Chia seeds are rapidly spreading and gaining popularity among adherents of a healthy diet. But many, standing in front of a supermarket shelf with this rather rare product, will think about whether to take it? Why are these outlandish seeds so useful and, most importantly, how to cook them? Let’s get it right.
The seeds of this plant of the sage genus came to us from Central America. In 2005, the European Union recognized chia seeds as a “promising food.” Yes, this food is really very promising. Especially when you consider that only two tablespoons of these seeds – and this is enough to cook such a delicious and refreshing raspberry “jam” – contain at their 140 kilocalories as much as 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. And do not be afraid of 9 grams of fat contained in this portion. After all, most of it falls on Continue reading
The benefits of grapefruit for the human body
Grapefruits have long been known for their beneficial properties in losing weight, and therefore are most often associated with diets that help to lose weight. There are many ways to include them in a healthy diet, for example, half a grapefruit with boiled egg for breakfast or a grapefruit diet (a serving of this fruit with each meal speeds up metabolism and weight loss). And if earlier talk about the benefits of grapefruit was often perceived as another myth, today its many of its properties are scientifically proven.
The benefits of grapefruit for men and for women are several. In men, the rate of elimination of itraconazole was similar to that taken with grapefruit juice or water. However, in women, grapefruit juice Continue reading
Are you afraid of salt and spices
Salt and spices are an important component of the success of any dish: they emphasize the taste of the products and help them open up in a new way. Those who are just starting to cook are often afraid to spoil everything by salting – and instead, by mistake they get a fresh dish. If you notice that food is regularly boring, try adding more salt. Another useful tip is to salt the dishes, holding your hand not close to the food, but a little higher above it – so the salt will be distributed more evenly.
With seasonings, the same story: correctly selected spices will change the idea of even the most familiar food. The only advice here is not to get carried away and make sure that the spices do not interrupt the Continue reading