Friday, April 15, 2011

Vegetables of Spring

Flavors and health benefits

Asparagus, peas, beans, artichokes ... early vegetables are easy to cook and rich in fiber and vitamins. Recipes to enjoy!

The heyday announce the arrival of spring vegetables. It's time to enjoy their delicate flavors, but also their nutritional values. Here are some easy recipes to make meals to give a note of spring.

Asparagus: A true vegetable thinness
With 25 calories per 100 grams, the asparagus should be in the spring menus to find the line before step swimsuit! Its low calorie count is not her only asset, it is a source of various minerals (magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium) but low in sodium, making it a food diuretic that stimulates the activity of the kidneys. It is ideal as part of a detox treatment.

It should be eaten soon after purchase as it dehydrates quickly. It is kept in a cool, wrapped in a damp cloth to preserve its freshness up to 24 hours to enjoy all its benefits.

She cooked, preferably with steam to maintain its mineral wealth. It can be accompanied by a light sauce.

Recipe: fried green asparagus with parmesan
Cook the asparagus for 3 minutes in boiling salted water and sauté 2-3 minutes in olive oil over high heat, stirring regularly. Add pine nuts and parmesan and cook for 1 more minute and serve with Parmesan shavings.

The Artichoke: An excellent purifying
It drains the liver and gallbladder and cleanses the digestive system. It is also rich in minerals and low in calories.

It will keep 2-3 days in the crisper of the refrigerator. Small purple, meanwhile, should be eaten, preferably on the day of purchase.

Small purple are delicious stew prepared with tomatoes, white wine and herbs. The largest are eaten boiled or steamed with a sauce or dressing, lighter, a mustard sauce and chive cream cheese.

Recipes for artichokes

The bean: source of protein
It is interesting for its protein intake (5 g / 100 g) and fiber. But it also provides complex carbohydrates, carotenes and vitamin C.

Still in its shell, it keeps up to 4 days refrigerated.

It is excellent raw with salted butter and bread but you can also enjoy simmered with onions and parsley.

Recipe for baked beans, fresh

The sugar snap peas: delicate and tender
Even if, in fact, a pea picked before maturity, it is two times less calories than the pea (only 40 kcal per 100 g). However, it is rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, minerals and fiber making it a good food bowel. Finally, it is also richer in protein than other vegetables.

We must choose a bright green, it must be crisp. it will keep 2 to 3 days protected by plastic wrap.

It can be eaten very simply steamed with just a dab of butter. But it also lends itself to Fried, risottos, alone or mixed with other spring vegetables.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Physical Effects Overeating

Say you're full after a meal is not just a metaphor, when you eat too much at once you are stretching your stomach beyond its normal capacity. When you sit down to eat, your stomach is the size of a fist. So look before you eat the food on your plate, and compare it with the size of your fist, then feet like the food that enters your stomach, if excessive, it expands like a balloon.

Extending the capacity of your stomach repeatedly through overeating not only causes considerable discomfort, but long-term commitment to your health. If you recognize any of these symptoms, you're probably eating too much at one sitting:

- Running out of breath after eating. Eating fast and much causes the stomach to distend, forcing him to go against the diaphragm and lungs. Your stomach can expand more than three times its size after a large meal, causing difficulty breathing until your stomach starts to shrink.

- Nausea. When you eat a lot, not all the food goes quickly into the stomach. This causes a kind of stuck in the esophagus and its consequence are those feelings of discomfort and nausea, less than ideal to finish a delicious meal.

- Acidity. Eating too much at once difficult for the valve on your stomach from closing properly, causing digestive fluids go into your esophagus and causing reflux. This condition causes severe discomfort, if it happens regularly it could damage the delicate tissue around the esophagus, in some cases this can lead to esophageal cancer.

- Eat food. It is common to feel sleepy after a big meal. While this is partly due to brain chemistry, the food coma is directly related to energy expenditure needed to digest food overdose. The stomach and intestines are forced to process and distribute all the nutrients they are receiving, this causes a large expenditure of energy that leaves the rest of your system in a state as eager to go to sleep.

It can be tempting sometimes eat a lot, especially at family parties or special occasions, but a little common sense can help you overcome and avoid all the symptoms mentioned above. Try drinking a glass of water before eating, so you feel full before and without causing the side effects of which we speak. And test your normal day to five or six small meals every three to four hours instead of two dishes fill three times a day.

With your ideal body there is a healthy and safe alternative to use the science of nutrition in your favor to achieve the changes you desire in your body permanently.