From margarine to lipstick: Like palm oil is everywhere
OF ALL VEGETABLE OILS, PALM is probably the most unlucky with a reputation. Surely you heard that the use of palm oil is almost the main cause of cardiovascular diseases,…

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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…

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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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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

10 products to help focus

In the modern world, it can be very difficult to focus on something. Constant smartphone signals and notifications on social networks can make distracted even the most motivated of us. Stress and aging contribute to this.

The diet can significantly affect our ability to concentrate, because some foods provide the brain with nutrients that help us concentrate, while at the same time strengthening our health. Here is a list of some of them:

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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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Arabic Coffee: History and Origin
You can argue for a long time what this phrase means - "coffee in Arabic." Some will argue that this is a special kind of arabica that has conquered the…

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Eating Disorders: What Obsession With Healthy Eating Can Cause
MANY OF US BY TIME are overwhelmed by EXCESSIVE ANXIETY about what we eat. Someone regularly picks out yolks from eggs cooked for breakfast, someone decides to completely abandon products…

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What is oxidation and How to protect your cells from it
This spring, I lived in California, and I had the opportunity to attend a very interesting two-month nutrition course at Stanford University. The program was called Food Facts and Fads…

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