Sunday, 30 April 2017


Sport, well-being and health are undoubtedly the triumvirates that determine the DNA of the inhabitants of Calella! Fervently loving sports, contact with nature, the smell of the sea, the Mediterranean breeze or walks under hundred-year-old plane trees along the waterfront of Manuel Puigvert, our citizens are privileged to enjoy the city thanks to its warm and mild climate, which makes Calella ideal for sporting purposes. At any time of the year, our residents slowly walk on the beach among the cormorants, heading for the lighthouse of Calella, or enjoy the peace and quiet of the first rays of morning light near the beach.

Calella is a city that literally "pulsates", where the rhythms of everyday life are perfectly combined with the ability to respond to the most difficult tasks of such authoritative sporting events as Ironman Barcelona, VeloTour Catalonia or the Special Olympics, among others. Thanks to the sports world, the residents of Calella have learned not only to compete but above all, to jointly participate and learn firsthand the importance of effort and perseverance - two key factors to meet new challenges.

Therefore, it is not surprising that this city, named "Calella - the city of European sport of 2016" ACES Europe, today has become an important center of pilgrimage for athletes from all over the world who see in Calella the basis for training, where you can prepare for swimming competitions or Olympic games!

If sports are made up of people, then each of them is a separate story! About every athlete involved in sports events taking place in Calella, there is always something to tell. The film "At 100 Meters", shot in 2015 in the city of Calella by director Marcel Barren reveals the story of Ramón Arroyo, a swimmer who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 30. The history of personal overcoming, in which residents of the city took part, also became their history

Do not overdo it with healthy food

Nuts are healthiest "snacks" that have least calories and the right amount of protein, fiber, omega-3 fats, vitamin E and fats that protect the heart. But, while the least calorie snacks from all the rest, they have a calorific value that can "hook-up" a few kilos if you exaggerate. Walnuts contain 80 percent fat, and one cup of these nuts contain up to 200 calories.

How much should you eat 28 grams of nuts a day? It is advisable to choose fruits with the shell to be cleaned, such as peanuts, pistachios, and walnuts as you eat 45 percent less. Normally, if you do not "tilt".


It is known that fish is good for health - contains omega-3 fats that reduce inflammation in the body, prevents heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Plus, fish are regarded as food for the brain because it improves memory and overall cognitive functions.

However, certain types of fish contain high amounts of mercury, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. The high concentration of mercury can cause problems at birth and can damage the nervous system of the child. Some types of fish, especially fatty and those caught near industrial areas may contain hazardous substances that could be carcinogenic and that weaken the immune system.

How much should you eat: Up to 12 grams of fish per week. The fish that are low in mercury are canned tuna and salmon.


If you want to enjoy eating fruit, it is a plus for you because it is full of antioxidants that protect against many diseases and rich in fiber. But although the fruit healthy, still contains a lot of sugar (fructose) are therefore not recommended to exaggerate its consumption.

How much should you eat: to one-kilogram total fruit per day.

dark chocolate

Many happy facts that dark chocolate is considered healthy food thanks to OKs Idan site that abound. Dark chocolate is good for your heart, because it reduces blood pressure, but also can improve mood, increasing the level of serotonin.

However, remember that chocolate has calories and high in fat and sugars and if overdone can lead to increased risk of diabetes and obesity.

Description of rapid weight loss

Under the rapid loss of weight usually, means a sharp decrease in body weight and visual emaciation of a person. At the same time, external factors contributing to such a symptom are absent: the patient does not engage in active sports, continues to eat fully and leads a habitual way of life. At the same time, the patient's well-being may be normal for some time, but after a certain period of time, he feels a weakness, possibly intoxication, there are a high fever and other symptoms of any disease.

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The main mechanisms of this process include defective malnutrition or complete starvation, sharply increased needs of the organism after loads and illnesses, as well as a significant decrease in the absorption of nutrients into the body and hyper-bacteria, in which the main vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, carbohydrates are excreted naturally Without penetration into the body.

Possible diseases

A sharp decrease in body weight, as mentioned above, can be caused by a huge range of diseases and negative conditions. Here are just a few of them:

The problem with the adrenal glands. Usually adrenal insufficiency is accompanied by anorexia, weakness, severe weight loss, regular stool disorders, mental irritability. Sometimes the patient is followed by attacks of nausea, as well as focal manifestations of severe skin pigmentation.
Diabetes. It is widely believed that diabetes causes only obesity - it's not at all! This disease causes the failure of the metabolic processes and provokes not only a set, but also a sharp loss of weight, depending on the specific state of the organism. In addition to losing weight, diabetes mellitus accompanies fatigue, severe thirst, frequent urination.
Neurological anorexia. This disease of neurological nature is typical for women from 18 to 30 years and is accompanied by a very sharp loss of weight (up to 50 percent) over a short period of time. In patients with this diagnosis, muscular atrophy, loss of hair, general weakness, hypotension, frequent constipation, and regular uncontrolled vomiting are observed.
Systemic depression. Severe forms of systemic depressions are sometimes accompanied by drowsiness, suicidal thoughts, loss of appetite and weight, and general fatigue.
Cryptosporidiosis. Protozoal infections of this type provoke muscle pain, sudden weight loss, severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Viral infections with herpes. Herpes, despite the classical sluggish form of the disease, sometimes contributes to malnutrition due to unpleasant sensations during meals, which in turn provokes weight loss.
Gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis affects the processes of absorption of fluids into the body, slowing them down, which in turn leads to serious weight loss, dehydration, fever, dryness of all mucous systems of the body, tachycardia and other manifestations of the disease.
Esophagitis. Inflammations in the esophagus region bring severe pain in the process of eating food - a person can de facto avoid this event or minimize it. Such violations of the function of swallowing provoke a strong and sharp weight loss, often the patient has regular vomiting.
Leukemia. Such a terrible disease as blood cancer causes rapidly progressive loss of body weight, the appearance of tachycardia, general weakness of the body, pain in the muscles and bones, anemia, wide spectrum fever, spleen enlargement, etc.
A variety of oncology. Almost every oncological disease can be a catalyst for the process of rapid weight loss, which distinguishes according to the symptoms depending on the location and type of disease
Stomatitis. A variety of inflammations of the oral mucosa interfere with full nutrition and thus provoke weight loss.
Tuberculosis of the lungs. The serious infectious disease can cause in addition to sweating, weakness, chest pain, hemoptysis, dyspnea and sub febrile temperature, and weight loss with anorexia.
Lymphomas. In acute lymphomas, dynamic smooth weight loss is usually observed, which occurs against the background of an increase in lymph nodes, spleen, liver and the occurrence of skin itching.
Thyrotoxicosis. This disease provokes a significant increase in the level of hormones in the thyroid gland, which "accelerate" metabolic processes, cause severe diarrhea, sweating, fevers, severe weight loss, tremor of the extremities.
FFT-syndrome. In newborns and small children, it is rare, but food insufficiency is periodically diagnosed, as a result of which the baby quickly loses weight and strength.
Whipple's syndrome. This condition is characterized by a significant damage to the intestinal epithelium and almost complete stopping the absorption of fluid and nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract, which in turn provokes a sharp loss of body weight, diarrhea, steatorrhea, and a variety of anorexic manifestations.
Ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis causes a decrease in appetite, physical exhaustion of the body and weight loss and an increase in body temperature.
Crohn's disease. During the development of the disease, patients experience weakness, fatigue, persistent diarrhea, abdominal cramps and rapid weight loss, even with adequate nutrition.
Medicines. Some medications for the treatment of the thyroid gland, stimulants of brain activity, laxative, as well as chemotherapy are the catalyst for an extremely rapid loss of body weight with a general exhaustion of the body.
Physiological causes. For physiological reasons, weight loss can include aging (and correspondingly, a reduction in muscle mass), psychiatric disorders, alcoholism, loss of teeth (difficulty and chewing food), etc.

What is more important-health or money?

That answers are unlikely to sound too cheerful. Because, as a rule, health is perceived as a matter of course, and it begins to take care of it when its shortage is manifested. Simply put, a sincere answer to the first question - health or money depends on what is currently in short supply. The question of money will be in subsequent articles.

For me, physical health is both the condition, the ability, and the energy to do what I need, to enjoy it, and to recover without any help. The human body is unique and has amazing capabilities, can almost cope with any disease, it needs only help and it will include all its reserves.

 Medical care determines our health by only 10%. This is characteristic of the whole world. At 50% health is conditioned by lifestyle, by 25% - by environmental conditions, which also depends to some extent on us, by 15% - by inherited factors. Consequently, 75% of our health is in our hands.

We all want and dream of some miracle, we want to be slender beautiful, healthy. How to achieve this? Here there is a range of different hypotheses. But nutrition, like any science, is based on laws that should not be violated by anyone: the rich and the poor, the woman, the man, the young, and the old. And unlike the laws of society, the violation of the laws of the science of nutrition, the objective laws of nature, is punished mercilessly.

This is either loss of health, or illness, or even death. And we want it or not, we need to know these laws and observe them. There are only two of them.

The first law is the law of energy balance, i.e. Conformity of energy value, the caloric content of the diet, our energy costs. Deviation in one direction or another is punished. The energy costs for the last 60-80 years have fallen from 4000 Kcal to 2400 Kcal. This is our payment for the blessings of civilization. We stopped moving. In accordance with the first law, you need to reduce energy consumption coming from food and increase energy consumption (physical activity) and you will look slim and beautiful.

There is a second law. The law of chemical balance. We need not only energy for our lives, but we need dozens of separate nutrients. And half of them are not replaceable. If they are in food, they come to us with this food, and we are healthy and well. Any one of them is not or little - and we begin to get sick, and sometimes even die.

In addition to the law of chemical balance, it is necessary to take into account that the body needs to effectively assimilate nutrients and bring them to the final consumer, to every cell in the body.

Bagels with date paste

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This is not bagels, and the tenderness is solid - melting, flawless. They are ideal with date paste but will be no less tasty with any thick jam. So a very affordable recipe, which I found in this interesting blog.


Sour Cream - 200 ml
Butter - 200 g
Flour - 350 g + per dust
Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon with a slide
Sugar - 2 tbsp. Spoons
Date paste (or jam) - 100-150 g
Sugar powder - 3 tbsp. Spoons

Cooking method:

Melt the butter in a saucepan or in a microwave, add sugar and salt.

Combine with sour cream, pour in flour and baking powder, knead the soft dough. Turn in the film and send for an hour in the refrigerator.

The finished dough is divided into 3 parts.

Each part rolls in a circle and cuts it into 6-8 corners. Each corner should be greased with date paste and rolled into a bagel.

Put the bagels on a sheet of parchment paper and send to the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes.

The baking temperature is 180 degrees.

Finished bagels put in a dish and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


If problems with the oven, you can cook this chicken and on the stove. Fry should be 2-2.5 minutes on each side on medium heat and before serving let me lie down for about five minutes on a plate.

Pork tenderloin in tomato sauce

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Tenderloin - the meat is rather inexpressive. But it is tender and almost dietary. So in a company with a good sauce will perfectly suit a popular summer garnish, like boiled potatoes.


Pork tenderloin - 500-600 g
Onions - 1 PC.
Pepper with peas - 10 pcs.
Thymus - several branches
Vegetable oil
Tomato paste - 30 g (or grated tomatoes - 200 ml)
Worcester's sauce - 3 tbsp. Spoons
Garlic - 2 cloves
Seasoning for shawarma or barbecue
Salt pepper
Preparation time - 1 hour 15 min + pickling

Cooking method:

Cut meat into medallions 1 cm thick. Lubricate the mold with vegetable oil, lay out meat, oil the meat, put crushed garlic cloves, bell pepper and thyme from above. Cover with a film and send to the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Shred the onion and fry it in vegetable oil with spices. Put the meat on top of the onions and simmer for about 40 minutes. One or two times pour water, so as not to burn.

Prepare the sauce. To do this, mix the tomato paste with the Worcester sauce, dilute 80 ml of water, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce over the meat and simmer for another 20 minutes. During this time, the meat will almost absorb the sauce. For this, before turning off, pour another 80 ml of water into a sauté pan with meat and allow to boil. After 3 minutes you can turn it off.


If you want acuity - you can add a chili sauce to the sauce. And if piquancy - crumble into the meat before turning off a third of the bundle of coriander.

Classic baked pork brisket with crispy crust

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I would even say classical English. The main elements of this recipe are repeated at Ramzi, Oliver, and on the BBC food site. My option is no exception. As a result, the most delicate pork splits into fibers, a crispy, crusty crust, and a sauce. I have an orange note. Ideal for a festive table, profitable on a daily basis. Breast (in Ukraine - pod Chere via) - inexpensive meat portion and you can cook a piece that will last for several days.


Pork breast on the skin - 1, 5 kg
Carrots - 2 pcs.
Celery - 2-3 petioles
Onion - 1-2 pcs.
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. Spoons
Fennel seeds, coriander, and black pepper - 1 teaspoonful
Garlic - 2 cloves
Thyme - a pair of twigs
Orange - 1 PC.
Cognac - 3 tbsp. Spoons
Salt, black pepper

Cooking method:

To begin with, marinade. Fennel, coriander and black pepper should be roasted in a dry frying pan and crushed in a mortar.

Add garlic and thyme to the mortar and grind everything into a paste. Pour in the olive oil.

Make thin shallow incisions on the skin. Grate the meat with a large salt, then with a marinade pasta. Leave for 2-3 hours at room temperature or at 12-24 in the refrigerator.

Before baking, clean the vegetables and cut them large. With an orange, thinly peel off the zest (so that it does not get white) and cut into several pieces.

Lightly grease the baking dish, put vegetables and zest on the bottom. On them, the skin upwards is the brisket.

Put in a preheated oven.

Temperature first 30 minutes - 200 degrees. Then the temperature should be reduced to 150 degrees. Take the meat, pour 2/3 cups of water to the vegetables and squeeze out half of the orange juice. Return back and bake for 2 more hours. After the specified time, again get meat. If there is no liquid at the bottom, add half a cup of water and return it to the oven. Increase the fire to 180 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes.

Meat to get and lay out on a cutting board.

Add the vegetables and pour into a saucepan. Add cognac and juice from the second half of the orange. If the liquid is small - more water. Boil and boil for a third. Pour into a blender bowl, mash and rub through a sieve. Must be a consistency sauce-like liquid sour cream.

With pork cut the crust. Peel it of excess fat, if it remains.

Cut the meat into portions, crust too. Serve with sauce.

Frozen yogurt with mulberry

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We love ice cream, so some other versions of this cold dessert are rarely found on my blog. But with mulberry, I decided to make the option easier. He lacks the smoothness and tenderness that cream provides, but it turned out very nice. This is the light version.


Mulberry - half liter pot
Banana - 1 PC.
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Yogurt Greek 8-10% - 500 ml

Cooking method:

Shake the mulberry with a blender together with sugar. Add the banana, whisk again.

Wipe the banana with mulberry through a sieve.

Mix the fruit sauce with yogurt. Pour into a mold and send to the freezer.

After 40 minutes get ice cream and once again beat it with a blender. Pour into molds and send to the freezer.

After 2-3 hours get molds. Dip them in warm water and take out their ice cream.


The banana should be well ripe.

Slivovo is rich in cardamom

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Pleasant and fresh ice cream, I really liked my husband, although he usually likes sweeter options. Cardamom as if gives extra coolness and freshness and is perfectly combined with a plum.


Eggs - 4 pcs.
Milk 3.2% or higher - 250 ml
Cream 33% - 250 ml
Mascarpone - 50-80 ml
Plums - 10 pieces
Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon without a slide
Sugar - 150 g

Cooking method:

Milk to boil and cool.

Separate the proteins from the yolks. From the total amount of sugar, take a tablespoon. Proteins are not useful, and yolks pound together with sugar and cardamom.

Return the milk to the fire and bring it to a boil again. Strain.

Prepare cream-angles. Hot milk gradually pours into the eggs and constantly stir the resulting mixture with a whisk.

Pour the cream into a saucepan and put on a small fire. Stirring constantly, let the mixture slightly thicken and turn off. You can put a spoon in it, then hold it with your finger, if the cream is ready - there will be a strip on the spoon. Allow the cream to cool completely.

Plums are cleaned from the stone, put into a saucepan, covered with a tablespoon of sugar and pour 30 ml of water. Boil and hold on the fire until it becomes soft. Ensure that water does not evaporate quickly. Remove peel, pulp with a fork in mashed potatoes.

Whip the cream.

Cream-angles combine with plum puree and mascarpone. Add the whipped cream.

Stir, load into the ice cream for half an hour.

Pour into a container for ice cream and send to the freezer for an hour.


If there is no ice cream maker, then simply pour the ice cream into a container and send it to the freezer for an hour. For this hour, you need to get it every 15 minutes and blend it with a blender.
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Thin pancakes-pellicles (in Ukrainian - Na ls Niki), in which a variety of fillings are wrapped - sweet and salty, very popular in Ukraine and Belarus. Every home cook has his own recipe, of course. The dough in my recipe turns out to be very thin and at the same time quite elastic. As a result, the leaves are very elegant and delicate. My version is traditional - with cottage cheese and raisins.


For pancakes:

Flour - 1 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 2 tbsp. Spoons
Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Eggs - 2 pcs. Large or 3 pcs. Averages
Butter - 30 g

Vegetable oil for frying - literally 2-3 tbsp. SpoonsFor filling:

Cottage cheese 9% - 800 g
Sour cream - 2 tbsp. Spoons
Sugar powder - 2/3 cup
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Lemon peel - 1 teaspoon
How many grams are there in the cup?

Cooking method:

In a bowl, grind the eggs with salt and sugar.
Melt butter in a microwave.

In the flour add salt and gradually, while stirring, pour in the milk. Add eggs and water, stir well. You can rinse the dough with a blender for reliability.

Lastly, pour the melted butter into the dough and leave it for half an hour.

Frying pan, grease with vegetable oil with a culinary brush. Pour the dough in a small ladle, so that it is distributed in a frying pan not too thick.

Fry the policies on one side and spread on a dish.

Raisins pour boiling water, drain after 5 minutes.

For a stuffing, it is good to pound cottage cheese, powdered sugar, and sour cream. If the cottage cheese is too granular - you can kill with a blender.

Add vanilla and lemon zest, raisins.

On the toasted side of each pancake spread one and a half - two tablespoons of filling and wrap. Outside, there should be a non-baked, bright side.

In this form, the pellicle can be folded into the food container, removed as needed and fried before serving in a small amount of vegetable oil.


Water makes the dough elastic, soda is docile, and the time before frying is necessary so that gluten develops well in the dough and the pancakes are easily roasted and made the right way.

In Israel, they sell cottage cheese, where on the packet it is written: "for filling". This can be used without mixing it with sour cream.