Asparagus is a springtime delicacy and homegrown appears in May and June. Luckily, it is available in supermarkets for most of the year. It is low in calories – only 17kcal in 100g and it provides essential nutrients. What are benefits of asparagus? good source of vitamin C and folate useful source of potassium and… Continue reading Quick Asparagus Tart
If you read this post, you decided to change your life and be more healthy. Last week I was writing about 3 rules of Healthy Lifestyle: good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep. What is nutrition? WHO says that: “Nutrition is the intake of the food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs.” Nutrition… Continue reading Second step to Healthy Lifestyle: Eat Well
Have you ever had that intense and uncontrollable desire to eat specific type of food – usually junk food high in sugar? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Cravings are very common. In fact, more than 50% of people experience cravings on a regular basis. Our bodies rarely do things for no reason at all. So… Continue reading Can your food control you?
Buckwheat is one of the healthiest, nuttiest, most versatile whole grains. It can be eaten instead of rice or the usual porridge. It is becoming very popular for many good reasons. Read 5 reasons why you should eat buckwheat. Gluten-free Despite the name, it is neither wheat nor grass. It is actually a fruit seed… Continue reading Buckwheat – gluten-free power food
Spelt is an old type of grain that is closely related to wheat. It was already known, respected and cultivated in ancient times. Sadly, it declined in popularity during the 19th century due to the rapid developments in modern farming. It became faster to harvest common bread wheat in a single process. This is because… Continue reading Spelt – a truly amazing grain
What is it exactly? White, crystalline powder, Xylitol is a substance that is categorised as a sugar alcohol. Do not get too excited, this really has nothing to do with the alcohol people get drunk from. Xylitol is an all-natural alternative to sugar. It is found in small amounts in many fruits and vegetables. It’s… Continue reading Xylitol: sugar alcohol that is safe for alcoholics
First of all, small steps – there is no point to suddenly cut down all sugar from your diet. Your body is addicted to it. It is essential to slowly reduce intake of sugar. Drink plenty of water – if you can’t drink plain water, add piece of fruit like lemon or strawberry. Don’t buy sweets,… Continue reading My 15 tips to cut down on sugar