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
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