WHAT CAN BELLY NOISES BE AND WHAT TO DO

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Tummy noises, also called borborygmus, is a normal situation and is most often indicative of hunger, since due to the increase in the amount of hormones responsible for the feeling of hunger, there is contraction of the intestine and stomach, resulting in noises.

In addition to hunger, noises can also be a consequence of the digestive process or the presence of gas. However, when the noises are accompanied by other symptoms such as pain and swelling of the abdomen, for example, it can be indicative of infections, inflammation or intestinal obstruction, it is important to go to the doctor for tests to be performed to identify the cause and start treatment adequate.

What can it be

Tummy noises are normal especially after a meal, as the intestinal walls contract to facilitate the passage of food and favor digestion. These noises can appear while the person is awake or even during sleep, in addition to being heard or not.

For the noises to exist, the walls of the intestine need to contract and there must be liquid and/or gas in the intestine. Thus, the main causes of stomach noises are:

  1. Hunger

Hunger is one of the main causes of belly noise, because when we feel hungry there is an increase in the concentration of some substances in the brain that guarantee the feeling of hunger and that send signals to the intestine and stomach, inducing the contraction of these organs and leading to emergence of noises.

What to do: When hunger is the cause of stomach flutters, the best thing to do is to eat, giving preference to healthy foods rich in fiber to favor bowel movement and digestion.

  1. Gases

The presence of a greater amount of gas in relation to the amount of liquid that passes through the digestive system also leads to the appearance of noise.

What to do: In these cases, it is important to have a diet poor in foods that cause gas, such as beans and cabbage, for example, as they ferment a lot during the digestive process and increase the amount of gases produced in the body, which results in noise .

See what to do to get rid of gas in the video below:

  1. Gastrointestinal Infections and Inflammations

The noises can also happen due to infections and intestinal inflammation, especially in the case of Crohn’s disease. In these cases, in addition to borborygmus, other symptoms usually appear, such as abdominal pain and discomfort, malaise, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

What to do: As soon as these symptoms appear, it is important to go to the emergency room or hospital to avoid dehydration, nutritional deficiencies or other complications. In addition, it is important to rest, have a healthy diet and use medication only if indicated by the doctor.

  1. Bowel obstruction

Intestinal obstruction can also lead to belly noises, because due to the difficulty in passing liquids and gases through the intestinal tract, the intestine itself increases the amount of peristaltic movements to facilitate the passage of these liquids and gases, also leading to increased noises.

Intestinal obstruction can have several causes, such as the presence of worms, intestinal endometriosis, inflammatory diseases and the presence of hernias, for example, with not only belly noises but also other symptoms, such as abdominal pain, severe colic, decreased appetite and nausea, for example. Learn about bowel obstruction.

What to do: The treatment for intestinal obstruction varies according to the cause, and it is important that it be done in the hospital to avoid complications.

  1. Hernia

A hernia is a condition characterized by the exit of a part of the intestine out of the body, which can result in intestinal obstruction and, consequently, in belly noises. In addition, other symptoms may appear, such as pain, swelling, local redness, nausea and vomiting.

What to do: It is recommended that the person immediately go to a surgeon so that the severity of the hernia can be evaluated and that surgery is considered to avoid complications, such as strangulation of an organ in the abdominal region, which leads to reduced blood circulation to the site and, consequently, necrosis. See how the treatment for abdominal hernia should be done.

when to go to the doctor

It is recommended to go to the doctor when, in addition to intestinal noises, other symptoms arise, such as:

Ache

Augmentation of the abdomen

Fever

Nausea

vomiting

Frequent diarrhea or constipation

Presence of blood in the stools

Fast weight loss and no apparent cause

The general practitioner or gastroenterologist, according to the symptoms described by the person, may indicate the performance of some tests, such as computed tomography, endoscopy and blood tests so that the cause of the symptoms can be identified and the most appropriate treatment can be started.

COVID-19 SEQUELS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHAT TO DO

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Although COVID-19 primarily affects the lungs, some sequelae, such as heart problems, diabetes, or kidney disease, can develop a few months after recovery from coronavirus infection, even in mild cases of the disease.

Although the exact cause of these sequelae has not been fully understood, some recent research suggests that they may be the result of intense inflammation caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus or even due to some other pre-existing disease that causes manifest after coronavirus infection.

COVID-19 is an infection caused by a new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and is characterized by the appearance of flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache and general malaise, in addition to an intense cough and difficulty breathing. In some cases, hospital admission is necessary due to the seriousness of the symptoms that can be life-threatening. Check out all symptoms of COVID-19.

Main sequelae

Some symptoms such as excessive tiredness, weakness, muscle pain, cough or loss of smell/taste are the most common sequelae after infection, which can last for more than 12 weeks, even after the person is considered cured.

However, there are sequelae that involve other organs of the body that have been reported, although less frequently, by people who have had COVID-19, some studies and scientific journals. These include:

Cardiovascular system: myocardial inflammation, heart failure, inflammation of the membrane that lines the heart, acute coronary disease, cardiac arrhythmia, infarction or increased blood clotting

Respiratory system: stiffening of the lung, called pulmonary fibrosis, which can cause difficulty breathing or poor blood circulation

Renal system: acute renal failure, characterized by decreased kidney function

Neurological systems: loss of taste and smell, headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, brain inflammation, stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral hemorrhage, confusion, delirium, dizziness, seizures, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Parkinson’s disease or Miller Fisher syndrome

Dermatological system: blistering, itching or swelling of the skin, or alopecia, which is hair loss

Gastrointestinal system: loss of appetite, nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, diarrhea, abdominal pain or swelling, or bloody stools

Ophthalmologic system: conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis or hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, eyelid redness, retinal blood vessel obstruction or optic nerve inflammation

Endocrine system: thyroid inflammation, hyperglycemia in diabetic people, increased insulin resistance or development of type 1 diabetes

Importantly, most people with COVID-19 recover quickly. However, due to the possibility of the development of sequelae of the infection, it becomes even more important to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, following precautionary measures such as social distancing, using masks, washing hands and using alcohol gel, for example. Check out all the measures to prevent infection by COVID-19.

Furthermore, the vaccine is the best form of protection against COVID-19 and against reinfection with a potentially more dangerous new variant of the virus. Find out what are the main vaccines for COVID-19.

Why does COVID-19 leave sequelae?

The exact cause of the sequelae of COVID-19 is not yet known, however, studies carried out so far report that during the infection, the body produces a large amount of inflammatory substances, called cytokines, as a way to increase the action of the immune system to fight the virus. These cytokines can end up accumulating in other organs and systems, causing chronic inflammation and causing sequelae.

What to do in case of sequel

In case there is any sign or symptom that could be indicative of sequelae of COVID-19, it is important to consult the doctor, so that the diagnosis can be made and the relationship with COVID-19 established and, thus, to start the medical follow-up and the treatment according to specific symptoms and individually.

DON’T KNOW WHAT ECHINACEA IS FOR?

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Used to treat inflammation and alleviate cold and flu symptoms, such as cough and runny nose, echinacea (Echinacea ssp.) is a medicinal plant popularly known as cone flower, purple or rudbechia. Relative to lettuce, sunflower and daisy (species of the same botanical family), it is usually found in capsule form or in health food stores. But for you to know why and how to consume it correctly, you need to pay attention to some details.

Echinacea is used to treat infections, inflammation and some viral diseases.

Owner of medicinal properties, echinacea is popularly used to treat infections, inflammation and some viral diseases. When consumed in the form of tea, for example, it works as a kind of “home remedy” that helps boost the body’s immunity. Below, we’ve separated some reasons why to consume it:

  1. Echinacea tea eases flu symptoms

Thanks to its antioxidant, anti-allergic and immunostimulant properties, echinacea tea works as a great tea for colds and flu! Similar to the combination of garlic with lemon and honey, the drink helps alleviate typical flu symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, tiredness and muscle weakness.

  1. Has detoxifying action

As well as green, red and functional juices (rich in detoxifying foods), echinacea can help to “detoxify” the body in a natural and healthy way. When combined with other ingredients, such as in lemon, apple, ginger and hibiscus suchás, the plant’s tea is even more nutritious and potent, but should only be consumed after the recommendation of a professional.

  1. Plant is used to treat inflammation, infections and superficial injuries

With antimicrobial and healing action, echinacea also helps to treat inflammation (such as herpes and tonsillitis) and urinary and viral infections, such as HPV. When indicated by a specialist, it can still be used to heal superficial injuries and wounds, but it should not work as an alternative treatment.

To consume echinacea, make teas or compresses

In addition to the use of capsules, two very common ways to consume echinacea are preparing teas or compresses with the plant. In the case of tea, just mix 1 teaspoon of the ingredient’s root or leaves with 1 cup of hot water, wait 15 minutes to release the plant’s properties and strain before drinking. In the case of compresses, the idea is to make a small bundle with the root and leaves of the plant crushed in a cloth moistened with hot water and then apply it to the skin.

Note: Although it has many benefits, echinacea tea is not suitable for people who suffer from tuberculosis, HIV or multiple sclerosis. It can also cause allergic reactions for those who are allergic to plants of the herbaceous family and should not be consumed by pregnant women or children.

WHY AM I NOT HUNGRY? FIND OUT THE REASONS AND FIND OUT HOW TO INCREASE YOUR APPETITE

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While most people seek to control the desire to eat in their daily lives, many others would do anything to be a little more hungry. Caused by a number of factors, lack of appetite can be, as is gluttony, a sign of imbalance in the body and, therefore, deserves to be detected before it becomes a problem. Discover how we can regulate our diet and naturally increase hunger with healthy, nutritious ingredients that bring satiety and well-being for much longer.

The lack of appetite can happen for several reasons, ranging from emotional aspects, such as anxiety or depression, to the deficiency of some important nutrient in the body. Therefore, often, people do not even remember to feed during these phases. The most important thing is to be aware of the signs that the body can present right at the beginning and look for a professional to monitor:

Lack of appetite can lead to anxiety issues, in addition to being a thyroid disorder, anemia, lack of B12 or even worms. Therefore, even though it is not a persistent complaint, nor is it very common in everyday life, it is always important to report it to the doctor and nutritionist so that it does not go unnoticed and that it can be investigated.

How to regulate hunger or lack of appetite? Food reeducation is the first step

Today it is known that there is a “biochemical individuality”, in which age, genetic factors and lifestyle are taken into account, which vary from person to person. Therefore, to have an initial basis, a nutritional re-education must meet the needs of each one.

You should eat when you are hungry and not when you feel like it. Just an important warning: be careful with long fasts to not have hypoglycemia or low blood pressure, in addition to being lacking in vitamins and minerals, especially protein. Therefore, it is important to always follow up with a trained professional.

Want to increase your appetite? Invest in food sources of vitamin B

According to the nutritionist, to improve your appetite it is important to consume foods that are sources of B vitamins. Check out some good options and their main health benefits:

  • Quinoa: The super powerful grain, darling of healthy food, in addition to being highly nutritious, it is a good option to regulate food. It is rich in dietary fiber that also provides satiety more easily without causing nutrient deficiency.
  • Beans: One of the most nutritious foods and is also essential for preventing anemia and other eating disorders. A source of iron, beans also act to transport oxygen to cells and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Nuts: Be it Brazil nuts or cashew nuts, these oleaginous fruits in vitamins and minerals. Try including them in snacks or even in salads, because, in addition to a pleasant taste, they are highly rich in selenium, the mineral responsible for improving the immune system and preventing disease.
  • Green vegetables: Spinach and kale are good sources of these vitamins. You can use them in main meals, braised or mixed in other preparations. In addition, these vegetables are important to provide other nutrients for well-being, such as minerals, iron, calcium and phosphorus.

NOTE: It is important to consume B-complex foods or supplements along with medical supervision and never by prescription. We are going to observe the day by day with the person’s reports. It is important to investigate and find out the cause.

WHAT TO EAT BEFORE RUNNING? DISCOVER HOW TO HAVE MORE ENERGY AND NOT GET SICK

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Truth be told, running is one of the most democratic exercises you have. After all, you don’t need to pay a gym to start training, just find a bike path, park or street with little car movement in your city to start moving. But if you want to start or have already started practice, know that it’s not enough to put on sneakers and the right clothes! You also need to eat before you start running, you know? To clear all doubts about the subject, we have prepared the best tips for whoever runs. Take a look!

Carbohydrates give energy to muscles

The first thing you need to know is that carbohydrates need to be present in your diet. That’s because they are the ones that will give your muscles energy, and consequently help you in your workout. But calm down, it’s not just any carbohydrate, ok? They are divided into two categories: simple and complex, and it is the first group that you should focus your efforts on.

This is because they are digested faster, which is great for your body, which needs to burn energy – and it will come from carbohydrates. Some foods that fall into this category are pastas and breads, so it’s worth keeping this in mind before you start eating anything before going for a run. But beware: sweets and soft drinks in general are also simple carbohydrates, but in this case they are not recommended for consumption because they are usually not healthy. Also opt for whole foods, which provide energy for longer.

eat at least an hour before running

Another precaution you need to take before exercising is not to eat immediately before going for a run. This can cause stomach pain as the body has not fully digested the food. Okay, but how long do I have to wait to run after eating? So it depends on the amount and what kind of food was eaten. If you’ve had lunch, the ideal is to wait at least two hours before running, if you’ve already opted for a snack rich in simple carbohydrates, an hour is enough. When in doubt, consult your nutritionist.

Age can interfere with eating

Not everyone thinks about it, but did you know that your age directly affects the type of diet you should bet on? This is because at each stage of life your body is deficient in a specific food. Not to mention that the digestive process also varies from person to person, and that is why it is essential to seek a qualified professional before starting a proper diet for training. Only he will be able to indicate what is best to meet your needs without compromising the deficiencies of your age.

Potassium must be present in the diet of athletes

A very good tip is to bet on potassium. That’s because this mineral brings several benefits for those who exercise. First, it helps the body recover nutrients lost during exercise by regulating the inflow and outflow of water in the body. It also improves blood circulation and helps you recover from exercise. If until now you were thinking that there are only advantages to post-race nutrition, you are wrong, because there is a fourth benefit for those who move: it helps with muscle contraction. In other words: avoid the dreaded cramp, a real nightmare for runners.

Don’t forget to hydrate yourself

Finally, in addition to eating, you must drink plenty of fluids before running to avoid the risk of dehydration. Our tip is to bet not only on water, juices and isotonic drinks, but also on vitamins, as they contain calcium from milk (which is essential for strengthening bones) and fruits, which can be good sources of carbohydrates. Just don’t forget the rule to wait for digestion before exercising, ok?

6 RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR CALMER DAYS

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Unfortunately, going through stressful moments is something that has become routine in the daily life of big cities. Whether due to the high levels of pollution, the noise of cars or even the pressure to meet deadlines, in the end there is only one result: mental exhaustion, often followed by frustration or even anxiety attacks. The positive side is that it is possible to de-stress through some relaxation techniques.

Get to know some of them and start enjoying the days in a more peaceful way!

  1. Breathing exercises

Did you know that there are some breathing exercises that help to calm the mind? The best part is that they can be done anywhere, whether at home, at work or even on the street. All you need is a little concentration.

A great technique is to inhale deeply with one nostril and exhale through the other – this is actually a good way to control anxiety. Another suggestion is to inhale for three seconds, hold it for another three, and exhale for another three. Repeat the sequence a few times to reduce nervousness and relax your mind.

  1. Meditation (guided or not)

Meditation is already known to be a great way to control anxiety, which is why it needs to be on your list of relaxation techniques. The practice also calms the mind, making it perfect for those who are so stressed that they dream of working during their rest periods.

It is possible to practice it in a group or alone, this second technique being known as guided meditation. A good idea is to search for apps and videos on YouTube with professionals who guide you to the meditative state completely free of charge. Try a few and try this practice on a daily basis to better realize its benefits.

  1. Always smile

It sounds simple, and sometimes even silly, but it isn’t! That’s because smiling is one of the best ways to relax, you know? It’s because at that time we produce serotonin and endorphins, hormones known to provide happiness and well-being. In addition, smiling increases self-esteem, stimulates blood circulation and improves brain function. Amazing, right?

  1. Yoga

Yoga alleviates anxiety and relieves bodily pain – which in turn is often caused by muscle tension caused by stress. In addition, the practice promotes physical conditioning, and exercising regularly is just another way to relax, as the practice makes the body produce serotonin. It’s good to remember that there are several types of yoga, so just choose your favorite one and start practicing!

  1. Do-in, self-massage

Have you ever heard of Do-in? It is nothing more than a Chinese self-massage technique, which is perfect for helping the body to relax. Although to practice it correctly it is necessary to take a course, it is always good to remember that self-massage in different parts of the body helps to relax. Our tip is to look for videos from experts on the internet that teach techniques that you can apply at home without difficulties and that will bring good results.

  1. Eat well

Finally, as it should be, it is important to take care of your diet! In other words: it is necessary to avoid food stress through healthy habits. That is, investing in natural foods and leaving out industrialized ones. Also bet on omega 3, which is essential for brain health, which ends up helping in the production of serotonin. Having a diet rich in different nutrients will make it much easier to relax on a daily basis. If you want a more immediate effect, bet on calming teas, which have properties that relax the body and calm the mind. So there’s no mistake!

QUINCE: FRUIT FAMOUS FOR SWEET MARMALADE IS RICH IN FIBERS

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The exotic fruit native to Asia that is currently widely used in the preparation of sweets. To encourage you to use this food in different recipes, we have prepared an article talking about the benefits of quince and its possible uses in the kitchen. Check this out!

Quince helps bowel function

Because it has a high content of dietary fiber, the quince fruit helps a lot in the functioning of the intestine and the digestive system as a whole, as it helps in the absorption of nutrients and prevents problems such as diarrhea or constipation. It also guarantees satiety and, as it is a source of pectin (a specific fiber), it is very suitable for the preparation of jellies and jams.

Good for heart health and helps control the glycemic index

Another great benefit of quince is that it contributes a lot to heart health. Dietary fiber (present in the pulp and peel of the fruit) helps regulate cholesterol – preventing cardiovascular problems – and also helps control blood glucose levels. In addition, quince is a source of potassium, an important mineral for blood circulation, which helps to strengthen muscles and prevent heart disease.

Strengthens the immune system

In addition to being a source of fiber, quince also stands out for being rich in vitamins A, C and antioxidant substances that help boost the body’s defense system. These nutrients keep immunity high and contribute to eye health (preventing corneal and macular disease, for example).

It has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and healing action

For those who don’t know, quince has, in its composition, therapeutic substances that can be very beneficial to health. Tannins, for example, are compounds that have an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing action – great for treating sore throats and other sources of inflammation. Malic acid is another substance present in the fruit that has antioxidant and diuretic action – that is, it helps to eliminate toxins and prevents the accumulation of liquids.

Contributes to skin and hair health

Did you know that quince also helps ensure long-term skin and hair health? Due to its high content of antioxidant agents, this fruit fights the action of free radicals, preventing premature aging.

Quince Recipe Tips

In addition to learning how to make marmalade (which is a sweet prepared by cooking quince with sugar and water), you can try new recipes, such as juices, smoothies, smoothies, jellies and even toppings or toppings for bread and cookies. Quince is a fruit with a slightly bitter pulp and, therefore, it is usually used in the preparation of sweets. By adding sugar (preferably coconut, demerara or brown, which are more natural alternatives) and other ingredients, it is possible to make a wide variety of dishes. How about trying it out?

PUMPKIN JAM WITH APPLE

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Ingredients

2 cups (tea) of organic pumpkin – 200 g

2 ½ cups (tea) of organic sweet potato – 100 g

2 apples cut into cubes – 300 g

¾ cup of orange juice – 150 ml

1 tablespoon of coconut sugar – 10 g

1 piece of cinnamon stick

3 cloves

2 tablespoons of fresh grated coconut – 20 g

1/3 cup of chopped Brazil nuts – 25 g

Pumpkin and apple candy is a sweet dessert! Appreciated in different countries, the recipe is considered typical of cuisine throughout the country and is present at popular events. If you want to know how to make simple pumpkin candy, just follow the instructions below and enjoy this sweetness!

Preparation mode

In a pan, heat the pumpkin, sweet potato, apple and orange juice

Cook stirring occasionally and add the sugar

Add the cinnamon and cloves and cook until very tender

Mash with a fork until puree and distribute in individual portions

When serving, sprinkle the coconut and chestnuts

Pumpkin prevents eye, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases

Pumpkin is used in the preparation of savory recipes, such as broths and soups, and is part of the main meals of the day as a food supplement. However, it is also a great ingredient for sweets and desserts! Even with different types, this is a very nutritious food given the presence of dietary fiber, potassium and iron in its composition.

The vegetable is also a great source of beta-carotene, which, after digestion, is converted into vitamin A. In addition, it has a strong presence of vitamins C, E and complex B. Cabotiá pumpkin, in particular, offers several benefits to the body , as it improves vision and skin quality, strengthens the immune system and helps with weight loss by offering greater satiety to the body. It also prevents cardiovascular and degenerative diseases such as cancer.

Apple promotes oral health and fights respiratory diseases

Widely consumed by Brazilians, apples are one of the most recommended foods for the daily menu. Rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, the fruit is responsible for helping to regulate the intestine, balance blood cholesterol levels and also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions.

In addition, the apple helps to increase immunity, prevents respiratory diseases and promotes health for the teeth and vocal cords. It is also a great food for those looking to lose weight, as it has few calories and is a source of many benefits for the body!

Sweet potato is a nutritious and energetic food that encourages healthy weight loss

Sweet potato is known for being present in healthy recipes and in athletes’ diets for all the benefits that its consumption provides for those who include the vegetable in their diet. This ingredient has significant amounts of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, in addition to vitamins A, B complex and E.

It helps regulate the intestine, helps regulate blood cholesterol levels and encourages healthy weight loss as it is a great source of energy. In addition, it is very suitable in general for those who want to strengthen immunity and prevent skin diseases.

4 RECIPES WITH GHERKIN TO VARY IN THE DAILY MENU

Have you ever heard of maxixe? Belonging to the cucumber family, this fruit stands out for having a strong antioxidant action, it is rich in calcium, zinc and vitamins of the B and C complex. For this reason, it is also very suitable for those who want a more natural and nutritious diet. To inspire you to include this vegetable in your diet, we have separated 4 very simple and tasty recipes with gherkin and other ingredients. Take a look!

Pumpkin soup with sweet potato and gherkin

If you want a lighter, more nutritious and easier meal, our suggestion is to prepare a pumpkin soup with sweet potatoes and gherkin. This combination is one of the tastiest, rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and, in addition, it’s very simple to prepare (ideally, be careful with the seasonings). How about taking one of these at night?

Ingredients

  • 300 g of peeled and sliced ​​pumpkin
  • 300 g of peeled and sliced ​​sweet potato
  • 300 g of peeled and cut gherkin
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • Oil
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Green scent
  • Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper

To prepare, start by cooking the squash, sweet potatoes and gherkin until they are tender. Then put everything in a blender and blend well. In a saucepan, saute the garlic in oil, add the whipped vegetables and mix a little. Then add coconut milk, salt, other seasonings to taste and mix well. Add a little water if necessary (to make it more liquid) and then just serve.

Braised gherkin

A very simple and healthy dish, the sauteed gherkin is indicated for those who want to vary their daily vegetable consumption. Many people prepare kale, broccoli or cabbage sautéed in garlic, for example. However, gherkin is still little consumed – despite having a lot to add in terms of nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 15 gherkins cut into slices
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • Oil
  • Taeq organic tomato sauce
  • Green scent
  • Salt and black pepper

Start by sauteing the crushed garlic in a pan with oil. Then add the tomato sauce and seasoning. Mix a little and add a little water to dilute the sauce. Then add the gherkins cut into thin slices and then saute for a while (until the vegetable is more cooked).

Note: You can also make a recipe for sauteed gherkin without tomato sauce. In this case, just add the fruit after sauteing the garlic in olive oil, add a little water and wait for it to sauté.

gherkin with ground beef

Ground beef is that kind of dish that goes with almost anything, isn’t it? You can prepare pasta, lasagna, escondidinhos, pancakes or even spice up the recipe with different vegetables. The gherkin with ground beef, for example, is a more nutritious version of the dish and is simpler to prepare than it looks.

Ingredients

  • 500 g of ground beef
  • 15 gherkins cut into thin slices
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Oil
  • Taeq organic tomato sauce
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Green scent

To prepare, start by sauteing the chopped garlic and onion in oil. Then add the minced meat and let it fry for a while. Add the tomato sauce and a little water to make the broth (add as much sauce as you like). Mix a little more, add the gherkins cut into thin slices, the seasonings and, at the end, just serve. It is delicious!

Raw gherkin salad

Finally, nothing better than a good raw gherkin salad to eat before meals and do a detox, right? Because it is high in antioxidants, gherkin is great for strengthening immunity and eliminating toxins from the body. Therefore, a good tip is to consume it raw, to make the most of its nutrients and its detoxifying potential.

Ingredients

  • 10 maxixes
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Vinegar
  • Green scent
  • Salt and black pepper

Preparing this recipe is quite simple: peel and cut the gherkins into very thin slices (use a grater if necessary), chop the tomato and onion into cubes, then mix everything in a container. Add vinegar, green scent, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and, if desired, add a little oil to serve.

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PINEAPPLE DESSERT RECIPES TO INCLUDE IN THE MENU

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Pineapple is a very refreshing food, but it goes well any time of the year. Whether in sweet or savory dishes, the fruit offers a lot of flavor to meals and stimulates the palate, in addition to being very beneficial to the body due to the presence of fiber and vitamins. So, how about learning how to make pineapple dessert to include on the menu? See now 3 pineapple dessert recipes for you to prepare at home and enjoy the versatility of this citrus fruit!

  1. Light pineapple mousse

The light pineapple mousse recipe has the face of summer, but it is very well appreciated during other seasons. Refreshing and energetic, the dessert makes good use of the acidity of the pineapple and offers a wave of flavors for those who consume it. Follow the instructions!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pineapple cut into cubes;
  • 2 tablespoons of culinary sweetener (xylitol);
  • 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin;
  • 1 cup of skimmed milk.

The first step in this pineapple recipe is to wash and cut the fruit. In a saucepan, cook the food cubes over a low heat with the culinary sweetener for approximately 35 minutes. Then heat the milk in another pan and use it to dissolve the gelatin. With the aid of a blender, blend all ingredients until a homogeneous mixture is formed.

You can serve the dessert in a large container, such as a glass baking dish, or divide it into individual pots for easy distribution to guests. Use small pieces of pineapple to decorate the mousse. Let it cool in the fridge for approximately 4 hours and that’s it!

  1. Pineapple candy in the pressure cooker

Who doesn’t like pineapple candy in the pressure cooker, huh? This pineapple dessert is a culinary classic and conquers the public throughout Brazil. The best part is that the recipe has a very simple and practical step by step to make at home! Take a look:

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple cut into small cubes;
  • 2 tablespoons of culinary sweetener (xylitol);
  • ½ cup of water;
  • 100 g of fresh grated coconut.

After washing and chopping the pineapple, place the fruit, water and sweetener in the pressure cooker. Mix well and cover. When the pan starts to beep, simmer over medium/low heat for approximately 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. After cooling, serve with grated coconut. A delight!

  1. Grilled pineapple with cinnamon and honey

This dessert with pineapple is mouth-watering even before finishing the recipe. Grilled pineapple is naturally a delicious option, but the flavor is even more intensified with the presence of honey and cinnamon. Super-easy to prepare, dessert is ready in up to 15 minutes! Write down the ingredients and the way of preparation:

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple in slices or slices;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil;
  • Honey and cinnamon to taste.

Wash, peel and remove the pineapple core. You can cut the fruit into slices or long slices, whichever way you like! Heat a skillet and pour in the olive oil. Then add the pineapple to the pan to grill over medium heat.

Let the fruit cook well and turn the slices to brown on all sides. Add cinnamon and honey to taste while the food is still on the fire to better spread the flavor. Honey replaces sugar and helps to reduce the acidity of the fruit and cinnamon gives the final flavor. If necessary, cover the pan with a lid to finish cooking the ingredients. Finally, transfer to a plate and serve!

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