Food

Cress: The spicy herb

Spring time is also cress time! The garden cress (Lepidium sativum) belongs to the Kreuzblütengewächsen and lends a spicy kick to our favorite dishes every year. Cress not only tastes great, it's also absolutely healthy! In Ayurvedic medicine, this small plant has been used as a medicinal plant for hundreds of years thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. ⠀ The cress convinces with its ingredients ⠀ Garden cress has a surprisingly high nutrient density and, by the way, also provides a wide range of phytochemicals. This...

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The Best Protein Sources For Vegetarians: Tasty And Varied

The best sources of protein for vegetarians: Tasty and varied ⠀ For different reasons, people choose to eat vegetarian food. For some, the health aspect or animal welfare are in the foreground and others may move religious reasons to this form of nutrition. A vegetarian diet is naturally high in fibre, contains few, saturated cholesterol-raising saturated fatty acids and can cover much of the nutrient spectrum. However, vegetarians must pay particular attention to adequate protein intake in their diet. ⠀ Proteins: it depends on the composition! ⠀ Proteins are also called “the building blocks of life”....

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Ayurveda and Breakfast – Including a Recipe for the amazing Chai-Te

A regular daily rhythm and a healthy daily breakfast are both very important from the Ayurvedic point of view. Breakfast is the cornerstone for a successful start of the day. According to Ayurvedic knowledge, the digestive fire (Agni) is very low in the morning. Therefore, it is recommended to take the lightest and most digestible breakfast. Breakfast should nourish body (and mind) and give it everything it needs to provide enough energy for the day ahead. When we start the day with a lot of energy, tasks are easier to handle and...

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Alkaline water: just hype or a miracle cure?

Everyone knows that it is vital for us to drink enough fluids. More than fifty per cent of our body consists of water. Our metabolism needs a sufficient daily water intake for it to function optimally. The German Association for Nutrition recommends a daily fluid intake of 30-35 millilitres per kilogram of body weight for adults, depending on their age. However, to stay healthy, it is not only the number of fluids but also what we drink is essential. In recent years, the hype about “alkaline” or “alkaline water” is growing,...

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