Chrome – properties, sources and demand, deficiency and excess

Do you have the last (bigger than usual) appetite for sweets? This may be a symptom of chromium deficiency. The mineral is also regarded as a natural ingredient supporting the slimming process – but it is not the only properties of this mineral ingredient, so we will take a closer look at its properties.  In…

Herbs for a good night’s sleep – safe and effective

Some say that they need four hours of sleep, others – that sleep is a waste of time, and even sleeping for a long time do not feel sleepy. This approach definitely harms health.  If the problems of falling asleep and waking up too early also concern you, check which herbs will ensure a good…

Sucking oil – a way to health and beauty

Sucking oil contrary to appearances is not a new trend – this technique was known in Ayurvedic medicine before the era. Formerly, medicine believed that rinsing the mouth with oil can accelerate the processes of cleansing not only the oral cavity, but also the whole organism. Let’s check how sucking oil positively affects health and…

Shiitake mushrooms – calories, nutritional values ​​and curiosities

Known mainly thanks to Chinese medicine, which considers them to be a natural remedy for many diseases, recently also appreciated in Europe – shiitake mushrooms are becoming more and more popular. And rightly so, because thanks to their properties and nutritional values ​​they are one of the most valuable edible fungi.  These mushrooms from China,…

Nutritional value of marinated products

Have you ever wondered what the difference between marinating and pickling is? Or what nutritional value marinated products have and is it worth eating not only for the sake of taste? We decided to take marinating under the microscope and answer these questions.  Marinating is a way of preserving food with vinegar and thermal processing….

Sage and its health properties

Sage salvia (Salvia officinalis) is a plant originating from the regions of the Adriatic Sea. Its name derives from the Latin word salvus, which means health. It is grown on rocky, arid and sunny areas on the Adriatic, but also throughout Europe, and even in Africa and North America. In Poland, sage cultivation was initiated…

Herring – calories, nutritional values ​​and curiosities

Baltic herring is one of the most popular marine fish species available in Poland. Baltic herring is a subspecies of herring (oceanic) herring (Latin: Clupea harengus). Herring is a small fish whose body is elongated and covered with large scales. The spine’s back is darker than the silver torso and has a gray or dark…

Facts and myths about vitamin C

Vitamin C is a way for many of us to strengthen the body, which is why we most often reach for it in the period of weakened immunity, eg during the autumn and winter weather or spring solstice. Does taking vitamin C when we have a cold actually affects a faster recovery process? When can…

Dandelion – health properties and application

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), otherwise common dandelion or popular milkweed is a widespread perennial from the Asteraceae family. Nuns is a plant inhabiting areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa. The common occurrence of dandelion caused that it is often regarded as a troublesome weed occurring in gardens, on sidewalks and fields. However, the healing and…

Smooth licorice – health properties and application

Liquorice licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) is a perennial from the family of fabaceae. Glycyrrhiza comes from the Greek words glykis – sweet, and rhiza – root. The first names of licorice, such as sweet root, sweet tree, malt root or malt testify to the particularly sweet taste of the plant, which the licorice root owes…