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Cornflakes diet

Cornflakes diet

Cornflakes was developed by doctors Will and John Kellogg 30 years ago from stale wheat. Eating cornflakes for breakfast is only good if you pick the one with low levels of sugar and fat. There are many different manufacturers of cornflakes on the market and unfortunately, most of them contain a lar...


Macrobiotic diet

Macrobiotic diet

Macrobiotic diet is based on the so-called "Zen" philosophy, which originated in Japan and it is mostly based on the intake of whole grains. According to this diet, grains shopd make up 50% of total food intake, vegetables shopd make up 30%, vegetable soup 10% and seafood 5 10%. Also, dandelion ...


Best diet

Best diet

Best diet bears that name because a huge number of people lost their weight with this diet and because it provides all the nutrients the body needs. It is based on frequent consumption of citrus fruit (lemon and orange primarily) because this kind of fruit can help you to speed up the metabolism and...


Nutrition tips

Chia seeds

Chia seeds

Chia (scientific name Salvia hispanica, Labiatae) is a hardy plant that comes from the mint family. This plant is mostly used to obtain the eponymous chia seeds and has been known from ancient times. Even the ancient Mayans used this plant in their diet, hence its name (chia is the Mayan word for strength). These seeds are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Chia seeds are frequently used for the purpose of losing weight....


Flaxseed

Flaxseed

Flaxseed or linseed (lat. Linum usitatissimum) is a well-known food for those who are trying to lose weight. Flax is a plant that is often grown on plantations worldwide because it does not require specific conditions to grow. The fruit of this plant eventually bursts and releases its seeds, which are dark red or brown color and have a smooth surface. It is primarily rich in fatty acids (30 - 40 %), of which the most common is linolenic acid which makes up 70 % of all fatty acids in the seed....


Calculating net carbs

Calculating net carbs

Net carbs are actually the sugars that may influence the glycemic index or can increase blood glucose levels, respectively. They became popular with the Atkins diet, which considered these carbs as the most important factors in everyone's diet. In order to understand how to calculate net carbs, you need to know that total carbs are actually the sum of dietary fibers, polyols (xylitol, manitol and sorbitol) and net carbs. Dietary fiber has no impact on glucose levels in the body and most of them are indigestible for the human body....


Nutritional value of tomatoes

Nutritional value of tomatoes

Tomato (botanical name Lycopersican esculentum) is sometimes classified as a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit, by its biological nature. This fruit can be found at any time of the year (thanks to the greenhouses), and in all parts of the world. There are different cultivars of tomato (seedless, yellow, green tomato, pear tomato, apple tomato and others). The difference in composition between cultivars is not big. To understand why it is a useful and healthy food, we first have to introduce you to its content. It contains little carotene (l...


Fruits

Fruits

What can we say about this food group that you have not already heard somewhere? In this article, we will try to explain why it is important to eat fruit every day, and what makes this food so healthy. Fruits are definitely the most valuable food and probably have the best impact on human health. They can be eaten fresh or in their processed forms (jam, marmalade or compote). Fruits rich in water include: cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pears, apples, lemons, oranges, watermelon, cantaloupe, apricot and peach. As its name says, it is rich ...


Recommended protein intake

Recommended protein intake

Before you can better understand how the recommended protein intake is calculated, it is first necessary to know about protein digestibility. Protein digestibility is actually an indicator of utilization of a protein in the body. It is also called the "net protein utilization". Evaluation of protein digestibility is based on the nitrogen retention in the body and the difference between the quantity of nitrogen ingested by food and nitrogen excreted from the body. Why nitrogen? Because nitrogen is an ingredient of all proteins, and therefore rep...