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Sweet celeriac or parsnip chilli with boiled or oven-roasted chickpeas

Varied vegan menus are a treat for the stomach and intestines and a feast for the eyes. Consumers are spoilt for choice with the wide range of vegetables in early summer. There are almost no limits to the vegetable variations for a vegetable chilli. Sweet celeriac or parsnip chilli Let's get straight to the point. Celery can have a slightly sour taste in the chilli sauce. Parsnips have a more intense flavour and are more suitable for this dish.

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Chickpeas are perfect for delicious snacks

Chickpeas are a powerhouse of dietary fibre. They play a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels, protecting the blood vessels, and aiding digestion. This fibre also swells, making you feel full more quickly, which can help in weight management. Regular consumption of this legume can significantly reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, making it a smart choice for your health. Preparing chickpeas is simple and rewarding. They are soaked overnight and boiled in water enriched with sea salt for around twenty minutes. A sprinkle of chilli flakes can add a hint of spice if desired. This easy preparation method ensures that you can enjoy the nutritional benefits of chickpeas without any hassle.

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Dishwasher tabs contain many harmful chemicals

Surfactants: These substances help break down grease and food residues. If swallowed, they can irritate the mucous membranes and lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) is a common ingredient for its fat-dissolving and water-softening properties. However, eating or drinking it can irritate your throat and stomach, making breathing hard and causing you to throw up or have diarrhoea. Sodium Percarbonate: When water is mixed with it, hydrogen peroxide and soda ash are released. These chemicals bleach and clean. If you eat it, it can burn your lips and bowels, make you sick, and, in the worst cases, hurt your lungs and blood flow.

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Why is it important to reduce sugar consumption?

Nowadays, overeating sugar is becoming increasingly connected to different health issues. As an essential part of our diet, we must find ways to reduce our sugar intake to promote better health. Vegans face unique challenges as many high-sugar foods are not sugar-related at first glance. Hence, this reflective article will look at ways vegans can reduce sugar, such as meals and best practices.

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Herb, asparagus and parsnip soup with ginger and roasted chickpeas

Sometimes vegetables are left in the fridge after an invitation. Pre-prepared in the best case. These can be used to create delicious, healthy soups without much effort. Example: five white asparagus, three small parsnips, a piece of ginger, parsley and chives. Fill a medium-sized pan three-quarters full with water and add a teaspoon of sea salt. Cut the trimmed asparagus into pieces. Finely slice the parsnips and ginger. Add to the pan. Wash three to four bunches of flat-leaf or curly parsley with the same chives and add to the pan. Cook until soft and finely chop with a hand blender. Add a heaped tablespoon of vegetable bouillon powder, a bay leaf and chilli flakes to taste and simmer. Stir occasionally and season with a few dashes of soya sauce as required.

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UTILISATION OF VEGETABLE OILS

People use vegetable oils for health. It's an old idea in many cultures worldwide. Now, natural and sustainable lifestyles are more important. Vegetable oils have become more significant. They're critical for nutrition, hair and skin care, and brain function and well-being. Soursop oil, Moringa oil, and Botana oil are central to this. They come from plants with unique properties and uses. Soursop oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It can be applied to the skin or used for hair care. Moringa oil is used as a dietary supplement. It's also used in moisturising creams.

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Fast, degradable, and climate-neutral – algae as a new bioplastic?

Heterotrophic bacteria such as Cupriavidus necator can already produce PHB bioplastic. These bacteria's energy source is the sugar obtained from crops. Cyanobacteria has a significant advantage in PHB production. To conclude, microalgae can fix sunlight and extract energy from it. As a result, PHB production is CO2-neutral. Indeed, it offers ethical and ecological advantages over using heterotrophic bacteria. PHB production by cyanobacteria is currently still in primary research mode. It could be years before it is ready for industrial utilisation. Last but not least, there is also the question of price. PHB production by heterotrophic bacteria is currently more cost-effective.

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Black rice ring with vegetables

Rice is a healthy food. The black rice "Nerone" is grown in Italy. This variety gets its colour from the natural pigmentation of the outer grain layers. It supplies essential minerals and vitamins such as the relatively rare vitamin B9, skin vitamin E and cell-protecting carotene. A strong nutty flavour gives black rice its unique taste. Black rice has a high protein and fibre content and contains minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. Black rice can, therefore, be a valuable component of vegan cuisine. The Stirnrunzler recipe kitchen presents its own creation with black rice and vegetables, which can be flexibly supplemented with fried tofu or mushrooms, for example.

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Regulate testosterone levels in a natural way

Sesame seeds are rich in phytochemicals and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Plant sterols ensure that the cholesterol level can be lowered naturally. Sesame seeds contain haematopoietic iron, bone-strengthening calcium, and selenium, a trace element that strengthens the immune system. Niacin is essential for regenerating skin, muscles, nerves, and DNA. Tocopherol (vitamin E) also protects against free radicals. Sesame is an essential source of protein, especially for vegetarians and vegans. The well-known natural scientist Dr Alfred Vogel avoided protein deficiency by eating enough nuts, sesame seeds, and almonds. Sesame seeds comprise around 20 per cent protein and a good half of high-quality fats.

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Mindset influences growth and meaning in life.

Critical thinking involves analysing information, evaluating evidence, and making logical, informed decisions. Questioning assumptions and considering different perspectives can improve essential habits of thinking. Rethinking personal beliefs moulds thought processes. Mindfulness practice Cultivating mindfulness and focusing on the present state is essential. Strengthening self-awareness helps create effective stress management. Mindfulness often regulates feelings. Decision-making simplifies by maintaining clarity and forbearance.

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Omega 3 fatty acids

Some non-dairy milk is fortified with DHA. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that soya milk consumption improved the blood lipid profile of adults with hypercholesterolaemia.Some foods, such as muesli and energy bars, are fortified with DHA. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that DHA-fortified foods improve the blood lipid profiles of healthy adults. It is important to note that the body's conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is limited. Vegans need to consume a variety of plant-based omega-3 sources and consider supplementing with DHA and EPA, especially if they are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a history of heart disease.

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Less Plastic

The global plastic problem is becoming threatening. It is time to reduce plastic in everyday life sustainably. Plastic waste is detrimental to the environment, individuals' and animals' health, and the well-being of future generations. Sustainable and short-term measures are essential.

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Sweet peppers stuffed with vegetables

Why do peppers come in different colours? The colour of the peppers depends on the variety. Initially, chillies are always green. As they ripen, the vegetable acquires yellow, orange, red, or even dark shades, as do the different flavours. Green chilli peppers have a somewhat bitter taste, yellow ones are fruitier, and red ones have an almost sweetish aroma. Their positive effects on the immune system and metabolism are well known, as is their high vitamin C content. Thanks to their low fat, carbohydrate and calorie content, chilli peppers help with weight loss.

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Better health thanks to an alkaline diet?

An alkaline-rich diet promotes consuming fresh, unprocessed foods with abundant fruit and vegetables. This leads to increased intake of essential nutrients and antioxidants, positively affecting health. However, scientific evidence does not support the idea that diseases can be prevented or cured by an alkaline-rich diet alone. The body maintains its pH value regardless of acid or alkaline intake in the diet. Many test subjects have confirmed a positive effect on health thanks to an alkaline diet. It is recommended to include alkaline-rich foods in the diet and to reduce the consumption of acid-forming foods in diets. A good approach is to favour whole grain products, healthy fats, vegetable proteins and various fruits and vegetables. Gently produced wholemeal corn products are gluten-free and preferable to wholemeal at best.

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What are amino acids, and which foods contain them?

A weakened immune system and lack of drive can be signs. Other signs include concentration difficulties, inner restlessness, sleep problems, loss of performance, and depression. Furthermore, joint complaints and digestive problems can indicate an amino acid deficiency. An amino acid deficiency is detected with a blood test known as an aminogram. Various amino acids are available as dietary supplements from specialist retailers. It should be noted in this context that an overdose of proteins can strain the kidneys. Are you losing weight with amino acids? A change in diet and exercise are essential for weight loss. Nevertheless, some amino acids can be supportive when taken in the correct dosage. The need for leucine, isoleucine and valine increases with physical exertion and dieting. Diets can also lead to a deficiency of phenylalanine, tryptophan and methionine.

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Quick, Easy to Preserve, Wholesome and Yet Filling

Green asparagus is already back in the chiller cabinets of the supermarkets. It's still expensive, but a slight spring fever is coming. Courgette soup can be made using the same simple recipe. It goes well with a few falafel patties, which are just as quick to prepare. The falafel "dough" and the soups can be kept in the fridge for at least three days. This is a quick way to serve a wholesome lunch or dinner after or during a busy day.

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Propolis – The Sun Medicine

The natural product propolis is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and promotes wound healing. Honey bees make propolis to seal and clean their hive. They use resin from trees and shrubs, along with wax and saliva. The "building material" also contains vitamins, minerals, and protein building blocks. The composition changes based on where the hive is and what plants are around. The season also plays an important role. The propolis colours vary, making it difficult to prove its effectiveness. The antimicrobial effect is beneficial for bee colonies. Inside a beehive, lots of nutrients lead to higher humidity and temperature. This lets viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites grow fast. The corresponding growth-inhibiting effect on these organisms has confirmed for propolis.

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