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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Why do we need beets and what to cook from it
Beetroot for us - so familiar, so “own”. In fact, several millennia before us, its healing properties and taste (especially beet tops!) Were the first to be appreciated by the…

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Why bitter foods are good and how to enjoy them
Bitter foods - doesn't sound too appetizing, right? But you may be surprised to find out how useful they are. And that your body really craves a bitter taste -…

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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 superheroes? This is my new digest.

What are superfoods?

Some products have such strong compared with their counterparts abilities to positively affect human health that they began to call them superfoods (or superfoods). In one, an unusually high concentration of powerful antioxidants. In another, a whole palette of vitamins. Still others supply us with a large dose of essential omega-3 fatty acids. In other words, it can be any property useful to our body, the main thing is that it is either extremely strong or combined with an exceptionally large number of other useful properties.

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What is oxidation and How to protect your cells from it

This spring, I lived in California, and I had the opportunity to attend a very interesting two-month nutrition course at Stanford University. The program was called Food Facts and Fads (“Food: Facts and Myths”) and, as the name implies, was supposed to teach students to understand a huge stream of scientific and pseudo-scientific information about nutrition.

I want to tell you about some of the topics that we discussed.

This article deals with the problem of oxidation, which our teacher, Dr. Clyde Wilson, raised literally in every lesson. What is oxidation? From a chemical point of view, this is a process during which a donor molecule gives an electron to an oxidizing molecule. That is, the donor loses an electron, thereby oxidizing. In principle, in the human body, this process should be balanced by a system to protect cells from damage, but often this system is not able to withstand a huge number of aggressive forms of oxygen, such as free radicals that oxidize (i.e. damage) important components of our cells. As a result, the body experiences oxidative stress, and this is one of the causes of many diseases. Antioxidants are a powerful force that can neutralize aggressive free radicals. More about them and tells my teacher. Below is the text of his article. Continue reading

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Healthy eating in everyday life
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Healthy food. Daily menu
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The healing properties of mushrooms
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