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 the older generation – grandmothers who seek to feed my child or their grandchildren with candy, sincerely believing that this will benefit them.
Glucose (or sugar) in the blood is the fuel on which the body works. In the broad sense of the word, sugar is, of course, life.
But sugar is different. For example, there is sugar naturally found in the plants we eat. And there is sugar that is added to almost all processed foods. The body does not need carbohydrates from added sugar. Glucose is produced from any carbohydrates that enter our mouths, not just sweets. And the added sugar does not represent any nutritional value or benefit to humans. Continue reading
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
Every day, our liver is forced to process a huge amount of toxins that come to us with food additives, pesticides, alcohol, etc.
Most toxins are fat soluble, meaning they are easily absorbed by fatty tissues and stored there. The work of the liver is to convert toxins into a water-soluble form – due to this they are excreted from the body with urine, stool and sweat.
Detoxification occurs in two phases. In the first phase, toxins are broken into small parts by enzymes and in the process of chemical reactions. In the second phase, the resulting substances bind in a completely water-soluble form so that they can be eliminated.
In some cases, exposure to toxins is beyond our control. However, we can support the liver by balancing both stages of detoxification and protecting it from toxic overload. Many factors affect our liver function, including our diet. And these foods will help strengthen the liver.
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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
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.
The 10 most common bad eating habits Continue reading