Natural Cuisine

amaranth

Amaranth properties and contraindications

It's a plant with a long history and it's a staple of Andean people. Amaranth is in fact a variety native to Central America, long forgotten, but slowly renowned and reintroduced in the recent couple of decades as a food in Europe and the US. The rediscovery of the plant has a certain date- 1975 […] Read More

pesticides in food

The 10 best foods to eat for breakfast

We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” but how do we know what we should eat after fasting all night? We've compiled a list of the 10 best foods to eat for breakfast that provide you with enough energy and nutrition to start your day. In no […] Read More

Is Greek yogurt or regular yogurt better for you?

Yogurt has always been a healthy choice for breakfast and snacks. In today’s consumer world, the different types of yogurt seem limitless. In any supermarket, you can find a variety of colors, flavors, and brands. In recent years, Greek yogurt has become increasingly popular. Its thick, creamy texture and more tart flavor are appealing and […] Read More

fava beans

Beneficial properties of fava beans

Fava beans (vicia faba), also known as broad beans, have been consumed since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans. Inexpensive and easy to find, they grow in pods and can be eaten both cooked and raw. Originating in North Africa and South Asia, they are now cultivated and enjoyed all over the world. From a […] Read More

History and health benefits of radicchio

Radicchio, sometimes called Italian chicory, is a leafy perennial vegetable that is widely used in Italian cuisine. Cultivation of the vegetable began in the 15th Century in Italy's Veneto region. According to AcademiaBarilla.com: It was cultivated early on, originally by planting wild seed in the fields and vegetable garden. The radicchio that you find today is the […] Read More

Nutritional benefits of peanut butter

Nutritional benefits of peanut butter: protein and healthy fats

A popular creamy spread used for sandwiches and snacks, peanut butter is a favorite of many around the world. Often thought to be unhealthy due to its hearty, filling nature and its frequent use as an ingredient in desserts, peanut butter is actually rich in nutrients. When eaten in moderate amounts, peanut butter is good […] Read More

curb food waste

Supermarket sells “ugly” produce at discounted prices to curb food waste

When grocery shopping, everyone has a natural habit of picking and choosing the most aesthetically pleasing fruits and vegetables. However, sometimes the less attractive produce is equally as healthy and delicious. Supermarket food that is not purchased, often for superficial reasons, is thrown out, which creates food waste. To help reduce this problem, a successful Canadian […] Read More

Licorice and its health benefits

Licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra was elected medicinal plant of the year in 2012, by the University of Wurburg, Germany. The announcement was made at an event organized by the German WWF. This woody plant can grow up to a meter and a half tall. It is cultivated for its miraculous medicinal properties, but is also used in […] Read More

7 foods that counteract stress

Did you know that certain foods can help us counteract stress by regulating the amount of sugar and other elements in our bodies? We all deal with stress in our daily frenetic lives, and it can be damaging for our physical and mental health. Several easily obtainable foods can help alleviate the negative effects of […] Read More

10 natural alternatives to white sugar

According to several nutritionists, every day we need about 90 grams of sugar. This amount can be achieved with a normal diet. A balanced nutrition therefore excludes sweets and sugary drinks. According to the World Health Organization, the excessive consumption of sugar is the leading cause of dental caries, diabetes and obesity. An overdose of sugar increases drowsiness (typical […] Read More