Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rosehip Tea Benefits. Part 1.

The healing properties of rosehips have been known since ancient times. Rosehip tea has been used in medicine for centuries by peoples of North and South America, northern Europe, Africa, and Central Asia.

Native dwellers of America had used rosehips as a tea for thousands of years, and when tea had been drunk, the hips were added to soups because there was just too much nutrition in a rosehip to let it to waste.

Besides rosehip tea has a refreshing tart taste, rosehips contain significantly higher levels of vitamin C than citrus fruits.  In addition, rosehips are a rich source of organic antioxidants, pectin, vitamins A, E, selenium, manganese, and B-complex vitamins. Rosehip also includes trace amounts of magnesium, potassium, sulfur and silicon. As researchers say rosehip tea is as a real nutritional powerhouse.

Due to all these health benefit substances in rosehip, regular intake of the rosehip tea helps to strengthen the immune system and makes the body resistant to infections. Tea also helps to cure cold, cough and cope with respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, allergies.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Milk Nutrition Facts. Part 3.

Milk is a beneficial tool for healing migraine. Especially good remedy in this case is egg-milk shake, made from raw egg mixed with a glass of boiling milk; a week course of this "medicine" will rid you from headache for a long time.

Nevertheless, everybody should take into consideration that milk is not a panacea from all diseases. People suffering from lactose deficiency, are not able to fully digest the milk sugar that leads to fermentation of milk in the stomach resulting in dysbacteriosis.

Milk also belongs to the group of allergens. Therefore, people who are prone to allergies should stop consuming milk at the first symptom of allergy. Milk should be excluded from the diet of people who are prone to the accumulation of calcium salts in joints and the formation of phosphate stones in kidney.

With regard to milk soups and porridges: these meals are useful not only for children but also for adults. You may enjoy drinking milk, consuming dairy products, combining milk with other foods and keep your health.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Milk Nutrition Facts. Part 2.

Among other things, milk is excellent source of protein. Milk has two main proteins: whey and casein. Protein is critical for growth and also, it is beneficial for health.

Milk is a good remedy from colds as milk protein digests easilier than other foods protein and it produces immunoglobulin needed to combat viral infection.

Milk contains carbohydrates which come from the milk sugar, lactose. However, some nutritionists caution against skim milk, even though it has less calories and fat, because fat contained in natural milk helps to prevent blood sugar spikes in case of insulin intolerance.

Milk has ability to reduce the acidity of gastric juice, so it is useful for gastritis with high acidity and gastric and duodenal ulcers, as well as for heartburn, which usually is caused by gastric hyperacidity.

Milk has a calming effect on the nervous system due to the content in it amino acids phenylalanine and tryptophan. No wonder that one of the most popular recipes for the treatment of insomnia is a glass of warm milk with honey before going to sleep.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Milk Nutrition Facts. Part 1.

Milk is believed to be one of the most useful products as a source of calcium, which is almost completely absorbed by the human body. This is a feature of the milk, which no other product has.

As calcium strengthens bones it is particularly necessary for children to form bones, organs and tissues, and as well for the older people to prevent a development of osteoporosis when calcium is leached from bones, causing its brittleness and fragility.

Many types of milk are enriched with vitamin D. Milk also contains vitamin A, and group B vitamins that promote energy metabolism in the body. Thus, namely vitamin B2 or riboflavin has a property of converting carbohydrates and fats into energy. So, milk is useful when disorders of the immune and endocrine systems occur.

In addition to being loaded with calcium milk is also high in the nutrients such as phosphorus, selenium, potassium and magnesium. In the presence of vitamin D, these elements assist to protect a body against some cancers.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tasty Recipes from Celery

Here you can find great recipes of tasty dishes from celery. They are a salad, a soup and a garnish. If you want to keep the healthy lifestyle or to lose weight, you are welcome to use these recipes.

Salad from celery with walnut.
You will need: 1 glass of grated celery root, 3 apples, ¼ glass of ground walnuts, a handful of raisins, canned fruits (for example 2 peaches or 5 plums), bio-yoghurt. 

Slice apples with cubes and mix with grated celery root. Add walnut, raisin and canned fruits. Mix everything carefully together with yoghurt.

Soup-puree with celery.
You will need: celery root, 2 potatoes, 3 carrots, 1 liter of water, 1 onion, a bay leaf, salt and pepper, sour cream.

Clean celery root, potatoes, and carrots. Cut them with slices. Boil vegetables in the water till preparation. Then grind vegetables in the blender. Put vegetable puree in the bouillon, add bay leaf, onion cut with rings, salt and pepper by taste. Boil everything for 7-10 minutes. Serve soup-puree with sour cream.

Stewed celery with carrot.
You will need: celery root, 2 carrots, salt and spices by taste, vegetable oil and greens.

Slice carrot and celery root with rings and fry with spices and salt. Then stew under the cover till preparation. Serve with greens, cut finely.