Cave in Kamchatka, Russia

Ice sculptures that take away your breath

Caves may scare some people, but other are a real beautiful mystery. These underground formations often hide in theirselves colors of the rainbow, interesting shapes and various ground unevenness that would amaze even a geologist.

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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is a tunnel, about a kilometer and was formed by hot spring water that has flowed under the ice floes along the flanks of the volcano Mutnovski.

The nature of the whole peninsula is  remarkable and unique. On its territory there are many lakes, wild rivers, large symmetrical volcanoes and spectacular coastline. In the early 90s of the last century, however, not only Russian scientists and enthusiasts have been aware of the island’s natural wealth. And the influx of tourists is huge.

When visiting caves and other natural formations observe strict rules in order to  preserve the caves.

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5 Diet Myths that are Making You Fat

If you are trying to lose fat, you need to make sure you are focusing on the right things. Ignoring these 6 diet myths will help you redirect your focus on what is important so you can start losing weight today.

1. Detox Supplements or Protocols for Fat Loss

Detox supplements and diets are a complete quackery. Legitimate health care practitioners have known this for years.Detox programs simply do not work.

2. Eating 6 Meals a Day to Boost Your Metabolism

Calories in / Calories out is all you need to focus on for weight loss success. It is not known where the whole “6 meals per day” thing got started, but its a complete baloney. Research has demonstrated time and time again that increasing meal frequency does not aid in fat loss. In fact, from a psychological stand point it can hinder it. The more times you’re eating the more times throughout the day you’re getting hungry. Not good. Still don’t believe it? See the research for yourself.

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3. Fat Burning Supplements Make a Big Difference.

Some thermogenics can give slight help in suppressing appetite and increasing energy expenditure (for example- taking caffeine before you go workout gives you the energy to finish your routine). Here’s my practical advice- most of these supplements are a complete bull. Save your money and drink a cup of coffee or a sugar free redbull when you need energy. Caffeine is well researched and does have some benefits. Most fat burning pills are just caffeine mixed with a bunch of other ingredients so they can jack up the price.

4. Eating Healthy or Clean Foods is Better for Fat Loss than Processed Foods

Once again, it’s all about calorie balance. Having “junk food”in a well balanced diet will not hinder your fat loss if you are still achieving a caloric deficit. If you eat the same amount of calories from chicken and broccoli as a cheeseburger, it’s still the same calories. Our bodies must still obey the laws of physics, as does everything else in the universe.

5. Cutting Carbohydrates is Better for Fat Loss

Cutting calories is better for fat loss. How you cut those calories is up to you. Research suggests when subjects cut calories from fat compared to carbohydrates, the weight loss results are not significantly different. Carbohydrates have the least amount of physiological importance compared to protein and fats, so on a low calorie diet we have to meet those fat and protein needs first. By default, carbohydrates are reduced more than the other macronutrients on a low calorie diet.

The Vegetable Pepper is useful for staying healthy

The pepper is a vegetable that is very tasty and is also the right choice for staying healthy. Probably, many people will not be happy because this vegetable has a big drawback : it tends to be a little  stodgy .On the other extreme, it has many positive properties . It contains very few calories (23 per 100 grams) because it consist a large amount of water ( more than 90% ),thus,becoming  a valuable ally for the legs and it also promotes circulation . Moreover, its quality differs depending on the color.

Among the various characteristics , it has a high content of provitamin A ( firming) and especially vitamin C (antioxidant and also in this case firming) . If you have capillary fragility it might give you a hand, especially in the summer .

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But let’s get to the colors of this vegetable . The green ones are perfect to eat in salads , and are very purifying , the red one , however, should be eaten raw or grilled . It’s perfect if you’re on a diet, because it has the characteristic to satisfy you fully. Finally, there is the antioxidant, the yellow one , perfect for sauces and for a combination with tomato sauce.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is in Russia, which is located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia. It is the deepest lake in the world and the largest reservoir of freshwater.

Lakes and coastal areas are characterized by a unique variety of flora and fauna., As most of the species are endemic and found nowhere else in the world. The locals call Baikal Sea, although it has freshwater.

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The length of the Baikal is 636 km and its shape is like a crescent . Its width varies  from 25 to 80 km and its area is equivalent to that of countries such as Belgium , the Netherlands or Denmark. The Maximum depth of the Baikal is over a mile , making it the deepest lake on the planet. The average depth of the lake is also impressive – 730 m , for which Baikal holds more than 20% of the world’s fresh water. Extremely clean and transparent waters of Baikal contain so little salt that it can be used instead of distilled water.

In Baikal live over 2.5000 species and subspecies of plants and animals, two thirds of which inhabit this pond only. The lake is located in a kind of valley, which is surrounded on all sides by mountain ridges. This west coast is rocky and steep, and the relief on the east – more oblique.

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Curiously, at the end of the winter ice thickness in Baikal averages one meter. When In extreme cold, the ice breaks up huge plates with a length of 30 km. These cracks occur annually in approximately the same area of ​​the lake – they are accompanied by a deafening crash, resembling thunder. Through these cracks the ice fish in the lake does not perish from lack of oxygen. An interesting fact is that the ice of Baikal is almost transparent.

Scientists determine the age of the lake of 25-30 million years.

The territory of Baikal and in the vicinity, one can find  many natural and cultural heritage, as well as many historical and archaeological sites. These include scale Shaman-stone mountain Cherskiy Peak, Cape Burhan Island Olhos, Krugobaykalskata railway and others. In various areas around the lake passes the Great Baikal Trail, which is a system of natural trails and is one of the most wonderful ways to get to know the unique nature and enjoy the impressive views.