Category Archives: Herb

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 »

Ginger: Health Benefits and Contraindications

Ginger: Health Benefits and Contraindications Ginger is considered to be a root that improves digestion and warms body up protecting it from poisonous substances. People call it a white or horned root. It originates from Southern Asia and Northern part of India. It got to Europe during the Middle ages and we should thank Arabian sellers for it.… Читать дальше »

Fasting Days: Good or Bad?

Fasting Days: Good or Bad? Nutritionists typically call short mono diet a fasting day to be. In this case, menu should contain only one kind of food once per week such as apples, sour milk, chocolate + 2 liters of water. Energy value of such a menu should not exceed 1000 calories. Body spends a greater amount of… Читать дальше »

Onions: Health Benefits and Contraindications

Onions: Health Benefits and Contraindications There are around 400 types of onions and they are being used for 5000 thousand years. The most popular onion types are yellow onions and leeks. Let’s discuss health benefits and possible contraindications of onions when it comes to their consumption. Origin and Use of Onions in Cooking Yellow Onion in the Plate… Читать дальше »