Vietnamese cuisine: 2 typical recipes
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Vietnamese cuisine: 2 typical recipes

Vietnamese cuisine: 2 typical recipes

Vietnamese cuisine, the lightest among Asian cuisines, offers some healthy and must-try recipes. It is a poor cuisine but perhaps, for this very reason, drawing inspiration from the recipes of Vietnamese cuisine can help us reflect on natural nutrition and the possibility of eating well, safeguarding health...

Mood Food: food for every mood

Mood Food: food for every mood

In English it is easy, take two little words with two central "or" and the same final "d", the first letter instead, varies. Mood If you want to talk about mood, food if you want to talk about food. It seems that, in fact, in both cases we are dealing with something that falls within the exact same sphere...

How many types of veganism exist?

How many types of veganism exist?

Are you still worried about replacing meat and where to get protein? Are you careful about the material of your shoes, your watch or your bag? Do you know which antioxidant vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamin C rather than vitamin A? Are you looking for the vegetables that make up your meal in the woods and eat them raw...

Tea and coffee alternatives

Tea and coffee alternatives

In the introduction we used the word "habit" by chance. When a thing becomes habit, it is often performed without thinking, without paying attention to the pros and cons, and therefore without evaluating the consequences of not exactly correct consumption of some substances, which, as in the case of tea and coffee, are exciting and have an effect on nerves and mood due to caffeine and theine...

Protein bread, properties and benefits

Protein bread, properties and benefits

It could seem a nutritional contradiction: bread has always been considered a source of carbohydrates , with all the implications that this entails in the correct budget of a meal or a snack . But, as we know, research and culinary creativity have no limits, and now we have a special type of bread , suitable for certain diets ...

Soy and GMOs

Soy and GMOs

Soy: what it is and how it is produced Soy is the legume that, for the same weight, contains more protein. Soy has always been used both in the East and in the West but, while in Asia its food use dates back to very ancient cultures, in Western countries soy has come and exploded only since the 60s. Before its use was considered the prerogative of the industry responsible for the production of animal feed and fodder...

How to use chilli

How to use chilli

Nutritional properties of chilli Reading the nutritional values ​​of chili peppers, a good amount of vitamin C and flavonoids is found , but it is capsaicin, which is responsible for hotness , which makes it beneficial for health . This substance, taken in non-excessive doses, increases the blood supply both to the stomach and to peripheral tissues. Th...

Turkish cuisine: characteristics and main foods

Turkish cuisine: characteristics and main foods

Turkey is one of those special nations , straddling various continents , not only geographically but also historically, culturally and, of itself, gastronomically. In Turkey we find European characters , especially Eastern European, but also Greek-Roman and Balkan ; we find Asian characters, both Caucasian and Middle Eastern ; we find African characters , especially the Mediterranean north Africa...

Macrobiotic diet: a little Yin and a little Yang

Macrobiotic diet: a little Yin and a little Yang

Among stoves and pans, algae, tofu and cereals, we meet Sauro Ricci, macrobiotic cook, ethno-anthropologist and martial artist. We ask him something more about macrobiotic nutrition , a diet imported from Japan based on a precise philosophical vision that revolves around the two vital and symbolic principles known as Yin and Yang...

Cinnamon recipes: cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon recipes: cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon is a spice widely used in the kitchens of many places around the world. It has something exotic but also very familiar; it is, in fact, one of the ingredients of many dishes of the Italian popular tradition ; our grandmothers used it also as a natural preservative . It comes from far away, but also up close, and is cultivated a little in every part of the world ...

November top vegetable: pumpkin

November top vegetable: pumpkin

The term pumpkin refers to different vegetables from the Cucurbitace family e . There are many varieties of pumpkin, each with slightly different organoleptic and nutritional characteristics. In general, however , the pumpkin is a food rich in water and low in calories . Like all orange-colored vegetables it is rich in carotenes; also provides a good amount of minerals, especially potassium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorus, and vitamin E...

Macrobiotic diet: example and 2 recipes

Macrobiotic diet: example and 2 recipes

A real lifestyle, rather than a slimming regime. A way of being in tune with nature, the surrounding world, with our body and its real needs. This is the macrobiotic diet , which is approached for personal interest even before to lose weight. Which then gets lost anyway , and remains healthy , since healthy and well-balanced foods are expected: vegetables, legumes, whole grains, possibly little fish...

Fundamental principles for a healthy diet

Fundamental principles for a healthy diet

What is indispensable There are some absolute principles from which one can never derogate. They are the essential basis for avoiding serious risks and giving the body essential supplies. They never allow exceptions. Fats To minimize animal fats and palm, coconut and palm kernel fats completely eliminate hot-pressed oils, ie all industrial oils and margarines...

Red currant: jam recipe

Red currant: jam recipe

The fruit called red currant belongs, like all currants (including gooseberry), to the Grossulariaceae; they are typical plants of the northern territories and mountain environments , used since ancient times for food and therapeutic purposes: they are a reserve of vitamin C , excellent for combating the typical ailments of cold environments...

The diet 40 30 30

The diet 40 30 30

What is the 40 30 30 diet? 40 30 30 is the formula with which the zone diet is schematized; these numbers represent, in fact, the percentages of nutrients to be included in one's diet according to the diet devised by Barry Sears and, specifically: 40% carbohydrates , 30% protein , 30% fat The 40 30 30 diet or zone diet is therefore a diet that provides a good share of proteins, twice that indicated by the Mediterranean diet...

Cooking vegetables in winter

Cooking vegetables in winter

Buying organic and seasonal foods is not enough, we must also learn to vary the cooking styles according to the climate and the season. In winter our body loves to receive hot and cooked food, we avoid raw or steamed salads and tropical fruits (such as bananas, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, coconut, etc...

Curry Bowl, the recipe

Curry Bowl, the recipe

Curry bowl, more than a fashion The bowl fashion seems to have no end: after the pokee bowl of Hawaii and the acai bowl of South America , here is a composite recipe, but simple and impressive. The Indian curry bowl is a unique vegan dish that will win over your friends and will be perfect for a colorful and spicy dinner...

The carrot, from the garden to our table

The carrot, from the garden to our table

The common carrot ( Daucus carota ) is an annual or biennial herbaceous plant that grows throughout Europe. It is also one of the most cultivated vegetables. Carrot can be considered one of the most valuable vegetables for human nutrition, since its nutritional and therapeutic properties are many. The main constituents are represented by mineral salts such as iron , phosphorus , calcium , potassium , sodium , magnesium and copper , as well as important vitamins such as C , D , E and those of complex B...

White rice substitutes

White rice substitutes

White rice , which is commonly found in many varieties in all grocery stores , is a popular food. It has several characteristics that make it a valuable food for those with food intolerances or digestive difficulties, but also some defects. Let's see some of them. White rice: strengths and weaknesses Advantages of white rice : it is gluten-free, therefore suitable for a diet for celiacs; it is an easily digestible food...

Do you know that celery helps you contain cholesterol?

Do you know that celery helps you contain cholesterol?

Celery , like all foods rich in fiber and low in calories, is indicated in the diet to control cholesterol. Naturally, it must be included in an adequate regime, because, as we often say, no food is miraculous . What are the characteristics that make celery a product indicated for the control of cholesterol ...

Supplements for athletes

Supplements for athletes

Sports nutrition Before a workout or a race it is important to adapt your diet , following diets designed specifically for athletes. Passwords: balance . The energy consumption of a muscle is in fact particularly high when it is subjected to constant physical activity. Muscles in general will therefore need a greater energy and vitamin intake, precisely because they practice a lot of sports...

The diet for coeliacs

The diet for coeliacs

The diet of celiacs must obviously be gluten-free, this protein being the main cause of the disorders that affect those suffering from celiac disease . Gluten is present in many cereals, for example wheat, rye, barley, kamut, spelled, oats and their derivatives. Instead, they are naturally gluten-free: corn, rice, amaranth, quinoa, fresh meat, fish, eggs, plain yogurt, cream not mixed with other ingredients, coffee, eggs, honey, fruit, vegetables and all the foods listed in a complete on the specific section of the website of the Italian Celiac Association (AIC)...

Pumpkin with a strange but good shape

Pumpkin with a strange but good shape

The origin of the pumpkin is not clear: some of the species come undoubtedly from South America, and were known by the Europeans only after the conquest of the New Continent. Other species, already known to the Greeks and Romans, would come from southern Asia instead. However in ancient times this vegetable did not enjoy great prestige, and was commonly considered a food suitable only for the lowest populace...

An omelette without eggs?  Yes, if the recipe is vegan

An omelette without eggs? Yes, if the recipe is vegan

10% of Italians today live and eat vegan. A not a small percentage. But what does it mean to be vegan and how does vegan cooking work? And how is it possible to continue to take certain important nutrients by removing fairly common foods in common diets? We answer these questions and, dulcis in fundo , we discover how to cook a vegan omelette without eggs ...

Becoming vegan: awareness and consistency

Becoming vegan: awareness and consistency

The Vegan Society provides the following definition of veganism: " The word" veganism "denotes a philosophy and a way of life that aims to exclude - to the extent that this is practically possible - all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals perpetrated to produce food, clothing or for any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of non-animal alternatives, for the good of man, animals and the environment...

Sweetened drinks: information is better

Sweetened drinks: information is better

Birthdays, school parties, family celebrations and the table is filled with the sparkling and inviting colors of sugary drinks. It is junk food , that is products lacking in nutritional values ​​and rich in added sugars, dyes, preservatives and chemicals. Junk food just like snacks, fries, candy and lots of snacks. Sw...

More immune defenses with baobab dust

More immune defenses with baobab dust

Baobab powder for winter Rich in fiber, mineral salts, vitamin C , baobab powder is a powerful immunostimulant and immunoprotector. This food is capable of antibody function and avoids respiratory viruses, intestinal problems, fever and other typical winter disorders such as the cold. A real natural tonic ...

Gluten in the child's diet: when to introduce it

Gluten in the child's diet: when to introduce it

There is a concept, called the "window-period", according to which the risk of celiac disease would be less where gluten is introduced between 4 and 6 months. In fact, international guidelines on the nutrition of the newborn recommend starting weaning at 6 months. Summarizing, and according to what pediatricians generally recommend, it can be said that, according to current practice, the introduction of gluten into the diet of children usually occurs around 6 months...

Oxidative stress and women's health

Oxidative stress and women's health

The daily routine often imposes on us a lifestyle because of which we tend to neglect our health. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse are factors with which we constantly come into contact, and which have rather significant repercussions on our body. One of these is the increase in oxidative stress ...

Hygienist raw food: the food that looks like it cures us

Hygienist raw food: the food that looks like it cures us

When you approach the raw vegan hygienist it is easy to come up with comments like: "He eats there as if he were always ill." This is because the lifestyle in itself excludes processed food, white flours, refined sugars and animal proteins. I would stop instead to reflect on the fact that you are sick because the way we eat is not always that of beings who never cease to love themselves ...

Chia seeds in the diet

Chia seeds in the diet

Chia seeds are small seeds both dark and whitish are produced by a plant with bright blue flowers, rich in nutritional properties, called Salvia Hispanica . This shrub belonging to the Labiatae family is native to South America, particularly from Guatemala and central and southern Mexico. Tradition has it that the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations already knew its benefits and properties , so precious as to make it a commodity for exchange and payment...

Vitamin E, where is it?

Vitamin E, where is it?

Vitamin E prevents the oxidation of vitamin A and fatty acids; moreover, it has the function of stabilizing cell membranes. It is found in all plant foods in variable proportions, based on the vegetable fats contained. Vegetable oils rich in vitamin E Vitamin E is found in all vegetable oils, especially the less refined ones...

Turmeric, how much to take in a day

Turmeric, how much to take in a day

Perhaps it was more in vogue some time ago, now it is less "in the spotlight", but it is still worth knowing and using it. We speak of turmeric (Curcuma longa) , a plant with ocher-yellow roots commonly used in oriental cuisine, particularly in India , where the health benefits are also well known...

Wine, movement and well-being of the heart

Wine, movement and well-being of the heart

The benefits of wine Consuming wine in a conscious way helps the body on many fronts. Let's see some of them: First of all, wine helps the brain . It seems that a good wine drunk in moderation can be a good defense against Alzheimer's . This is due to the polyphenols , which would inhibit the development of the plaques at the base of the disease...

Bain-marie cooking: pros and cons

Bain-marie cooking: pros and cons

Cooking in a bain - marie means inserting the pot (or the container) in which there is food in another larger one, where usually there is hot water, placed on the stove or in the oven. The pot in which the food is placed, therefore, gradually and more evenly warms up than it does when placed directly on the flame, thus spreading the temperature more evenly...

Sugar beet, properties

Sugar beet, properties

Beet sugar is the sugar obtained from the extraction and processing of the liquid produced from common beet. The botanical name of this plant is Beta vulgaris even if it is more commonly remembered with the name of red beet because of its intense tuber and leaves color . It belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family such as spinach and chard...

The false fruits: how to recognize them

The false fruits: how to recognize them

In the ears of those who do not chew a little bit of botany, the expression "false fruit" can be negative, since commonly the term "false" has a connotation linked to deception and error. We do not find any of these elements in the false fruits: they are in fact fruits, in which however not only the ovary, or the part that guards the ova, grows and is enriched with nourishing material, but also other parts, generally the receptacle ...

Grano russello: properties, use and where to find it

Grano russello: properties, use and where to find it

Russello or rossello wheat is a very ancient variety of durum wheat typical of the Sicilian land. It is a high spike grain, which rises almost two meters from the ground, and fragile, reddish in color, cultivated in arid land in the hinterland and in the provinces of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Palermo, Ragusa and Trapani...

How to digest the fibers: here are some suggestions

How to digest the fibers: here are some suggestions

" I don't digest lettuce. Not even the apples ". It may seem like an exaggeration, but in reality it is only exclusively herbivorous animals that can perfectly digest all kinds of vegetables, with their numerous stomachs and the ancient occupation of ruminate . We, who have only one stomach, ruminate especially with the mind and are little accustomed to plant food, we may have difficulty digesting the vegetable fibers, precious for our intestines and the health of the whole organism...

Grilling, grilling and grilling: pros and cons

Grilling, grilling and grilling: pros and cons

It is summer time, with cold salads and fruit during the hottest hours, and barbecues on longer evenings. Among the cooking methods , grilled , grilled and grilled are the ones most used during this season, from June to September. In fact, cooking methods are suitable for open spaces , and not for the smallest stove in the home...

Raw food tart: 3 recipes

Raw food tart: 3 recipes

Raw food tart: good and healthy. Why raw food ? According to supporters of raw food eating raw allows you to assimilate all nutrients naturally present in food. Not processing the foods that nature offers allows us to introduce vitamins, mineral salts and "healthy" fats in balanced quantities, without altering the chemical composition...