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.…

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How does heat treatment of vegetables affect vitamin content?
Recently, one of my readers asked a question about how baked bell peppers are rich in vitamin C or is it completely resolved by heat treatment. This question prompted me…

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Checklist: 13 mistakes for novice cooks
Are you afraid of salt and spices Salt and spices are an important component of the success of any dish: they emphasize the taste of the products and help them…

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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

Chia seeds: with what and why eat them?

Chia seeds are rapidly spreading and gaining popularity among adherents of a healthy diet. But many, standing in front of a supermarket shelf with this rather rare product, will think about whether to take it? Why are these outlandish seeds so useful and, most importantly, how to cook them? Let’s get it right.

The seeds of this plant of the sage genus came to us from Central America. In 2005, the European Union recognized chia seeds as a “promising food.” Yes, this food is really very promising. Especially when you consider that only two tablespoons of these seeds – and this is enough to cook such a delicious and refreshing raspberry “jam” – contain at their 140 kilocalories as much as 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. And do not be afraid of 9 grams of fat contained in this portion. After all, most of it falls on Continue reading

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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Proper preparation for a fasting diet
An unloading diet is one of the procedures to correct your diet, including partial or complete restriction of calories in food. However, sitting on such a diet without prior preparation…

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Excess fructose harms the liver as does alcohol abuse
Scientists are finding new evidence that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver like alcohol. For most people, fructose in its natural…

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"And if they see me with bigmak ": Why fast food is not as harmful as we think
FAST FOOD IS CALLED TO PERFORM HUNGER, when there is no time for measured meals - such an industrial achievement would inevitably arise with the acceleration of the rhythm of…

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