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Stress and Emotional Eating

Stress is a state of emotional tension and can be classified into mild anxiety and pathological or chronic stress. Mild stress can help the body to react in resolving faster situations that need immediate attention such as daily life problems. Pathological stress is usually accompanied by feelings of guilt, fear, tension and anxiety for an […]

Myths and Truths about Nutrition

On a daily basis we receive a wealth of information in regards to nutrition and weight loss. Often the source of this type of information originates from non-specialists thus false impressions are made. What are the myths and truths related to diet? “Olive oil has fewer calories than other oils.” Olive oil in comparison with […]

Ways to increase metabolism

Energy and the caloric requirements of each individual are dependent on four different aspects. The metabolic requirements of each individual are affected by the daily physical activity, the movements made subconsciously, the thermogenic effect of food (i.e. the energy needed for digesting food) and the basal metabolism. The definition of basal metabolism can be described […]

Child Obesity

Child obesity is considered a major problem of our contemporary society. It is becoming common for children and teenagers to develop health problems, such as type II diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, which usually appears in adulthood. Childhood obesity is due to the influence of various factors such as heredity, family and social circle influences and last […]

Basic Rules of Food Storage

Properly storing foods helps to maintain quality and prevent foodborne illness. Storing foods for shorter rather than longer periods of time at proper temperatures and away from light will improve quality, taste and safety. Follow these basic rules for safe foods storage: Store leftovers in airtight, shallow containers (two inches deep or less). Refrigerate or […]

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega –3 fatty acids belong to the category of the fats which are not produced by the human body and as a result they should be added in the diet. There are 3 kinds of fatty acids, decahexaonic acid (DHA), the eicosipentanoic acid(EPA) and finally the linoleic acid(ALA). Main sources of the omega-3 fatty acids  […]

Lamb with Lemon and Rosemary

Ingredients: 1kg of lamb (without fat) ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary 3 tbsp mustard with granules Thick salt Freshly grounded black pepper             Preparation: 1. In a deep bowl, marinate the lamb for 24 hours, along with all the ingredients except […]

Indian Chicken Masala with Yogurt

Ingredients: 2tbsp olive oil 2kgr of chicken breasts cut in cubes of 2cm ½ g fresh coriander for garnish Marinade: 600gr yoghurt (2%Fat) 2tbsp fresh lemon juice 2tbsp cumin 2tbsp sweet paprika 2tbsp black pepper 2tbsp grated ginger 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper Sauce: 1tbsp butter 2 smashed cloves of garlic 2tsp […]

Chicken with Mushrooms and Wine

Ingredients: 500gr chicken breasts cut in strips. Pinch of salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 2 chopped cloves of garlic 200gr sliced mushrooms ¼ cup white wine ½ cup chicken broth 1 tsp corn flour dissolved in a bit of water 1 tbsp mustard A bit of chopped parsley     […]

Cereal Bars with Dried Apricots and Raisins

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup oats ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp mixed spices 20 dried aprıcots (150gr) 60 almonds (100gr) ½ cup raisins 1 medium apple, peeled ¼ cup honey (80gr) 1 small egg and 1 egg white 1tbsp rosewater             Preparation: 1. Put all the […]