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Probiotics and prebiotics are part of the daily life of modern man. It is almost mandatory to resort to them when taking an antibiotic. They are increasingly needed in the treatment of various diseases.  They are recommended for better tone.  But do we know enough about them and what are their benefits for us? Probiotics – characteristics and properties  Probiotics have been studied since the early 20th century.  Their name comes from the ancient Greek words  “pro” (for) and “bio”  (life), ie, for life. According to the medical definition, they are living organisms, which have a healthy effect on the human body. It is aRead More →

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We have all heard the sentence  “We are what we eat.”  Well, in fact, this thought is full of extraordinary meaning and is truly valid for our organisms. Because the food we eat is our fuel. If we compare the complex systems of our bodies with one car, both “machines” need their  fuel to drive.  Because we know painfully what happens when our car runs out of oil or, if it is poor, to what extent consequences of water.  It is the same with our body  – it is vital how much quality food we give it to take, for how long and how weRead More →

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Why is it better to throw away some foods and include others in your daily diet? Gradual rejection of junk food will help you lose extra pounds and feel healthy and happy person . You do not need to starve and alternate modern diets, without lasting effect on your figure. It is good to make a  list not only with useful products, but also with harmful ones. These are the foods that we should exclude from our menu when losing weight. Types of foods that are harmful for weight loss What foods should be eliminated from the diet to lose weight? Contrary to popular belief,Read More →

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More and more people include exotic avocados in their menu. The beautiful southern fruits, similar to the common pear, have unique taste and healing properties. Now they are sold at any time of the year and are part of many diets designed for: overall health improvement removal of toxins improve digestion treatment of obesity Avocado is a fruit that energizes and rejuvenates. Undoubtedly, it has many health benefits and is suitable for diets. What is an avocado and where does it come from? Avocado is a plant of the laurel family, and its origin is from Central America. It was also known to the AztecsRead More →

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The foods you eat can have a major effect on your weight. Some of them, such as whole yogurt, coconut oil and eggs, help to lose weight. Other foods, especially  processed and refined products, can make you gain weight. A list of foods to avoid Here’s a list of the most important foods to avoid when trying to lose weight. And don’t be tempted to eat them, especially at dinner! French fries and potato chips Whole potatoes are healthy and filling, but french fries and potato chips are not. They are very caloric and it is easy to eat too many of them. In studiesRead More →

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Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Probably everyone has heard the saying “Eat breakfast alone, share lunch with a friend, and give dinner to your enemy.” It is believed that people who eat breakfast regularly are less likely to overeat, have more -Healthy habits and gain less weight. However, not everyone agrees. The question that is often asked is not only whether to eat breakfast or not, but also what exactly to eat for breakfast. Things are more complicated than they seem at first glance. The beneficial effect of the habit to eat breakfast does not apply to all products, butRead More →

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The craving for sweets in recent decades has become a hot topic not only in everyday life but also in science. The data from the research are really frightening: scientists are increasingly comparing sugar lovers with drug addicts, warning that sweets not only provide short-term pleasure, but also addictive, which ultimately destroys health. A few statistics he ate only two kilograms of pure sugar a year. In the middle of the 19th century the average European, at the beginning of the 20th century this figure increased to 17 kg per year, and by the first years of the new millennium it was already almost 40Read More →

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For millennia, tea has been an integral part of many Eastern cultures. It is especially popular in Japan, India, China and Korea, where it is especially revered. Special standards have even been developed for tea ceremonies in different countries. The Chinese tea ceremony (gun fu cha) uses a lot more utensils than the Japanese one. The Japanese equate drinking tea with meditation. Indian tea, famous for its fragrant aromas and strong potency, is cheaper than Japanese, although it is no less quality. This is not surprising, as India is a much larger country and is more able to maintain competitive prices. We must emphasize thatRead More →

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What is obesity? Obesity is a condition of excess body fat Overweight and obesity are defined as excess body weight for height. Men have a body fat percentage of 15-20%, and women have approximately 25-30%, but the body mass index (BMI) is used much more often than the body fat percentage to determine obesity. The BMI of adults with normal weight is between 20.0 and 24.9. If someone is overweight, the BMI will be between 25.0 and 29.9.  Obesity is defined as a BMI between 30.0 and 39.9. Severe (or painful) obesity is defined as a BMI greater than or equal to 40. What causesRead More →

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The early years of children are an important basis for their future health. Children’s preferences and eating habits are also formed at the beginning of life with consequences for a number of results for health and development in later life. That is why it is important the food provided in the early years, to provide adequate amounts of energy and nutrients and to support the development of healthy eating habits in young children and to provide each child with the best start in life. Nutrition for children is one of the most discussed and current topics for parents. How to form proper eating habits of preschoolRead More →

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If you are trying to conceive, is your diet full of fertility-enhancing foods? According to studies, unlike other factors you can’t control – such as age and genetics, eating certain foods and Avoiding others, is something you can do yourself to improve your ovulatory function. Many doctors recommend that women of childbearing potential, who do not use contraception, take a daily prenatal vitamin. Women who are planning to become pregnant should take a prenatal vitamin for at least a month before trying to conceive. In some women, a higher than usual dose of folic acid may be recommended, depending on the medications they are takingRead More →

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How is nutrition changing in the modern world? Interestingly, after fast food experienced a real boom in the second half of the last century, today, on the threshold of the third millennium, it seems that humanity is determined to abandon some of its harmful habits. Even with burgers and pizza we see a desire for more completeness. At the same time, the time of highly restrictive diets, feverish calorie counting, perpetual hunger and the yo-yo effect has also passed. Today’s nutritionists seek to identify what harmful, but also beneficial trends in our diet and record their effects. Systems are being developed that help us optimize ourRead More →

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The ketogenic or keto diet is a diet that focuses on eliminating carbohydrates from the daily caloric intake. Therefore, this is a diet with: high fat, average protein content, low in carbohydrates. The diet works around the principle that the body will get more calories from the proteins and fats that enter the body and less from carbohydrates. When a person reduces carbohydrate intake, the body eventually runs out of fuel or blood sugar, which it can use quickly; this usually occurs after three to four days of minimizing carbohydrate intake. When the body realizes that there is not enough fast fuel, it begins to breakRead More →

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Most people underestimate the possibilities of a healthy lifestyle and for many it is only related to prohibitions. In fact, the healthy lifestyle does not involve sacrifices, on the contrary – it turns into additional years of living in good health. In our hectic daily lives and the stress we are subjected to, at first glance it seems difficult to follow any rules. These problems can be overcome if you accept the principles of the Healthy Living Guide, which you can adapt to your life and work. What is meant by the term “healthy living” and does this mean complete restrictions? Healthy living is aRead More →

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Healing fasting is not only a way to lose weight, but, performed according to certain rules, brings many health benefits. Starvation treatment under medical supervision has a positive effect on diseases such as hypertension, obesity, migraines and even persistent skin problems. It improves the tone and brings satisfaction that we have managed to cope with the appetite for large amounts of harmful foods. And it is best if we can permanently change our diet to a healthier one.   What is curative fasting? Healing fasting is the conscious partial or complete rejection of solid food for a period of time. Therapy consists of fasting, designedRead More →

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In today’s busy day, maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging, but preparing meals in advance is one way to deal with it. With this we control the intake of food, without stress and in a way convenient for achieving our goals.   Benefits of cooking in advance Preparing your food a few days before eating allows you to eat your favorite dishes at a time when you want them, without exceeding the specified portion sizes. Having a collection of well-balanced meals  will help you regulate what you eat, and will allow you to keep up with your personal dietary needs and health goals. IfRead More →

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The problem of overweight is serious not only for modern adults but also for their children. The prerequisites are many: sedentary lifestyle, fast food, junk food, constant use of technological gadgets. So, instead of walking, playing and communicating, the children sit, watch and … eat. At the same time, the child grows, develops, so you can not put him on a solid diet and stay hungry.  Adolescent obesity should not be underestimated and timely measures save a lot of problems in the future. When does childhood obesity most often occur? An important question that parents ask is at what age the child should pay specialRead More →

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In recent years, all of us have heard of the so-called method of ketogenic (in short – keto) diet and its high efficiency. These diets have become quite popular mainly because of their relative ease of implementation. Due to the fact that there are a number of delicious and nutritious “keto” foods, this is a regime that not only helps us to sculpt a better figure, but also does not have to go hungry, always tired and worried about our health. does not weaken faster than ourselves. According to their eating profile some people do not feel deprived of anything during such a diet, onRead More →

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The diet according to the autoimmune protocol (AIP) is relatively new, based on a nutritional approach to eliminate unwanted inflammation in the human body. This is a diet that is believed to help treat the intestines and to reduce inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases. The diet is quite restrictive and includes mainly meat and vegetables. In general, the AIP diet is done for several weeks. Any form of immune imbalance can lead to serious disorders throughout the body. However, perhaps the most influential form of immune dysregulation is autoimmune diseases. They are well known for their ability to cause a wide range of symptoms, which areRead More →

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Everyone is different and how many calories they can burn in 30 minutes depends on various factors, which we will mention below. Although it is easy to count the calories we take in, it is often difficult to determine how many calories we burn when we train. Regardless of this, based on some things we can easily count the calories we burn in 30 minutes. In general, aerobic activities such as running or cycling will burn a large amount of calories compared to stationary physical exercise, such as lifting weights, for example. This fact is important to keep in mind when  you want to loseRead More →

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The Keto Diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Over 20 studies have shown that it can help lose weight and improve some aspects of health. However, the life practice of many people around the world shows that such an unbalanced diet, emphasizing animal fats, is in fact a gambling for health.   Data on keto nutrition The diet contains less than 50 g of total carbohydrates or 30 g net per day, which are carbohydrates without fiber. In the ketodiet, most of the daily calories come from fat and less from protein. Meat, fish, eggs and dairy products are strongly present inRead More →

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Gout is a painful form of arthritis, which occurs with high levels of uric acid in the blood, causing the formation and accumulation of crystals in and around the joints Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down a chemical called purine. Purine occurs naturally in the body, but is also found in certain foods. Uric acid is eliminated from the body in the urine. People with gout experience sudden, sometimes severe bouts of pain, swelling and inflammation of the joints. Fortunately, gout can be controlled with medication, proper healthy eating and diet and lifestyle changes. A diet suitable for gout can help reduce uricRead More →

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Cumin is a spice with a spicy taste and strong aroma, which exists in the culinary traditions of many peoples. He is said to have been pleased with the time of Ancient Egypt. Small use brown seeds very useful for the prevention and treatment of various diseases and help for variety in nutrition, enrich the taste of many dishes. They also need a much more application, which is very important for those who want to reduce their weight. You can use cumin for weight loss, without having negative consequences for the body.   What is cumin? Cumin (Cuminium cyminum) is an annual herbaceous plant. ThisRead More →

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As you can guess, whole body training means that the whole body is exercised, with all muscles stimulated at the same time. But with separate training, specific muscle groups from different areas of the body are toned.   Pros and cons of overall body training Pros: Whole body training is a great way to exercise effectively for beginners in the gym because it increases protein synthesis, allowing them to achieve faster results. Balanced body You will be able to build a well-balanced body by working on all muscle groups, which will not shock your body. Many physiologists view the body as a single muscle becauseRead More →

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Apple cider vinegar contains apple juice, and with the addition of yeast, the sugar in the juice turns into alcohol. This process is called fermentation, where bacteria convert alcohol to acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar has been considered a health tonic since ancient times and is still used today to treat sore throats, varicose veins and many other ailments. Various studies show that it has many health benefits – lowering blood sugar levels for example. And even simply adding it to your diet can help you lose weight. Studies on the association of vinegar with weight loss have been performed mainly in mice and rats.Read More →

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Coffee is such a popular beverage, that its consumption levels are second only to water in some countries. Many people like to drink coffee on an empty stomach in the morning. But some say it could be detrimental to health. Let’s first look at the list of its health benefits. Due to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, coffee actually seems to be quite beneficial. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.   Here are some of the benefits of coffee: Can improve energy levels and promote mental clarity Coffee raises energy levels. This is becauseRead More →

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Immune system disorders cause unusually low or increased activity. In case of overactivity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases reduce the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing  vulnerability to infections. When a person has an immune disease, he may get the feeling of being overly anxious about the challenges to his health, worrying about whether his jeans are still fit. But managing your weight, especially when you have an immune disease, comes with many more benefits than just looking good. The side effects of unhealthy weight gain (caused by the disease) begin equally for all of us withRead More →

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Green tea is made from the leaves and buds of Camellia synensis, which have not undergone the drying and oxidation process used to make oolong and black teas. Green tea originates in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East Asia. There are several varieties of green tea, which differ significantly based on the variety of variety used, growing conditions, gardening methods, processing and harvesting time. There are significant studies on the many health benefits of regular consumption of green tea. One of them is  weight loss! We will return to the topic of weight loss, but let’s first seeRead More →

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What exactly is an exercise bike? A bicycle ergometer is a type of stationary exercise bike equipped with an ergometer that measures the amount of physical work performed by the human body during specific activities – in this case cycling. Bicycle ergometers are one of a number of different types of ergometers that can be used in fitness centers. And also for tests as part of health programs to ensure safety at work. Many companies, for example, require their employees to demonstrate a level of physical fitness in order to be approved to perform specific, physically intensive work activities that have been found to involveRead More →

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When it comes to workouts that are good for both the mind and the body, yoga is the best option for this. Practicing it helps our physical, mental and spiritual development, which will allow us to create the best “version” of ourselves. Yoga can also be an effective way to lose weight, especially when you practice its more active forms. Many experts agree that yoga works in many different ways to successfully achieve a healthy weight. It is important to mention that regular yoga practice can affect the release of unnecessary body fat, but not in the “traditional” sense. Weight loss usually occurs when aRead More →