How to choose healthy fats: seven tips
Which fats are harmful and which are beneficial? Let's see what fats are good for the body. Fats are one of the key components of a healthy diet. Many people…

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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.…

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Good and bad carbohydrates
Proper nutrition is one of the most effective methods of maintaining good health and well-being. One of its most important aspects is carbohydrates, because your well-being can be good or…

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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 starch reduces the risk of bowel cancer and how to increase its presence in your diet

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

Why bitter foods are good and how to enjoy them

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

Livestock and humanity: Does stress affect the taste of meat
IDILLIC PICTURE OF FARMS, where different animals enjoy relative freedom (say, periodically graze in the wild), though it has not disappeared, but today it is found much less often than…

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Question to the expert: Does a person need eat meat
ANSWERS TO THE MOST QUESTING QUESTIONS OF US We are all used to searching online. In this series of materials we ask precisely such questions - relevant, unexpected or common…

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Exposing Soup: Why a Healthy Diet Is Possible Without It
In the POST-SOVIET SPACE AROUND SOUP a whole cult has arisen - many argue that without it a healthy diet would not exist. At the same time, they don’t specify…

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Can a child be a vegetarian?
Live: Is vegetarianism safe for the baby? Me: To begin with, vegetarianism does not equal healthy eating. This must be understood. Indeed, for example, pasta with tomato sauce, pizza and…

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