Can you imagine a kitchen without a microwave? If the answer is no, we have news to give you. Having one at home makes your life easier and we tell you why.
The microwave is a staple in any kitchen and since its inception has made our lives much easier. The heat, cook, bake, defrost and even clean themselves. But they also minimize the preparation time of almost any food. So, if you have little time to cook, we give you some ideas to take advantage of this machine. There they go, take note because they will save you a lot of time in your day today.
– Cereals. Rice and quinoa are also good friends of the microwave if you know how to do it. Put them in a glass container, where you can also store them once cooked.
– Lemon juice in 15 seconds. If you are tired of squeezing the lemon and you get tired of turning it around, put it in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften it, then it will be ready to make juice and it will cost you nothing.
– Bake a potato. Place potato in a bowl of water and then microwave it and heat each side for 5 minutes. The good thing is that you won’t need to include olive oil or turn on the oven.
Crunch time: the diet that denies what you knew about eating between meals
If you have snacks and nuts in panic, this method will break all your schemes: sign up for the crunch life, yes, with ahead. You will lose weight and you will be less hungry without giving up lunch and snacks.
If you were one of those who are always on a diet, surely you have two things very present. Eating between meals is compared to a demonic act and nuts are completely prohibited due to their caloric value. Although their nutrients are highly beneficial, if you want to lose weight, the great advice they have always given you is to forget almonds, nuts and, above all, pistachios.
Yes, indeed, eating between meals is not advisable when you choose snacks that are not exactly healthy. But the question of whether eating between meals or not is exactly beneficial keeps us in suspense every night.
The experts do not agree either, of that there is no doubt: there are dietitians who consider it essential to keep the organism active throughout the day, while others argue that it is not necessary. Let them begin, never better, the hunger games, because with the latter diets can prove insufferable.
This mystery, to which we have not yet found a clear answer, has been answered by various studies: eating between meals is not related to your weight intrinsically, so it is not counterproductive when you want to lose weight. It is even beneficial for your diet and helps you have more energy. Of course, you have to exercise to compensate for the calories you eat, but the results show that if you chop foods such as nuts, (yes, those that make you so fat) everything is pros.
This method, which is called ‘crunch time’, has become the latest ‘healthy’ trend in social networks and consists of eating between meals that make precisely that ‘crunch, crunch’ sound. Just the one made by nuts. Yes, we already know that popcorn and cookies make a similar sound, but they don’t work.
Of course, with moderation. As our grandmothers would say, ‘I don’t like it, it gets so tired’, and that is precisely the philosophy that you should follow with nuts. You should not get stuck in them, and, as with all foods, you cannot abuse them. This is the plan: take a peck in the middle of the morning and the afternoon, while combining the rest of the meals (that is, breakfast, lunch, and dinner) healthily. But beware! Pecking is not being continuous with nuts in your hand. The ideal would be portions of 30gr per day, divided between the two snacks.
The benefits? You will arrive at the main meals much more satiated and therefore, you will eat less. A glass of water before each meal also helps, although it should be borne in mind that not all nuts have the same properties and gain the same weight. Choose them raw or roasted and keep in mind that for example, pistachios have fewer calories than nuts.
Haven’t we convinced you yet? They are an essential source of fiber, help regulate your intestinal health and promote good digestion. Set aside unhealthy bars and snacks and go to the crunch, all are advantages. Little word