Bread - a national treasure
Each culture and nationality of the world has its own recipe for making bread, because different ingredients are used for its preparation. In the friendly company of bread known to…

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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:…

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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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Nutrition Basics

What does a person need for a happy, carefree, vibrant and long life? Of course, health. In Europe, retired people are only growing, now they have free time to travel, and they are enjoying life in peace. But how can she enjoy it if her health is not at all right? If the general condition is already so bad that you do not want anything in life.

And so that a person does not lose his health, he must fulfill the requirements of a proper lifestyle: he should have healthy food in his diet, and he must allocate time for physical activity every day.

In a world of constant stress, a person finds comfort and pleasure in delicious food, but it is not always truly delicious. Because due to the numerous sweeteners and flavor enhancers added to all products, people have already forgotten what a simple but tasty food is. 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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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

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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…

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