The most interesting facts about food in a condensed form. Part of this knowledge is worth using when making everyday choices or preparing homemade dishes. Part of it will not help you, but it will definitely interest you!

  1. Add lemon juice to green tea, and make your body use more of its antioxidants.
  2. The process of industrial drying of fruit deprives them of 30 to 80% of vitamins and antioxidants.
  3. Ginger can reduce the post-exercise muscle pain by 25%.
  4. The addition of carbonated beverages to alcohol makes alcohol absorb faster from the digestive tract, and its content in the blood grows faster, as well as the state of intoxication.
  5. A half-liter coca-cola contains 55 grams of sugar, or 11 teaspoons of sugar.
  6. The quinine contained in the tonic makes the drink glow blue in ultraviolet light.
  7. Tomato, banana, pumpkin, watermelon and avocado belong to the same family – berries!
  8. Beef from cows grazing on pastures contains 3-5 times more omeg-3 than beef from cows fed on cereals.
  9. The proportion of omega-6 to omega-3 in beef from cows fed with cereal feeds is 6 times higher than in beef from cows eating grass. The excess of omega-6 acids promotes the formation of inflammatory processes, heart disease and cancer.
  10. Eggs from free range hens contain 7 times more beta carotene, 3 times more vitamin E, 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids and 1/3 less cholesterol than chicken eggs from caged ones in cages.
  11. On average, 48% of distributors of carbonated drinks (automatic machines from which drinks are poured into cups in fast food and cinemas) are infected with faecal bacteria.
  12. Calculated on calories, oysters contain 4 times more vitamin K than lean milk.
  13. Gluten-free products are on average 2 times more expensive than regular ones.
  14. On a calorie count, egg white contains more tryptophan than turkey meat. Tryptophan is an amino acid building protein that our body can not produce itself.
  15. Cinnamon is an antioxidant that has the ability to prevent blood clots, stabilize blood sugar levels, prevent isnuline resistance and type II diabetes.
  16. Dietary supplementation with BCAA acids effectively reduces post-workout muscle weakness.
  17. 28 g linseed contains 15,000mg of omega-3 and 250kcal.
  18. Pecans and walnuts contain more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries, blackberries and currants.
  19. For the digestion of protein (meat) the body uses up to 35% of the energy contained in it. In the case of carbohydrates and fat, this value is 5-15%.
  20. A Mediterranean diet or another rich in olive oil by 30% reduces the risk of death from heart disease.
  21. Consumption of beverages sweetened with sweeteners by 60% increases the risk of developing type II diabetes compared to consuming sugared beverages.
  22. If we continue to catch fish as fast as it is today, global fishing will collapse in 2048.

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