glass of raspberries
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
For a long time, scientists believed that any starch is digested by digestive enzymes in the small intestine. Until 1982, resistant starch was discovered. It turned out that this type of starch is resistant to digestion: it lingers in the large intestine and serves there as food for friendly microflora along with fiber. As a result, resistant starch:
softens and “fills” the chair,
reduces the risk of colon cancer,
enhances the production of short chain fatty acids and creates a more alkaline environment in the Continue reading
Bitter foods – doesn’t sound too appetizing, right? But you may be surprised to find out how useful they are. And that your body really craves a bitter taste – and hints at it in many ways.
Bitter foods have many beneficial properties. First of all, they need to be eaten to maintain the health of our liver. This organ takes a serious blow – the liver helps the body get rid of toxins – the waste products of cells and those toxins that come to us from the environment and with food. Bitter vegetables and herbs contain phytonutrients that support the liver and help it metabolize cholesterol and fat, balance hormones, and cleanse the blood.
In addition, the bitter taste helps us absorb nutrients from foods. Since bitter foods stimulate the Continue reading