Lentil Falafel, the recipe
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Lentil Falafel, the recipe

Lentil Falafel, the recipe

Falafels are vegetable meatballs, made from chickpeas , broad beans , lentils or other legumes . The vegetables should be soaked for several hours and are added raw to the recipe , which also contains onion, garlic, aromatic herbs and / or various spices, according to taste. Usually they are fried, but they can also be cooked in the oven...

January fruit

January fruit

Citrus fruits in the January kitchen Oranges, mandarins and grapefruits are the fruits of January that cannot be missed in the diet of this period. Excellent as snacks or at the end of a meal, they are versatile and useful ingredients, therefore, also to make a thousand recipes. The juice and peel of citrus fruits lend themselves, in fact, to the preparation of many desserts, but also of risottos and main courses...

DIY diets or custom diets?

DIY diets or custom diets?

An excessively caloric diet and a sedentary lifestyle determine the creation of an "obesogenic environment" that favors the accumulation of extra pounds. To lose weight, the most practical solution, at hand, could be to follow one of the many diets found in newspapers and on the internet. Every year we "pack" it, we need to say, always new ones, often with very fanciful names...

Top fruit of June, apricots

Top fruit of June, apricots

Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene and lycopene , two substances that help to hinder the formation of low-intensity LDL lipoproteins, the so-called bad cholesterol . They bring a high fiber content, compared to a few calories: 100 grams of apricots contain less than 50 calories but provide about 12% of the daily dietary fiber requirement ...

Pippali, the benefits and uses

Pippali, the benefits and uses

If the common black pepper is a spice very well known and appreciated even in the West, today we want to talk about one of its most exotic relatives, pippali (long pepper), a very important plant of the Ayurvedic tradition. Outwardly, its fruits are rather peculiar, that is to say with a long and tapering shape, widely used in all Asian cuisine and, despite being almost unknown at our latitudes, they were known and appreciated since Roman times...

Coconut water, properties and benefits

Coconut water, properties and benefits

For those who connect the coconut only to sunny and dry frozen beaches, it is worth mentioning that the coconut (fruit of the Cocos nucifera palm, belonging to the aceraceae family) has several other uses and parts that can be consumed with beneficial effects. Among these, coconut water. Coconut water is the clear, translucent liquid contained in the unripe fruits of the coconut palm; it is present only in still green coconuts as it has an early development compared to the maturity of the fruit (pulp)...

Is it possible to lose weight with Omega 3?

Is it possible to lose weight with Omega 3?

Omega 3 are important polyunsaturated fatty acids , also called essential fatty acids that must be introduced with the diet because our body is not able to synthesize them. The sources from which we can introject Omega 3 are fish , linseed oil and linseed, as well as natural supplements sold in herbal medicine...

Amaranth seeds, properties and uses

Amaranth seeds, properties and uses

Native to pre-Columbian, incas and Aztec America, amaranth is a plant that has been around the world and has reached the east (Indonesia and China) and India, where the leaves are still included in the diet. to remedy iron deficiencies. Amaranth, considered a sacred plant and linked to the friendship that, as the meaning of the name "never fades", is known for its beautiful amaranth red inflorescences, in fact, and for the small edible grains; it is part of the Amarantaceae family, but it is commonly used as a cereal, often cooked together with quinoa , because it has more or less the...

Gazpacho: the recipe

Gazpacho: the recipe

Gazpacho is a soup to be consumed cold , especially in summer. It is native to Spain (Andalusia) but is also consumed in Portugal and some parts of Latin America. The name derives from an ancient form of Spanish to signify the "remnants" of a meal , as if to say that the gazpacho was prepared with leftovers, which is common in the Spanish rural culture, just think of the Spanish omelette , which basically is nothing more than the ennoblement of the omelette with the leftovers of the previous days Its origins are lost in ancient history , or in the Roman habits of eating a soup made of...

Barley grass juice: green gasoline for our body

Barley grass juice: green gasoline for our body

To give our body a balanced supply of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other important elements, we should constantly include in our diet a large percentage of raw green vegetables , something very difficult to contemplate in the hectic daily life, which many times it forces you to fall back on fleeting sandwiches or in any case, for reasons of "security", on cooked vegetables that in this way lose a very large part of their nutritional value...

Top vegetable of June, zucchini

Top vegetable of June, zucchini

Courgettes, thanks to the diffusion of greenhouses, can be found on the market all year round, but the best time to eat them is from late May to late summer. The main features? 100 grams of zucchini contain just over 10 calories . They are diuretic and purifying; particularly digestible and refreshing...

How to prepare macrobiotic coffee

How to prepare macrobiotic coffee

Macrobiotic coffee is a substitute for the classic coffee prepared with cereals, such as brown or plain rice, and different types of herbs, such as chicory, dandelion and dandelion. Useful for the good of the body, depending on the type they have a revitalizing, purifying and toning action . Let's discover the recipes to prepare them...

Apple vinegar burns fat

Apple vinegar burns fat

In anticipation of the summer, there is a frenzy to regain weight and lose a few pounds accumulated during the winter months. A completely natural aid can come from apple vinegar , which thanks to its action eliminates fats , is considered the most natural fat devour of all time. The path of fat cells When superfluous fat pads are present, these fat-filled cells must be opened , so the fat is transported into the muscles from the bloodstream...

Moroccan cuisine, rich and cared for

Moroccan cuisine, rich and cared for

In Morocco, the traditional meal begins with a very varied appetizer , composed mainly of seasonal spicy vegetables. Spices are in fact an integral part of Moroccan cuisine and are used for many courses, from appetizers to desserts. The most used are coriander, curcuma, chilli, cumin and saffron. After the appetizer you go to the main dish which is often a couscous or a tajine ; a kind of stew made from fish, lamb or chicken, usually cooked with prunes and almonds; there are actually different versions of the tajine , it is in fact a dish that tends to be very personalized...

6 recipes with ginger

6 recipes with ginger

Ginger is a plant native to the Far East. In order to grow it needs a temperate and humid climate, therefore it is cultivated mainly in Indonesia, China, Africa, the Caribbean, Jamaica and Australia, although lately even Europe has recently started cultivating ginger crops. The spice that is commonly used is obtained from the rhizomes, ie from the roots...

Iridology and integration of trace elements

Iridology and integration of trace elements

Iridology can be of help in assessing the disposition of the subject's basic terrain in order to intervene with the integration of the most appropriate trace elements, manganese , cobalt, copper, gold, silver are the main ones. Despite being in such small quantities, even a minimal deficiency of these trace minerals first induces FUNCTIONAL or metabolic, endocrine, neurovegetative, and in the long term, even organic pathologies...

Focus: glucose

Focus: glucose

The main energy substrates of the liver are fatty acids . Galactose , mostly obtained from milk, is converted into glucose-1-phosphate in the liver and this in turn is isomerized to glucose-6-phosphate. Fructose converts to fructose -1-phosphate and subsequently enters the glycolytic pathway at the level of triosis phosphate...

5 summer vegetarian recipes

5 summer vegetarian recipes

When we talk about summer vegetarian recipes , we immediately imagine something fresh, colorful, crunchy and simple to make . Hot and stove is in fact a binomial that in this period makes even the kitchen fans turn their noses up. Not for this reason we must give up the delicacies. Here are some quick and practical recipes...

Recurrent cystitis, how to prevent it

Recurrent cystitis, how to prevent it

Because cystitis becomes recurrent After a first episode, cystitis can recur and due to causes of various origins: persistence of bacteria in the bladder calyx , genetic predisposition, incorrect care or incomplete therapy, acute stress or failure to respect healthy hygiene and food habits. When the origin is bacterial, it can happen that the bacteria, surviving the treatments, return to aggression generating a new infection: if normally, in healthy subjects, the bladder and all the upper urinary tract are sterile, in subjects predisposed or weakened can repeat the Infectious mechanism, with pa...

Protein smoothie, the recipe

Protein smoothie, the recipe

Smoothie: what are they? Smoothies, smoothies, milkshakes, centrifuges, extracts : there is often a lot of confusion. Smoothies are made from pureed fruit or vegetables, with added water or vegetable milk . They are much lighter than smoothies and milkshakes and, unlike extracts and centrifuged, they also keep the fibers and not just the fruit...

Diet and recovery of shape after childbirth

Diet and recovery of shape after childbirth

Recover the weight after giving birth Prevention is better than cure, says a very famous slogan. The best way to avoid having to undergo restrictive diets after giving birth is to take care of food during pregnancy so as to take no more than 10/12 kilos. This will make it easier to regain your weight...

How to make cashew goat cheese at home

How to make cashew goat cheese at home

Vegetable cheese: what it is Vegetable cheese is not a real cheese, just as vegetable milk is improperly called milk. Vegetable cheese is a preparation based on non-animal products , therefore vegetable, of various types, which however has the consistency and appearance of cheese of animal origin. With the increase in the number of people who have chosen to turn their diet on vegetable products, excluding animal ones, both for ethical choices and for healthy choices, or even just for their own personal taste, the food industry has adapted to the production of cheese substitutes and beverages co...

Ginger biscuits, 3 easy recipes

Ginger biscuits, 3 easy recipes

Ginger is widespread in the Eastern tradition , but it is also taking up more and more space in Western cuisine. Used for sweet and savory dishes, it lends itself to multiple uses. The characteristics of the ginger make it versatile and usable in many dishes, you just need to get familiar with doses and taste...

What's really in the breakfast cereals

What's really in the breakfast cereals

You decide: and diet is. Do everything right and follow the advice of a friend who eats cereal at breakfast. Say goodbye to the croissant and go to the "shores" of the supermarkets, look among the boxes of breakfast cereal for the lightest one with the leanest woman who jumps cheerful and maybe a gadget or a DIY diet program reported on the back of the package (you will contemplate it several times in some mornings that start a little slow)...

Craft beers: what differences

Craft beers: what differences

How to choose beer Craft or industrial , this is the dilemma. Let's try to figure out which blonde is best left to be conquered. The Parliament has recently approved the definition of "craft beer" (Il Sole24Ore) , defining it as that beer produced by independent breweries (legally and economically) that uses its own production plants and does not produce over 200, 000 hectoliters of beer per year; moreover, this type of beer cannot be subjected to pasteurization and microfiltration processes...

Foods and headaches

Foods and headaches

Each of us has a different headache . You can lift yourself out of the bed with the remains of the cervical, which strike from the base of the neck to originate annoying neuralgias; it can also originate from stress and physical fatigue , as well as from strong emotion or allergies . Sometimes you get headaches due to your eyesight, sometimes because of cold , wind, rain or too much noise...

Barley for irritable bowel

Barley for irritable bowel

Irritable foods and intestines Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a disorder that complicates the lives of many people , causing swelling, diarrhea or constipation and abdominal pain, often accompanied by real cramps. There are many precautions and treatments that can be implemented, spread over several fronts; one of these concerns diet and eating habits ...

Recipes with mango

Recipes with mango

The exotic fruit that degreases After the holidays you want to degrease your stomach and palate with lots of healthy fruit and vitamins. Here is the mango, a fruit with infinite beneficial properties, rich in vitamin A , it is useful against constipation, water retention and stress , special is served as a dessert or dessert but also combined with exotic-flavored dishes - which see it as protagonist along with vegetables, fish or meat, or as an accompaniment to fresh or aged cheeses in the famous Indian mango chutney...

Top vegetable of July: aubergines

Top vegetable of July: aubergines

The eggplant is immediately summer: grilled, fried, Parmesan, are one of the most common vegetables on the table in July and, more generally, summer. What are the main features? Eggplants are very rich in minerals , especially potassium, phosphorus and magnesium and therefore help us replenish those we lose through sweating, which increases in summer...

Diet for the elderly: what to eat, how, when

Diet for the elderly: what to eat, how, when

In Italy, people over 65 represent almost 20% of the total population and are on the rise: loneliness, chronic diseases and low income can worsen the nutrition of the elderly and lead to excess weight or malnutrition. Let's see how nutrition changes in the elderly and what to eat, how and when in old age...

Sweet recipes for those with high cholesterol

Sweet recipes for those with high cholesterol

High cholesterol is known to be a bad business. But we must not break down because you can fight even at the table: the sweet and savory recipes that offer low-fat dishes are there, they are good and allow you to make delicious and healthy dishes for you and for those you love. Here is a series of excellent recipes of "desserts without" , similar in composition to vegan desserts , or without all those foods and substances, such as eggs, butter, saturated fats, which nourish cholesterol and hurt the body...

Beans: 3 quick vegan recipes

Beans: 3 quick vegan recipes

Beans are precious foods, especially for those who follow a vegan and vegetarian diet . After all, all the legumes are, in fact, unless you suffer from intestinal disorders, you should never miss even lentils, chickpeas and peas, because they enrich the body with healthy and useful vegetable proteins...

Acrylamide: a new law in 2018

Acrylamide: a new law in 2018

What is acrylamide As specified in the EU regulation we are examining, acrylamide is a contaminant - according to the definition of regulation (EEC) n. 315/93 of the Council (2) - and, as such, constitutes a chemical danger in the food chain . It is a low molecular weight organic compound, highly soluble in water, which is formed from the constituents asparagine and sugars naturally present in certain foods prepared at temperatures normally above 120 ° C and with a low degree of humidity....

Decaffeinated or not?  Coffee and the effects of caffeine

Decaffeinated or not? Coffee and the effects of caffeine

Coffee is considered decaffeinated when it contains less than 0.1% caffeine . In general, 8 mg of caffeine, unlike the 110 mg of a normal "tazzuriella", are also present in the decaffeinated. Decaffeination processes The first successful decaffeination attempt took place in 1905, when Ludwig Roselius devised the process of separating caffeine from grains...

Mediterranean vegan diet: how it works, sample menus, recipes

Mediterranean vegan diet: how it works, sample menus, recipes

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy and balanced diet , useful for staying healthy and fit and to which you can be inspired to follow a balanced vegan diet that combines health with ethics. So let's see how to adapt the Mediterranean diet to a vegan lifestyle, with example menus and recipes . Mediterranean diet and vegan diet: similarities and differences Those who choose to follow a vegan diet do so above all out of respect for animal life and, secondly, to protect their health and the environment...

Biotin supplements, yes or no?

Biotin supplements, yes or no?

We often hear about Biotin , especially through the commercials of products to strengthen hair and nails, but what is it exactly? Biotin is vitamin B7 or vitamin H that we can find in supplements of the vitamin B complex. We can also introject this element through food : fish, eggs, cheeses, pork, chicken, veal, lamb, carrots, spinach, beans, mushrooms...

To regulate the intestine, try the chia seeds

To regulate the intestine, try the chia seeds

Chia seeds for intestinal regularity Chia seeds are very rich in fiber and can be a valid aid for bowel regularity. Thanks to the high fiber content they are able to absorb a quantity of water equal to 10-12 times their weight, turning into a substance similar to a jelly. If we soak a spoonful of chia seeds in a glass of water at room temperature, after half an hour we will obtain a gelatinous substance that can help clean the intestine and favor regularization ...

Indian sweets: 2 typical recipes

Indian sweets: 2 typical recipes

Cereals, the main food of India, are also the basis of Indian sweets. In particular, rice and semolina are used. Another ingredient widely used in the preparation of Indian sweets, especially in the south is coconut . We offer two recipes inspired by typical Indian sweets. 1. Coconut squares Ingredients: > 250 grams of milk cream > 250 grams of coconut flour > 1 teaspoon of cardamom seeds > 1 tablespoon of ghee > 2 and a half cups of cane sugar > 2 cups of water > 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds > 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachios Preparation : pour the milk cream and c...

Use seaweed in the kitchen: 4 simple recipes

Use seaweed in the kitchen: 4 simple recipes

Algae are no longer just an extravagant dish to be enjoyed in Chinese and Japanese restaurants when it happens, they have entered Western food for several years now, in the form of various dishes and original dishes. Algae really exist of many types, more or less tasty or delicate, rich in nourishing properties such as minerals, proteins, precious mucilages...

The diet against constipation

The diet against constipation

There is talk of constipation when there is a reduction in the number of evacuations (less than 3 per week) or an increase in the consistency of the stools, which appear hard and fragmented. Constipation is also characterized by the need to make intense efforts to evacuate, from the feeling of incomplete emptying of the rectum and from the presence of a stimulus which is however unproductive...

Natural baby food: 3 simple recipes

Natural baby food: 3 simple recipes

Who said that making natural baby food at home is for moms who don't work and have a lot of time? There are quick and healthy recipes, perfect for weaning your baby in the most natural way possible. Here are 3! 1. The recipe of vegetable broth and vegetable soup Vegetable broth is the basis for almost all natural baby food recipes during the weaning period...