bacon bad

The fats in this delicious meat are about 50% monounsaturated and a big part of them is oleic acid. This is the same acid that olive oil is praised for and considered good for the heart. About 40% of bacon is saturated fat, with a decent amount of cholesterol. The amount of saturated fat in…

healthy food

Yes, you read the title correctly. To be healthy, you should eat more healthy food. More fruit, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats such as the extra virgin olive oil and nuts, more whole grains. Fish is extremely important to include in our diets, and most of the people don’t eat enough of it. We should…

the importance of water

Water is life. It cleans our bodies, relieves and soothes when we are in pain, whether it’s a stomach pain or a headache. It is important to start your day with water not only to clean the body from toxins that pile up during the night but also to eat smaller portions of food during…

gluten-free

In July 2015 Gallup.com published a poll stating that 21 percent of Americans are trying to go gluten-free. Bearing in mind that almost three years have passed since the research was published, the percentage is now probably much higher. Gluten-free sections in the stores are constantly expanding as more as more people decide to ditch…

gluten

Gluten is a combination of two proteins called glutenin and gliadin, found in grains such as wheat, barley, or rye, and their derivatives – baked goods, pasta, crackers, and even beer. These two proteins make a component that gives food that chewy taste we all enjoy. Gluten is like a sponge – it stretches and…

lemon

Lemon is known for its fresh and tart taste that we adults love, but it is not a suitable food for babies. At best, babies will probably reject their sour flavor; at worst, an infant could have an allergic reaction or develop a diaper rash after eating lemons. It would be best to wait until…

oranges

Except for the renowned C vitamin, oranges are rich in a variety of minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Calcium is great for the bones, and potassium is good for the nervous system and muscle tissues. Furthermore, oranges have a lot of water, so they’re satisfying and good for people who want to lose…

ginger

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Some proven health benefits include relieving colds, different kinds of body ache including arthritis, motion sickness, and nausea. It’s able to lower blood sugar. Scientist claim it helps when a loss of appetite. The rhizome (underground stem) of ginger can be consumed fresh, dried as…

iodine rich foods

Most of the iodine that we get comes from different foods. The best food sources of iodine are dairy products, seafood, bread, eggs, iodized salt, but also berries and vegetables such as potatoes, beans, spinach, and chard. Vegetables that we grow in our soils deplete ground from iodine. The World Health Organization recommends all salt…

rutabaga

Rutabaga is a cruciferous root vegetable, which is actually a cross between cabbage and turnips. The root or the green leaves are used as a food source, depending on a culture. The leaves are used as many other green vegetables, steamed or cooked. The root can be prepared similarly to potatoes, roasted or mashed. Some…

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