Healthy spices - Fennel

All parts of fennel are rich in biologically active substances. The most active substances are essential oils and terpene-fenchon and anethole. Fennel also contains vitamins C, E, potassium and beta-carotene. There are also no ballast substances.
Anethole, responsible for the pleasant smell of fennel, antispasmodic and has been shown to reduce bloating. For this reason it is essential for a heavy dishes. Essential oils not only improves digestion, respiration-assist also goes to the lungs through the blood vessels. Consuming large quantities of fennel to prevent colds or flu '. Rich in vitamins B, E, D. Some sources say that Anatol has beneficial effects on milk production-which is good news for breastfeeding mothers.

Use for: salads, soups, sauces,

Healthy spices - herbs

Marjoram spice was used in ancient Egypt used for stomach digestive problems and also used for rheumatism. Has a distinctive, slightly biting flavor.
Use for: soups (bean, pea), salads, sauces, roasts (lamb, beef and pork), pates.

Thyme contains essential oil, whose main ingredient is thymol. It also contains flavonoids, tannins, triterpenes. Thymol has an antiseptic effect, shows activity in diseases of the upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract-stimulates the appetite.
Use for: basic seasoning Italian and French cuisine, in addition to salads, cheese, minced meat, vegetables, legumes dishes

Basil - depending on the variety contains different constituents of essential oils (eugenol, camphor, chawikol, linalool), also contains rutin, carotene, glycosides and saponiny.Stosuje the fresh or dried leaves. Basil improves appetite, stimulates digestion and has anti-depressant.
Use for: salads, sauces, soups, meat dishes, marinades, vegetable dishes

Healthy spices - Ginger

Ginger has a slightly burning, spicy flavor. Bioactive substance which is contained in ginger is gingerol, the group of terpenoids. This substance, not only does not cause side effects it has on the sick but also for headaches, especially migraine. This happens due to the fact that gingerol has a similar chemical structure to aspirin.
Ginger also helps with arthritis, inflammation and inhibits blood platelets to stick to so-anticoagulation. In addition, it is rich in potassium and iron.

Use for: cakes and cookies (gingerbread), dishes with poultry, rice, soups (bean), fruit, pickles, fruit and vegetables.

Healthy spices - Garlic

With an intense aroma of this spice corresponding allyl disulfide-active sulfur compound. Garlic contains allicin, ajoen and adenosine. Is also rich in selenium and vitamin B1. Allicin is a potent plant antibiotic, has a bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal-garlic is great for colds, runny nose, and more.
What's more, according to recent research Allicin, lowers blood cholesterol levels, also works anticoagulation. On the antithrombotic agent is also affected ajoen and adenosine. The sulfur compounds in garlic have anti-cancer activity and also have a significant - deterrent effect on the production of inflammatory substances-is good news for people suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Garlic also increases immunity.

Use for: salads, salads, pickles.

Healty spices - Chili

In the next few posts I will share with you information about various healthy spices. They improve the taste and are good for you. Simply add them to your favourite dishes.


This spice, which is a hot chili pepper, used mostly in the kitchens of the world. It is rich in bioactive substances, contains a very acute capsaicin and beta-carotene. The pod also contains flavonoids, rutin and hesperidin. There are also its vitamin C.
Capsaicin is so strong that you only put in the mouth a bit of chilli to tears from the eyes and nose pociekłyrunny nose . This effect (the mucous membranes of nerve stimulation) is important in the treatment of colds, cold-as thanks to perfectly cleanse the airways, thins the mucus in the lungs of defaulting and bronchi. Capsaicin also acts in the stomach-stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. Included in the chili flavonoids prevent platelets from sticking together and thus are a weapon against clots. In addition, these flavonoids with beta-carotene and vitamin C are an effective weapon against free radicals. Remember that capsaicin is sharp enough that you should avoid contact with eyes.

Application: spicy sauces, dishes with legumes (lentils), in addition to poultry, soups

Say no to large breakfast

Modest breakfast or a hearty meal? This question certainly raises a lot of people who want to lose weight. To assist in the selection of researchers from Germany conducted a special study. They invited 300 people to them. Participants wrote down every day, what they ate. Some people prefer a small breakfast, others larger, and some opt out of them at all.

The results showed that regardless of the number of calories supplied with the first meal, calorie lunch, and dinner was at a similar test. Although some supporters of the big breakfast later resigned from the snacks, and so their caloric balance was larger meals.

Although it is good to eat a healthy breakfast if they provide a lot of calories, we must remember that the rest of the day and avoid too large meals. Best to limit saturated fats, carbohydrates, and remember to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Unfortunately, the morning and sometimes fatal greed: (

The new rules from CFDA for the treatment of models

I wonder if the message CDFA reach all the designers and the fate of the girls really improve. Fashion Weeki next week. Then we'll find out how effective are the commandments of DVF. Fingers crossed for better working conditions for models! You may be able to save a lot of girls from eating disorders, which have long been the scourge of the industry.

The Danish Diet

What is Danish Diet?
  • The Danish diet focuses on drastic reduction of calorie intake. About 26 pounds weight is lost in 13 days. After 13 days the normal diet can be taken, without overeating. This diet is very strict as throughout its entire duration the routine of the diet cannot be broken or it won’t have any effect.
  • In this diet one meal per day is skipped. The breakfast consists of a beverage (either tea or coffee) with a single cube of sugar. The lunch is also very low on calories and nutrients. It consists mostly of a low calorie protein and two vegetables. The lunch diet keeps on revolving. The dinner contains protein rich foods but scant amount of vitamins.
(found on DK ARCHIVES)

Skinny models

The world of fashion has been under fire recently because ofsuccessive scandals are too lean models . It seems that it was realized that finally realize that you need to save the image. American Council of Fashion Designers has just released recommendations for the upcoming New York Fashion Week there. According to new rules on the runways will not be able to pass models who are under 16 years of age. Girls who are still treated outside the rules of the Labour Code, will now have the right to kilkunastominutowych breaks. Behind the scenes shows and photo shoots to be always available food and drinks. Much attention was also devoted to scale models. They must pass special training and participate in seminars on healthy lifestyles and eating disorders. Models are to be under the watchful observation of designers and stylists. If one will have signs of anorexia or bulimia, the problem is to be notified of their agents.