Man is what he eats

If you doubt the truth of this idea , imagine how you feel after a festive table with successive dishes , desserts and alcohol and how to feel after a light dinner of lean meat and salad.

Many people associate healthy eating with a diet that is not right. Healthy diet includes a variety – not necessarily low-calorie – whole foods that contribute to physical and mental health.

To make you feel better – and look good – need any thing you put in your mouth is both food and helpful.

A good start is to include in your diet a few whole foods :

1. Turkey breast

Best without skin. 100 g turkey breast give you 24.5 grams of protein and about 75 calories. Furthermore, in the turkey has vitamins B-group, zinc (which binds with the normal production of sperm), and selenium (which is believed to have anticancer activity). Turkey is rich in amino acids and contains almost no saturated fat.

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2. Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in so-called “good” monounsaturated fat, which makes it an ideal food for the healthy heart. According to some studies, the replacement of 2 tablespoons saturated fat (which is in the oil and lard) with monounsaturated fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Other studies have even shown that olive oil has potent anti-inflammatory action. In 1 tablespoon olive oil has 119 calories.

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3. Quinoa

This exotic Andean cereal is not very known in Bulgaria. Rather, it is extremely useful cereal with soft and subtle flavor compared to other similar foods. In addition, quinoa is rich in protein than other whole grains and contains a generous amount of unsaturated fats. She is also a great source of fiber and B-vitamins. It contains 318 calories per half cup.

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Shanghai

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Shanghai is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all.
Shanghai (上海 Shànghǎi) , with a population of more than 23 million (with over 9 million migrants), is the largest and traditionally the most developed metropolis in Mainland China.
Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East already during the 1930’s. In the past 20 years it has again become an attractive city for tourists from all over the world. The world once again had its eyes on the city when it hosted the 2010 World Expo, recording the greatest number of visitors in the event’s history.
Shanghai is split in two by the Huangpu River (黄浦江 Huángpǔ Jiāng). The most basic division of the area is Puxi (浦西 Pǔxī) West of the river, versus Pudong (浦东 Pǔdōng), East of the river. Both terms can be used in a general sense for everything on their side of the river, but are often used in a much narrower sense where Puxi is the older (since the 19th century) city center and Pudong the mass of new (since the 1980s) high-rise development across the river.

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Want to Get Fit? Get a Pet

Do you have a pet or are you thinking of getting one? Getting a pet could be beneficial to your physical and emotional health. Having a pet at home is incentive to move more in general and can help relieve stress. According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, pet owners tend to be happier, more physically fit, less worrisome and lonely, have greater self-esteem and be more outgoing and conscientiousness than non-pet owners.

Pets Increase Physical Fitness

The possible higher level of physical fitness of pet owners may be due to increased leisure-time physical activity you spend with your pets. Another study published in 2011 in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that people who have dogs are more physically active overall, than those who do not have dogs. Researchers of this study used data from an annual health survey directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Community Health. Another study conducted in Australia and published in 2008 in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity found that when participants who walked less than other participants got a dog they increased their walking by 30 more minutes per week. This finding indicates that getting a dog is encouragement to walk.

Dogs vs. Cats

Walking is a low-impact easily accessible exercise that allows you to stay active while keeping your dog happy. If you own an indoor animal, such as a cat, you may not get the same amount of physical activity as with a dog, but you can receive similar emotional benefits. The emotional health benefit of having a pet can be allotted to companionship as studies conducted in nursing homes found that long-term care residents who received animal-assisted therapy-spending time with a dog just three times a week was shown to reduce feelings of loneliness. The residents also showed less feelings of loneliness in comparison to residents who did not receive the therapy. Spending leisure-time physical activity can be emotionally beneficial, relieve stress and add movement and exercise to your day even if you play inside with your animal.

Dedicated Time

A good way to add physical activity to your day is to designate an amount of time, preferably 30 to 90 minutes per day, to spend with your animal. Designating this time means using it to for physical activity. If you have a dog, bring your dog to different parks and paths. Some areas have dog parks and swimming pools designated just for dogs. If you have a different animal that you cannot walk with, go to your local pet store and find toys that involve both you and your pet to be physically active. Make sure to check with your physician and your pet’s veterinarian about how much and what type of physical activity is safe for you and your pet.

Istanbul Turkey

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Istanbul was the capital of two of the greatest empires of not only their times but also in history: Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) and Ottoman Empire.

In 324 Istanbul became the capital of the Roman Empire after Emperor Constantin moved the capital from Rome to Byzantium (Istanbul). After the final division of the Roman Empire into West and East Roman Empires in 395 and the ending of the Western Roman Empire in 476, Istanbul became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, popularly known as the Byzantine Empire.

In year 361, Istanbul (Constantinople) was the world’s most populous city with a population of 300,000. Throughout most of the Middle Ages, Constantinople was Europe’s largest and wealthiest city.

In 1600, during the Ottoman period, between 400-700,000 people lived in Istanbul making it the world’s second most populous city after Beijing. The population numbers are significant because they relate to power and wealth concentration at those times

Istanbul was also settled by Phoenician, Greek trade colonies from around 700 BC though there are few remains from these periods. Until the conquest of Istanbul by the Turks in 1453, there were also Genoese trade colonies in Istanbul whose major sites were Genoese tower and Yoros castle (in Anadolu Kavagi).

During your visit to Istanbul, you can see Greek, Roman (Byzantine), Genoese, Ottoman historic sights and ancient remains. See also Roman and Ottoman Empire Maps, neolithic discoveries.

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The 6 Jobs that Burn the Most Calories

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week for most adults. Exercise has been linked with the reduction of stress, improvement in sleep, and weight loss. With many of us in sedentary jobs and juggling outside activities such as school, children and errands, it can feel like exercise is impossible to squeeze in. If you find yourself struggling with balancing both work and exercise, there are many jobs out there that incorporate both.

1. Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

No surprise here. Personal trainers and fitness instructors do truly practice what they preach. Personal trainers will often benefit from working out alongside their clients, ensuring that they are performing the exercises correctly. Fitness instructors have to do exercises with even more stamina and energy, which can prove to be a great workout. A one hour group class can burn some serious calories. Classes being offered at local gyms include a wide variety of interests such as Zumba, Pilates, boot camp and spin.

2. Valet Parker

If you are looking for a job that will keep you moving, then a valet parker is for you. Working in valet, you are constantly on your feet and moving. If it is a busy day, it is not uncommon to see a valet parker running to get your car. Since the job is dependent on tips, it is even more incentive to get a move on. Being on the go for an eight hour shift can burn some major calories.

3. Construction Worker

Most areas of construction are labor intensive. A career in this field, which includes such jobs as carpenters and builders, utilizes key muscles by lifting, carrying, and laying heavy materials. From the time their shift starts until it ends, they are constantly on the move. Since many are paid upon completion of a project, it provides more incentive to keep up the intensity.

4. Firefighter

In order to become a firefighter, a fitness test must first be completed and passed. One of the most calorie-scorching portions of the test requires them to carry a weighted backpack while climbing five flights of stairs. Although not every day is comparable to that of the fitness test, when there is an emergency firefighters have to rely on their speed and strength to get the job done.

5. Tour Guide

Tour guides get the best of both worlds by being able to explore many beautiful sites as well as burning their fair share of calories during their shift. Tour guides are often found in common tourist locations including museums, tours, and excursions. Tour guides are often on their feet for many hours during their shift. If you happen to work as a recreational tour guide, being able to lift and load equipment may also be part of your job requirement.

6. Military

In order to be a part of the military, being in good physical condition is a requirement. The training that those in the military complete makes the civilian boot camp workouts seem a whole lot easier. Their drills commonly include exercises such as crawling, running, jumping, and push ups. It is important for those in the military to be able to maintain physical strength due to the many responsibilities that they have to endure when deployed.

5 Easy Tips to Help You Plan Healthy Meals

Now that a new year is upon us, many view it as an opportunity for a fresh start. Losing weight usually tops many New Year’s resolution lists, but it can be overwhelming not knowing where to begin. Meal planning truly sets the foundation for healthy eating. Planning your meals for the week ahead can help alleviate much unwanted stress that can come with cooking during the week. Also, you are much more likely to make better choices when having a plan.

Here are some tips to help you become a meal planning professional.

Look At the Week Ahead

When it comes to meal planning, it’s important to see what activities your week ahead will include. Perhaps your child has an after-school activity or you plan to work late to meet a deadline. Since busier days can often lead to choosing quick and easy fast-food meals, plan to cook larger portions earlier in the week and put away some for leftovers. Planning for no-cook meals such as wraps or salads, which only take a few minutes, is another healthy alternative to fast food.

Find Recipe Inspiration

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut with cooking. Many of us have old standby meals in our weekly rotation. To liven up your cooking, search ahead for new recipes to try. You can print them out and organize them in a recipe book or look to sites like Pinterest where you can save and share recipes online. If you are short on time, look for recipes that involve little preparation, short cooking times, or even use the help of a slow cooker.

Map It Out

Whether you prefer to use a calendar on your phone or just simply pen and paper, it is important to write out the meals you plan to make for the week. Label your meals Monday through Sunday and be sure to include days you plan to eat out. If you struggle with eating healthy at lunch, you might want to consider making a meal plan for your lunches for the upcoming week as well. It is much easier to stick with your meals for the week when you have them organized.

Make Your Grocery List

How many times have you gone to the grocery store more than once in a week because you had forgotten to pick up a certain ingredient or needed to pick up dinner for that night? Since our time is valuable, planning out an in-depth grocery list will save you in the long run. First, check what you have at home. Are there certain staples that you need to restock or already own? Next, look at your dinner recipes and decide what ingredients you will need. Make sure to pick up healthy snacks to have at home along with your regular staples whether it be milk, coffee, or bread. The majority of your list should include whole, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, grains and nuts.

Prep All At Once

When you arrive home from the grocery store and are starting to put everything away, use this time to prep your food for the week as well. If you need chopped vegetables for a dish that night as well as later in the week, why not use just the one cutting board and do it all at once? If you plan to make chicken, cook up extra to use for salads, wraps, or sandwiches later on. By doing the prep ahead, it will save you time during your busy week.

Ten fun facts about Austria

Fact 1:
About one fourth of the population of Austria lives in the capital, Vienna.

Fact 2:
The highest point in Austria is the Großglockner with its 3797 meters.

Fact 3:
Austria has the second lowest unemployment level for men in the EU.

Fact 4:
The sewing machine was invented in 1818 by the Austrian Josef Madersperger,

Fact 5:
The official currency in Austria is the euro.

Fact 6:
The official language spoken in Austria is German.

Fact 7:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Hollywood actor and governor of California, grew up as an Austrian citizen.

Fact 8:
Over 60 precent of Austria’s electricity is supplied by renewable sources.

Fact 9:
Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world.

Fact 10:
Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of “Porsche” company, was from Austria.

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Kremlin in Moscow

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Although there is evidence of human habitation on the site of the Kremlin dating back to 500 BC, Moscow’s history really begins around 1147, when Yuri Dolgoruky, Grand Duke of Kiev, built a wooden fort at the point where the Neglina and Moskva Rivers converge. The city grew rapidly and, despite being razed by the Mongols in 1208, was soon powerful enough to attain primacy among the Russian principalities, acknowledged in 1326 when the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church moved there from Vladimir.

At the same time, stone buildings began to appear in the Kremlin and, by the end of the 14th Century, the citadel was fortified with stone walls. Under Ivan the Great (1462 – 1505), the Kremlin became the centre of a unified Russian state, and was extensively remodelled, as befitted its new status. Meanwhile, Moscow spread outside the walls of the citadel, and the Kremlin became a world apart, the base of the twin powers of state and religion. This period saw the construction of the magnificent Cathedrals of the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel, and the uniquely Russian Terem Palace, the royal residence. The addition of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower completed Sobornaya Square, and added to the imposing effect of the Kremlin skyline.

Ivan’s descendents further developed and adapted the Kremlin complex and, even when Peter the Great moved the capital to St Petersburg, Russia’s rulers continued to leave their mark on the medieval town. Peter himself built the Kremlin Arsenal, originally planned as a military museum and now occupied by a barracks, and the 18th and 19th centuries brought Neoclassical masterpieces such as the Senate Building and the Great Kremlin Palace. After the 1917 Revolution, the Kremlin regained its rightful place as the seat of the Russian government, and the legacy of the Communist era is still visible in the large red stars that top many of the defensive towers, and in the vast, modern State Kremlin Palace, originally the Palace of Congresses.

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Think Pizza is a Diet Disaster? Think Again!

So you’re trying to eat healthy. Do you think pizza is off limits? Think again! Although people typically think of pizza as being a fattening food, it doesn’t have to be. If prepared or ordered in the right way, pizza can be a very nutritious, delicious and low-calorie meal.
If You’re Preparing Your Own Pizza

  • Start off smart by making a homemade whole-grain pizza dough or purchasing a whole-grain crust at your local grocery store. A whole-grain crust provides more fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than crust made with refined flour.
  • Top your pizza with a reduced-fat cheese (often marked “2% milk” cheese). Sprinkling on a reduced-fat cheese in place of full-fat cheese will slash calories and saturated fat.
  • Make your own pizza sauce and don’t use too much sugar or salt. Pizza sauce in a can or jar is notoriously high in both of these ingredients.
  • Get creative with your crusts. Think outside the pizza box and try a roasted cauliflower crust or one made with egg whites.
  • Don’t forgo fruit. Apples, pears, apricots and pineapple add natural sweetness and great flavor to pizza.
  • Flavor your favorite pizza pie with a lot of fresh herbs and spices. Fresh basil and oregano boost flavor, and crushed red pepper flakes add an ample amount of spice.
  • Pile on a plethora of veggies. Get creative–arugula, spinach, zucchini, artichokes, pepperoncini, roasted beets–the sky’s the limit here. The more veggies you add, the more fiber and flavor you’ll get.

If You’re Ordering Pizza

  • Order thin-crust pizza and ask if they have a whole-grain pizza crust as an option. Opting for a thin-crust pizza will keep the calories down and ensures your plate is balanced with the food groups. Plus with whole grain you’ll be getting beneficial vitamins and minerals as well as dietary fiber. Fiber aids with weight loss because it helps keep you full longer.
  • Ask to have the cheese reduced by half. While most pizzerias won’t have reduced-fat cheese as an option, you can simply use less regular cheese. A pizza with half the cheese will still be melty, gooey and delicious but will have much less saturated fat and fewer calories.
  • Load up on the veggies. Veggies are really low in calories, are virtually fat-free, and are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, disease-fighting antioxidants and water. And to top that off, they’re also going to add complex flavors to your pizza beyond that of the typical cheese and meat combo.
  • Choose a lean protein or skip the meat altogether. Typical pizza protein options include high-fat sausage, pepperoni, hamburger and bacon. Steer clear of these calorie-bombs and opt for chicken breast, chicken sausage or Canadian bacon (which is actually a lean ham). You can even go meat-free and get an all-veggie pizza.
  • Ask if the crust is brushed with oil or butter and request that they skip this step to save a ton of calories. To add flavor, you can request to have the crust brushed with garlic cloves before baking.
  • Order your pizza with a red sauce rather than alfredo sauce. Red sauce is lower in fat and calories and is full of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may help lower your risk for cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration.
  • Practice portion control. Limit yourself to only a couple of slices and enjoy a hefty garden salad with your pizza. Be sure to drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverage to help you feel full.

Which Is Better: Fresh, Frozen or Canned Fruits and Vegetables?

As a dietitian, I’m often asked this question and the answer isn’t as simple as you might think. There are several things to consider when trying to decide which form you want to purchase. You’ll likely think about cost, color, taste and texture preferences, nutritional value, shelf-life and storage, and the amount of time and level of difficulty involved in preparation. When being asked this question, however, most often people are specifically wondering about the nutrient content of the different forms.


Common Misconceptions

It’s a common misconception that fresh fruits and vegetables are the “healthiest,” with most people associating them with having the most beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins and disease-fighting phytochemicals. However, this is simply untrue if you take storage into account. The amount of nutrient-loss that occurs in fresh produce is higher than once thought. A review of the research revealed that storage and cooking techniques could cause up to half of the nutrients to be lost from fresh fruits and vegetables.

New Research Has Surprising Results

A new study out of the University of Georgia confirms that fresh isn’t always best regarding vitamin and mineral content. The study investigated the amount of vitamins and minerals in these eight fruits and vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, green peas, spinach, corn, blueberries and strawberries. Researchers compared the nutrient content of the produce on the date it was purchased, five days after refrigeration, and after being frozen. Analysis revealed that some of the frozen produce actually had higher amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and folate than their fresh stored counterparts. Previous studies have found similar results.

So why do frozen and canned fruits and vegetables often contain more beneficial vitamins? Freezing and canning foods locks in many key nutrients that are often lost when fresh produce is allowed to sit for several days after being harvested. When vegetables are blanched before being frozen, it prevents enzymatic breakdown of nutrients. Fruits, which aren’t blanched before being frozen, have slower enzymatic and microbial breakdown and loss of nutrients when frozen.

Why Do People Think Canned & Frozen Produce is Worse?

Canned fruits and vegetables do lose a small amount of nutrients as they’re cooked prior to canning, but there isn’t a loss of nutrients after being sealed in the can because oxygen isn’t available to break them down. Frozen fruits and vegetables don’t lose many nutrients in the beginning stage when they’re blanched but could lose a small amount of nutrients due to oxidation after they’re frozen for a long period of time. However, since most people aren’t eating produce immediately after it’s picked from the field (when it has the most vitamins and phytochemicals), by the time it reaches their plates it’s already lost more nutrients than those small amounts lost during the canning or freezing processes. Fiber and minerals seem to be about the same for fresh, frozen and canned produce.

Other benefits of canned and frozen fruits and vegetables include a lower cost, especially for out-of-season items, a long shelf-life (up to six months for frozen and two to four years for canned), easy preparation and availability all year-round. With vegetables, try to cook them in as little water as possible to prevent further loss of water-soluble vitamins (steaming preserves most of the vitamins).

Getting the Most Nutrients

One way to enjoy the most benefit from fruits and vegetables in all forms is to purchase locally from a trusted farmer or grow your own produce. Eating fruits or vegetables on the same day that you bought from a local farmer or picked them out of your own garden will allow you to get more vitamins and other beneficial nutrients while also helping the environment, your local economy and possibly your wallet. You can also do your own canning and freezing to help seal in those nutrients from produce you picked up that day.

The bottom line: Don’t worry so much about which form of produce is the best and focus more on trying to get more fruits and vegetables overall in your diet. Relying on a combination of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables can help ensure you’re meeting the recommended number of servings each day.

The mostaccioli calabresi

Soriano Calabro is a little town of Calabria, a region of South Italy. This little town is renowned for its hard biscuits known as Mostaccioli,also called mastazzola”, “mustazzoli” o “’nzudde“,of various shapes, decorated with coloured tin foil. The most common traditional shapes are fifty,known as “a parma“, “u panaru“, “a grasta“, “u cori“,”u pisci spada“,”a sirena“; that is to say: the palm,the basket,the plant, the heart, the swordfish and the siren. Reading Luigi Accattatis’ in Calabrian Dialect Vocabulary(1977); he writes: “Mustazzuòlo or mostacciolo” is a sweet brought by Arabs and it’s made with wheat flour melt into honey or “done must”; then, seasoned with spices and baked. People eat this kind of titbit during wedding ceremonies especially”. Giovan Battista Marzano’s definition-in his Etymologic Dictionary(1928) is more detailed:”mostaccioli are homemade sweets with flour,honey,done must,seasoned with spices and rhombus-,puppet-,basket- shaped,ecc. The name comes from the Latin word mustaceus or mustaceum, from mustacea, an ancient flat cake for wedding ceremonies, made by a mixture of flour, done must, fat seasoning,cacio cheese,aniseed and cooked on bay leaves”. Anyway, mostaccioli origin is still uncertain-maybe, Arabian, a legend tells about a mysterious monk, suddenly appeared and then soon vanished,who generously offered mostaccioli to Soriano poor rural people.
S.Domenico,whose sanctuary was a pilgrimage and worship destination, watched over these animated sweets and later,he became the patron saint of mastazzolari and the craftsman is called “u monacu”(the monk).
According to history, the introduction of mostaccioli is due to Dominicans monks of S.Domenico monastery(1510). They tought,upheld and improved among craftsmen the local confectionery art,which was flourishing between ‘600 and ‘700 and involving monasteries,first of all.

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Herring, to stay healthy in the winter

We love winter and eagerly waiting for the first snow when everything outside will look like a white story .

This is the season of warm cozy fireplaces , skis , sleds and ice rinks . But to be able to fully enjoy all this should strengthen your body to fight colds and flu.

One of the best foods that is herring .

100 g herring contains half of our daily needs for vitamin D.

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It is of utmost importance , especially in the colder months when sunlight is limited and our body can only produce enough vitamin D.

It is desirable to Eat more often this delicious fish, because among other things, it stimulates the digestive system. You can produce it in the oven or steamed . And to keep its most useful features , use pans Trio Pen Set divisible .

The flesh of herring and receive large amounts of iodine , fluorine , potassium, phosphorus, protein and lesnousvoyaemi essential fats rich in omega -3 .

All these ingredients will strengthen our immune system and help us to deal more easily with winter ailments , so as to truly enjoy this season.

Limoncello

The history of limoncello bends through a series of anecdotes and legends. Its paternity is competed by sorrentini, amalfitani and capresi. In small plots of kilometres, three populations boast of a production of limoncello passed on by various generations. In Capri, someone says that its origins are linked to the events of the family of the businessman Massimo Canale who, in 1988, registered the first trademark “Limoncello”.

The liquor was born at the beginning of 1900, in a small boarding house of the island Azzurra, where the lady Maria Antonia Farace took care of a rigorous garden of lemons and oranges. The nephew, during the post-war period, opened a bar near Alex Munte’s villa. The speciality of that bar was the lemon liquor made with nonna’s old recipe. In 1988, the son Massimo Canale started a small handmade production of limoncello, registering the trademark. But really, Sorrento and Amalfi have some legends and stories on the production of the traditional yellow liquor. On the coastal, for example, the story narrates that the big families of Sorrento, at the beginning of 1900, would always ensure that their illustrious guests would get a taste of limoncello, made according to the traditional recipe. In Amalfi, there’s even who believes that the liquor has older origins, almost linked to the lemon cultivation. However, as it frequently happens in these circumstances, the truth is vague and the hypothesis are many and interesting. Someone believes that limoncello was used in the morning by fishermen and countrymen to fight the cold, since the invasion periods. Others, instead, believe that the recipe was born inside a monastic convent to delight the monks from prayer to prayer. Maybe, we’ll never know the truth, except for the fact that the traditional yellow liquor has crossed the borders from decades, conquering the markets of half world. Bottles of limoncello are present on the shelves of overseas’ markets, and new important commercial sceneries are developing on the Asian markets.

So, limoncello, could really become a worldwide product like Bitter or Amaretto. And in order to defend itself from the imitations, it is run also to the shelters, reserving to the production of the characteristic “oval” sorrentino the denomination of geographic Indication protect (IGP).
The original lemon of Sorrento has to be produced in one of the town council of the territory that goes from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense and the island of Capri.

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Benefits of swimming

Swimming is a skill that besides brings pleasure and many polezno.To is a sport for all ages. It can be practiced by both children and adults.

Systematic swimming support the functions of the growing child’s body , has healing and hardening effects , develops and strengthens the muscles of the body.

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Colder compared to body temperature water irritate the skin. This stimulates respiration and increased metabolism. Swimming contributed to the development of respiratory , chest and his muscles. It is very useful in various types of spinal deformities suffered by a large percentage of children, especially school age . Swimming is a sport that is useful even in the most severe damage to the joints . It is regarded as therapy for children with cerebral palsy and plays a big role in their physical and mental development.

All children , even the little ones love to play in the water. Swimming sports is important not only for physical development . It is a tool for active recreation to eliminate fatigue from physical and mental work to combat neurosis in children .

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, as the name suggests, are especially related to the polar regions. They occur most frequently in a belt of radius 2500 km centered on the magnetic north pole. This so-called auroral zone extends over northern Scandinavia, Island, the southern tip of Greenland and continuing over northern Canada, Alaska and along the northern coast of Siberia. The coasts of the Norwegian counties of Troms and Finnmark lay where occurrence is greatest, making northern Norway, due to its ease of access and mild winter climate, an attractive destination for people interested in observing this atmospheric phenomenon.

The Northern Lights can be seen from regions both north and south of the auroral zone, but the likelihood decreases with distance. There is a corresponding auroral zone around the southern magnetic pole, but these ‘Southern Lights’ are largely only seen from Antarctica and the surrounding ocean. Of the populated regions in the southern hemisphere, the Southern Lights, may only be glimpsed from Tasmania and southern New Zealand. The Northern and Southern Lights occur simultaneously and are almost mirror images of each other.

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Bicycle culture

Bicycle culture

Copenhagen is world famous for its biking culture and now officially the first Bike City in the World. Last year, it was also voted the ‘Best city for cyclists’ and the ‘World’s most liveable city’. The Danes are well known for their love of cycling and cities all around the world are now looking at ways to copy this phenomenon. It really is biking heaven for the cyclist in Copenhagen with over 390 kilometres of designated bike lanes.

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