GI_cThe glycemic index (glycaemic index, or GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.

meat_cTo grow children have to get enough protein, and the best source of protein is meat. But pay attention to the fat content of meat which you give to your children. Because if you don't do that there is a risk of obesity and health problems for your children. So, try to avoid large portions of fat meat like pork, mutton and lard. For children it is better to eat poultry and game, lamb, veal and so on. And also try to cook meat with a steam cooker.

Vegetable-juices_cNot only fruits are good for juicing. Vegetable juices are also very health-giving and tasty. Read about preparing different vegetables for juicing and their calorie content. Vegetables: alfalfa, bean sprout, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, cucumber, fennel, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mangetout, onion, parsley, parsnip, pepper, potato, radish, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, watercress.

breads_cPeople eat bread for centuries. Some years ago white bread was considered the most expensive and health-giving, but today we know that it is not so good for us. White bread is rather nutritious and is not good for people who's on diet. Wholemeal, brown and wheatgerm bread is much better for our health. But what kind of bread is it?

cerealsThere are a lot of cereals that are used as a food in different countries. They're nutritious and helth-giving. But some cereals are rather indigestible for the children, especially babies and toddlers. So be careful when you're starting to give paps to your baby. Here are those cereals that are good for babies: baby rice, brown rice, couscous, lentils and oats.

Drinking-Fruit-Juices_cFresh fruit and vegetable juices can help detoxify your body and stimulate the kidneys, and a whole range of juices can feed the skin with much-needed vitamins and minerals. So when we drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices permanently our body becomes more beautiful and healthy: our eyesight gets better, our hair looks more natural and shines, our nails become stronger and more nice-looking, and our skin looks fresh and just perfect.

fruits_cFruits and berries are very health-giving. They help us to stay in shape and get enough vitamins and minerals. Especially they're good for children and people who's on diet, because most of fruits are non-fat and give us very little calories. And, of course, fruits and berries are very delicious and are great snacks for anybody.

chicken_cThree dishes for four people from one standard 3 1/2 lb (1.6kg) chicken! If that seems to be stretching it a little, it's the reason for the name 'elastic chicken'. First learn how to cut up or 'joint' the bird. In fact, this technique produces nine portions as well as the giblets and carcass. It's from this that the multiple meals come.

Preparing-for-Juicing_cJuicing is a bit like a voyage of discovery, and it's the kind of activity that you can easily adapt to your own likes and dislikes. Here are descriptions of a range of fresh juices, including how to prepare the fruit, their vitamin and mineral content, and an approximate calorie count per 100g of each fruit and vegetable (equivalent to around 3-4 fl oz / 80-115 ml of juice).

wine-makingLeft to its own devices, the juice of any fruit or vegetable will, in time, ferment and turn itself into wine. Loosely speaking, wine is simply a lightly alcoholic, fermented drink, so you can get rhubarb wine, rice wine, carrot wine, plum wine, crab apple wine - any kind of wine you like. More precisely, however, the word wine on its own is universally recognised to mean the fermented juice of the wine-making grape. The particular type of grape used is known botanically as vitis vinifera, and is very different from the usual eating varieties. It makes a uniquely complex, many dimensional, infinitely variable drink, which is in quite a different class from the fermented juice of any other fruit.

Buying-Fresh-Fruits-and-Vegetables_cProduce bought for juicing should be as fresh and as high a quality as your budget will stretch to, ensuring a better-tasting and more nutritionally complete juice. Watch out for mature and ripe produce, which will contain more vitamins and minerals. For example, although the mature outer leaves of a cabbage or lettuce may look unappealing, they contain the most nutrients and are therefore very valuable in juicing terms - just think, you won't actually have to chew on a leaf!

chicken_salmonella_cAccording to the latest estimates, salmonella (the bacterium which causes food poisoning if not eliminated by careful cooking) can be found in 80% of frozen broiler chickens sold to the public. The birds may have eaten food contaminated with salmonella; they could have been infected in the crowded conditions of the broiler house; or the infection might have taken place at a later stage: in a poultry processing plant, where many thousands of birds are slaughtered and eviscerated every day.

Odd-_cFresh juices should preferably be drunk just after they have been made, or during the same day. This ensures that they contain the maximum number of nutrients. Here are some another tips to help you make the most of your juicing. They are simple but essential points of which you should be aware.

Juicer_Juicing is really a very simple improvement to add to your daily routine, and juicing at home is fun, easy, and economical. You can produce an almost endless variety of colourful fresh juices which are brimming with health-giving nutrients. But of course, before you can enjoy the bounty of fresh juices, you need to know how to make them. Look no further: here are the guidelines to help you equip your kitchen and get the most out of juicing.

Raw-Juices2_cBoth fruit and vegetable juices are strong alkalizers once they have been digested, which is a plus point for most of us, because the average diet of too much protein and too many refined, processed foods creates over-acidity. Like any other living thing, the body has a subtle pH balance between acid and alkaline, tipping the scales in favour of alkaline. Drinking a glass of juice a day can help restore this essential balance.

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