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
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 still mistakenly believe that fat is evil, because it is the most high-calorie, and reduce it in their diet. However, fats are different: harmful or beneficial. And some of them are vital for us.
For example, without omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, our existence is impossible, and fat-soluble vitamins will not be absorbed at all unless you eat fatty foods.
Can I use fat while losing weight?
In the past, the need to reduce fat intake for weight loss was based on the fact that fats contain about two times more calories per gram than carbohydrates or proteins. In fact, foods such as avocados, vegetable Continue reading
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 and cuisine if you wish. As you can imagine, it is the food that I study with particular zeal, and today I decided to talk about such a category of plants as green leafy vegetables.
Chinese leafy vegetables are not only very rich in nutrients, but also able to diversify your diet and taste experience. Some of them can be found in most supermarkets and cooked by yourself, others are easier to order in Asian restaurants. These simple rules will help you choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables:
Buy only fresh greens of bright color without yellow and limp leaves and dark spots. Continue reading