Category Archives: Herb

Useful properties of coconut

Coconut is the fruit of a coconut palm, a dry skeleton, mistakenly called a nut. Underneath a very hard shell is flesh and water, which thickens as it matures, turning into milk. In fully ripe fruit, the milk becomes hard and drops of butter are released from the pulp. All these internal parts are not only edible, but… Читать дальше »

Benefit and therapeutic properties of prunes

Prunes are not only the most healthy and tasty, but also the most affordable dried fruits. Get it from a very common in Russia plum variety of “Hungarian” with sweet fleshy flesh and a small bone. Drying is the most gentle way to preserve the fruit, allowing to preserve all valuable substances in their composition. Dried fruit is… Читать дальше »

Useful properties of cauliflower

Cauliflower cabbage is one of the most healthy and nutritious vegetables in the category of healthy foods and in the diets of many low-calorie diets. Kochan plant consists of many tightly pressed together inflorescences, which are used to prepare various dishes, because they are almost not used in raw form. The useful properties of cauliflower are expressed quite… Читать дальше »

Mushrooms: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Dangers

Mushrooms: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Dangers Are mushrooms good or bad for you? Russian people love mushrooms. They are pickling, freezing and making some paste from them. Russians eat mushrooms with fried potatoes, vegetable stews and porridge. This is a tasty and healthy food. However, sometimes mushrooms can cause harm to health. Chemistry and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms… Читать дальше »

Guarana: Natural Source of Energy for Sportsmen

Guarana: Natural Source of Energy for Sportsmen Guarana is a plant which grows in Amazon rainforest. It has become recently know in Europe, but guarana and its leaves are used in Latin America for medicinal purposes for a very long time. Not so many people know that guarana contains caffeine. Sportsmen benefit from this property. BAAs containing caffeine… Читать дальше »

Dried Fruits in Our Nutrition: Benefits and Dangers

Dried Fruits in Our Nutrition: Benefits and Dangers Fresh fruits are good for human body. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers and another substances human being needs. Once dried correctly in fresh air and at a low temperature without use of chemical additives, they preserve up to 90 % of their valuable properties. They contain greater amounts… Читать дальше »

Papaya: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Contraindications

Papaya: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Contraindications Papaya is a tropical fruit which makes skin beautiful and keeps one fit. First, papaya was available only in exotic countries, but now it is also sold in Russia. Papaya resembles melon in terms of outlook and taste, but it also has a hint of carrot, apricot, chocolate, coffee, zucchini or even… Читать дальше »

Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss: Myth or Truth?

Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss: Myth or Truth? Green tea extract is a natural substance which is obtained from unfermented tea leaves. Raw tea leaves do not undergo thermal processing and are not complemented with artificial catalyzers, therefore green tea extract preserves its original chemistry. Health Benefits of Green Tea Extract Green tea extract contains vitamins, micro… Читать дальше »

Mango: Tasty and Healthy Exotic Treat

Mango: Tasty and Healthy Exotic Treat Mango is a fruit, which has recently become increasingly popular among Russians. Common mango is an evergreen tree. Some mango trees can be up to 45 meters high, and ripe fruits can have a weight of about 2 kilos. Mango originates from India. Here, it is mainly collected. There are many legends… Читать дальше »

Bananas in Dietary and Sports Nutrition

Bananas in Dietary and Sports Nutrition Bananas are unique source of energy and vitamins. People like bananas. They eat them as a dessert not knowing how good are these fruits for human body. Bananas can be used to heal headache and insomnia, normalize digestion and gain muscle mass. They are also included in dietary menu and help slimmers… Читать дальше »