The Fruit of the Season: Diospyros

Although the Diospyros is a fruit rich simple carbohydrates (sugars), it also has some benefits. Rich in water and carotenes (antioxidants), which after being absorbed by the body, they are transformed into vitamin A. Therefore, it plays an important role in vision, skin, growth, bone development and reproduction. In our intestine, the fiber of the…

Tips to help prevent flus and colds

There are foods that help to reinforce our immune system, helping to prevent flus and colds. Examples are, these: Orange and kiwi are rich in vitamin C, increasing the immune system. Quinoa, besides being a source of proteins, contains zinc and lysine, responsible for reinforcing the immune system. Teas, that is an excellent form of…

Aromatic Herbs

Aromatic herbs or scented herbs are plants, generally small, which contain various uses and properties. The usage of aromatic herbs in reducing the intake of salt in the diet can have a double positive influence on your health, either by reducing the quantity of salt in foods or by the beneficial properties that it has…

Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is a type of tea made from the infusion of the Camellia sinensis plant. A sachet of green tea, although it doesn`t contain energetic value, presents vitamins and minerals in its composition. It is particularly rich in flavonoids, including catechins and derivatives, and also in Vitamin C as a potent antioxidant. Frequent users…

Revitalização Pós-férias

Post-Holiday Revitalization

The end of the holiday should be regarded as an energy boost, which we must extend over the following months.  The return to the routine should be calm and easy with the following advice: Get up and get ready early in the first week of your holiday. Have a full breakfast and focus on the…

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Mushrooms Wrapped in Buckwheat

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon of olive oil 1 Chopped onion 2 Cups of mixed mushrooms (cut) 1 Tablespoon (or more) of soy sauce 2 Chopped garlic cloves ½ Teaspoon of Chinese Five-spice powder 2 Tablespoon of mirin sauce or rice vinegar 1 Cup of buckwheat 1 Cup of cooked tofu (optional) Chives or other herbs of…

O Açaí - Dicas de Nutrição BodyConcept

The Açaí

The Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Martius) is an existing fruit in the rainforest Amazon (Brazil), known for its powerful antioxidant capacity.  Açaí pulp is nutritionally constituted by a high lipid content (oleic acid and omega 6 and 9 fatty acids), carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins and minerals. Besides these components it also has an antioxidant content (namely anthocyanin),…