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Although it seems relatively recent, the truth is that the vegetarian diet has been around for a long time. Some historians date its existence to at least 700 BC, so it is nothing new or fashionable.

If it is true that in recent years due to the type of diet that we have and that society is becoming increasingly aware of the world around it, this type of diet has been growing in popularity, and now it is something that is already in everyone’s mouth.

That is why in this post we have wanted to analyze the differences between vegan and vegetarian, showing what similarities and disparities they present.

We will also analyze how these types of diets impact our health and the environment that surrounds us, in order to determine what benefits and disadvantages they offer compared to other types of diets.

You should know that the Vegetarian diet includes several types of sub-diets, which vary according to the foods they include.

That is, to understand it in a simple way, vegetarianism would be the mother diet, which contains other diets derived from it, such as Veganism, which is one of the strictest aspects.

This type of diet, in addition, is usually followed not only for food issues but for different reasons such as health, religion, environmentalism, or ethics among others.

In our blog, we have a multitude of healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes, very rich. In the event that one includes animal milk, we always give a vegan alternative, such as substituting said ingredient for any vegetable milk to taste such as coconut milk, rice, oatmeal, soy, etc.

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarians are people who do not consume any type of meat, fish, seafood, or product derived from the death of animals.

They follow a vegetarian diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and seeds. Depending on the type of vegetarian diet that is followed, this may or may not also include eggs, milk, and its derivatives (dairy products).

What does a vegetarian eat?

A vegetarian is a person who consumes mostly vegetables, fruits, and legumes, and who in turn does not eat meat, fish, or seafood.

Depending on the type of vegetarian diet that is followed, this can also include milk, honey, or eggs.

Type of Vegetarians

As we have already mentioned, there are different types of vegetarian diets, and the main ones are:

  • Ovo-lacto-vegetarians: they are people who do not consume meat, but do consume both dairy and eggs.
  • Lacto vegetarians: vegetarians who in addition to meat also do not consume eggs, but on the contrary, they do consume dairy products.
  • Ovo vegetarians: vegetarians who do not consume any food of animal origin except eggs.
  • Vegans: they are vegetarians who do not consume food or products derived from animals.

There are also other types of diets that are not so strict, which therefore cannot be considered vegetarian, since they really are not, but which share a similar philosophy.

Some examples of them are the pescetarians, who do not eat meat but do eat fish, or the flexitarians, who practice vegetarianism on a discontinuous basis.

From what we can see, the vegan diet is a sub-diet within the great set of vegetarian diets and therefore is part of it.

Vegan diet

The Vegan diet is one of the strictest versions of vegetarian diets, as it does not contain any food or product of animal origin. It is a way of life that tries to reduce animal exploitation in any of its forms.

Therefore, this diet does not contain eggs, dairy, or other animal derivatives, among which we can find common ingredients such as buttermilk, honey, gelatin or carmine, among others.

As you can see, the basis of veganism and vegetarianism is very similar. The big difference is the degree to which each feeding is carried out. Vegetarians, on the one hand, avoid eating animals, but they do welcome the consumption of products derived from their exploitation such as eggs or dairy as long as it is done under appropriate healthy conditions.

Vegans, on the contrary, do not tolerate any type of animal exploitation, regardless of whether it is appropriate or not, and therefore avoid the consumption of any product that originates from such activity.

These have the belief that animals should live freely and not be exploited by humans in any of the variants. It includes food, scientific studies, making clothes or recreational activities.

What does a vegan eat?

A vegan person is characterized by eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and legumes, and free of animal products or derivatives of them. That includes meat, fish, seafood, milk, eggs, honey, and any derivative of them.

In addition, apart from food, they also tend to avoid any article that contains materials from animals, or that has been tested with them.

Main differences between Vegetarians and Vegans

Now that we have seen what each diet consists of, we are going to see the main differences, so that we can easily distinguish them.

The main difference is that vegans do not consume any food or product derived from animals, and vegetarians do, such as milk or eggs.

What Doesn’t a Vegetarian Eat?

  • Meat.
  • Fish or Seafood.

What does not eat vegan?

  • Meat.
  • Fish or Seafood.
  • Eggs
  • Milk and dairy.
  • Honey.

In addition, vegans tend to be against any type of animal exploitation, and therefore do not consume any articles made with products derived from this activity such as wool or leather.

They also don’t use cosmetics with ingredients that come from animals or that have been experimented on or tested on.

Nutritional Considerations of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

When eating this type of diet, it is important to be clear about some key aspects to avoid suffering from anemia or other similar eating problems.

Both vegan and vegetarian diets are rich in vitamins, fiber, and minerals, while low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

If such a diet is not planned properly, it can result in a lack of iron, vitamin D and B12, zinc, calcium, and omega-3s.

Therefore, when it comes to this type of diet, it is essential to be well informed and plan a diet that meets the needs of each person, and that provides us with the nutrients and minerals we need.

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Finally summer! Finally, the weather that we can enjoy outside from morning to night: sun on our skin, wind in our hair – wonderful! On a perfect summer day, of course, you can dine under a blue sky. We have put together delicious summer recipes for light dishes and cooling drinks that you can prepare yourself quickly and with fresh ingredients from the garden. Here we go!

Summer is too short in our part of the world to not enjoy it to the fullest. Anyone who spends the whole day in the garden naturally wants to eat and drink there too. That is why we have put together 12 summer recipes for you – sorted by meals. These are easy to prepare and digestible; summer dishes with and without meat/fish as well as cold and warm can be served. You will also receive recipes for refreshing summer drinks. But the best thing is: at least one ingredient per recipe comes from your garden!

Summer for breakfast

It is well known that tastes are different at breakfast: While some prefer sweet things in the morning, others prefer to start the day on the hearty, hearty taste bar. Our summer breakfast recipes have something delicious for both flavors:

Baked porridge with berries from the garden

For a baking dish of fully baked oatmeal, you need the following ingredients according to the recipe by Christine from the blog Apple of my Eye :

  • 2 cups of fresh berries (the recipe also works if you use frozen berries) from the garden, for example, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants (white, red, and black)
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cups instant oat flakes (normal oat flakes extend the baking time)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup nuts (pecans or similar)
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter or vegetarian alternatives
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk or vegetarian alternatives

And this is how the porridge is baked:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Then mix the dry ingredients: oatmeal; Baking powder, cinnamon and sugar, salt
  3. Next, mix the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter.
  4. Layer half of the berries in a flat baking dish. This is followed by the dry mix of ingredients made from oat flakes & Co. Pour the milk mixture over it. The second half of the berries are placed on top and spread the chopped nuts over them.
  5. The whole thing goes in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the oatmeal has soaked up the liquid. With normal oatmeal, it takes around 35 to 40 minutes.

Our tip: The casserole tastes delicious hot and cold. You can also bake it in the evening and serve it cold in the morning!

Garden herb butter with feta cheese

For the wonderfully fragrant garden herb butter you need the following ingredients according to the recipe by Birgit from the blog EmmaBee :

  • 125 grams of soft butter or vegetarian alternatives
  • 100 grams of sheep cheese
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Herbs of your choice from the garden
  • Pepper salt
  • Lemon juice

The preparation of the garden herb butter is very simple:

Beat the butter and sheep cheese with the mixer until frothy. Then add onions, garlic and garden herbs – all finely chopped – and stir in. Finally, season the garden herb butter with salt, pepper and lemon juice. It tastes good on hearty dark bread as well as on a warm baguette and you don’t need any additional toppings, guaranteed!

Our tip: If there is any garden herb butter leftover from breakfast, you can serve it for dinner or a barbecue.

Detoxifying ginger-lemon water with cucumber and fresh mint from the garden

A refreshing and detoxifying summer drink is the ginger-lemon water with cucumber and mint according to the recipe from deceptivelydelicious.com. It not only quenches thirst but also stimulates fat burning and thus helps you lose weight. For maximum aroma, it is best to prepare the drink, also known as detox water or infused water, in the evening: cut a medium-sized cucumber from your garden into fine slices. Likewise an organic lemon and a thumb-sized piece of organic ginger root. Put both ingredients in a carafe and pour water over them. A handful of young mint leaves from your herb bed provide a fresh taste. Let the water cool overnight and enjoy it in the morning with its aromatic freshness.

Our tip: drunk three days before each meal, the ginger-lemon water with cucumber and mint more than lives up to its nickname “slim water” as part of a summer diet. Try it!

Summer at noon

Lunch in summer should above all be easy to digest and digestible. We have therefore selected two classic summer recipes for you, one for a crispy, colorful potato salad without mayonnaise that you can enjoy lukewarm or cold, and one for a one-pot pasta with spinach and smoked salmon.

Colorful garden potato salad

For the potato salad according to a recipe from the housewife’s side, you need the following ingredients in addition to two kilograms of waxy potatoes:

  • 3 peppers, preferably colorful
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 sour apples
  • 5 spring onions
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • a handful of garden herbs, finely chopped
  • some hot vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 natural yogurt (150 g) or vegetarian alternatives
  • Salt and pepper, possibly garlic

Boil, peel, and slice the first potatoes from your garden. Then stir the vegetable stock with hot water and pour it over the potatoes. Then chop the vegetables and fruit into bite-sized pieces. Mix together the mustard, yogurt and oil and season the mix with pepper and salt. The dressing comes over the potatoes. Then fold in the vegetables.

Our tip: For an “animal” variant of the colorful garden potato salad, you can add smoked salmon, sausages, or garlic salami (in cubes or slices).

Quick one-pot pasta with smoked salmon

For the quick one-pot pasta made to a recipe from Stern you  need:

  • 1 finely diced onion
  • 250 grams of pasta
  • 300 milliliters of vegetable broth
  • 100 milliliters of cream or vegetarian alternatives
  • Parmesan
  • 150-gram handful of spinach
  • 200 grams of smoked salmon in fine strips
  • 1 to two cloves of garlic
  • if no children eat: 100 milliliters of white wine
  • Salt pepper

The preparation of the one-pot pasta is very quick: peel the onion, cut it in half and finely chop it. Likewise the garlic. Then put the onion, garlic, pasta, vegetable broth, cream, possibly white wine and parmesan in a saucepan. Let the whole thing boil. While doing this, stir regularly. Then let the whole thing simmer for about six minutes with the lid closed on medium heat. Wash the spinach and add it to the pan with the smoked salmon. After simmering for another minute or two, the spinach will have collapsed. Season the one-pot pasta with salt and pepper.

Our tip: The leftovers of this creamy pasta also taste as good cold as a pasta salad!

Refreshing apple iced tea with cinnamon

For the apple iced tea, simply change the recipe for homemade apple and cinnamon tea from Hannah. Instead of serving hot, the tea is served iced, which means that you should prepare it in the evening. Throw two apples cut into pieces, two sticks of organic cinnamon, broken if necessary, and a piece of chopped ginger in a liter of boiling water. Let the brew briefly boil and then steep for a quarter of an hour. Chill the tea overnight and serve it on ice, preferably with a slice of apple in it.

Our tip: You can also freeze the tea as an ice cube and serve it in a glass, where it slowly melts in the summer heat.

Summer for coffee

We think: A pastry with freshly harvested rhubarb should go with the summer coffee in the garden. Because its pleasant acidity combines inimitably with the sweetness of the dough. We will also serve you a recipe for a quick ice cream (without an ice machine) made from the fruits of your garden.

Blackberry ice cream in a lemon (without egg and without ice machine)

What would summer be without delicious ice cream ?! We found a great ice cream recipe on Jenny’s blog Sugar, Cinnamon, and Love that you can prepare without an egg or ice cream machine and serve in lemon peel. The ingredients you need for this are:

  • 4 organic lemons
  • 375 grams of fresh blackberries from your garden
  • Zest of half an organic lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 can (400 grams) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or vegetarian substitute
  • 500 grams of whipped cream or vegetarian substitute

And this is how you get a little closer to the (garden) homemade ice cream heaven: Cut the organic lemons in half lengthways, remove the pulp (do not throw away, you can throw it in the iced tea or detox water, for example!). Mix blackberries, lemon zest and honey very finely with the blender or puree. Mix the berry puree with sweetened condensed milk and melted butter. Whip the cream until stiff. Pour the cream into the blackberry mixture. Then fill the finished ice cream into the lemon halves. Leave them in the freezer for at least four hours.

Our tip: If you have more ice than can fit into the hollowed-out lemon halves, put it in a lockable container and also in the freezer compartment. Then you can even refill the empty lemon peel.

Watermelon smoothie with coconut and fresh garden mint

No summer day without a watermelon – that much is certain for us. We deliver the colorful fruit to your coffee as a smoothie, pepped up with mint from your herb garden according to the recipe. In addition to a quarter watermelon, you also need fresh mint leaves and 150 milliliters of coconut drink. The melon must be peeled and pitted. Then put it in the blender with the washed mint and coconut drink. It is served well chilled.

Our tip: If you leave the smoothie mixture in the ice-cream compartment longer, you will get a delicious sorbet.

Summer for dinner

Summer evenings are mild and long. Just right for convivial meals with family and friends. One dish should not be missing: mozzarella with freshly harvested garden tomatoes and homemade basil pesto. This goes well with a slice of black bread with spicy herb butter (see above) or with grilled vegetables. We also serve you a recipe for a quick garden tarte flambée.

Mozzarella with garden tomatoes (on a stick) and homemade basil pesto

For our starter, the photo above provided the idea. All you need is small tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil, pepper, salt, basil leaves, and commercially available skewers.

The pesto made from a recipe by Saskia on the blog food likers is what you do:

  • Basil leaves (2 pots),
  • roasted pine nuts (30 grams),
  • Olive oil (80 milliliters),
  • Parmesan (50 grams),
  • salt
  • and a clove of fresh garlic from the garden.

Mix all the ingredients in the blender or with the hand blender until you have a creamy sauce: the basil pesto à la Genovese.

Serve the tomatoes with mozzarella on a skewer with a pile of pesto in between with your garden dinner. You can dust the whole thing with homemade herbal salt and freshly ground pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil.

Our tip: Assorted on a baking sheet, the mozzarella tomato skewers can also be briefly baked in the oven. The delicious aroma is intensified many times over.

Tarte flambée with leek

A tarte flambée is a light summer dish that can be prepared quickly and even on the grill. Our garden tarte flambée based on a Springlane recipe has the following ingredients:

  • 1 leek from your garden
  • 5 grams of fresh rosemary from your garden
  • 1 ready-made tarte flambée batter
  • 75 grams of sour cream
  • 100 grams of grated mozzarella
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegetarian alternatives
  • Salt pepper

Halve the leek stick, wash it, and cut only the white and light green part into fine strips. Pluck the rosemary needles from the stem and finely chop them. In the meantime, the oven can be preheated (20 degrees Celsius top/bottom heat). Then put some olive oil and the butter in a pan and fry the leeks and rosemary for 10 minutes over low heat, until the leeks are soft.

Roll out the tarte flambée batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush it evenly with sour cream and spread the leek on top. Season with salt and pepper. Then the mozzarella is sprinkled over it. The tarte flambée should bake for 15 minutes on the middle rack.

Our tip: For a particularly crispy tarte flambée, you can first bake the dough solo, then top it and bake it again.

Cucumber lasso

As a drink for dinner, we serve you gherkin lassi based on a Severin recipe. For this you need:

  • 350 milliliters of natural yogurt
  • ½ cucumber from your garden
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • some freshly grated ginger
  • about 1 pinch of wasabi paste
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • 1 pinch of salt

Peel the cucumber and cut it into pieces. It is then pureed with the yogurt and seasoned with lemon juice, ginger, wasabi paste, cumin, and salt.

Our tip: If the lassi is too thick, you can dilute it with cold water or milk.

You have 12 recipes for summer dishes for a summer day in the garden – made from many ingredients you harvest yourself. It remains for us to wish you bon appetit and plenty of suns! Or are you more hungry for a spring-like recipe?

Are you looking for additional inspiration for recipes from the garden? Have a look on our Pinterest board for summer recipes: Hello sun drop by. There we have put together a multitude of great ideas for all things summer.

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If you are looking for a simple way to lose weight based on natural ingredients, we present the 10 best fruits to lose weight quickly, which will help you lose all those excess pounds and thus get in shape.

This is the moment when you must decide to put an end to a sedentary and unhealthy life. So, it’s time for you to dust off your sports shoes, and start practicing physical activity starting today.

If, in addition, you combine it with a change in diet, giving up processed foods full of sugars and saturated fats, and increasing the intake of healthy recipes, you will achieve great results in a short time.

So you propose to eat better and fill the entire refrigerator and if possible, the whole house, with fruits and more fruits, because after all these are healthy.

Are all fruits good for the diet?

To say that all fruits are good for losing weight is not entirely true. It is evident that it is preferable to eat fruit before processed food or industrial pastries.

but if our intention is to lose weight, we must know that there are some fruits better than others to achieve this goal. Before starting any diet, it is important to know what each food will provide and which are the most effective.

Fruit to lose weight

Here is a list of the 10 best fruits to lose weight, so that when you go shopping, you know which fruits are best to incorporate into your diet if your intention is to lose weight.

1. Strawberries:

Strawberry is an especially rich fruit that both adults and children alike. These are low in sugar and incredibly high in fiber.

They contain vitamin C, help balance PH, accelerate metabolism, and help us to digest and detoxify our body thanks to their high diuretic power.

Also, if the seasonal purchases are usually quite sweet, and can be consumed without adding sugar or other sweeteners.

2. Apple:

The apple is another of those fruits that contain very few calories, about 80 calories per unit. It is an especially sweet fruit, with high fiber content and that provides us with a large amount of liquid for our body.

Thanks to its strong satiating effect, if you consume an apple between meals, it will help you fill up earlier and thus avoid the temptations to snack between meals.

And that’s not all, since it will also help you eat less during your meals, and therefore it is an excellent fruit to lose weight.

3. Orange:

Oranges are great for people looking to increase the levels of vitamin C and minerals in their bodies.

They help us keep our digestive system healthy and provide us with large amounts of antioxidants, collagen, and iron.

4. Tomatoes:

Despite what many people think, the tomato is part of the family of fruits and not of vegetables. This is perfect for the fight against the accumulation of fat, and to prevent hypertension.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, K, A, potassium, and iron. This is also a natural diuretic, which, thanks to the fact that it contains potassium and little sodium, prevents us from retaining fluids and helps us eliminate toxins from our body.

5. Peach:

Sweet and good for weight loss? So is! The peach is perfect for those who want to lose weight fast.

Studies have shown that those who exercise and consume this fruit lose more calories per day than those who do not.

6. Kiwi:

The kiwi falls within the range of green fruits. It contains abundant vitamins C, A, and E, in addition to calcium, fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

This fiber helps us reduce our appetite and lose weight in a more effective way.

7. Banana or Plantain:

Banana and plantain are fruits with a high fiber and potassium content, which will provide us with much of the energy we need, and thanks to their satiating effect they will prevent us from snacking between meals.

These are rich in vitamin C and help in the functioning of our digestive system.

8. Melon:

Both melon and watermelon are ideal fruits for weight loss since they have high water content and therefore have very few calories.

Melon, due to its sweet taste, is a perfectly healthy substitute for sweet foods. It also helps in cleaning toxins from our body and reduces the accumulation of fat.

9. Papaya:

Papaya is a tropical fruit rich in vitamin A and C, whose composition is approximately 90% water. This contains very few calories and therefore it is a very rich fruit ideal for losing weight.

In addition, it contains papain which is an enzyme that helps us regulate our metabolism, which encourages us to burn fat and helps us in the digestion process.

10. Watermelon:

Watermelon is one of our favorite fruits because apart from being delicious, it is ideal to eat during the summer, as it helps us stay hydrated.

Like melon, it contains a large amount of water and fiber, which allows us to keep our stomach satiated for longer and thus help us lose weight, thanks to its low energy density.

This is rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has cleansing properties that help us detoxify our body, eliminating the toxins present in it.

How to lose weight with fruit?

As you have seen, most of the fruits that we recommend in this post are very easy to find and if you buy them during their season they will be much richer and cheaper.

The ideal is always to choose fruits for our diet that provide us with fiber and vitamins since this fiber will help us fill up earlier and prevent us from snacking between meals. So do not hesitate to add any of these fruits to your diet.

You should know that to lose weight effectively, it is not enough just to eat fruit. If we want to achieve real results, it is important to combine a change towards a healthier diet with the practice of moderate exercise. If you are a sedentary person, start by going out a little each day, and gradually increase the distance.

Once you get used to exercising, it will be easier for you, and you can move on to more intensive exercises, such as running, swimming, or cycling.

Today, losing weight is a problem related more to health than aesthetics, so leave the excuses! And start your new healthy lifestyle now.

Slimming Fruit Recipes

In our blog, you will find dozens of recipes and tips to help you lose weight quickly based on natural ingredients and a balanced diet for your day today. Among them, we recommend that you take a look at the following:

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It is important that if we begin to suffer from overweight, not only because of the image but also because of our health, we begin to consider making the decision to make some type of diet based on healthy recipes that will restore our ideal weight.

How to choose a healthy, healthy and balanced diet?

It is very important to know how to choose the most appropriate healthy diet, since depending on the needs we have and our metabolism we will have to adopt a different type of diet.

On the other hand, it must be taken into account that there is a wide variety of types of diets, among which we find positive diets and negative diets. As positive we consider diets that produce a benefit in our body without there being any type of deficiency.

As a negative diet, we understand the opposite, that is, a diet that has nutritional deficiencies that can become very important. For this reason, we should always consult our trusted doctor.

Types of diets

There are several ways to classify diets, however, in our case we are going to separate them into two large groups, depending on the nutrients that are consumed.

Balanced diets

These are diets that contain all the nutrients we need every day, including carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and lipids.

It is the most recommended type of diet, and healthy diets fall within this large group.

Unbalanced diet

When we speak of an unbalanced diet, we refer to a type of diet that lacks a specific nutrient or several of them.

It is a very common type of diet in today’s society, where processed foods are abused, with a large amount of sugar, preservatives, dyes and other substances that are harmful to our health.

Types of healthy diets

There are many types of healthy diets, then we will see the main ones. Each of them has its own advantages.

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is a type of diet that has become fashionable, since, if done correctly, it helps us lose weight very effectively.

It is based on the high consumption of fats and proteins, avoiding as much as possible foods high in carbohydrates.

The idea is that thanks to the deficit in carbohydrate consumption, our body will consume the glycogen reserves, and will start to burn the fats in the liver to get the energy it needs.

This type of diet is usually based on the consumption of 60% fat, 30% protein and 10% carbohydrates.

Dissociated diet

The objective of this type of diet is a conscious decompensation of the diet, avoiding the combined consumption of foods from different groups, with the aim of forcing the consumption of fats.

That is, it is based on not combining the consumption of foods rich in carbohydrates, with those rich in protein and neutral.

It is a very criticized type of diet since its effectiveness has not been proven, and in many cases, the idea of ​​burning fat in this way is just a myth.

High fiber diet

Dietary fibers are essential nutrients in our diet, due to their beneficial actions in the body and the relationship between their consumption and the prevention of diseases.

Day-to-day habits contribute to higher consumption of refined products and a lower frequency of natural foods in the diet.

There is the substitution of homemade foods for fast foods, which in most cases have a high-fat content and few nutrients, which ends up being detrimental to our health.

How does the presence of fiber in our diet help us?

The consumption of foods low in fiber, for a long period of time, can help the appearance of chronic diseases, such as constipation, as well as much more serious diseases such as cardiovascular or intestinal problems.

Due to the increase in the frequency of this type of disease in today’s society, it is recommended to increase the daily consumption of fiber, which should be 25 to 30 grams for a healthy adult, in order to reduce the risks of developing these pathologies.

A diet rich in fiber contributes to the proper functioning of the intestines, reducing the risk of several serious diseases.

For this reason, simply add some of the following high-fibrous foods to the routine menu: Black bread, oat bran, wheat bran, oat flakes, brown rice, tomatoes, peas, bell peppers, cucumbers, spinach, onions, carrots, cabbage, corn, pumpkin, chard, watercress, and fruits such as grapes, strawberries, walnuts, pear, peach, avocado, banana, orange, among others.

In addition to that, individuals who suffer from belly pressure can add an extra dose of fiber to their diet by adding a tablespoon of flax seeds to a glass of yogurt and taking it daily.

In conclusion, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and include fibrous foods like those mentioned above to avoid various types of diseases and disorders.

Mediterranean diet

When it comes to eating well, it is important that we eat a balanced diet that includes all the elements and nutrients we need.

In this sense, the Mediterranean diet is one of the best that exists, since it is based on fresh ingredients rich in nutrients, which will considerably improve our quality of life.

What is the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet is a very balanced and varied type of diet that basically includes bread and pasta as carbohydrates, olive oil as the main fat, wine, vegetables, fruits, legumes and nuts to obtain antioxidants and fiber and fish, dairy products, eggs and poultry as protein sources.

Why is the Mediterranean diet so beneficial?

This is known thanks to its beneficial properties since, in the Mediterranean areas where this type of diet is maintained, cardiovascular diseases, as well as arteriosclerosis, and even degenerative diseases are much lower than the average.

Furthermore, these countries also have a longer life expectancy than average.

The Mediterranean diet implies leading a much healthier lifestyle including the fact that saturated fats are eliminated, the consumption of antioxidants and fiber is greatly increased.

It contains an interesting balance of polyunsaturated fatty acids and the consumption of monounsaturated fats is increased.

The danger of miracle diets

The obsession to lose weight can lead many people to use what is known as miracle diets. That is why we believe it is important to talk about this type of diet in this post.

Someone said that there are as many miracle diets as there are idiots who follow them, and it’s not really such a misguided phrase. The truth is that every two by three new versions appear that become famous.

It is enough that some famous person publishes that he is on a diet, and everyone will begin to follow it and become obsessed with it. In the end, these end up disappearing as it is shown that they are not effective and end up in the crosshairs of nutritionists due to the danger they pose.

That is why it is important to keep in mind that any diet we do will never be miraculous and that it will take some time before you start losing weight and seeing results. Diets that promise to lose weight quickly so never work and are often dangerous to our health.

Therefore, if we want to lose weight effectively, it is essential that we change our eating habits towards healthier ones. If, on the other hand, we continue eating the same as always, we will regain the lost weight and we will even gain more weight.

It is very important that we are clear that it is better to do things well and educate ourselves about food in order to end the bad eating habits that we are used to.

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