Culinary specialties

Detox – hot or not?

Detox – hot or not?

Recently, an article titled Detox Delusion has been published in The Science of Biology, whose author, retired professor of nutritional biochemistry – David Bender – states that detox is just an empty marketing slogan that poses a health risk! Is detox a fiction?Detox and slimmingToxins – a novelty for humanity […]

Salt, harmful or not?

Salt, harmful or not?

Salt is the most infamous seasoning in the world. Recommendations such as “limit the salt intake” or “avoid salt” are common and commonly accepted. Some people even came up with the “salt phobia” and will not add salt even to the blandest tasting meal. Salt guidelines. How much salt shoudl […]

Broccoli and cauliflower support the growth and regeneration of muscles

Broccoli and cauliflower support the growth and regeneration of muscles

Cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica group, which broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are a part of, contain a significant amount of secondary metabolites: the glucosinolate and myrosinase enzyme. In the process of shredding or later chewing the vegetables, glucosinolates are transformed into isothiocyanates, such as sulforaphane. Sulforaphane protects against cancerEffect on […]

Curcumin. Super spice…?

Curcumin. Super spice…?

What is curcumin?Health BenefitsBioavailability, absorption and metabolism of curcuminCurrent use and clinical trialsReferences: What is curcumin? Curcumin is the pigment found in the spice turmeric which gives it the yellow colour. Approximately 2% of turmeric is curcumin, and it is not readily consumed unless turmeric is added to the diet […]

Calories trouble

Calories trouble

We have a problem with something that you can neither see, taste, nor smell. It’s about calories, which we eat on average a lot more than 730,000 a year. Calories – an eternally up-to-date topic dealt with by growing masses of slimming people around the world. Although more and more […]

Bacon as superfood?!

Bacon as superfood?!

In recent years, breakfast, in which lightly scratched eggs are served with well-burnt, crispy bacon, began to be perceived as a meal with at least innocuous and even health-promoting properties. What’s more, the number of propagators of such assumptions has recently started to grow, and on Instagram, the #fit has […]

Coconut-chia pudding (keto, LCHF, paleo, optimal, without gluten, lactose, eggs and sugar)

Coconut-chia pudding (keto, LCHF, paleo, optimal, without gluten, lactose, eggs and sugar)

Chia seed (Argentine sage) is called superfood used in many diet models. They contain omega-3, calcium, and iron. They are a source of wholesome proteins, antioxidants, potassium, fiber, magnesium, phosphorus and many other beneficial substances. In addition to their health properties, they also have a unique ability to gel liquids, […]

What oil is the healthiest for frying?

What oil is the healthiest for frying?

What should we use for frying? Sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, olive oil, or maybe coconut oil or lard? Frying in high temperatures, within 180°C changes the molecular structure of fat, which reacts with oxygen from the air, forming lipid peroxides and aldehydes. This oxidation also occurs in room temperature, just […]

More about Lactose

More about Lactose

Some time ago I discovered that I don’t react well to lactose (like 60% of adults in Poland, apparently!). I eliminated dairy completely, but after a while my body started demanding it. Additionally, there came the matter of compensating for the deficiencies caused by the lack of dairy products in […]