Asparagus is classified as a perennial plant and can grow almost anywhere in the world. A single young shoot can reach up to one and a half meters in height. White asparagus is the most common and readily available type of asparagus. Green and purple ones are much less common. […]
3 healthy snack ideas for work
The versatile, healthiest snacks are – naturally – fresh vegetables and fruits. The easiest way to prepare vegetables as lunch at work is to cut up carrots, peppers (in different colors!), celery, radishes, or whole cherry tomatoes. Fruits can be chosen seasonally, and all year round apples, pears, bananas, oranges, […]
Hemp seeds – protein not only for vegans
Hemp seeds are usually a waste product in the production of hemp grown for hemp fiber. They are available unshelled (usually designed fish and bird feed) and shelled, which is most often consumed by us. They can be added to pasta, salads, smoothies, and homemade baked goods. Hemp treasureWhat vitamins […]
Baobab – superfood straight from the tree of life
Baobab is one of the most famous African trees. It is also extremely long-lived – a thousand-year-old tree is not unusual and there are some which are estimated to be around 3000 years old. For most of the year, its branches remain leafless, which is why it is often referred […]
What vitamins does a man need?
Understandably, our bodies’ requirements are different, depending on many factors. They depend on our lifestyle, type of work, and physical effort connected with it, as well as our size. It turns out, however, that we also consume vitamins at a different rate and in different proportions. This variation is mainly […]
Chlorella – an algae that help cleanse the body
Chlorella caused a huge interest in the scientific world just after the Second World War. The mass production of chlorella was seen as a solution to the problem of imminent famine with the increase in the population after the war. Eventually, however, as a result of improved crop yields, chlorella […]
A fertility-boosting diet
Healthy fats – avoid trans fats, get unsaturated fatty acidsGood carbohydrates – choose whole grain productsValuable protein – get it from plant foodsFolic acid – eat green leafy vegetablesIron – preferably from fruit and vegetables Healthy fats – avoid trans fats, get unsaturated fatty acids Trans fats, contained in hardened […]
Chicory – see why it’s worth trying it!
Lactucin and lactucopicrin are two substances mainly responsible for peculiar, bitter taste of chicory. However, they not only determine the specific taste of the vegetable. Their presence makes our appetite better, and the liver secretes more bile. The more of it, the better the digestive system works, at the same […]
Familial hypercholesterolemia – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment
Familial hypercholesterolemia means the pathologically elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood often develop in people burdened with ischemic heart disease or diabetes. In addition to genetic predisposition (primary form), the disease can also appear as a result of the patient taking medications (such as diuretics or corticosteroids). It often […]
Green barley – a miracle remedy for every health problem?
Green barley, which has been very popular lately, is the young, several centimeters long shoots of common barley – the same barley that produces barley groats and malt for beer and whisky production. They are usually available in powdered form (1 teaspoon of powder is dissolved in a glass of […]