Sunday, August 21, 2011

What is the macrobiotic diet?

What is the macrobiotic diet?

This regime arises from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature

"You are what you eat" should not be a cliché phrase, because if there is a diet that complies with this motto, this is macrobiotics.

"This regime stems from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature, and the continual balance of the energies of yin and yang," says Karin Serván Torres, professor of the Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty Health Sciences UPC.

Focusing on the nutritional aspect, this diet makes it clear what to eat and what not. "It is based on consumption of natural foods, holistic and ecological. Dominated by grains, vegetables and legumes (dried vegetables), "says Torres well serve.

As you may have deduced from the components of this diet is low in fat, animal protein and sugar.

"The main point against this macrobiotic diet consists of the proper selection of food, as well as combine and cook them know (in the most simple)," says nutritionist. As for the advantages are ensuring that foods are nutritious, healthy, natural, low energy density.

The more complicated a diet is to think of practical meals to prepare. Therefore, the nutritionist recommends a plate type UPC: brown rice with nuts (pecans and raisins), accompanied by sauteed vegetables such as zucchini Italian eggplant, artichokes, mushrooms and carrots and a dressing based on olive oil and seeds sesame.

CONTROL. Any scheme must be supervised by a health professional to make sure it is appropriate for age and energy needs of the patient. Do not imagine this macrobiotic diet as a therapeutic treatment, and which is still under investigation.

Food tricks to get more energy in the day

Food tricks to get more energy in the day.

These are simple things like our food dispensing and consumption of caffeine and stay hydrated.

If during any time of day suddenly you feel a drop of energy, we suggest you try including some of these secrets into your routine. In power , they are also little details that make the difference.

The phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" is something we have heard many times. How about if you eat what you normally add some wheat bran? "Eating in the morning something rich in fiber can make you more alert throughout the day, "said Health Today .

It is a Cardiff University study found that people who eat a cereal with enough fiber in the morning reduced the sensation of fatigue in 10%. They also had less incidence of depression and improved cognitive skills.

When one feels the need to "wake up", the most common is to use a lot of coffee . As the article says it is better to distribute the doses of caffeine throughout the day: "Small portions of caffeine (about 227 mL) every couple of hours will keep you alert and focused for longer, according to sleep experts."

Something similar happens with food . It is better to have small snacks that three substantial meals. In this case, the recommendation is to eat something every three or four hours. In this way the sugar in your blood is always kept up. Of course, every meal should have carbohydrates , proteins and healthy fats.

A common reason that we often feel tired is dehydration. So remember to drink water every hour. Ideally avoid reaching the point where you feel thirsty.

The tea is another option. "A recent report noted that caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, both present in tea, reduce fatigue and improve mental alertness, reaction time and memory," says the article. Even better if you drink black tea.

The sandwiches of banana butter and peanuts are a good snack to regain strength. The potassium present in the fruit, is a mineral that helps the sugar in our body is transformed into energy. The magnesium-rich peanut butter-giving energy to the cells of our body.

All the meals from EL CHAVO DEL OCHO

All the meals from EL CHAVO DEL OCHO.

At this point the fans and not fans of "El Chavo del Ocho" already know that the legendary ham cake (TORTA DE JAMON) had nothing to do with a dessert or a cake, but rather with sandwiches , which also includes onions ham , tomato, avocado, mayonnaise, (sometimes) the traditional chile .

However, (almost) no one can say that the first time he heard about the guy in this cake just figured the bread with ham as eaten in Mexico. As the famous sandwich, there are dozens of dishes, foods and beverages that are named in the series without even knowing what they are, what they know and how they eat.

The dishes mentioned in 'El Chavo' belong to the food people are eating their way and are available in stalls and carts. The enchiladas and taco are perhaps the most popular dishes in our country, although in Peru are prepared differently.

For example, in Mexico do not always wear TACO'S beans and can be filled with a multitude of stews of meat and / or vegetables. He adds guacamole, salad and sometimes rice.

The classical order of enchiladas to which El Chavo things like the corn tortillas stuffed with meat or wheat, chicken or turkey are accompanied by a wide variety of chiles.

Before you know it 's eating animals are called fat fat gordaspellizcatidivoros pinched , it is important that these are tortillas made ​​with corn dough which is shaped round and is filled with a spicy sauce, meat or beans frayed. It owes its curious name that once fried should pinch the sides to give a kind of background to the tortilla.

The chilaquiles, mentioned in a couple of chapters by Professor Jirafales , is a dish prepared on the basis chips (pieces of fried corn tortillas and / or toasted) bathed in green chile sauce or red usually hot. Normally eaten at breakfast together with pieces of chicken, cheese , sour cream and onion.

The yam is a tuber similar to the yacon in Mexico is used to prepare a traditional sweet of the same name. The jicama was scratched and combine with milk, sugar and eggs. It has a sweet potato-like.

And what about the horns that Doña Florinda Professor Jirafales prepared . To the relief of the teacher was just a biscuit-shaped Mexican horn. Prepared with flour, butter, eggs, nuts and powdered sugar.

The mole is a sauce that can be made with various ingredients, usually distinguished by the different types of chiles used. These sauces are accompanied with meat, chicken or turkey and tortillas. The best known of all is the mole poblano , a national dish, a mix that combines sweet chocolate with spicy chiles.

Pozole is one of the dishes typical of Aztec cuisine and is usually consumed at the party's September 15, the day we celebrate the Independence of Mexico. This is a soup made from corn, which has chicken or pork, avocado, tomato, etc..

The appetizers are a Mexican memelas, prepared with a thick tortilla (made with cornmeal and beans cooked, dried and ground), which can be stuffed with beans, beans or meat.

At Christmas the Mexicans used to eating a dish called rosemary, usually accompanied by cod . It serves a mole sauce, mole poblano is usually with nopales (cactus) and potatoes, served with empanadas (pies) dried shrimp. Then you add rosemary leaves, which are different from rosemary known in Peru.

Famous are also the quesadillas, which are used to eating at breakfast. Are tortillas that are mixed with some kind of cheese that should melt a little. You can add ham and some type of chile.

Other typical ingredients such as apricot, a fruit resembling the peach is mentioned on many occasions by Quico.

Jamaica, lime and tamarind. Those were the flavors of fresh water that sold the Chavo. The last two ingredients are known to us, but very few know what is jamaica and what he knows.

It is a tea made with pink flowers in Jamaica. A tea is usually taken cold and sold on the streets of Mexico. It is red and sugar is added to give a better flavor.

The gruel is another traditional drink that is prepared using pinole (flour obtained by grinding whole grains of corn). Sweetened with sugar or honey and the result is a viscous liquid that is served hot.

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