ON DAYS, WHEN IT SEEMS THAT ANY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO US, we are paradoxically far from knowing about the foods we eat: we have no idea what animals fed on or where apples bought at the supermarket grew up. Food habits are also changing: we live in a completely different way than our ancestors, and therefore we eat differently – not to mention the globalization and accessibility of products atypical for native places. Eating is not only getting the substances necessary for survival – it is an essential part of our social life.
Technological breakthroughs of the last hundred years have greatly influenced the relationship of people with food: on the one hand, fast food has appeared, on the other, many people have taken care of a Continue reading
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 cola, fruit juice with donuts – this is plant food, that is, formally vegetarianism, but such a diet can not be called useful. Therefore, propaganda of vegetarianism without specifying that it is based on whole plant products is not possible.
Next: vegetarianism has varying degrees, from extreme veganism to a diet that allows eggs, milk, and derivative foods like cheese. This most “relaxed” form of vegetarianism is able to supply a person with animal protein in an amount greater than what is needed for health. Continue reading
My Stanford teacher, Dr. Clyde Wilson, described a simple trick: it will come in handy for many who are unable to refuse junk food, but at least think a little about their health. But Dr. Wilson knows what he’s talking about: he received a doctorate in chemistry at Stanford University and at the same time teaches at UCSF medical schools, and also heads the Sports Medicine Institute. In his article, Dr. Wilson tells how to continue to eat pizza and fast food, significantly reducing their detrimental effect on our body. I hasten to share a secret with you, translating, with the permission of the author, an article in Russian:
“Today we take food as a drug, because in busy schedules we need a quick way to keep moving. And the food industry provides us with tasty, inexpensive and convenient food that successfully satisfies our need Continue reading