Added sugar: where is it hidden and how much is safe for health
We often hear that sugar is good for the brain, that it’s hard to live without sugar, and so on. Most often I come across such statements from representatives of…

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How to choose healthy fats: seven tips
Which fats are harmful and which are beneficial? Let's see what fats are good for the body. Fats are one of the key components of a healthy diet. Many people…

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Foods to Avoid
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 ...…

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Foods to Avoid

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

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 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

The healing properties of mushrooms
Mushrooms are a popular tool in folk medicine. Scientific research of their healing qualities began in the 50s of the XX century. Compounds with high anticancer activity were found in…

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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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Lent: nutritional rules
Even a person who is far from the belief that in modern society has long ceased to be a rarity, this concept has somehow, but been familiar, somehow, yes, but…

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Bakery products and their impact on the human body
Bakery products, depending on the composition and type of flour, have a different effect on the body. Therefore, when choosing a product in a bread store, you must clearly know…

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