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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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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Practical harm of meat globally and privately

People have been eating meat as food since the ice age. Anthropologists argue that it was then that a person refused a vegetable diet in favor of meat food. This “custom” has been conveyed by a significant part of humanity to the present day, someone has done it because of necessity (for example, Eskimos), living conditions or habits. But more often than not, the reason is a simple misunderstanding. Over the past fifty years, renowned health professionals, biochemists and nutritionists have found convincing evidence: to stay healthy, eating meat is not necessary, on the contrary, a diet that is acceptable to predators can harm a person.

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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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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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12 facts about fitness that your trainer won’t tell you

A healthy lifestyle is choosing more and more people. To look better and feel great, many choose fitness. But, like any business, you need to do sports wisely.

1. A noticeable result will have to wait long enough

Now and in a 6 months

Do not expect too fast results from classes in the gym. Those who want to lose weight by the summer or the New Year in 2 months are likely to fail. Of course, it all depends on the initial quality of your body, weight, as well as age. In any case, you will notice the first results of training after about 2-3 months. Others will see positive changes in your body no earlier than six months later. It is also important to understand that the key to success is regularity, the frequency of training and proper nutrition. Two shock workouts per week will not be of particular benefit. You can achieve good results with 3 power and 2 cardio workouts per week. And it’s not necessary to spend 5 days a week on the hall. As a cardio load, a normal walk may well be.

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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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“Autumn. Time to pick mushrooms. ” The benefits and harms of mushrooms

Autumn! It is the very time when many, in order to get an emotional discharge, to escape from the ubiquitous problems, and just to get some fresh forest air, they arm themselves with a basket, a folding leg and go to the forest to look for mushrooms. In the silence that the birds occasionally dilute with their singing and the rustling of autumn foliage under their feet, you walk, look for mushrooms, and when you find it, so much joy appears in you, so many pleasant emotions! For many people, such a day in the forest and a basket of mushrooms as a trophy bring a lot of pleasure! And after all, not only moral satisfaction does a person receive from mushrooms, but also benefits for physical health! In this article we will talk about the incredible benefits and possible harm of mushrooms, introduce some of the healing properties of mushrooms.

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