The benefits of olive oil for the human body
What do you think is the use of olive oil for the human body? Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet. A true Mediterranean diet that…

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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 can your pizza make the world a better place?
According to studies, we spend from 30 to 50% of our family budget only on food, and in half the cases we eat out. As food consumers, we are a…

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Can a child be a vegetarian?

As part of preparing material about vegetarian children, the editors of the Live portal invited me to answer several questions that often confused parents. Here is what I said.

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

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 to prepare a more detailed answer to the question about the preservation of vitamins and other nutrients during the heat treatment of vegetables in the form of this article.

Indeed, various cooking methods alter the nutrient composition of fruits and vegetables, but this is not always bad. Some studies show that although the thermal processing of foods may lead to the degradation of some nutrients, the availability of others may increase.

Therefore, to say that there is a “best” form of plant consumption, for example, raw, is impossible.

Many people think that raw vegetables contain more nutrients than cooked vegetables, but again, it depends on the type of nutrients. Continue reading

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