Well being after holidays

In the last days of 2016 we have made big parties, drinking alcohol with friends, eating cakes sit fro hours around a table…
Among the good intentions for the new year we have decided to mae a kind of diet in 2017. It is really difficult to decide wich kins of diet to choose : withour carboidrates, only proteins, only drinking tea.. Be happy!! You do not need drastic diets, just follow few simple tips from your Team of Medierranean Diet team and you will be well being after holidays.

TOXIN:

Do you know the functions of adipose tissue? It is useful to protect our body from excess of toxins. Alcohol, preservatives and food dyes, pesticides in fruits, vegetables and various artificial compounds  are mainly responsible for introducing toxins in our body. Therefore, to feel well being after holidays,  we recommend you to increase  in your daily nutrition the antioxidant-rich foods like fruits and vegetables. Give yourself  a relaxing turkish bath or a soothing sauna that stimulates sweating to egest toxins. The only precaution is to drink a loto of water during or after sauna.

 To feel well being after holidays:

DO MORE SPORT

To get the results you want and feel and feel well being after holidays, you need only a moderate physical activity or an activity carried out for at least 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week. The best disciplines are aerobic like slow running, cycling, moderate cross-country skiing, walking, boating and all long-term extensive sports. It’s useful to associate to these activities some general toning exercise to be performed after the initial heating.

TAKE THE NATURE IN OUR HOME

Since ancient time  the virtues of herbs were known as remedies for weel being. Today the rush, pre-cooked foods separate us from “nature”. The patience we need to seize food, prepare it and cook it would be very useful for our diet. Knowing the properties of each food ( see  the article for each argument) we could help our immunological defence mechanisms to pass winter and feel less better after lunch or dinner.

 

To feel well being after holidays with

GINGER

Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe, 1807) is a herbaceous plant of the Zingiberaceae (the same family of Cardamom) native of Far Eastern and widely cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical belt, equipped with fleshy rhizome and densely branched, from which branch, both long sterile drums and cables, formed from leaves lanceolate sheathing, and short fertile scapes, bearing yellow-greenish flowers with purplish spots. The fruit is a capsule divided by septa into three lodges containing many seeds. The use of ginger ( “gengiovo”) in the Florentine confectionery factory of the Middle Ages is attested by the sixth novel of the eighth day of the Decameron.

Gingers properties:

a) Ayurvedic medicine has praised ginger’s ability to boost the immune system before recorded history.

b) Two of the biggest killers on the planet may be kept at bay with regular ginger use, especially when eaten with other key superfoods. Garlic, ginger and onions all have an anti-blood-clotting ability, yet when they’re eaten together they’re a powerful mainstay against heart attacks and stroke!

c) Proper food transport (and nutrient absorption) from the mouth out through your colon is the mainstay to health. If food gets stuck somewhere in between, it can ferment, rot or (even worse) cause obstruction, which is a life-threatening emergency. This is why ginger is so important. Like we’ve seen above, it helps promote regular digestion and metabolism of your food and is largely responsible for promoting a strong immune system.

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TURMERIC

The plants belonging to this genus (as many Zingiberaceae) are used with food and medicinal purposes. The most useful is the spice Curcuma longa or saffron of the Indies (often referred as turmeric). The bright yellow color of the powdered root is used as a food coloring is harmless. In certain regions of India a root of hanging on the girl’s neck is part of the promise of marriage rite.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

When examining the research, turmeric benefits go beyond that of these 10 drugs:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Anti-depressants (Prozac)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)
  • Pain killers
  • Diabetes drugs (Metformin)
  • Arthritis medications
  • Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
  • Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)
  • Steroids

 

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QUINOA

Quinoa

The seeds of this plant, subjected to grinding, provide a flour contains mainly starch, which allows this plant to be classified commercially recognized in full as corn despite not belong to the botanical family of grasses or Poaceae. It is distinguished from other cereals for the high protein content and the total absence of gluten. In the Anglo-Saxon terminology, which gives the meaning of cereal (word of Latin origin) attributable to plants attributable to the grasses (or Poaceae) and their products, quinoa is instead classified as pseudocereal. For its good protein intake is the staple food for the Andean people. The Incas called quinoa “chisiya mama” which in Quechua means “mother of all seeds.” the 2013 has been declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations International Year of Quinoa, in recognition of the Andean indigenous peoples, who have maintained, controlled, protected and preserved quinoa as food for present and future generations through knowledge and practices of living in harmony with nature.

The goal is to focus world attention on the role that quinoa biodiversity plays in support of, its nutritional value, eradication of poverty in support of achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

see http://dietamediterranea.biz/quinoa-the-sturdy-plant/

Sources: https://draxe.com/10-medicinal-ginger-health-benefits/

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