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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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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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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How can your pizza make the world a better place?

According to studies, we spend from 30 to 50% of our family budget only on food, and in half the cases we eat out. As food consumers, we are a formidable force in deciding which products and ingredients we choose and their origin.

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How and why cook cabbage?

I won’t tire of writing about the benefits of cabbage: it is really worth it. As a storehouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, it is rightfully a superfood, and one of the most affordable. But at the same time, and one of the most diverse: white and red, broccoli and Brussels, color and savoy – choose! First of all, all types of cabbage are rich in such a powerful antioxidant as vitamins C and K. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that take away the missing electron from healthy cells, thereby starting the aging and oxidation processes in our body. Namely, oxidative stress is the cause of many diseases.

Different types of cabbage contain their own set of phytonutrients (such as carotenoids and polyphenols), which relieve inflammation, strengthen immunity, support cell health, protect against cancer and have antioxidant properties. For example, broccoli (beta-carotene) and Brussels sprouts (lutein and zeaxanthin) are rich in carotenoids useful for vision. And sulforaphane – a sulfur compound that helps the liver get rid of toxins – contains white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Continue reading

Excess fructose harms the liver as does alcohol abuse

Scientists are finding new evidence that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver like alcohol.

For most people, fructose in its natural state – in the fruits of fruits – does not pose any harm. A unique feature of fructose is that it is processed in the liver, for which there is no problem to cope with a small amount of this sugar, which is ingested slowly. Take, for example, an apple: it takes a lot of time to chew it, and the dietary fiber contained in the apple slows down its processing in the intestines.

But today, manufacturers are increasingly adding fructose to foods in a highly concentrated form. To do this, they extract it from corn, beets and sugarcane, during which it loses its original nutrients and fiber. Frequent use of large doses of fructose during the day, without fibers that slow down its absorption, forces our body to process such an amount of this sugar that it is not suitable for. In almost all sugar-added foods, fructose levels are extremely high. Continue reading

The effect of nutrition on human health
Until a person gets sick, he thinks little about his health. But when this happens, the person rushes to look for medications that can relieve him of the symptoms of…

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How to choose and cook Chinese leafy vegetables
For two years now I have been living in Singapore, and although the life of expats here is quite isolated, you can learn a lot about the local traditions, culture…

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Wild berries - a unique storehouse of vitamins
At the first thought of summer, everyone imagines forests, birdsong and berry glades. Wild berries contain a lot of healthy vitamins. Since ancient times, traditional medicine has respected berries from…

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Porridge: from distant times to the present day
Russian culture is inextricably linked with porridge. And how many proverbs and sayings exist in which this valuable product is mentioned! “Without porridge, lunch is not at lunch” - it…

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