Nutritious flours with healthy properties such as iron, Omega 3 and proteins have been obtained from four species of microalgae. These microalgae flours can be used to prepare pasta, bakery products, yogurts and meat preparations. The Basque Institute for Agrarian Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia), was in charge of researching this new superfood and concluded that microalgae They contain vegetable protein, as well as providing essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidant compounds.
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It is good that from time to time, someone who knows a lot, and who has dedicated himself to studying the properties and riches that natural foods provide us, such as Carlos Kozel and his book Counselor of Natural Medicine, remind us of their nutritional and curatives in order to stimulate us and encourage us to a greater consumption of them.
It is known that milk and its derivatives are rich in calcium. But what happens when we do not want or can consume them? There are alternatives to dairy, even with higher amounts of calcium than them. How much calcium do we need to consume daily? An adult needs about 1,000 mg of calcium a day.
Did you know that blueberries were used in the past to prevent and treat diseases related to the urinary tract? Due to a component it contains, it increases the acidity of the urine and does not allow bacteria to grow in this medium, being effective in preventing inflammation of the urinary bladder, to prevent cystitis, for kidney problems, for prostate problems, urethra and for all problems associated with the urinary tract in general.
The Aztecs considered chili an aphrodisiac and invigorating. Now it is known that in adequate doses, once the pain is overcome, the spice induces the production of endorphins in the brain, related to the feeling of well-being. It also activates blood circulation, stimulates the genito-urinary tract and improves male fertility.
Plant milks are drinks that are obtained from seeds and water. They contain the nutrients of the cereal, the nut or the seed of origin. They are an alternative (or not) to milk of animal origin; Its consumption is recommended for everyone, especially people with lactose intolerance, problems and chronic skin conditions, some contain gluten, so celiacs should opt for gluten-free seeds and fruits.
Amaranthus blitum. Popularly known as Bledo, it is a highly invasive plant in our gardens and streets, but it has many properties: it is deworming, lowers fever, improves brain activity, antidepressant, improves internal bleeding and excessive menstruation, energizing. Relieves migraine.
Plant milk is a general term for any milk-like product that comes from a plant source. There is no formal or legal definition for this product, of which the most common variety is soy milk, but we discourage its consumption since this crop is causing several damages to health and the environment.
Chickpea stands out among traditional legumes for its contribution of slowly absorbed carbohydrates, which provide energy. It is an essential food in a healthy and balanced diet. Some of its many nutritional properties are listed here: Chickpeas provide complex, slow-absorbing carbohydrates.
These plants, known as weeds or weeds, can cause extensive damage to agriculture when grown in the middle of a commercial crop. In addition, they also develop unexpectedly in gardens or vacant lots. Although they are attributed a derogatory connotation, lately they are beginning to be valued for their high nutritional values and are gradually gaining market in the "gourmet world".
Homemade and natural apple cider is a probiotic drink that helps eliminate harmful bacteria from our body and fight candiadiasis, in turn, diversifies and strengthens the good bacteria in our intestines.Another of its properties consists of rubbing the system immune and allergy reduction.
Turmeric is the best natural analgesic for joint pain, arthritis or gout; or muscular, after sports or an injury.Its anti-inflammatory power makes it a great ally against pain, digestive problems or aging. And without side effects Inflammation, a very current epidemic, causes the degeneration of our cells.
Saffron is by far the most expensive spice in the world. The flower that dresses the best dishes of Mediterranean cuisine in gold and that, like so many other things, was brought to the West by the Arabs, who introduced it to Spain as early as the 9th century, is very expensive, by force. Saffron is obtained from the stigmas of the pistils of a flower that has to be picked by hand; Each flower, of a plant related to lilies called Crocus sativum, has only three stigmas.
The good grass is a plant native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It is similar to mint in both appearance and flavor and aroma, but softer. For this reason it is used in gastronomy all over the world. The good herb is from the mint family so it has similar uses, applications and physical characteristics.
Dandelion ((Taraxacum officinale), also known as bitter chicory, is a wild floral herb, considered a weed. It grows spontaneously in many types of soils. But this herb, with its yellow flowers and its ephemeral fruits that we blew As children, it has multiple medicinal properties.
Timbo (Enterolobium contortisiliquum), also known as black ear (due to the characteristic shape of its fruit), pacará, timbaúba and guanacaste, is a tree from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the South American subcontinent, found in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Argentina.
The melilot plant (Melilotus officinalis) has yellow or white flowers that are used to make an infusion highly indicated for cases of high blood pressure. The melilot can be found wild easily in fallow lands, holm oaks, vineyards, rubble, next to abandoned fields and also on dry slopes, in all dry and hot regions.
Legumes are large, fleshy, and colorful seeds. They are a key food in healthy diets and have many benefits.Beans: AzukiNegros or caraotaBlack-eyed peas (actually a type of bean) of carita or cowpeasWhiteCargamantoNorteñosRedPallaresMung beans or green soybeansWhitesPintoOther legumes: LentilsEasy Beans (Beans) Chickpeas Beans Legumes are rich in vegetable protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc and mostly contain little fat.
The variety called ‘Cynara Cardunculus’ usually appears as the edible species, although there are many kinds of thistles. We find in the north of the African continent, the possible cradle of this tasty vegetable, worthy ancestor of the artichoke. Its Mediterranean origin makes it an ideal and appreciated dish, especially in Germany.
Brushing your teeth after meals, using dental floss and other oral hygiene practices are essential to prevent cavities and other diseases that can affect the oral cavity. Eating affects the health of your teeth You have probably heard on occasion to a parent tell their child "Don't eat too many sweets or you will get cavities ...", and it is true that the sugar present in these sweets so popular among children is the main enemy of good dental health, in this case that of the most small, and can be the main cause of the appearance of cavities even in the earliest ages.
Menopause is a subject that sooner or later begins to haunt our heads, it is important to know that no matter how scary it may give us some, it is as natural a stage in our life as adolescence. A great change without a doubt, but the secret of facing this new stage is in the empowerment that we each make in making decisions and following the path that takes us through a pleasant and calm transit towards the new destination.