15 Fast & Simple Ideas for a Healthy Breakfast + 3 Recipes
Nowadays, more and more voices are saying that breakfast is not as important as it is always said. I too share this view which I will nuance in this article.
Of course, that does not mean that a healthy breakfast is unimportant. Good breakfast can make you slimmer and can be part of a healthy diet with the goal to lose pounds. You can read how exactly that is done with breakfast in this article.
What you will learn in this article:
What a healthy breakfast should meet
How you can lose weight with a healthy breakfast
The answer to the question of whether to skip breakfast is good or bad
3 Advantages & 6 Disadvantages of Omega 6 Fatty Acids + Ultimate Nutritional List
Omega 6 fatty acids are essential for our health, we would not be able to do without. Without omega 6 fatty acids we would have to deal with inflammation.
On the other hand, omega 6 fatty acids are also harmful to health. They can also cause inflammation instead of prevention. These low-grade inflammations are the main cause of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases.
To keep the risk of chronic diseases as low as possible, it is important that you know what to look out for and that you know what omega 6 is. What you have to pay attention to, I will tell you in this article.
What else you will learn:
The main types of omega 6
The relationship between omega 6 and omega 3
The health benefits of omega 6
The dangers of omega 6
The ultimate omega 6 nutritional list
What is Omega 6?
Omega 6 is a collective name for a group of different polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are primarily used by the body as fuel.
Most unsaturated fatty acids in our Western diet are omega 6 fatty acids. You do not have to worry about whether you get enough of it. You may worry about whether you do not get too much of it! More about that later.
The best-known and most important omega-6 fatty acid is linoleic acid, for which the abbreviation LA is often used which comes from the English-language Linoleic Acid.
Linoleic acid is important because it is an essential fatty acid; your body can not make it yourself.
Linoleic acid is the only essential omega 6 fatty acid. The other omega 6 fatty acids can be created by your body from LA.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA / Gamma-linolenic acid) is a non-essential omega-6 fatty acid. This fatty acid is contained in relatively large quantities in mother’s milk and some vegetable oils.
Most of the GLA is synthesized by the body in dihomo-gamma linolenic acid (DGLA / Dihomo-Gamma-Linolenic Acid).
Why a balance between omega 6 and omega 3 is important
What is a Detox Smoothie: Explanation, You Can Lose Weight + Juice Health Program
With a detox, you can purify the body of harmful and unwanted substances.
Your body naturally has built-in mechanisms to clean itself. Just think about your liver and your kidneys. Is it useful to do a detox at all?
To this question (and more) we will give you an answer in this article. What else you will learn in this article:
How you can do a detox for improving your health
What you should take into account as a novice ‘detoxer’
When you are not allowed to do a detox
A detox juice cure program to put detoxing into practice
What is a detox?
Detoxification is the cleaning of your body. There is also talk about drainage although in this context it is meant the draining of body fluids.
Detoxing is usually done with a period of fasting followed by a period of drinking fruit and vegetable juices in combinations with herbal tea and/or supplements.
In the regular medical world, little is done with detox and only limited scientific research has been done into this phenomenon.
Would you like detoxing under supervision then you will, therefore, have to look for it in the corner of naturopathy. Nothing wrong with that of course, the regular medical world is often behind the facts.
What do you want to achieve with a detox?
A detox can be done in different ways, depending on objectives, wishes and preferences.
For most people, improving health will be the goal. For example, during a detox cure, a lot of fruit and vegetable juice is drunk to provide the body with healthy nutrients.
During a detox, the organs get rest by fasting. This way the liver is stimulated to remove toxic substances. The body is also stimulated to remove toxic substances through the stool, urine and sweat.
You can do a detox to relieve various health problems. Think of: (source)
A bloated feeling
Inflammation and obesity
Although the body can get rid of contamination through the liver and the kidneys, the idea behind a detox is to help the body. This help is necessary because the body can no longer adequately drain a large amount of pollution (which we now have to deal with).
8 Proven Health Benefits of Maca (powder) + 6 Recipes
Maca is a superfood which is mainly known for its libido and fertility enhancing effect.
It is also claimed that it improves your endurance and your energy. Sounds good right? I have checked for you if that is all right.
In this article you will learn:
What are the proven health benefits of maca
Which claims you have to take with a grain of salt
How you can eat maca in a tasty way
What is Maca?
Let’s start at the beginning. Maca (lepidium meyenii) is a root that originally only grew at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
Maca grew only in a certain part of the Andes mountains, under severe conditions, at heights above 4000 meters. Maca is also called Peruvian ginseng.
Maca is a vegetable that has been eaten by the local population in Peru for centuries as we have been eating potatoes for centuries.
It is suspected that maca was already cultivated 2000 years before Christ. Maca was used not only as a food but also as a traditional medicinal herb.
Maca was even used as cattle feed by the Peruvians.
Maca grows in all shapes and sizes and colors.
The most popular colors, which are also available in Europe, are yellow, red and black maca. Certain species have stronger specific health benefits.
When it became known that maca would have a positive effect on fertility, at the end of the 1990s, the price of maca increased enormously and the production was increased.
With the rise of production (in China, people have grown a lot of maca), the prices have dropped again and maca is reasonably affordable for a superfood.
The taste of Maca
Maca has a very distinct taste which I personally like. The taste can best be described as earthy, nutty with a hint of caramel. Most people, however, do not like maca, according to research into taste acceptance.
Maca is therefore also sold as an extract in capsule form and as a liquid extract.
Maca is also sold in powder form. This is dried maca. This powder can, for example, be done by your smoothie or yogurt (further on you can read our maca recipes). Macca tastes very good in combination with cocoa.
If you do maca through your smoothie or yogurt, you can make the smoothie tasty by also adding a scoop of cocoa powder.
Incidentally, I have never seen anything in the Netherlands that the maca is sold as a whole carrot. If you have an address where you can buy maca roots, please share it with us at the bottom of this page.
Is Greek Yogurt Healthy or Not and Does it Help If You Want To Lose Weight?
There are many contradictory stories about dairy products on the internet. And that makes it difficult to determine whether or not you should eat dairy.
In a country like the Netherlands, for example, a lot of dairies is consumed. After all, it would be good for your bones.
Greek yogurt is a form of dairy that is fermented. It is full and creamy in taste. It is enjoyed by many people at breakfast with some muesli and fruit.
Now the key question is, of course, is Greek yogurt so healthy?
There you will find answers in this article.
In addition, you will learn in this article:
How Greek yogurt is created
Why Greek yogurt is healthier than other yogurts
Which people better not eat Greek yogurt
What benefits does Greek yogurt have?
What disadvantages Greek yogurt knows
What is Greek Yogurt?
Greek yogurt is a dairy product from a cow.
Dairy is a product that is eaten a lot in western Europe cuisine. Almost every family has milk, yogurt, cheese and butter in the fridge.
Do we know dairy products for as long as we exist?
If you think we already ate dairy products when we were prehistoric, then you are wrong.
It was only when agriculture and cattle breeding came in that we began to eat “people” dairy products. We started drinking milk and we were going to eat cereals.
We did not do all this as a prehistoric man in the hunter-gatherer’s time.
In the introduction I mentioned it for a moment: “Dairy products would be good for the bones and therefore enough milk must be drunk, especially by children”. Yet it turned out that hunter-gatherers who did not know dairy products had stronger bones than we have today (source). Why that is so, I will return to this article later.
Greek yogurt is made from milk. So it is not the same. Greek yogurt is made by fermenting milk. I explain below exactly how this works.