Most people think that eggs and cholesterol are not a good combination. But the truth about eggs, if it is about the effect on your cholesterol level, is much more complex.
Simply saying that eggs are bad for your cholesterol level is part of one of the biggest myths about cholesterol so far.
The good news is that this article will elaborate on the relationship between eggs and cholesterol and that you will learn everything you need to know about this topic in this article.
You will also get more information about how you can check your cholesterol levels, how to maintain the ideal cholesterol level by avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol, how eating low-cholesterol foods can help you, what to do have high LDL cholesterol and more …
As we age, there is a tendency to lose muscle and gain fat. Most people regard this as a natural part of the aging process. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Part of the problem is that as we get older, we become more time poor. So we eat more fast food or supermarket pre-packaged food, which means more sugar, more preservative and less protein. We spend a lot more time sitting down and far less getting any sort of exercise. It’s insidious, and before long we feel we are at the point of no return.
But it’s not so. Each of these issues can be tackled. Sometimes, the only way to do that is to pick one thing and tackle it first.
This article will focus on getting more protein.
Protein is an essential muscle-building nutrient. It builds, maintains and repairs all your muscles. And once you start exercising again, it allows your muscles to grow back bigger and stronger between each workout. This article will help you maximize your protein intake by listing 10 of the top protein-rich foods for building up your muscles. Here is my list of the top 10 protein-rich foods available.
5 Proven Health Benefits of Kefir + 3 Tasty Recipes
Kefir is fermented milk and is seen as the healthier version of yogurt. It is rich in probiotics and nutrients.
More and more people are discovering kefir as a better alternative to regular milk or yogurt. A few years ago you had to make your own kefir or buy it in a natural store. Nowadays there is so much demand that you can even choose from multiple brands in the normal supermarket.
In this article, you will discover which (proven) health benefits kefir owes its popularity.
This is what you will learn:
What is kefir
What kinds of kefir there are
Nutritional value of kefir
What the health benefits of kefir are
How you can make kefir yourself
Finally, we will give you a few delicious kefir recipes so that you can immediately discover how tasty it is.
What is kefir?
Kefir is a drink made from fermented milk. This fermented drink is produced by mixing a mixture of lactic acid bacteria and yeast in milk. This gummy-like mixture is called the kefir grains.
The lactic acid bacteria and yeasts live off the lactose (milk sugars) in milk. You can make kefir of all types of milk containing carbohydrates (sugars). This is usually done with cow’s milk but can also be done with goat, sheep, rice or soy milk.
The latest trend is to make kefir from coconut milk or coconut water. You can read more about how to do this yourself.
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
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).
Hemp seed is a superfood that is often used as a high-quality and vegetable protein source.
Besides that hemp seed is a good source of essential proteins, hemp seed has many health benefits.
What you will learn in this article:
What are the 7 proven health benefits of hemp seed
Whether you get high when you eat a lot of hemp seed
Whether there are healthy fatty acids in hemp seed
How to make hemp milk
How much hemp seed you can eat per day
At the bottom of this article, I conclude with 5 delicious hemp seed recipes that you can use immediately.
What is hemp seed?
Hemp seed is the seed of the hemp plant. Technically, hemp seed is a nut variety and it also has a mild nutty taste.
Hemp seed is used to extrude hemp oil, and the pulp that remains behind it is touched by proteins. This pulp is the basis for hemp protein powder.
In addition to hemp seed, the hemp oil is also sold as a superfood in the hemp protein powder.
Hemp oil is rich in essential fatty acids and hemp protein powder is rich in essential amino acids.
High from hemp seed?
Let me start by removing your possible concerns about the consumption of hemp seed as a superfood. If you use hemp seed
then you do not have to worry that you are not going through a drug test or that you can not drive your car properly.
Hemp seed contains only minute traces of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). The concentration of THC in hemp seed is so low that eating normal amounts of hemp seed will have no effect (source, source).
In both Canada and the United States, hemp seed has been permitted to be sold for consumption only for about 10 years. Hemp seed was not allowed for this because of the strict legislation regarding stimulants.
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.
8 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa + 6 Tasty Recipes
Quinoa is a healthier alternative to rice. It contains more high quality proteins and fibers while it contains fewer carbohydrates and calories.
I looked for what makes quinoa so vigorous and what the proven health benefits are.
What you will learn in this article:
What quinoa is
The nutritional value of quinoa
Or you can lose weight with quinoa
The 8 proven health benefits
6 delicious recipes
What is quinoa?
Quinoa is used as a grain, but this is not actually. It is therefore called a pseudographer. It is the seed of the quinoa plant.
Because it is not grain, it does not contain any gluten. It is therefore very suitable for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
You pronounce quinoa as a “no-a” and it occurs naturally in South America. It is grown on the high plateaus of Bolivia and Peru and is an important source of food for the local population.
The population around the highlands of Bolivia and Peru do not eat quinoa because it is a health type. They do this out of necessity because on the high plains (about 4000 meters above sea level) not much else grows.
The Incas cultivated quinoa on these highlands 6,000 years ago. The Incas also produced the superfood maca in the Andes, which they ate as we eat potatoes. It must have been a very vital people with these superfoods in the backyard.
A few years ago, quinoa became a popular alternative to rice. As a result, worldwide demand rose enormously, which drove the price strongly.
For comparison: for quinoa you pay in the supermarket prices from 0.83 euros per 100 grams, while for brown rice rice 0.14 euros per 100 grams.
So it is roughly 6 times more expensive than brown rice.
Since 2009 quinoa is also grown on a large scale in couple western European countries in order to meet the large domestic demand.
Quinoa is also growing well in the Dutch climate. Originally it grows on the cold, nutrient-poor and dry plateaus. So the crop can take a beating and night frost.
There are 120 types of quinoa and you have red, white and black quinoa. You often see the red in salads because they are the best form of preservation.
In terms of nutritional value, the color does not matter that much. The dark colors generally contain higher concentrations of antioxidants.
It is also a matter of taste or what you like in your dish which determine the choice for a certain type of quinoa.