How does heat treatment of vegetables affect vitamin content?
Recently, one of my readers asked a question about how baked bell peppers are rich in vitamin C or is it completely resolved by heat treatment. This question prompted me…

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Food Intolerance: Who Doesn't Need Gluten and lactose
Increased fatigue, skin itching, bloating and pain in the stomach after eating - in the hope that it will "go away", unpleasant symptoms can be ignored for years. Why the…

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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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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 containing sugar, and someone is sure that animal fats can cause all diseases at once. Of course, everyone has the right to decide what is best for his body, but sometimes such concern develops into paranoia, when the most harmless snack precedes a scrupulous study of how beneficial its health is to every component.

This eating disorder is called orthorexia – an obsessive desire for a healthy and proper diet, which leads to significant restrictions on the choice of products. This anxiety often concerns not only the composition of Continue reading

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 – to professionals in various fields.

Recently, more and more people refuse meat: some for ethical reasons, others for health reasons. And yet, what is better – to eat meat or to be a vegetarian? Does meat really contain essential substances and which ones? Can vegetarian food be balanced? Is meat a carcinogen? We asked these questions to an expert.

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How do scientists justify fats and is it worth it to lean on

WE LIVE AT THE TIME when our ideas about the world and what is good and what is bad are corrected daily. Issues of health and proper nutrition are not only not an exception, but, on the contrary, are more often questioned than others. What is at stake is well understood by those who once every day during the year ate tuna (“not at all fatty, 22% protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B9, E, PP; calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium , iodine, iron, zinc … ”) in order to choke on a fish sandwich one day, reading a study that tuna, like other perennial inhabitants of the ocean, accumulates mercury in its tissues, therefore it is recommended to eat it no more than a couple of times a month.
Nevertheless, a healthy lifestyle over the past decades has formed an official list of “constant enemies”, where tobacco, alcohol, sugar and saturated fats are among the most dangerous (except for adherents of Continue reading

Another vegetarian truth
  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)…

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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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Fat is a Feminist Topic: Why Everyone Crossed on intuitive nutrition
IN THE LAST TIME, IT IS MUCH more often possible to hear the phrase “intuitive nutrition”, and several heroines of our recent material about diets and breakdowns said that it…

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Another vegetarian truth
  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)…

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