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The unique properties of lettuce

Crunchy and green, ordinary lettuce is one of the most amazing greens, loaded with essential nutrients that are beneficial to our overall health.

 The modern variety iceberg that is sometimes likened with cabbage, recently shifting his ordinary relative, acquaintance from the yard of her grandmother. From a nutritional standpoint, it should be the opposite! In comparisons with iceberg lettuce, green lettuce has:

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  • Twice as much protein
  • Two times more calcium
  • Four times more iron
  • Eight times more vitamin C
  • Seventeen times more vitamin A (hidden in green!)
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 Lettuce leaves are one of the most low calorie green vegetables 100g provide only 15 calories. However, they contain many phytonutrients and high levels of fiber, useful for disease prevention. Lettuce are rich sources of vitamin K. Vitamin K plays a role a role in bone metabolism, which promotes an increase in bone tissue. Also plays an important role in blood clotting.

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 Currently Fashion Detox diets and turns to green juices and smoothies (nectar), let’s say that lettuce is perfect for this purpose! It is good to combine with the juice of carrots, spinach, green peppers and alfalfa. Such juice promotes growth of hair and some doctors even regained its normal color. For lettuce juice must be used dark green and not pale inner leaves. It is advisable to select organic lettuce or homemade, to avoid the potential for high levels of nitrates.

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Food against spring fatigue

Energy in a plate

 Whether you recognize the concept of spring fatigue or not, undoubtedly is that after the short, dark winter days our body needs a strong dose of energy. Good nutrition is not only the consumption of products that satiate us but also those that provide quality energy  in life!

  • Strong start to the spring:

Оatmeal

It contains magnesium, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B – nutrients that influence the level of energy and the rapid eradication of fatigue. Combine them with raw nuts or seeds to make breakfast more healthy.

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Spinach

Spinach is rich in one crucial element – iron, which is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin and oxygen transport. Moreover, iron is involved in energy production, and its deficiency leads to a rapid fatigue.

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Pomegranate

This red fruit contains plenty of vitamins A, B, C, E, P, magnesium, potassium, manganese and cobalt. As a result it increases the forces against various infections and stimulates the appetite.

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Healthy tomato

The tomato is good to eat not only  because it does not make you fat, but because it is relating to the antioxidant lycopene, the pigment that gives the red color. The tomato has earned the blade of food for long life, the elixir of youth and protector from degenerative diseases such as cancer and atherosclerosis.
The tomato is a  diuretic and refreshing food thanks to approximately 90 percent of water in it and because it is also  revitalizing for the wealth of mineral salts (especially potassium, phosphorus, iron, iodine), vitamins (A, C, E).

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Please note, however, that there are people who do not digest very well tomatoes or that are even allergic to them.

Tomatoes eaten in a  salad or centrifuged, satiate the senses and the stomach.If cooked they neutralize the fermentation of the starch.

Properties of goji berries

The goji berries are often cited as ” probably the result of more dense nutrients of the earth”

They have been used for millennia by the people of Asia , particularly in areas which are mostly inaccessible and in which  human life was and is still difficult , such as Tibet , Mongolia and in the more rural areas of China. The population of these regions have enjoyed for thousands of years the benefits of this berry , which are described in many books on Tibetan , Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as the berry of longevity , a definition that says a lot about the extraordinary properties of Goji berries .

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There are 41 varieties of goji berries , 40 of which  are Tibetan Goji . The Tibetan goji  grow in soil free of contamination and pollution due to the extreme isolation of the mountainous region, where as the Chinese goji berries unfortunately suffer from intense treatments of pesticides and DDT.

A Tibetan saying : “Eating goji berries in the morning makes you happy for the rest of the day .”

The goji berry has one of the largest percentages of Antioxidants (ORAC ) in the world, according to the table ORAC fruits and vegetables essential oils. The goji berries have 500 times the vitamin C than an orange and more iron than the spinach .

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The history of coffee…

We do not know exactly when the coffee was discovered for the first time , but archaeologists have found descriptions of the use of coffee as a medicine in the Arab world in writings dating back to 900 AD

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A legend attributes to the discovery of coffee to an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi (around 300 BC).
He observed that his flock was very active when the animals ate certain red berries ;
so decided to try them and discovered the energetic effect of the coffee berries . Gradually the  use of the coffee berries as food energy spread over the world and people learned that they could prepare a tasty drink by first boiling and then fermenting the berries .

From Ethiopia the use of coffee spread to neighboring areas , when the first coffee plantation was built in Yemen. The cultivation then spread to Arabia and Egypt, where coffee drinking (called ” Kahweh ” ) soon became a daily habit .

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The coffee became popular in Europe in the 17th century and its popularity grew very quickly. At the beginning of 1600 ” coffee houses ” began to rise a little everywhere, especially in Italy, France, Britain , Holland and Germany .
Earlier – in 1570 – the coffee was introduced to Europe by a Venetian doctor , Prospero Alpini . Venice was the first Italian city to enjoy the coffee and to have public spaces where it can be enjoyed. The oldest, the Cafe Florian,  continues to offer the precious drink  under the arcades of Piazza San Marco. In Italy , among the aristocrats , coffee soon became a precious gift to offer as a symbol of friendship or love. The coffee culture soon spread throughout the peninsula and also other cities had their ” coffee houses ” : the Greek Cafe in Rome , Caffè Pedrocchi in Padua , Caffè San Carlo in Turin.

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The first machine to make coffee at home was invented in Naples in 1691 by the famous Neapolitan coffee maker . People would use that tool metal , clean water , and 4-5 grams of finely roasted coffee to prepare three or four cups of coffee at once and drink it at home .It soon became a ritual in Italy to conclude the meal with a cup of aromatic coffee .
The coffee was freed early with a reputation of ” aristocratic drink ” and spread to all social classes. Then it became a daily habit to enjoy the pleasure of an invigorating drink . The Espresso was combined with other ingredients , and the most famous coffee-based beverages have Italian names : Espresso, Cappuccino, Macchiato . Over the years Italy has become the official ambassador of the philosophy of Espresso .

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6 calcium-rich foods for your bones

Include these calcium-rich foods in your diet to maintain healthy bones and joints.

Milk: Milk is the best source of calcium, not only for children but also for adults. Moreover, the calcium is in a form that can be easily digested and absorbed by your body.

Yogurt: It is High in protein and contains healthy bacteria for your gut.Yogurt is said to offer 400 mg of calcium in a single serving. Choose non-fattening flavoured yogurt for a satisfying and healthy snack. Besides milk and yogurt, dairy products such as cheese is also a good idea for a source of calcium.

Leafy greens: Many vegetables, especially the leafy green ones, are rich sources of calcium. Opt from spinach, turnip, kale, romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus and mushrooms or toss all of them into a salad.

Beans: For another rich source of calcium, try kidney beans, white beans or baked ones.

Herbs and spices: Herbs like basil, thyme, cinnamon, mint and spices like garlic not only enhance the flavour of your food but also provide calcium to your body.

Oranges: Citrus fruits like oranges are not only rich in calcium but also contain vitamin D that is essential to absorb the calcium in the body. Have it as a fruit or squeeze out its juice and have it as a drink.

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3 ways to keep yourself fit

Incorporate more movement into your daily life and watch what you eat. Here are three ways to keep fit through proper nutrition.

  • Avoid added sugar

A scoop here , two there, and here’s a bunch of empty calories . The most common sources of unnecessary added sugar than spoons of sugar in coffee are sweetened sodas , pasta, breakfast cereals , confectionery , sweetened dairy products ( sweetened sour and fresh milk ) , ice cream and fruit drinks containing sugar.

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  What remains as healthy then ? Meat, vegetables, fruit , eggs, whole grains and dairy products without added sugar.

  • Do not be afraid of fat

 Yes , fats contribute to weight gain . No, do not avoid them completely.

Benefits of fat is that they sate and add flavor to your food . For these two reasons, it is better to include them in moderate amounts in your diet to avoid feeling hungry and deprived of delicious food.

Still depends on the fat. You should not be afraid of the fat in meat, cheese , milk, butter , olive oil , nuts , avocados.

 How much fat should you accept? Experts say 1.1 grams per kilogram of body weight.If you weigh 75 kg you should take no more than 82 grams of fat per day.

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  • Preparing your own meals

The more time and effort you put into this, the less you’ll have to eat out at fast food restaurants. Studies show that people can take up to 500 more calories on days they eat out compared to the days they do not eat out.

 Clearly, when you’re busy, you can not sit down and cook, but this does not preclude efforts. On weekends and evenings you can spend time on something homemade and healthy.

Burn fat, summer edition – Part 1

Summer is the season in which you will have to throw away the thick winter clothes and put something sexy and emphasize your figure.

 Winter slows down metabolism and  alongside the many holidays we eat not the healthiest food,therefore it is normal to put in some extra kilograms.

 Now is the last train that you should definitely catch if you have missed for one reason or another the other – bring  into shape for the summer season.

 So start with the principle of the pyramid. The fastest way to get in shape (less body fat percentage) is cardio. It can be practiced both in the gym and outdoors – in the park or a stadium for example. I recommend you to combine both. When the weather is nice, you can run outdoors, preferably on level ground, but it  is preferable to be equipped with a calorimeter so that you can see how much you burn.

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10 reasons to drink warm water and lemon

 Try to always start the day with a cup of warm water and lemon.

The juice of the lemon  has a main property in giving our own body an  contrary action, that is alkalizing . These acids give the body a basic reaction. During the metabolization citric,the acid oxidizes and the  derived salts  give rise to carbonates and bicarbonates of calcium and potassium which contributes to the alkalinity of the blood.

These benefits of starting your day with a lemon :

1 . Strengthens the immune system : Lemons are rich in vitamin C and potassium , which stimulates the brain and nerve functions . Potassium also helps control blood pressure .

2 . Balances the PH : Drinking lemon water every day reduces the total acidity of your body. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods . Yes, the lemon has citric acid, but does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3 . It helps with weight loss : Lemons are high in fiber pectin , which helps to fight hunger. It has also been shown that people who have a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

4 . Helps digestion : encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. The digestion is efficient and reduces heartburn and constipation.

5 . It is a diuretic : Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body , which helps to purify . The toxins are therefore released more quickly which helps to maintain urinary tract.

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6 . Cleans the skin : The vitamin C component helps to decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water flushes out toxins from the blood and helps to keep your skin clear . In fact , it can be applied directly to scars to reduce their appearance .

7 . Freshens breath : Not only that, but it can help relieve the pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel,so be careful not to overdose. We therefore recommend you to rinse thoroughly with water after drinking or brushing teeth.

8 . Relieves respiratory problems : Warm lemon water helps to get rid of chest infections and stop the annoying cough .

9 . It helps against dehydration : A cup of water and lemon juice in the morning prevents dehydration and the so-called chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue . When the body is dehydrated , or profoundly dehydrated ( adrenal fatigue ) it can not carry out all its functions properly, and this leads to accumulation of toxins, stress , constipation, and a host of other ailments.

10 . Help to remove coffee : After taking a glass of warm lemon water , most of the people suggest that they have no desire for coffee in the morning .

The water should be warm , because the cold water creates a shock to our intestine , and the dose of lemon ranges from 1/4 to 1/2 a day. It’s always good to start with less so that you get used to it.

Nutrition and hectic lifestyle

If your work is connected with trips, certainly you face the problem of nutrition. However, it is typical even for modern people who are constantly rushing somewhere and can not find time to eat healthy.

  • What is the problem?

 The fact that in everyday life  we eat  junk and have no time for healthy food, inevitably affects the figure. But how to stop halfway and cook some healthy vegetable soup? No way, so grab chips.

  • How to solve this problem?

 As with most food problems,the first tip is to cut down carbohydrates. The reason: every time you eat food high in carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, sugar and pasta) you increase insulin levels in the blood. Insulin is a hormone that gives the following order of your system.

 Of course, this does not mean giving up entirely of carbohydrates, just eat them in low quantities.

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 When you’re out and about  it gets complicated. Not always you can find to eat something that is not a sandwich or a packet of biscuits. Then what? In this case, observe the following rule – if you have to eat something with carbs in it, try to have the next three meals with low-carb. Otherwise, if you eat a sandwich for breakfast, try not to repeat that until the end of the day.

 Look for any fruit or nuts, or find a place where you can order something cooked(meat, eggs, etc.) without bread, of course.

Himalayan pink salt

Himalayan pink salt is a natural rock salt which is unprocessed and unrefined and  is extracted at the foot of the Himalayas. And is considered the most valuable one of all salts . Its unique pink color is derived by the high concentration of minerals and trace elements such as iron and copper.  Properties and benefits of this salt rosaProprio have a particular origin , the pink salt has acquired some beneficial properties that differentiate it from the common salt . The normal table salt, in fact , reflects the current pollution of the seas. The Himalayan salt , however, is the purest salt because it is simply removed and washed without being subjected to any refining treatment . It is the only one that contains the right proportions of the minerals and the trace elements we need . Thanks to these features , the pink salt has some special healing properties . It is an excellent disinfectant and  therefore is ideal for idrosaline preparations for use in the prevention and treatment of disorders such as frequent colds, dermatitis , conjunctivitis . The pink salt is a good source of antioxidants as it is easily digestible and has a low sodium content which protects the skin and helps preserve the health of the intestinal mucosa by improving the functions of the intestinal microflora . This precious salt can be used for skin care as well. Its grains rubbed directly on the skin exert a profound action of peeling which eliminates dead cells . Dissolved in the water bath , it helps to firm and tone and improves circulation which helps to fight cellulite.  The pink salt is preferred  also common for the culinary properties . It has a more delicate flavor and is suitable to accompany and enhance the flavor of foods. Try it on meat and fish and especially in fresh water. Add it to the end of cooking soups, on green salads or on mixed and boiled vegetables . The pink salt is perfect on salmon trout in foil or on a tasty cut of beef . To conclude, pink salt is not only healthy but versatile.

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Sahaja Yoga meditation

The relationship between Sahaja Yoga and meditation

Sahaja Yoga meditation makes a leap in the evolution of human consciousness. Sahaja Yoga as a science and a system of meditation is created by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970 and is now distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. Sahaja means ‘spontaneous’ and Yoga – union with the Self (Self-realization), which is the goal of all spiritual traditions.

This knowledge is ancient, but for a long time it was available only to a few souls, it was kept in secret and transmitted from guru to disciple. In the past, Self Realization was extremely difficult. Nowadays Shri Mataji makes this knowledge accessible to all and spontaneous mass Self-realization becomes a reality, experienced by hundreds of thousands of people and strengthened by meditation. Daily meditation Sahaja Yoga is a natural process that does not require effort and is not time consuming. 424px-SahajaSubtleSystem.svg

 We live in a world filled with our various concepts and ideas because the only tool that offers our knowledge , is the mind . Since there are no rules to distinguish the true masters of crooks , many seekers of truth have been blinded and have followed different fake guru , self-proclaimed who seek money or power.

 By practicing meditation Sahaja Yoga, our awareness gains a new dimension where the absolute truth can be felt tangibly on the central nervous system. People grow spiritually without effort, as the seed becomes a large tree . Physical, mental and emotional balance are the result of the spiritual upliftment .

  • Then we realize that we dont have only a body, mind, ego, conditionings, emotions or intellect, but something  basic and eternal, which dwells in our hearts in a pure and undisturbed state.

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.

Olive oil is as good as breast milk

The extra virgin olive oil is as healthy as breast milk .It Contains fats such as PCBs, which give our  health a lot of benefits . The condiment is mostly loved by Italians . The experts have indicated that it is suitable to combat diabetes and to protect the liver , as well as being able to increase the sense of satiety .

You can not tell by appearance , but olive oil and breast milk containsnutrients alike.

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Why is olive oil so important ? Extra virgin olive oil contains amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fat , which makes it more similar to breast milk . Both compounds are present in the symbol of the Mediterranean diet which , in the opinion of the experts , would be acceptable even to people who probably have never tasted it before, like the Inuit .
The olive oil keeps its content of essential fatty acids only if it is properly prepared in the mill . In the opinion of the experts , the daily intake of high-quality oil is particularly beneficial for both the intake of omega 3 and omega 6.Oleuropein is a substance that lowers blood pressure and makes the arteries more elastic as well as reducing the process ateriosclerotico .
The oleuropein gives the oil its characteristic of bitter aftertaste. Then there is another component that is  important. It is dell’oleocantale , hence the spicy taste . This substance has an anti-inflammatory power and reproduces in a natural way the effects of ibuprofen , the active ingredient which is widely used in the production of pain medication.

Food for the brain

Caring for the proper functioning of the brain is as important as caring for physical fitness. It is interesting that there are foods that can help you with conditions such as lack of concentration and depression. These foods are good for your physical form,as well.

  • Roast chicken for concentration

Chicken place is a good source of protein that helps your brain to produce dopamine and norepinephrine. These substances, in turn, help your concentration, especially in situations where you need to be in the best mental shape (exam, job interview, etc.)

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  • Sesame Stress

Hormones that the body produces when in stress (approaching deadlines, etc.) can deplete magnesium in your body. The result is that you deal with stress more difficult and there is a risk that your blood pressure  increases. In such cases, a handful of sesame seeds can help. If you do not eat the naked seeds, you can use them as a condiment for food.

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  • Popcorn to calm 

The carbohydrates in the popcorn will make your body produce serotonin, which in turn will help you relax and get some sleep before a hard day. It is very important that popcorn is not greasy, because fat will slow down the production of serotonin.

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  • Fish for depression

People who eat more fish, are less depressed .

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Chocolate contains substances (such anadamin and phenylethylamine) that keep you in a good mood.

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  • Pineapple and blueberries for better memory

Antioxidants contained in the most colorful fruits and vegetables, neutralize free radicals, which damage the memory. Fruits that you can use for that purpose are pineapple and all berries blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries.

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3 Reasons to quit sparkling drinks

  • Carbonated drinks  increase the hunger for sugar

Carbonated drinks  fool the brain that the drink is less sweet than it actually is so that the body  decides that it needs more sweetness. So your appetite increases your cravings.

  • This also applies to dietary options

Since they are also carbonated, their effect on appetite is the same as sodas with sugar.

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  • Some studies show that soda damages particularly men

An aerated drink per day increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. The study was conducted over 15 years, and has found that men who drink every day  300 ml fizzy, were exposed to a 40% higher risk of developing prostate cancer.

Other studies have shown an association between regular consumption of soft drinks and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as the development and maintenance of obesity.

If you regularly drink soda, try to reduce it, and replace it with water or tea. In the fall, it should be easier to do, because it is not so hot and you dont have a constant need to drink cold drinks. If you have a tendency to overdo with a sparkling drinks, best stock mineral water at home and in the office. So you’ll always have something to quench your thirst, but it will also increase your water intake, which is useful to your health.

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6 of the most expensive food in the world

1. The most expensive spice – saffron

It is made of a type of crocus. Between 50 000 and 75 000 flowers are needed to make 450 g of this spice. This is equivalent to a football field crocuses.

Price per pound – between $ 1,100 and $ 11,000

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2. The most expensive mushroom in the world – the white truffle

It grows in the Piedmont region in northern Italy, reaching 12 cm diameter and 500 g weight.

Price per pound – between $ 1,350 and $ 2,700

Record price for a pound and a half of white truffles is $ 330,000. It was paid in December 2007 by Stanley Ho, the owner of the casino.

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3. The most expensive nut – Macadamia

Macadamia tree yields fruit after passing 7-10 years of age. During this time, it needs good soil and abundant rainfall. Nuts are very hard, but inside they contain 80% fat and 4% sugar.

Price per kilogram – more than $ 30

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4. The most expensive potato – La Bonnotte

La Bonnotte is a French variety grown on the island Noarmutie. The only fertilizer used in the cultivation of these potatoes is from algae. So the taste of the potato has lemon and sea notes. La Bonnotte is very rare and therefore expensive. Another reason for the price is that La Bonnotte are picked by hand, because they are too brittle to machine. It is only between 1st and 10th May each year.

Price per pound – up to € 550

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5. The most expensive coffee – Kopi Luwak

It comes from Sumatra and, more precisely, from the digestive system of a small predator Asian palm civet. Once the animal eats coffee beans and turns in a great need to use the toilet, the result is the most expensive coffee in the world. Only about 200-250 kg of it is produced in a year.

Price per kilogram – more than $ 600

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6. The most expensive tea

It is a Chinese green tea and is extremely rare.

Price per kilo – $ 3,000 for one cup$ 15

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Liquid calories

Is there a difference between calories in food and calories in drinks?

 Generally 200 calories are 200 calories, whether you drink or chew them. However there is a difference. Calories that we take in the form of drinks, satisfy our hunger at least the same amount of calories, which we would take in the form of food.

 The reason is that the human body perceives the solid and the liquid food in a variety of mechanisms. If you drink before a meal,during mealtimes you will consume 200 calories less. On the other hand, if the pre-eat solid food has 200 calories, then you will receive less food during the meal itself. As studies of American scientists from Columbia University.

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Why not drink quench-hunger food, even if  it is calorie-high?

Liquid food stays for a short time in the stomach, claims Dr.  Mats. Thus, once we have accepted a drink, it briefly fills the stomach but does not create a lasting  feeling of satiety.

 Also, the drinks are generally less dense than solid food and this is another reason we can not be fully satiated. 

 Scientists say that the reason why we can not be sated even by a nutritional drink is evolution. A long time ago people actually have not taken calories from beverages other than water because they had no other drinks ( refer to the time before the beer and wine ) . So our body has historically been unable to adapt so as to enhance the liquid calories.

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What about soup ?

 It is an exception, says science. Soup has a filling effect of solids partly because most soups have a significant nutritional value.

They therefore recommend : if between breakfast and lunch you are hungry , it is better to eat something less than one nutritional drink . If you eat something low-caloried , filling, and with fiber content , this will satiate you without harming  your figure . These things can be fresh or dried fruits , whole grains and other healthy stuff.

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One trick for healthy eating

Although the willpower and desire to take care of yourself are the most important tricks for healthy eating, there are some other that will help you out.

One: Do your best healthy food to your closest – at home and in the office.

For example, put a bowl full of fruit. Bring it home and replace everything you could eat with fruits instead – biscuits, cakes etc. Keep in the office healthy food as well – nuts, dried fruit. The more  easily you access healthy food, the more seldom you will eat junk stuff.

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They also work great  for  dinner.Start with a salad or a fruit,so that way you will not have appetite for junk food.

Try to “cheat” the desire for chips,  instead take your bag of raw nuts. This simple trick will help you eat healthier now.