as a form of female breast, contains many substances called lipoids . They are contained in maternal cells and in cancer solutions.

The mussels are harvested on male testicles. They contain folic acid and zinc, which affect the quality of sperm. Also the mussels are one of the strongest aphrodisiacs.

The shape of the stomach best resembles ginger . In addition to helping with nausea, ginger contains gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Red wine , which definitely resembles blood, helps to regulate blood pressure. In addition, it is very rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. It also affects the level of cholesterol that causes heart disease.

Another food useful for the heart and resembling its shape when it is cut is the tomato . It contains lycopene, which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Avocado , likened to a uterus, is a very good source of folic acid. It protects it from cancer.

Carrots , which are well known for their benefits to the eyes, and eye-pricklike cuts, contain many vitamins, antioxidants and beta carotene necessary for the normal function of the human eye.

Healthy Vegetable Lasagna for Beginners
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Healthy and Tasty

Lasagna is possibly one of the oldest types of pasta to be made. Traditionally it is made with meat, this is what gives most of the flavour to the dish but over the years there have been various changes to the recipe.

Not everyone now a days eats meat but that doesn’t mean that can’t have some good dishes to eat as well. This Lasagna has been adapted for vegetarians but is also a good and healthy dish for everyone to enjoy. Try this healthy dish and leave meat aside for a while. Keep it healthy and enjoy eating your meals just like any other.

 

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

 

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Purple Onion, Chopped
1 Red Pepper, Chopped
2 Garlic Teeth, Crushed
1 Zucchini, Diced
1/2 Broloci, Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Mushrooms, Sliced
1/3 Cup Sweet Corn, canned without water
1 3/4 Cups Canned Tomato, Diced
300g Lasagna pasta
1 cup Mozarella Cheese

 

Instructions

In a big pan heat up the olive oil and sauté the onion and red pepper for around 3 min. Mix every once in a while.
Add the garlis and sauté it for another 2 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables to the pan and give it a mix.
Fill half of the can of tomato sauce with water and add it to the pan. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC.
Grase the tray you will use to put the lasagna and add 1/4 of the mixture and the stock.
Cover the layer of vegetables with a layer of lasagna pasta. Repeat this until all the vegetables are in the tray. The last layer of the lasagna is vegetables.
Add cheese on the last layer of vegetables and cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and pasta is well cooked.

 

 

 

 

Changing Diet may improve your studies
May 24, 2017
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“Healthy body and mind always makes you win examination races”
During the examinations how many parents think about changing their diets? In fact, during this time the children who used to intake healthy food, they eat maximum junk food mostly due to examination stress. There are students who drink many cups of tea and coffee so that they can keep themselves awake. Indeed  the children and their parents should always take care of the food which they are consuming. Here is the list of food which can be taken during exams for healthy body and mind.
1.  Start your day with breakfast:

The students should be given healthy food at breakfast like Oats, Musali, Upama, Khichadi, IDli etc. The glycemic index of these food items is less which does not allow sudden blood sugar level increase. This provides glucose to blood at a slow pace which prevents lethargy and students do not feel sleepy all the time.

“The last shall not become the first if the last is lagging behind.”

2.     Eat less but more often:

It is always better to eat less during examination rather than having 3 to 4 heavy meals. The students feel sleepy if they eat a lot because in such cases the blood circulation occurs more in the stomach and not in the brain. Less quantity of food and healthy food should be given to the students which makes them alert and awake. Fresh fruits, Smoothies, honey wrapped dry fruits, soup and salad is a good option to eat.

3.    No to Sugar and processed food:
Chocolates, Cookies type of sweet items enhances the sugar level in the blood which make the students feel hungry. This makes the students attracted towards the junk food  and the junk food do not provide any nutrients to body except that they make you feel sleepy.
“Eat less sugar, but stay sweet”
4.    More Water:

When students study, especially in AC rooms they do not feel thirsty and they don’t drink water and other liquids. This makes their body deficient of water and the dehydration in the body makes their mind and body restless. It becomes very difficult to concentrate in such situations and to solve this one can drink juices, lemon water, green tea etc.

5.    Less caffeine intake:

Too much caffeine, energy drinks, tea, soft drinks influence the circadian rhythms which don’t allow allow the students to sleep whenever they want to sleep. Caffeine only suspends the sleep, as it affects the body for few hours.
” Caffeine Addiction is poison for students”

6. Eat less outside:

During exams the stress level is very high  and the immune system is weak and the probability of infection increases. That’s why one should ignore eating street or restaurant food.  If children force you to eat food which is not cooked at home, then order the things which you have ordered earlier and trust the purity.

” Junk food satisfies you for a minute, but  healthy food satisfies you for a lifetime”

7. Food which enhances brain capabilities:

Antioxidants like Vitamin A, C and I protects the cells of the body, which is destroying due to free radicals of the brain. Egg, fish, carrot, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits fulfill the requirements of the brain and it also increases the disease resistance capacity in the body.
8.    Food which reduces stress:
During examinations the stress level and pressure can only be handled with water dissolvable vitamins like B complex, Vitamin C, and minerals like Zinc. These all vitamins and minerals help in development of adrenal hormones and working system of the body. Adrenal hormones generates stress fighting hormones so the children should be given brown rice, dry fruits, fresh fruits and vegetables.

” Don’t stress
Do your best”

9.    Food for memory improvement:

Omega 3 Fatty acids improve working capabilities and memories and found mostly among fishes. In this case if you are a non vegetarian then eat 2 Salaman, Herring or Morokel fish. To intake less calories either grill it, bake or shallow fry oil. If you are vegetarian then seeds of flax, pumpkin seed, sesame seeds or canola oil plays the same role.  Also, there are supplements of Omega 3 available in the market.

10. Proteins should be there in the diet:

Proteins slowly get digested in the body which increases energy level. Intake of Proteins in breakfast boosts tyrosine in the blood and brain, which make nerve cells to get  stimulated so that child gets alert every time. Poha, Idli, Dosa and Dhokla has high protein content in it.

Avoid Eating Too Much During Fiestas/Celebrations
May 14, 2017
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In the Philippines, there are so many celebrations like fiestas or feasts of Patron Saints. Many of them are observed during the dry season months of May and June when children/students are on vacation from schools.

During these celebrations, there are so much food offered to the guests. Many of our relatives prepare food for us, and for their other guests. Just like today, we went to our siblings houses to “bond” with them. The fiesta of St. Isodore, the Farmer (San Isidro) will be tomorrow, May 15, but they prepared food for us because many of our relatives have offices/works tomorrow, it being a Monday.

My husband and I were laughing as my older sister invited us to eat lunch. There were so much food, like big crabs cooked in coconut milk, shrimps with chili and butter, fish, pork barbecue, chicken, watermelon, and other fruits.

We just ate a shrimp, a slice of chicken and a crab’s claw, then a very small amount of rice. Then a small slice of watermelon. There was also a big can of native ice cream, with lots of cheese and jackfruit flavor. They enjoyed eating the ice cream, so I was tempted to have a scoop, just to taste it. But after that, I felt guilty, thinking that my blood sugar could rise above the normal level.

Aside from drinking a lot of water, I will walk for some 30 minutes tomorrow to “burn” the excess sugar!

Do you have such an experience when you cannot refuse to partake of the food, but you are worrying about your health? It takes a lot of discipline or self-control to refuse such offers.

It is really hard to be so concerned about health. But it is good to be cautious than suffer the consequences. Though I am not yet diabetic, I am keeping my sugar level below the borderline to be healthy and I do not want to take synthetic drugs or drug maintenance for some lifestyle diseases like diabetes.

Genetically Modified Foods; No Thanks
May 14, 2017
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I was in the supermarket this morning.  They had just opened this new store and I, a long time customer came to visit.

I happened to be talking to the owner about lots of topics, as I was shopping.  I passed all the ‘pretty’ vegetables and went looking for the ones that seemed ‘handicapped’. The ones that were twisted or squished or lumpy, the kind that wouldn’t win the most beautiful tomato contest.

She had to laugh; “I do the same thing.”

I don’t know why, but I’m afraid of genetically modified vegetables.   I’m sure if I did research they are not as bad as I fear… but when I see a tomato as big as a cantaloupe, or a sweet pepper bigger than both my fists together… no.

I saw a bag of carrots.  Every one of them was about one foot long and an inch and one half in diameter as if they were clones.   I didn’t touch them.  I picked out the ones that looked like they had suffered; bent, a little twisted, sort of lumpy.

Most of the vegetables we get from America are genetically modified.  Those we get here are usually natural with maybe some bat poo as fertiliser.

Maybe Genetically modified foods are safe, maybe healthy.  I don’t know.  But they don’t look right to me.  They don’t look like real food.  They look like the wax vegetables my mother had on the table as decoration.

I’m not used to these kinds of vegetables.   I have grown tomatos on a bush and they are like the size of ping pong balls.   I’ve pulled up cucumbers from the ground and each one is different.

When I see a pile of vegetables that all look the same I don’t get the feeling I’m looking at edible food.

I don’t know how you feel about it, but; I don’t want to eat them.

 

You Must Eat According to Your Conscience
May 13, 2017
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During the time of 1st century Christianity, when Gentiles were being accepted into the faith along with Jews who had accepted the gospel message, the Jews having become accustomed to their strict dietary laws and the Gentiles have their own “food ways”, a question came up about whether or not it was OK to eat certain foods.  One must eat!  But one does not want to commit a sin to eat.  It was a deeply religious matter for the faithful.

 

The matter was settled and the Christians were given instructions on what to do when food was offered to them. In a nutshell, ask God’s blessing for the food you’re about to receive, eat it, and ask no questions for your conscience sake.

 

Of course it’s not saying that we should not question what goes in our body. That would be ridiculous. Take the scripture in its context.

 

The advice from the apostles can be quickly summed up as follows:

  • All food comes from the one true God. It’s meant to be a blessing, to nourish and strengthen our bodies. Thank Him and eat it!

 

That being said, having quickly perused a list of “bizarre ingredients” that are used in preparing certain foods, I’m thinking:

Uuuggg!! Wish I had never seen this article because now it’s in my conscience. Sand in my chili???!!! Duck feathers in my apple pie??!!! I’m never going to look at certain foods the same way any more.”

 

10 Bizarre Ingredients in Delicious Foods

 

As if it wasn’t bad enough when I found out about the bull’s penis being prepared in a soup. Not meaning to offend anyone, because it was said this is considered a very exotic dish; however, if it were served to me, you would have to not tell me what is was, until I had finished eating.

 

You do not understand. I am a soup lover!! I love soups so much that I think people should have soup parties! Invite friends and family. Tell each guest to bring their favorite pot of soup. You supply the bread, rolls, butter, desserts and drinks. Make sure you plan the party for a really cold winter’s night. So! A soup with the main ingredient being penis and testicles? For me?  According to my conscience?  It’s too bizarre.  We all have our cultural differences and when it comes to food, most of us can see those differences very plainly.  It’s not a bad thing.  It’s just a different thing.

 

When it comes eating, I’m just not into – what in my mind would be viewed as “bizarre foods”. That’s why I could never watch that food show with Andrew Zimmern.  My conscience simply would not allow it.

 

Bizarre Foods Full Episodes

 

This list (below), although they use the word “bizarre” in the title – this is not my idea of bizarre foods. More like fun foods. Anybody want to try some Mountain Dew Cheetos?

 

10 bizarre foods you’ll only see in Japan

 
“I love soup” : glitter-graphics.com