Nutrition

Plant-based Diet

Plant-based Diet

Food, health and disease The existing knowledge tells us that eating too much, especially highly processed food could be a health risk. Furthermore, people often use food as a temporary fix, or eat hastily and usually too much. However, the …

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Minerals: The Earth Inside Us

Minerals: The Earth Inside Us

Minerals: The Earth Inside Us   Before moving on to more technical stuff, let’s read these vivid, meaningful lyrics: ” We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 …

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Fish

Fish

The meat of fish is a source of high-quality proteins, macro and microelements (phosphorus, potassium, selenium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc), vitamins A and D, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids n-3 series (freshwater fish...

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Eggs

Eggs

Did you know that current FDA guidelines forbid labeling eggs as “healthful” and “nutritious”?  Because they say, these adjectives can be used only to describe foods that are low in fat/cholesterol and rich in beneficial nutrients...

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Animal Proteins: Meat

Animal Proteins: Meat

   Should we abandon the traditional idea of what a healthy diet is? Historically, an important part of the Western diet has been food from animal flash, and meat consumption is still on the rise globally. However, there is accumulated evidence...

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Fats for Beginners

Fats for Beginners

Dietary fats versus blood fats  Nowadays, all dietary fats appear to be associated solely with something detrimental to our health. Perhaps, if you eat too much French fries. Otherwise, labeling as negative things we don’t really understand...

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Milk & Dairy Products

Milk & Dairy Products

  We often get used to hearing that milk is one of the most nutritious foods because of the abundance of essential micronutrients, such as quality proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins A, D, and B groups, and so on. However, milk is …

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Vitamins

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that play a major role in the development and growth of our organism and the proper functioning of all its systems. There are 13 essential vitamins that our body needs, though in very small amounts, to …

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Food Perishability and Preservation

Food Perishability and Preservation

FOOD PERISHABILITY AND PRESERVATION Long term exposure of foods to oxygen from air, light, and heat, enable microbial proliferation, and change food ingredients. Such food can be poisonous. The signs of rotten food include: 1. Rancid smell and...

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Supplements & substitutes

Supplements & substitutes

SUPPLEMENTS & SUBSTITUTES Dietetic food, i.e. vitamin supplements and other modified foods, is intended for people with special nutritional needs (and is no replacement for food). Such food has a specific composition and it is made through a...

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(W)holy Bread

(W)holy Bread

  How it all started Bread has been a staple foodstuff for thousands of years. And it hasn’t changed a bit; it is still an essential part of our daily diet. Pitas, fluffy buns, cornbread, or baguette. Rye, white or black.   …

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Complex Carbohydrates

Complex Carbohydrates

In one of our articles on this website (“Plants in Nutrition”), we tried to explain in simpler terms why plants are so fascinating and beneficial for human health. Although the article was quite lengthy, we barely scratched the...

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