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World Health Day – 7 April 2017

This year’s theme is depression. Depression affects people of all ages and in all the countries. Depression can be prevented or treated. In the worst case, depression can lead to suicide. Talking to people you can trust can be a first step towards recovery. More than 300 million people are now living with depression. I… Continue reading World Health Day – 7 April 2017

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Health benefits of parsnip

The parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley. Parsnips are native to Europe and Asia and were introduced to North America in the 17th century. Larger parsnips can have a woody texture, but smaller roots have a tender texture and sweet flavor. Parsnips' hearty texture stands up well to roasting. Try combining… Continue reading Health benefits of parsnip

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Rhubarb -fruit or vegetable

Rhubarb has a very interesting look and history. In most of the countries rhubarb is considered a vegetable, but in America is considered a fruit. It is mainly used in pies and other desserts. It is native to Siberia and spread through Europe and North America. In Romania we use it as a fruit and… Continue reading Rhubarb -fruit or vegetable

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10 o’clock nuts and seeds

When I decided to start eating healthier than usually, one of the meals was the nuts. It was a difficult choice to make, because we have so many types of nuts, all full of nutrients and health benefits. On the other hand too much nuts could be bad for you, so I had to search… Continue reading 10 o’clock nuts and seeds

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Tomatoes

Although tomatoes are often closely associated with Italian cuisine, they are actually originally native to the western side of South America, in the region occupied by Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the western half of Bolivia. The Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador are also believed to be part of tomatoes' native area. The… Continue reading Tomatoes

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Mulberries

The white mulberry is native to eastern and central China. It became naturalized in Europe centuries ago. The tree was introduced into America for silkworm culture in early colonial times and naturalized and hybridized with the native red mulberry. The red or American mulberry is native to eastern United States from Massachusetts to Kansas and… Continue reading Mulberries