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As early as the 4th century BC. The Greek doctor, the father of medicine, Hippocrates, said, "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you you're sick."
And really - what is the main cause of CVD? - Poor nutrition. What is the main cause of diabetes? - Poor nutrition. What is the main cause of cancer? - Malnutrition. What is the main cause of obesity? - Malnutrition. And all other diseases: ... diseases of the liver and pancreas? - ... allergies? - ... disorders of the nervous system: negative emotions, depression, irritability, offensiveness, anger? - ... What is the main cause of impaired brain function? - Poor nutrition.
The same Hippocrates taught: "Let your food be your medicine." If the main cause of all physical and spiritual diseases of the human body is malnutrition, then, therefore, the healing of all physical and spiritual diseases of the human body should begin with changing their bad eating habits.

The Barvinok Wellness and Recreation Center offers 3 vegetarian meals for you.

The main benefits of vegetarian food:

1. The body becomes more resistant to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, and begins to fight them actively. The alkaline foods to which they belong, first of all, greens and most fruits and vegetables make the body healthier, neutralizing the acidic environment.

2. Diversity of the diet.
You don't even realize how varied a vegetarian diet can be. How many alternatives, which are almost indistinguishable from the original, about the existence of how many products you do not even know ?! Believe me, you have an exciting culinary journey and an introduction to a whole new palette of flavors. Of meat diet - this is not the case. With the transition to vegetarianism, you will truly immerse yourself in a whole new world, you will have a new circle of acquaintances, you will read new books and blogs, and you will know much more new information than you would with traditional food. The magic words "Chia", "quinoa", "superfood" will appear in your vocabulary, and the salad will no longer be a supplement to the grocery basket, it will become a full part of it!

3. Lightness and more energy.
Just imagine how much energy our body spends on digesting heavy meat food. And this is one of the reasons why we want to lie down or sleep after lunch and dinner. Vegetarian food - as a rule, light, digestible faster, you do not have a feeling of heaviness after eating. You have a lot of strength and energy for new achievements! You will automatically have more time, be more successful, and you will have new opportunities for self-development.

4. Improving the general condition of the body.
You may not have known, but meat and fish are full of hormones and antibiotics. By ceasing to consume these products, you reduce the supply of these harmful substances, which provoke the formation of toxins and, as a consequence, various diseases. Also, researchers have shown that the content of nitrates, pesticides and other harmful chemicals in meat is 12 times higher than in fruits.

5. You touch the source of the protein.
When consuming meat and dairy products in our body comes protein already processed by the same cow. Why such a long way using another organism? If a cow gets protein from the grass, so can we. Simply increase your intake of greens: spinach, parsley, dill, various types of salad and your gut will definitely say "thank you" and your body will get enough protein.

6. Natural detox and purification.
By giving up meat and increasing the proportion of fiber-containing foods in your diet, you make an invaluable contribution to the health of your gut. Cellulose, like a sponge, absorbs accumulated toxins and helps them pass through the intestines to get rid of them faster. You will notice almost immediately how the intestinal peristalsis, the general condition of the gastrointestinal tract and, as a consequence, the skin, will improve.

7. You will get rid of allergies.
As mentioned above, meat and dairy products contribute to the accumulation of toxins in the body, and all would be fine, but they are the main culprits of our ill-fated allergies and concomitant symptoms (cold, tears, inflammation of the skin). Going to vegetarianism, you will almost immediately notice that the symptoms of allergies will be less and less, and over time, you can get rid of them completely.

8. You will stop suffering from colds.
It is known that toxins that come to us from the body of meat, contribute to the accumulation of mucus in the body. In a vegetarian diet, people are less likely to catch a cold, and if they catch a cold, the disease is much faster and easier. Soon you will forget what the cold and the sore throat are.

9. You will become more lean.
Along with meat products, many animal fats enter your body, which, as you know, do not lead to anything good. If you replace animal fats with useful vegetable (avocado, nuts, seeds), your waist will become thinner and your mood will be better

Increasing the amount of vegetables and fruits in the diet, reducing the amount of fat, not overeating, controlling weight, quitting smoking, controlling stress, increasing physical activity - this is part of the 8 principles of a healthy lifestyle.

Everybody wants to be healthy, but not everyone wants to change their lifestyle, change bad habits over the years, make efforts to fulfill the laws of health.

So we wish you: "BE HEALTHY!"

The list of products that are in our wellness center

Chia seeds
Lentil Seeds
Sunflower seeds
Mustard Seeds
Flax seeds
cashew nuts
Bone kernels of cultural sweet almonds contain fatty oil (up to 40-60%), protein substances (about 30%), mucus, vitamins, dyes - carotene, carotenoids, lycopene, etc., as well as essential oil (0.5-0, 8%), which determines their odor, and traces of glycoside amygdalin.
Soybean seeds
very high (up to 50%) protein content; the presence of B vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium, essential amino acids and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic); the possibility of prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases;
Coconut flakes
Coconut flakes are rich in fats and calories: per 100 g of coconut flakes, 65% are fats and 13-14% are proteins and carbohydrates. Coconut flesh contains vitamins B, C and E, minerals - calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron. Coconut improves digestion, supports the immune system, reduces the risk of heart and cancer, has antioxidant properties.
fruit kernels contain fatty oil (up to 60-76%), protein substances (up to 21% [4]), carbohydrates (up to 7% [4]), provitamin A [3], vitamins K and P, amino acids (asparagine, cystine , glutamine, serine, histidine, valine, phenylalanine).
Raisins are light and dark
Strengthens immunity, contains potassium, zinc, copper, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, magnesium and fluorine, contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B6, B9, C and E, normalizes the nervous system, adjusts the work of the stomach the intestinal tract, has a beneficial effect on the skin, useful for pregnant women, treats cough and bronchitis, useful for those suffering from vascular dystonia, necessary for those suffering from heart disease.
Hazelnut in its composition has a sufficiently large number of amino acids, which are called essential because they can not be produced by the body, and come to us only in the composition of food: isoleucine, helps to produce blood hemoglobin; leucine, which has a general potentiating effect on human immunity; lysine, positively affects the male potency, which improves the condition of the skin, hair, bones, by promoting the absorption of calcium by the body; tryptophan, which stimulates the release of the hormone of joy (serotonin); methionine, which improves the functioning of the liver and digestive tract; threonine, which contributes to the formation of collagen and elastin; phenylalanine, which improves memory
Dried apricots
Dried apricots are not only delicious, but also a useful dried fruit. According to nutritionists, dried apricots help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, anemia and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it is also useful for vision. In dried apricots, potassium salts prevail over sodium salts, so it is considered a dietary product. It contains a lot of magnesium, so it is included in the diet of people suffering from hypertension and anemia
Dates are also useful in anemia and hypertension, for the chest and lungs, soothe coughs and promote sputum, extremely useful for brain activity. The dietary fiber found in dates reduces the risk of cancer. The dietary properties of the dates can be compared with cereals.
The useful composition of sesame seeds also include carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and vitamins A, B, C and E. Sesame also contains a lot of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, phytin, which is responsible for the mineral balance of the body, riboflavin and thiamine. The latter helps to normalize metabolism and improve the functioning of the nervous system.
Peanut is very useful in heat, as it protects cells from hypoxia. There is also a vitamin PP that improves metabolic processes in the body. Peanut is rich in B vitamins, selenium (good for the heart), phosphorus (improves intellectual activity), potassium, silicon.
The main value of peas is due to the amount of protein contained in it, so it is almost as much as in beef. In addition, these legumes contain a rather deficient amino acid - lysine. It is a very powerful natural antiviral. Since selenium is also present in peas, it can be considered an anticancer agent. This product is literally a shield for the penetration of radioactive elements and other harmful substances.
Due to potassium and magnesium, the fruits normalize the work of the heart muscle, reduce the likelihood of blood clots and heart palpitations. Pectin and ficin provide the benefits of figs for the human body due to their antiplatelet properties, since they thin the blood and accelerate the breakdown of cholesterol plaques. Calcium in the fruit prevents thinning of bones and improves the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Thanks to enzymes, figs have laxative properties and relieve the body of toxins, which in the aggregate positively affects the digestive system. The coumarin present in the fig tree is an excellent prophylactic against oncology. Organic acids, in particular tryptophan, normalize sleep, give a boost of vigor throughout the day, relieve depression and stress. Fruit juice is used to treat skin diseases, it copes especially well with acne and purulent wounds. In ancient times, figs were used to get rid of male impotence,
In prunes many useful trace elements that have a beneficial effect on the body. - Prunes are rich in a whole group of vitamins - A, B, E and C, which strengthen the immune system. They normalize the work of the stomach and cardiovascular system. For example, carotenoids are responsible for vision. Minerals - potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus are useful for bones, teeth, hair and skin. Prunes contain glucose sucrose and fructose, which are responsible for energy, activity and tone. Dried fruits are famous for their antioxidant properties. If you eat prunes regularly, there are noticeable changes in appearance. I use prunes as a laxative, it helps with constipation. Has a diuretic effect. Removes excess fluid from the body.
Beans are very rich in micro- and macronutrients such as fluorine, iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. And by the amount of copper and zinc, which are considered elements of feminine beauty, beans outnumber most vegetables. And it also contains vitamins C, PP, B1, B2, B3, B6 and E.