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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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Holi Festival of Colours, India

Spring has arrived and the sun is shining brightly.

 Well-known worldwide, Holi Festival of colors is one of the oldest Hindu festivals observed during the spring season, with adults and children who participate in the celebration. Depending on the region, it is also in Holaka, Phagwa, Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi. For those on holiday, Holi is time to move darkness last winter and spring Celebrate colors.

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 The festival of colors in India is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Phalguna on the day of the full moon in late February or early March. The celebration includes bonfires and Hindus shower each other with colored water and powder. Although it is easy to buy colors in today’s market, many people will make flowers home from tesu and palash flowers. The festival is celebrated by all ages, as well as shops and offices are routinely closed to the main event, which is throwing colors.

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 Mythology plays an important role in the festival, and the most famous stories of origin, Holly refer to “Holika Dahan” and the legend of Radha-Krishan. tradition of “Holika Dahan” is the kindling of fire and celebrates the victory of good over evil. Legend of Radha and Krishna is more about throwing colors. Young Krishna was jealous of his beloved Radha fair complexion, and a sense mischieveous one day he puts color on his face. To this day, lovers of color with each other as an expression of their love.

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Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

“I want to know what are the main principles which, when God created the universe. Otherwise do not care. “

 In the current development of mankind twentieth century was a period marked by tragedy and spectacular progress. Of the great tragedies remind the two world wars , and inventing , producing, and ultimately , the use of the atomic bomb , which brings to mankind the horrors of self-destruction .
As spectacular development in the twentieth century is the moment in which man is closest to the discovery of the great secret : understanding of the universe.
The paradox is that both aspects are indirectly linked to the genius of one person – namely, of Albert Einstein !
The creation of this contribution tortured genius scientist for the rest of his life !

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 Born in Germany, is a family of Jewish industrialist , as a child Einstein showed serious difficulties to adapt to school and the teachers declared it problem child that does not want to learn. After years he formulated the theory of relativity and enjoys worldwide recognition persecution by the Nazis , forced to leave their homeland to escape the compound in America. The fact that has contributed , albeit indirectly , for the creation of the atomic bomb , causes ugrezeniya and anguish of learning that his whole life is a fighter for world peace and became a symbol of the twentieth century.

In the childhood genius of Albert Einstein did not notice. He is introverted child , so often becomes the subject of jokes among his classmates . Not a brilliant student, but it does not read like any popular science books.
Tends to analyze in detail from various perspectives, every thought , idea or information stored however silence until lunch that his brain has exhausted a subject – something that causes people to think about the retarded and to underestimate .

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He was born in the small German city of Ulm . The story goes that when his mother first saw her newborn son Albert, nearly fainted . Newborn weighing more than normal and there were swollen and square head . His parents are worried and wondered if offspring with which God has given them , is normal.
Great is their astonishment , however , when one day the little open mouth and speaks with ease and vocabulary of an adult.   What happened ? By this time the child analyze the use of the word and then give outward expression of what has been learned .
At school, Einstein continued to use the advanced method of study. While certain items it stimulates interest , it quite differently things with physics and philosophy – two disciplines that really fascinating.
When still young , his father showed him a compass Herman , the fact that the pointer remains fixed regardless of the movement of the compass, endlessly surprising little Albert, who realizes that there exists invisible and independent of human will power that he can not understand.
At age 11 , Albert visited elite school in Munich , Germany. This is a school that operates under German military model , and teachers used the iron discipline and absolute obedience which is not appealed Albert who hates collective activities and strict discipline . The age of 15 moved to semeystvotmu Itliya , and he remained in Munich where the military school is required. Prepare your plan to leave the strict school and to avoid military service . Request assistance from lekar which to issue a document that the school  his mental health.
So Einstein came from Germany – the country where he spent his childhood and went to Italy with his family.

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Though sad departure from Einstein’s Germany , his parents support it. So 16 years Albert an examination at the Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland , while failing to take the exam , the results are displayed on the science makes the evaluation committee to accept it.
So at the age of 20 years old he met Mileva Maric and his relationship with this woman played a big role for the rest of his life.
Mileva is an intelligent woman. Due to illness in childhood , she limps with one leg .
” The woman you love , you will do together learned research. I do not want to waste my time with ignorant and uneducated people who make me feel like I’m standing at the wall . “ With such love letters he reveals his feelings to Mileva .

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World of Physics 1905 is the year of the wonders of Einstein. For 100 days he published three original theories , one of which is the theory of the photoelectric effect , which later received the Nobel Prize . Published Theory of Relativity , which will continue to connect his name – Einstein.
Although his theories were published in several issues of some journals , they remain completely unanswered by the scientific community . Just when Einstein began to experience razacharovanie , received a letter from Berlin, which screamed : ” In your theory has some vague salient . “ The sender is the famous physicist Max Planck , who first discovered the young tester images.
Einstein’s theories represent an innovation for its time . He argues that the only quantity that remains constant prirodatam is the speed of light and therefore the concept of time is relative. This perspective, the key principles of Nyutyun physics that rule 300 years , by which time is constant. His theory caused astonishment in the scientific world . This astonishment is even greater due to the fact that these conclusions are formulated not by any professor and unknown tester images, which is only 26 years old.

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While the university continues to formulate theories. Firstly , that time is not an absolute value , and then takes on the relativity of space.
Theory of relativity , Einstein is not very understandable . But, as he argues , if someone came to the secret of the universe with the soul of a little child , then the most complicated theory seems simple.
In February 1919 declared his divorce with Mileva Maric . Three years after the divorce while back with a ship from Japan, learned that he was awarded the Nobel nagada physics . The story goes that he took the news very quiet and reserved, probably because of the fact that the reward is awarded not for relativity to his research on the photoelectric effect . The money that gets a gives Mileva , thus the promise given in the past, when they believed that one day I will win the Nobel Prize.

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Although it is entirely Jewish family Einstein fully perceived the German way of life.
Already gained worldwide popularity each year Ayshtayn invited to the United States at conferences . While Einstein in America, is distributed rumored to be preparing his murder . He traveled from America to Europe, but not going to Germany and Belgium , where under the protection of the royal family.
All materials left by scientists in Germany were destroyed by the Nazis. Einstein who first left Germany at age 16 , was forced to do it again 54 years of age.
For 20 years from 1933 when he left Germany for the rest of your life – Einstein lives in the university town of Princeton , New Jersey .
The release of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima deeply hurt him and turns it into a fierce supporter.

  • 76 years old witnessed two world wars, and his life is a mix of fame , recognition, bitterness and disappointment !

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Door to hell, Turkmenistan

A unique but little-known place near Darvaz, Turkmenistan

 Near the small town Darvaz in Turkmenistan is located a peculiar natural phenomenon called  “the door to hell.” In fact, nature has very little “guilt” in creating this phenomenon.

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How was the door to hell formed ? It all started back in 1971 when scientists from the then Soviet Union were sent to explore the area for the presence of natural gas. Well, they indeed  discovered natural gas reserves . It turned out , however, that under the surface there is a huge underground cave and digging during stability studies violates its surface.It then collapsed and left a hole with a diameter of about 70 meters and a depth of about 20 meters. To prevent the free flow of poison gas, geologists decided it was best to ignite the hole.They  Expected the gas to burn a few days and then continue to work safely on the site. To their unpleasant surprise gas not only burned for a few days , but continues to burn to this day – over 40 years after the accident . Whether it was right or wrong  to ignite the gas one can not say definitely , but the fact is that during these four decades the door to hell has burned huge amounts of gas.

So , today we are witnessing the phenomenon “door to hell” due to the nature, with little help from  scientists’ error !

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Chocolate Hills, Philippines

Almost all children would be glad a lot if they see a mountain of chocolate. And what about the first 268m hill made of chocolate?

Consisting of 1268 hills with a perfect conical shape of the same size , spread over an area of 50 square kilometers, this highly unusual geological formation, called Chocolate Hills , is located in Bohol , Philippines. There are several hypotheses for the formation of the hills. Including eroded limestone oceanic volcanism , uplift of the seafloor and a more recent theory is that as an ancient active volcano that was self-destructed , it spewed huge blocks of stone which were then covered  with limestone and thrust forth from the ocean .

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Naturally, in Bohol people will tell you two stories about the origin of the hills. Better known for the two giants who are pelted with stones and large rocks. After almost two days of battle , they felt completely exhausted and soon forgot why they have started to fight and left as friends.
A more romantic version of a giant called Arogi who fell in love with Aloya . When Aloya died Arogi highly grieved and wept , and his huge tears rained down on the ground and then hardened , becoming the Chocolate Hills as evidence of his eternal sorrow.

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Lake Superior, Canada

 Lake Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes in North America. Bordered on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Minnesota , and to the south – with the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Michigan. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world that has an area of 82 103 km2. Only the area of the Canadian territory of the lake is 28 700 km2 , thus it is the third largest lake in Canada and 2nd in the province of Ontario. The altitude of the water is 183 meters.

 Lake Superior is the third largest freshwater lake in the world by volume of 11,600 km3  after it is Baikal in Russia(we have a post for it as well!) and Tanganyika in Africa.

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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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True stories of legends

Who was actually genius Da Vinci ? Was Marilyn Monroe a femme fatale and in her personal life ?

 Burnblog.net has prepared for you a series of autobiographies of people from all over the world who have changed it by way of misline , inventions and way of life! We Will look through their child years , successes and failures that they have had , and the most important events representing the top of their development.

Travel around the places where they have gone. Find the historical reality in which they have lived  and discover their true personality – the man who hides behind the image .

  • Reread the history of mankind through the wonderful biographies !

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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.

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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.

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.