Food Addiction

Food Addiction

Some studies demonstrate that salt, sugar and fat cause addictions, which are thought to be the main reason of growing obesity rates worldwide. It means we now have another excuse for a diet that the majority of us start one day and quit the other day. It is also reported that the addictive desire for …

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Chickpea wrap

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is an annual legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae.  The chickpea wrap, a traditional taste of the southeastern city of Gaziantep, is becoming the preferred alternative to meat wraps with its distinct flavor and affordable price. More local citizens are buying chickpea wraps in the city, which is known for its …

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We are what we eat

always had a thing for casual places in London that are organic but still delicious and make you feel at home. A new place has opened in Nişantaşı where I experienced the exact same ambience. The place, which is the fifth branch of Plus Kitchen, has a mission. The greatest failing I see in Turkish …

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Traditional lemonades

Lemonade is one of the most modernized treats of Turkish culture. Lemon was the main ingredient of sherbet in the Ottoman era and continues to be in modern Turkey as well, due to being a source of vitamins and its cool, sour taste. Numerous places now offer this traditional beverage in different flavors and presentations …

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Four missing things from our diets

Chronic Diseases and Nutrition Research report, released by Turkey’s Health Ministry, has revealed that although Turkish people are adopting healthier diets, there is still much to change in our dietary habits. According to scientific studies, Turkish people still don’t meet the nutrition requirements that are recommended worldwide to have a healthier life and be protected …

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Friends and diet

We are often told to refrain from “this” and abstain from “that” when on a diet, because everything is suddenly very “bad” for your hopefully shrinking waistline. In a desperate attempt to lose weight we are deprived of the foods we are so used to and the nutrient it provides, leaving us with a very …

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Delicious soups

Delicious soups to make

Soup is an essential part of life it feels. The English word itself, “soup,” originating from Sanskrit, means “good nutrition.” There are records showing that soup was prepared and consumed as far back as 10,000 years ago. In China, a 2,400-year-old soup was discovered by archaeologists in the ancient city of Xi’an. The method of …

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