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Coriander - Spices and vegetables in asian cuisine

Coriander, also known as cilantro, is a plant with similar looks to that of parsley that grows up to 50 cm tall. It's used for its stalk as well as dry fruits, known as coriander seeds. It hails from the east Mediterranean as well as west Asia, but its use is widespread across the world. The best quality coriander comes from India. Its usages in both cuisine and medicine are documented for over 3000 years, including in Egypt and Greece. Hippocrates, the Greek "father of medicine" used coriander for medicinal purposes and the Romans spread its use across Europe.


Chia seeds - food Aztec runners

Chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica) contain a large amount of oil, which is an effective insecticide. This makes it easy to take care of without pesticides. However, it requires specific conditions to grow. The plant needs colder nights and hotter days. Chia seeds have no flavour, and therefore won't ruin any food with their inclusion. Ideally, you want to consume entire chia seeds, or they can be roasted and milled into powder. They are easier to mill after roasting due to their oil content. If added to food this way, the chia seeds gain a slight nutty flavour. The ancient Mayans added chia seeds to water and created a gel which was then flavoured with citrus (called chia fresca), or chewed them whole.


5 therapeutic effects of Chinese jujube fruit

Jujube (Ziziphus jujube) originated in China and has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years. It is also known by various names, such as Chinese dates, red dates, Indian woodpeckers, woodpeckers Korean and Tsao. Jujube fruit is also grown in North Africa, Russia, Southern Europe, Middle East and south-western part of the United States. When fully ripe, the fruit is fully red jujube contains high content of vitamin C. Healing properties of the fruit were discovered thousands of years ago by different cultures.

Fresh fruit jujube tastes a bit like apples. Usually, it consumed in the form of dried, powdered, tonic or tea.


The healing effects of Chilli

Chilli peppers are a common and often favourite part of our menu. Not many people know the full extent of benefits on the human body and our health. Capsaicin, the chemical found inside the peppers is not just a source of spice, but it has some health benefits:


What kind of milk to drink cow's milk, goat's milk, soya or other? Confess is that and why!

Nie je mlieko ako mlieko! Mlieko patrí medzi najzdravšie potraviny, je zdrojom vápnika, minerálov, vitamínov, enzýmov a bielkovín dôležitých pre pohyb svalov, prenos signálov v nervovom systéme. Mlieko obsahuje vitamíny A, D, B12, B1 a selén, ktorý spomaľuje proces starnutia a prispieva k ochrane imunitného systému. Pod týmto zdravým nápojom si automaticky predstavíme kravské mlieko, a pritom sú v súčasnosti na trhu aj ďalšie druhy mlieka, ako kozie, ovčie, sójové, mandľové, ryžové, ovsené či kokosové, s významným zdrojom výživných látok, minerálov a vitamínov.


Green tea for our health: Why is it beneficial to drink?

What effects does green tea have on our health? The positive effects of green tea are well known but most just sum it up with "it's good for us". How does it really help us? How can we use it to improve our health? This article will detail the most important effects of green tea on our body.


Basmati rice and diabetes by Dr Sarah Schenker

Basmati  rice, particularly wholegrain Basmati rice can and should be a regular addition to the diets of people who suffer from diabetes. Basmati rice is a naturally low energy food but as with all carbohydrate foods, it’s the portion size that is important: an average serving of boiled rice is 150-180g providing 207-248 calories; a small serving (100g) provides approximately 138 calories. By contrast a typical takeaway portion of fried rice is 300g providing 558 calories, so it’s important not to assume all rice types are the same.



101 (UN) believable effects of coconut oil: this miracle you'll love!


Coconut oil has become a forefront in the world of people who watch their health. Look at these 101 uses for this white miracle.

  1. As a replacement for butter in cooking

  2. As a replacement for vegetable oil

  3. Your daily dose of required energy

  4. A more tasty and healthier replacement for coffee cream

  5. For hydration of the body and face

  6. Instead of lotion during makeup removal, makes the skin soft and smooth

  7. As a natural deodorant

  8. Depilatories for eyes



Seven kinds of spices and cancer

Did you know that spices that we use in our daily lives can affect our health?

Curry is the combination of various hot spices, mainly of indian origin, which is used to prepare some dishes. Originally it’s the Tamil name for a meal similar to ragout, pieces of meat, fish or vegetables in a sauce, with the side generally being rice. In this meaning, it is spread across India. During the colonial rule however, the Brits started using this term to name the spice that were used for the creation of this meal. When this spice got to Europe, this misnomer stuck.



The healing power of food according to the five elements of health

Určovanie nerovnováhy v tele na základe Piatich elementov pochádza z tradičnej čínskej medicíny. Je krokom vpred pri charakterizovaní jedinečnosti človeka na základe vnútorných orgánov, jednotlivých častí tela a jeho emócií v súlade so životným prostredím.

To, že ideme správnou cestou sa odrazí v každej našej činnosti. Budeme ľahšie a efektívnejšie zvládať akúkoľvek činnosť, budeme plní energie a lásky k životu, čo sa následne odrazí na našom výzore. Ľudia, ktorí takto žijú, vyzerajú o 10 až 20 rokov mladšie, sú výkonnejší a šťastnejší ako ich rovesníci. A toto je moc liečivej sily potravín podľa piatich elementov.