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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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…

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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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The most unexpected sources of fiber

Fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. Its benefits for our body are enormous – from the formation of intestinal microflora to lower cholesterol and prevent strokes. But in what quantity and from which sources is it best to include fiber in your diet?

Why do we need fiber

There are three types of fiber that are essential for our health:

Insoluble fibers are responsible for stool formation, help maintain regular bowel function, saturate and accelerate the passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading

20 eating habits for a long and healthy life

For more than ten years, Dan Buttner, a traveler and author of the book “Rules of Longevity”, about which I wrote, together with a team of experts, has been studying the “blue zones” of the planet – regions where people more often than elsewhere live up to 100 years and longer. Among these regions are the Greek island of Ikaria, the highlands of Sardinia, the Nikoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the island of Okinawa in Japan and the Californian city of Loma Linda.

But it’s all about life somewhere far away. Residents of the modern metropolis are now busy with other preparatory matters. Remembering that the crop will only provide soil without weeds, they are primarily trying to eradicate bad eating habits.

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7 healthy grapefruit benefits you should be aware of

The benefits of grapefruit for the human body
Grapefruits have long been known for their beneficial properties in losing weight, and therefore are most often associated with diets that help to lose weight. There are many ways to include them in a healthy diet, for example, half a grapefruit with boiled egg for breakfast or a grapefruit diet (a serving of this fruit with each meal speeds up metabolism and weight loss). And if earlier talk about the benefits of grapefruit was often perceived as another myth, today its many of its properties are scientifically proven.

The benefits of grapefruit for men and for women are several. In men, the rate of elimination of itraconazole was similar to that taken with grapefruit juice or water. However, in women, grapefruit juice caused a sharp decrease in the rate of excretion from their blood serum. Doctors warn that people should avoid grapefruit juice altogether when taking calcium channel blockers, which can reach levels of 100-150% higher than usual, which leads to a rapid decrease in blood pressure. 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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9 herbs and spices that fight inflammation
Do you know that herbs and spices not only enrich the taste of dishes, but also help the body fight inflammation in a natural way? However, they are so easy…

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The most important thing about what superfoods are and what they are
You have repeatedly heard that some products are called superfoods. But what exactly does this mean? Which products can be included in this honorable list? And why aren't they really…

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The benefits of endive
Endive is a healthy vegetable that looks very much like a salad, with the exception of its characteristic “curliness” and narrow leaves. The recipe from salad chicory I will definitely…

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