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
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
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