Carambola (Starfruit)

Carambola is an evergreen, slowly-growing tree 5 m high with drooping branches and a dense, highly branched, rounded crown or shrub.

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Карамбола

Карамбола – вечнозелёное, медленно-растущее дерево высотой 5 м с пониклыми ветвями и густой, сильно-разветвлённой округлой кроной или кустарник.

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Кивано

Экзотический плод кивано известен под многими названиями – например, «африканский огурец», «английский помидор», «рогатая дыня» и «ангурия». Это растение принадлежит к семейству Тыквенные и роду Огурец, с виду оно представляет собой травянистую однолетнюю лиану, которая имеет тонкие, но, вместе с тем, достаточно прочные побеги, а также жесткую кожицу, поверхность которой покрыта шипами.

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Kiwano

The exotic Kiwano fruit is known by many names – for example, “African cucumber”, “English tomato”, “horned melon” and “anguria”. This plant belongs to the Pumpkin family and the genus Cucumber, in appearance it is a grassy annual vine, which has thin, but at the same time, quite strong shoots, as well as a hard skin, the surface of which is covered with thorns.

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Starchy and non-starchy vegetables

So, you have probably begun to study separate nutrition, or just starting to be interested in healthy nutrition, you have already run into the question – what kind of starchy and non-starchy vegetables are these. To begin with, starch is a polysaccharide, a complex carbohydrate. You can learn more about him even from simple textbooks. The bottom line is that starch is a carbohydrate, and when viewed from the side of separate nutrition, starch-containing products cannot be combined with protein products.

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The effect of alcohol on muscles

Each athlete must remember that alcohol in any form and in any quantities on the strength indicators and muscle growth always acts negatively. A single alcohol consumption, even about the degree of slight intoxication, is equivalent in effect to missing your 1st workout in your muscles. Severe alcohol intoxication corresponds to missing one to two weeks of training.

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Foods that can be eaten at night (and even at night)

We all know that eating is not possible after six, but before bedtime. More precisely, it is undesirable to gorge on a lot. And even more precisely – you should not load the digestive system at night: both sleep will be inferior, and excess calories can turn into extra pounds. No need to endure or try to fall asleep under the rumbling of the abdomen, because there are a lot of products that are before bedtime – you can!

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All You Need to Know About the Best Source of Protein – Chicken Eggs

Eggs are a reference source of protein for an athlete; other sources of protein are evaluated against them. This is the most popular, cheap and high-quality product that is simply necessary for building muscle mass, so bodybuilders buy chicken eggs in whole trays and eat them every day.

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6 stupid healthy food myths to be ashamed of

In early childhood, we could hear (most often from our mother) that it is strictly forbidden to swallow seeds from berries – they say a tree will grow in the tummy. And not only parents, even scientists and nutritionists, only in the last century gave strange nutritional recommendations, and doctors prescribed unhealthy diets. The list of misconceptions about food and products is endless – good, modern science is gradually proving their absurdity. But some myths are still alive – let’s destroy them.

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Caution: Pesticides!

Beautiful fresh vegetables without traces of parasites at any time of the year are now the norm. But along with beautiful vegetables and fruits, pesticides fall on our table, without which these vegetables would not grow and would not reach consumers in this condition. Pesticides – a comprehensive concept that includes various groups of substances used in agriculture to control various kinds of pests and plant diseases: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and the like.

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