Genetically modified foods: mutants on our table
July 9, 2009
No matter what city you live in, absolutely everything you need to take great care that falls on the table. Proper nutrition is important today as never before. Make sure your daily diet eat fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, meat and dairy products. Many of us are accustomed to eat properly, but unfortunately, even seemingly harmless food can be full of harmful additives, even if it initially has a natural origin. It can be a pleasant taste and smell, and all that is required to be a third-party components.
Watch the movie Robert Kenner "Food" - it will shed light on much of what we eat today, and it is possible preview of this documentary film will make you much change in their daily diet.
Here is a list of foods that Americans love, and love is so strong that they refuse they can not - and should be.
How it all began
A few decades ago it was much easier and safer, including food. People ate potatoes, meat, eating vegetables, drinking clean water and milk. But in the 50-60-ies Americans greatly changed their eating habits and become incorporated into the daily diet other products. Unrefined, natural food began to give way to the other - a simpler, more cost-effective. And it all started with the cheese paste Cheez Whiz, which then settled in every American refrigerator.
The era of Cheez Whiz
In 1953 the Americans stopped making toast with cheese, preferring them to practical invention company Kraft - cheese pasta that taste did not differ from the traditional cheese, but contained a large number of preservatives, emulsifiers, flavorings. These products are very quickly found a buyer. Manufacturer by producing similar products, spending money is much less than it is a natural food, and since it is cheaper, the buyer can wait no longer - he pays less for almost the same taste. The more that a significant amount of preservatives increases the shelf life of the product, which is very convenient. Today, for the same reason, the food market is rife with such products.
Aunt Jemima Heritage
When in 1966 appeared on the shelves of maple syrup Aunt Jemima, he made waves - is inexpensive and very tasty! Modern syrup contains almost no natural maple sap, which replaces flavors that mimic its taste and smell. It also includes some of the individual components that the product is combined with soap and photocells.
Would you like a marshmallow?
Modern paste - this greatly reduced and modified version of the original recipe. Marshmallow plant previously used for its preparation, but now it's a treat - no more than one kind of rubber refined product, which filled the shelves of grocery stores. Pastilles containing sugar, maple syrup, modified gelatin and many artificial ingredients. Nevertheless, he is loved and happy to consume in large quantities. According to the Association of confectioners Americans eat 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year.
Most of us love and eating hot dogs - it can not hide. But let's think, and if any of them real, natural meat? Making sausage for hot dog looks something like this: take a bone with some meat, scraps of pork or chicken and thoroughly mixed with the mass of artificial additives. Then it is "meat" we see in their hot dogs when we come into the public place in the stadium, for example. We tuck into one after another hot dogs, where in a piece of bread only thing that is natural - it is just a small fraction of scraps and residues, and the rest - nitrates, flavorings, colorings and other artificial fillers little sausages.
Jelly for many - is a favorite dessert. Nevertheless, despite its natural origin, most modern types of jelly - are products of mutants. Key natural ingredient jelly - gelatin, which gives the final substance its characteristic consistency. But in order to dissolve the bone from which prepared collagen and gelatin to form, use powerful chemical solvents. To this product is added sugar, colors, flavors, flavors that give the appearance of jelly that attracts buyers on the shelves of supermarkets.
Genetically modified foods, a lot of artificial additives in food make it harmful and extremely dangerous to the health and well-being. Nitrates and nitrites are used in the preparation of any meat-containing products, from sausages to ham. They are konvservantami giving food a long life, but nevertheless, can trigger cancer. Hydrogenated fats are saturated with many favorite food, causing problems with the cardiovascular system. Cookies, potato fries, chips - all this is cooked with such fats. Surprisingly, these products can be stored for several months, whereas, for example, cookies will be a maximum of one week unfit for human consumption. This is useful on the one hand, and on the other, think about whether you need this convenience?
We put on a natural
Very few people today are fed perfectly. If you want to embark on their own health and longevity, not dismissive attitude to what ends up on your table. Read not only the nutritional value of products, but also carefully study their composition. Remember that a high content of components purely chemical origin will not profit you, and can be extremely dangerous. Ideal - is included in the daily menu as many fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and eat only fresh and unprocessed.
11 products to stimulate metabolism
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Although the simplest and fastest ways to lose weight does not exist, there are some things to help speed up the metabolism. Regular physical activity and a normal, healthy sleep
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- The best of things. However, there are products that can increase the rate of metabolism, and their cost to include in your diet to a little faster goodbye to excess weight. It should be remembered that effective and sustainable weight reduction is only possible using a set of measures and products to stimulate metabolic processes serve only as aids.
Jalapeno peppers, habanero, cayenne, chilli and red - these and other kinds of hot pepper directly stimulate metabolism
Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
and circulation. Moreover, the dishes with hot peppers significantly weaken the appetite. Pepper increases metabolic rate, on average, by 25%, while its effect persists for up to three hours.
Whole grains: oats and brown rice
These products are very rich in various nutrients and complex carbohydrates, which accelerate metabolism and stabilize insulin levels. Because complex carbohydrates are digested slowly, after the use of a portion of rice or porridge keeps you feeling full for a long time, and it becomes easier to deal with the temptation to eat something sweet and nutritious. In addition, stable insulin prevents excessive fat deposition.
Broccoli is rich in calcium (a substance that effectively promotes weight loss), as well as vitamins C, K and A. In one serving of broccoli contains large amounts of folic acid, dietary fiber, and various antioxidants
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. Moreover, broccoli is very good at helping to eliminate toxins from the body.
It has long been known that people who eat soups, consume less solid food. During the research it was found that not only saturated soups, but also accelerate the metabolism, actively aiding digestion.
Properties of green tea have been studied in numerous research, and are now widely known that it not only increases the metabolic rate, but also has many other health benefits. In particular, it slows down the aging process, and can prevent the formation of malignant tumors.
Apples and pears
The fact that these fruits accelerate metabolism and promote weight loss, confirmed by scientific data. During the study, women who ate three small apples or pears a day lost more weight than those who did not eat these fruits. If possible, include in your diet organic apples and pears.
Cinnamon, black pepper, mustard, paprika powder and other spices to increase the rate of metabolism. According to some reports, people who regularly use the spices, it is possible to burn about 1000 calories a day
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larger than those in whose diet does not include spices.
It is proved that many citrus fruits, in particular - grapefruit help burn body fat and maintain a high metabolic rate. This may be due to the fact that citrus fruits contain a lot of Vitamin C - a substance which helps to avoid large fluctuations in insulin levels.
Foods rich in calcium
According to research, people who consume 1200-1300 mg of calcium a day, losing weight is almost twice faster than those who do not get enough calcium. Eat as much calcium-rich foods, including - sesame seeds, greens, oranges, beans and, of course, dairy products. If for any reason you can not eat these foods, take supplements with calcium.
Foods rich in omega-3
These acids reduce the production of a hormone called leptin, which has the property to reduce the metabolic rate. Animal studies have shown that mice with low levels of leptin metabolism was faster than mice with high levels of this hormone. Another study showed that members of African tribes, the foundation of which is the fish diet, leptin levels up to five times lower than that of men of the tribes do not consume fish. Rich sources of omega-3 are fish, as well as many seeds and nuts. Try it in salads or linseed hemp oil - there is a lot of omega-3.
Maybe the water is not in the full sense to the food, but it is also very good stimulates the metabolism. In addition, water suppresses appetite and stimulates the removal of toxins from the body.
A few more tips
Avoid soft drinks and energy drinks. Although some of them contain more caffeine than regular coffee, they are too high in calories to help you lose weight. Minimize or abandon consumption of fatty, calorie semi-finished products: the number of nutrients in them is usually minimal.
Chew your food thoroughly. Maybe because you do not help society, but it certainly provides invaluable assistance to his metabolism. Get enough sleep and try to reduce stress to a minimum - it also improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.