Food Facts You Didn’t Know!

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What can no one live without on our planet? FOOD! In this blog post you can find out some interesting facts about food, and something to take note of!
Sea salt VS Table salt

Is Sea Salt Healthier Than Table Salt?

Most People believe that sea salt is more beneficial than table salt.

However, much of its popularity is due to the excellent work of marketers and the “romanticism” of consumers. After all, salt food with sea salt is much more interesting: mermaids, ocean secrets, and all that. And to add to this sea salt is often sold in the form of mixtures with herbs, lemon zest, wine-coloured and lavender flavoured. How can you resist such beauty?

Comparing Plain table salt seems so prosaic and straightforward.

However, even though sea salt seems like the better choice, its chemical composition is almost the same as ordinary table salt.

The main differences can be in taste, processing and texture.

Sea salt obtained by evaporating ocean water or saltwater from other sources. The minerals in this salt give it its colour and aroma. There are many types of sea salt extracted from the watery expanses of the planet and purified to one degree or another.

Known, for example, are grey and pinkish-grey types of sea salt from Korea and France. As well as black sea salt from India, the colour determined by the local varieties of clay and seaweed present in the evaporation ponds.

Edible salt mined differently: water is pumped into the shaft of the mine to dissolve the salt, the saline solution pumped to the surface, all impurities defended, and, finally, the now sterile salt solution is evaporated using a vacuum. The result is tiny crystals of table salt.

The benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate Helps You Lose Weight And Relieves Coughs

Neurologist Will Klauer claims that a small piece of chocolate melted on the tongue 20 minutes before a meal triggers the release of hormones in the brain that are responsible for feeling full. In this way, it reduces the amount of food that you were going to eat.

Chocolate As A Cough Suppressant

The bromine is the main biologically active ingredient in cocoa and chocolate and the closest relative of caffeine. The bromine is a drug used to dilate the bronchi, lower peripheral vascular resistance and lower pressure in the pulmonary circulation. It also increases blood flow in coronary arteries, myocardial contractility and heart rate. Hence, people with heart problems need to be careful with foods high in cocoa.

The Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich

The Earl Of Sandwich Invented The Sandwich

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (13 November 1718 – 30 April 1792) was an English diplomat, First Lord of the Admiralty.

The story goes that Lord Sandwich was a skilled gambler and did not interrupt his long hours at the card table for lunch. However, there is another version that the sandwich should not be interrupted for lunch at the desk.

The sandwich was initially salted beef between two slices of toasted bread.

The Peanut butter

Diamond Butter

Scientists at the Bavarian Research Institute of Geophysics and Geochemistry in the process of laboratory simulations of the conditions of the Earth’s lower mantle have discovered some innovative ways of producing diamonds.

One hypothesis is that diamonds formed from carbon under high pressure.

Peanut oil contains quite a lot of carbon. Therefore, if all oxygen is completely removed from the oil and subjected to tremendous pressure, a gemstone transformation process is possible.

Of course, everything is not so simple. Still, nevertheless, the production of artificial diamonds can be very promising for industrial use. However, they are unlikely to be of great interest in the jewellery industry.

Loud music makes people eat more

Loud Music Makes People Choose “Junk” Food

Scientists from Sweden and the United States have found that the volume of music in cafes and restaurants can influence which dishes visitors choose to order. The higher the sound level, the more people chose high-calorie and relatively unhealthy foods.

The soft and quiet sound of music does not cause an adrenaline rush. It does not increase the heartbeat, which contributes to the control of the conscious choice of dishes and refusal of temptations.

Where else you can find the vitamin C?

Citrus Alternatives To Vitamin C Content

When we mention vitamin C, most of us immediately remember lemon. And on many antiviral medicines, citrus fruits are depicted. However, hardly anyone will remember why we associate vitamin C with citruses.

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight bacteria and viruses, has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, and strengthens the immune system.

Why doesn’t vitamin C accumulate in the body?

Vitamin C classified as a water-soluble element, so it does not accumulate in the body. And its reserves are replenished only from the outside. Ascorbic acid cannot withstand high temperatures, light and oxygen. Therefore, with all types of heat treatment, most of the vitamin is destroyed, so we advise you to eat raw vegetables and fruits more often.

Below is a list of foods that exceed citrus fruits many times over in vitamin C.

  • Rosehip (dry – 1200 mg / 100g, fresh – 650 mg / 100g)

A leader in vitamin C content (dry 1200 mg per 100 grams and raw 650 mg per 100 grams)

Rosehip is also one of the leading competitors of Acai berries for its antioxidant properties.

  • Red Pepper (250 mg / 100g)

Also, red pepper occupies a leading position in the amount of vitamin A.

  • Black currant (200 mg / 100g)

In addition to vitamin C, black currant berries also contain vitamins B, P, group K, provitamin A, sugars, pectin substances, phosphoric acid, essential oils, tannins, potassium, phosphorus and iron salts. For medicinal purposes, both berries and leaves are used.

  • Parsley (150 mg / 100g)

It is rich not only in vitamin C but also in vitamins of group B, PP, K, contains folic acid, as well as phosphorus, magnesium and iron.

  • Green pepper (150 mg / 100g)

It contains phytosterols, plant analogues of cholesterol, involved in lipid metabolism and helping to lower the level of “bad” cholesterol.

  • Broccoli (136 mg / 100g)

In addition to vitamin C, broccoli contains carotene and many high-quality plant amino acids. And one more plus of broccoli: unlike white cabbage, this cabbage does not arrange “revolutions” in your stomach.

  • Brussels sprouts (120 mg / 100g)

There is a lot of potassium in the juice of Brussels sprouts, so its recommended to eat cabbage for hypertensive patients. It also does not cause stomach boiling and is useful for all who suffer from stomach ulcers.

  • Dill (100 mg / 100g)

The popular spice has a high nutritional value due to the content of vitamins and minerals.

Hangover relief products

Hangover Relief Products

What to have on Monday’s breakfast after a fun weekend?

If you do not like to use medications to relieve hangover symptoms, try alternatives.

  • Foods high in water

Alcohol literally “dries up” our body. The best way to replenish the water balance in a hangover is to eat foods that have a lot of water. Watermelon, melon, celery, cucumber, strawberries, grapefruit) And, of course, drink the water itself.

These foods will help you get back on track faster, and your liver will thank you very much.

Another “way” to feel better after a hectic weekend is bananas.

Due to the high potassium content in bananas, they are easy to digest and nourish the body. Better yet, make a banana and avocado smoothie.

  • Chicken bouillon.

Yes, we were not mistaken, we remember that you haven’t got a cold, but a hangover😊. Chicken broth (can add noodles) is a perfect combination of proteins and carbohydrates to help digest alcohol consumption and not harm body weight.

  • Omelette.

Suppose the coffee didn’t help you early Monday morning. Try to appease your body with an egg breakfast. Chicken eggs are a source of protein that will help remove alcohol residues from the body. Just do not add various “fatty” additives like smoked meats to the omelette. They will only make the body worse.

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