It seems to me that most of the articles that I write relate to what you NEED to eat in order not to get sick, feel better, lose weight … But when it comes to what is best avoided, I describe the ingredients rather (for example, added sugar or emulsifiers) than the final products containing them.
Today I decided to rectify this situation and made the top of the most harmful foods that should be avoided in principle or minimized in the diet if you want to significantly increase your chances of a healthy and long life.
Of course, modern technology in the food industry offers us many amenities. But at what cost? The manufacture of products in a scientific laboratory can reduce costs: this facilitates mass production, minimizes the use of more expensive “natural” ingredients, and increases the shelf life of packaged goods. Continue reading
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 of starch is resistant to digestion: it lingers in the large intestine and serves there as food for friendly microflora along with fiber. As a result, resistant starch:
softens and “fills” the chair,
reduces the risk of colon cancer,
enhances the production of short chain fatty acids and creates a more alkaline environment in the intestine,
reduces the amount of rotting products resulting from protein fermentation,
reduces the amount of secondary bile products.
Resistant starch is found in many common foods, including cereals, vegetables, legumes, seeds, and some nuts, but its proportion there does not exceed a few percent. (Legumes are the best source; they contain 4–5% resistant starch and higher). Here are some ways to get an extra dose of this starch: Continue reading