5 Basic Guidelines for general health and longevity

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5 Basic Guidelines for general health and longevity

Most of us knows that healthy lifestyle is our best ally to produce an healthy body and mind. A growing number of very long-lived people around the world suggests that the diet is one of the most important contributor to longevity and good living.

The five guidelines for general health and longevity are common enough. These following rules should be followed by everybody for optimal health and healthy weight.

5 Basic Guidelines for health and longevity: try them today!

–       Don’t smoke

–       Don’t drink alcohol and caffeine

–       Exercise regularly

–       Eat a healthy diet

–       Eat plenty of raw food

These five rules accepted and promoted by the official medicine to be optimally healthy. These five rules are foundational strategies that summarize all the components  that need to be followed if you want to live a long and healthy life.

Healthy Guidelines: eat for health

  • Don’t smoke and drink alcohol
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Cut down on saturated fat and sugars; eat less salt
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get active and be a healthy weight

Try to observe this 5 basic guidelines for general health and longevity. They are, of course, for many still very difficult to be put in practice. It can be done, and it is the only way to have a long, happy, healthy life!

Vegan friendly wine made in Puglia, Italy

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Vegan friendly wine made in Puglia, Italy

Apulia is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. It is famous worldwide for its sceneries, its sea, and its generous and rich land. This southern-Italian region is also well know for its productions and abundant kinds of food.

It seems that today Apulia has reached another important record. This region is the first in Italy which was enabled to produce Vegan wine, in other words, without using any animal derivatives in the production process.

Vegan wine is “fining agents” free

The reason that all wines are not Vegan friendly has to do with how the wine is made. Wines contain some “fining agents” which, such as casein (from milk), albumin (from eggs), gelatin (animal derivation), and so on, which “help” to self-stabilize and self-fine wine.

This wine was launched few days ago at ProWein in Düsseldorf, an important international event in the sector. The vegan wine has raised great interest curiosity and this makes Vegans enormously proud of.

A new Vegan direction

This new trend, which avoid animal-derived elements, confirm that is has been going on from several years. Apulia is a region in which more and more natural winemaking methods are well increasing.

In the future it is likely that this trend will intensify more and more, and maybe most companies will turn traditional production into a more vegan and sustainable one.

It is such a good news, one that deserves a good  glass of (vegan) wine to make a toast! Cheers!

MULTICEREALS’ PIE: KAMUT, QUINOA, BULGUR WITH SEITAN AND TOFU

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MULTICEREALS’ PIE: KAMUT, QUINOA, BULGUR WITH SEITAN AND TOFU

 

Are in the right mood for a delicious dish as an alternative to the usual pasta?

Here is a tasty and a very quick recipe to prepare by a dear friend of mine: Claudia Vinciguerra.

The dish is delicious, in fact it has been eaten in a blink of an eye, even before being photographed! I promise, I will take some pictures before eating it, next time!

Here you are Claudia’s recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

–       A package of seitan (preferably, the natural one);

–       A package of tofu (naturally tasted, as well);

–       Quinoa and bulgur cereals (precooked are also good);

–       Kamut (also precooked);

–       Some bay leaves;

–       Vegetable cream;

–       Grated bread;

–       Salt (just enough);

–       Pepper (just enough);

–       Curry and/or other spices, of your choosing;

–       Olive oil (just enough).

 

HOW TO MAKE IT:

First of all, cook (in boiling and just enough salty water) some quinoa and bulgur together with seitan. All these ingredients (if precooked) have the same cooking time, that is around 10 minutes. A valid alternative to such cereals could be pearled barley. As the cereals are cooked, cut seitan and tofu into small chunks. Try to well drain the cereals (help yourself with a slotted spoon), Let them stand for few minutes in a bowl, adding some oil, some bay leaves, pepper and other spices. Put seitan and tofu in the mixture and try to well mix it up by adding some vegetable cream, as the mixture become uniform in colour and taste.

Cover a baking pan with a sheet of baking paper. Pour the mixture evenly in the pan. Then, sprinkle the pie with grated bread. You can garnish it with some drops of vegetable cream, if you prefer. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.

Enjoy it!

(Photo from google)