Great Lent
Lent is the longest and certainly the most important for Orthodox Christians annual multi-day fast. It lasts 49 days, 7 spring weeks, and takes place at different times, since its…

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What are cocoa beans good for?
Although cocoa beans are historically native to South America, the story of their cultivation begins in Central America. Archaeological finds of vessels with traces of theobromine suggest the use of…

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Vegetarian Facts
-Approximately one quarter of the world's population follows a vegetarian diet. - Vegetarians live longer and get sick less often because they get more vitamins, minerals, fiber and unsaturated fats.…

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About the benefits of ginger

Ginger is a genus of perennial herbaceous plants from the Ginger family. Raw or processed rhizomes of this plant are also called ginger.

It is believed that the scientific name came from singabera, which in Sanskrit means “horned root.”

As far back as the 19th century, in Russian, the word “inbir” was the more common form of the word. The popular name for ginger root is “white root”. Ginger rhizome has the appearance of roundish, located mainly in the same plane, palm-separated pieces. It is a raw or processed root that is used as a burning spice beloved by many peoples. Continue reading

What are cocoa beans good for?

Although cocoa beans are historically native to South America, the story of their cultivation begins in Central America. Archaeological finds of vessels with traces of theobromine suggest the use of this plant presumably from 1100 BC. e. But not cocoa beans were used, but the sugar-containing pulp of the fruit from which the alcoholic beverage was made (the fruits of the cocoa tree, shaped like a large cucumber or small melon, contain from 20 to 60 large seeds – cocoa beans arranged in several rows and surrounded by whitish flesh). Continue reading

Christmas post
In the Orthodox churches of the Byzantine tradition, the Christmas fast is one of the four many-day fasts of the church year and serves as a 40-day preparation for the…

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Goodbye breakfast: refusing a morning meal is not so bad
Is breakfast the most important meal? And is it true that a morning meal helps us maintain normal weight? The basis of the rule “eat breakfast yourself” is based on…

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Agave - a unique plant
Agave is a perennial stemless plant that belongs to the genus Succulent, loves the desert or semi-desert. Zone of natural distribution - Mexico, Central and North America, the Mediterranean. There…

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How to stop eating sweets
Why do we love sweets Sweets are a source of energy, and love for them is determined by nature. The ancestors of modern man had to run for food not…

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