How to make a smoothie a healthy cocktail

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Spring is here. He reached the trees, the countryside and also the fruit shops. As heat peeks out, fruit options diversify. And what does the body ask us when we get hot and we have so many fruits available? Right now you can be viewing stracciatella ice cream cups, juices of impossible colors, or maybe a banana split, or even seemingly healthier options such as a detox juice. I encourage you to prepare a good healthy smoothie . Ice cream, juices or industrial smoothies are proposals that usually incorporate added fats and sugars, and also do not provide the fiber present in the fruit. So you have to try to discard these types of options, and more if we regularly resort to them. How can we take advantage of the whole piece of fruit and discard fats and sugars? The answer with more sense

Salads with orange

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When the heat approaches, our body begins to ask us to introduce salads into the diet and, almost without trying, the spoon gives way to the fork and the green leaves of lettuce and sprouts. In consultation, dietitians-nutritionists always insist on the importance of making these salads varied, and that is why in this article I propose to explore the possibilities of salads with orange . But before continuing, I want to tell you what is under the rough skin of an orange. Each piece represents a good source of thiamine, folates, and potassium, but above all it highlights its vitamin C and fiber content. In general, citrus fruits are quite resistant fruits and are not climacteric, that is, they do not ripen when separated from their plant, so they maintain their properties for some time a

Healthy dressings with fruits for salads

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With the arrival of good weather and heat, you want to eat more fresh dishes. Therefore, salads become the main protagonists of our tables. Salads, in addition to fresh, are an easy option to prepare that allow you to combine many healthy and nutrient-rich foods, so they are very complete and balanced. But sometimes it is not easy to know how to combine ingredients to prepare original, nutritious and tasty salads. One way to achieve this is to add healthy dressings with fruits . In this article I explain how to prepare them. How to prepare your salad Before thinking about your dressing you have to prepare a good salad. Use a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Including fresh seasonal fruit can make your salads much more varied, complete and rich in nutrients. Adding fruits, such as Z

Healthy snacks for children

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“What kind of snacks can be a healthy option to give our children between hours?” This is one of the parents' frequent doubts. My answer is always: "Offering a fruit as the first option will always be a good snack alternative." A snack between meals, is a good time and a great opportunity to offer a serving of fruit to children. Their high fiber intake will help them be satiated and better regulate their appetite during the day. Can you offer them any fruit? Yes, the one they like and they want. In children it is important to meet the requirements of vitamin C , so it is always recommended to promote those fruits high in this vitamin such as strawberries, oranges, lemons, lime, tangerines or kiwi. Among them, I would highlight the Zespri SunGold kiwi  ,  which in addition to

How to prepare healthy homemade ice cream?

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In summer, supermarket fridges begin to fill with dozens of options for ice cream, sorbets, slushies and horchatas, new sugary temptations that add to those that are present throughout the year. To combat the freezing pressure that awaits us in almost every corner, it is necessary to: 1. Become aware that they are harmful (they contain sugar and poor quality fats) 2. Appease the ice cream monkey preparing healthy homemade ice cream. Why not abuse commercial ice cream? Ice creams basically give us sugar. The creamiest, in addition to sugar, contain dubious quality fats. If they are also creamy ice cream with chocolate or biscuit cover, the amount of fat and sugar continues to multiply. And if right now you are thinking of those ice creams "zero calories" as an option, it should be noted t

5 gluten-free bread recipes

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Wheat, barley, oats, spelled or rye are some of the cereals with gluten that should be eliminated from the diet in people with celiac disease. Given that the most commercialized bread is wheat bread, finding a bread suitable for coeliacs can become a complicated mission. To facilitate this task, we will give you 5 ideas of gluten-free bread that you can make at home. When someone is celiac or has celiac disease, they have a permanent gluten intolerance that results in a chronic inflammatory process. It affects the mucosa and submucosa of the small intestine and can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Lesions that appear in the intestine can hinder the absorption of vitamins and minerals from food. This can lead to the appearance of other diseases suc

How to prepare homemade jam without sugar

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The cold comes and we say goodbye to some of the most memorable seasonal fruits: peaches, plums, apricots or figs. How can we not say goodbye at all? The answer was already given to us by our grandmothers and their fantastic pantries: preparing canned jams. In this article we remind you how to make provision of homemade jams and also without sugar , which are even cooler.  Marmalade and sugar free? Technically, the canned food that I propose is not a jam. Nor is it a chutney, not a compote or a jelly, because almost all these preparations with fruit involve adding a porron of sugar, approximately between 40% and 60% of the total weight of the preparation and our canning will not carry sugar . The idea is to avoid sweetening a food that is already naturally sweet and prepare a "canned cru

It’s pumpkin time! Discover its properties and recipes

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With the arrival of autumn all the landscapes are transformed with a peculiar orange color and everywhere we see the famous pumpkins. Beyond using the pumpkin as a decoration for this season, the pumpkin is a highly nutritious fruit. In this article we will see its nutritional properties and also share recipes . Why consume pumpkin? Pumpkin is a seasonal fruit and its consumption in its production areas is highly recommended because this will be its optimum point of consumption and it will not be a food imported from afar, something that helps in the sustainability of the planet.  Pumpkin can be consumed in different ways and take advantage from its highly nutritional seeds, to its meat cooked in a rich cream or pumpkin puree. Therefore there is something for all tastes, textures and

Healthy sponge cake with kiwi

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How much it costs us to give up sweet preparations! Since we do not want to dispense with our sweet whims, we should gradually improve the quality of these options, in order to introduce them more frequently into our daily diet without feeling guilty and without harming our health. That's why in this article I want to share a delicious recipe for healthy sponge cake with kiwi. How to turn a sponge cake into a healthy sponge cake The composition of a cake with excess sugar can be easily improved by including healthy foods with a natural sweet taste. Changing the « artificial sweet » derived from the excess of added sugar to which the wide range of processed products are so accustomed to us, by the « natural sweet» that certain more natural foods provide us. In this way we will be able to

Recommendations of fish consumption due to mercury

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A few days ago the Ministry of Health updated its recommendations for fish consumption. The objective is to prevent mercury poisoning among the vulnerable population, such as pregnant women or children. In this article we will see what are the recommendations of consumption and also some recipes to include it in the diet in a healthy way. Recommendation of fish consumption for the vulnerable population Among the population vulnerable to this presence of methylmercury we find pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant, as well as mothers who breastfeed their babies and children under 10 years old should avoid eating blue fish with a high content of methylmercury . The fish with high content are swordfish or emperor, bluefin tuna, shark (dogfish, marrajo, myrtle, pintarroj