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Vegan meat and chocolate from the printer: What kind of food awaits us in the future
ON DAYS, WHEN IT SEEMS THAT ANY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO US, we are paradoxically far from knowing about the foods we eat: we have no idea what animals fed…

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How to choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables
For two years now I have been living in Singapore, and although the life of expats here is quite isolated, you can learn a lot about the local traditions, culture…

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Food Intolerance: Who Doesn't Need Gluten and lactose
Increased fatigue, skin itching, bloating and pain in the stomach after eating - in the hope that it will "go away", unpleasant symptoms can be ignored for years. Why the…

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Another vegetarian truth

 

When I prepare blog material, I often come across different curious or even outrageous statements about vegetarianism. One of them, very persistent, is that the World Health Organization (WHO) allegedly recognized vegetarianism as a mental disorder … And when I even wrote about it in the comments, I could not resist and decided to conduct a small investigation: where did this “news” come from and how does it compare with reality. So what I found out.

The news sounds something like this: “The World Health Organization (WHO) has expanded the list of mental illnesses requiring immediate intervention by a psychiatrist. Vegetarianism and a raw-eating diet were added to it (sic! I quote, keeping spelling. – Yu.K.), which, according to the classification of mental Continue reading

Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers: are solanaceae suitable for you?

I really love eggplants, or rather, I adore them and, choosing recipes for my application, I often had to exclude certain dishes so that there are not too many eggplants. Recently, I often hear that nightshade vegetables, which include eggplants, are recommended to avoid. I decided to figure out why and who should listen to these recommendations.

What is nightshade

The most common members of the nightshade family include potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers (chili, jalapenos and sweet Bulgarian, as well as paprika and cayenne pepper). There are many other plants of the nightshade family, more than two thousand, and many of them are toxic to humans, the Continue reading

What diet can reduce mortality and affect climate and ecology?

I found an interesting article on the Reuters website about how various types of diets throughout the whole of humanity can change life on Earth in a few decades.

According to scientists, reducing the amount of meat in the diet of mankind and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables by 2050 would have avoided several million annual deaths, significantly reduced atmospheric emissions leading to global warming, and saved billions of dollars spent on medical expenses and fighting with environmental and climate issues.

A new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Continue reading

Why whole foods are healthier than refined foods

In my articles, I often call products whole or unprocessed in an industrial way and urge them to be preferred. Refined foods can be considered the antipodes of whole foods in the world of food, I decided to write about some of them.

Refined oil, premium flour, white sugar. We are used to eating all this daily and take for granted. But by doing this, we daily deprive ourselves of important nutrients and useful components that were originally contained in these products, but were “extracted” from them during refining. Why do manufacturers do this? Of course, depriving vitamins of products is not their goal at all. Their goal is to extend the shelf life of the product, to make it as cheap as possible, suitable for the widest range of needs, “beautiful” and “tasty” (or tasteless, so that, for example, refined oil does not interrupt the taste of culinary products). For this, they use refining – the final cleaning of products, during which the so-called “ballast substances” are removed from it, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, etc. As a result, we get a defective composition, but – Calorie-charged product. Let’s see which products are most often refined Continue reading

The benefits of breakfast for the human body

The myth of the dangers of breakfast
Many of us neglect breakfast, and the reasons seem obvious: in the morning we are in a hurry, we cannot get up early, we want to sleep, not eat. What breakfast is there! It seems that not a single bit will crawl into the throat, which means that it is not necessary or even harmful. But the arguments in favor of the decision to still have breakfast are impressively serious. I counted at least eight good reasons, finally making sure that the benefits of breakfast for the human body are undeniable. Let’s figure it out together.

Why do I need a morning breakfast?
1. When we woke up, we need to “turn on”, “start” metabolism, and for this we need breakfast. If you have no appetite, drink a glass of warm water with lemon juice in the morning: most likely, the taste of Continue reading

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Why whole foods are healthier than refined foods
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