Video: New And Mysterious: 100 Healthiest Foods
Can you remember the taste of Chinese peach, kohlrabi, fennel or chicory right now? Have you ever wondered how many foods are in your daily diet and what are they?
Most likely, like most of us, you eat about the same thing - familiar, loved, understandable, convenient foods. Repeating our choice from week to week, we close ourselves from new opportunities and do not notice new amazing food on the shelves of the supermarket or in the market. Olya Malysheva, a specialist in healthy nutrition, has collected 100 of the best products, and the author Alexandra Kardash has combined them in one fascinating text and published the book "100 most useful products"
The book can be safely called an encyclopedia - it provides information about products in detail and in general, touching on historical, social, and chemical-biological facts, shows how the use of a particular food affects well-being, gives a complete table of food compatibility and tells spoil the product during cooking. Which rice to choose correctly, what percentage of fat content of the curd is better and how the shelf life of the product is related to its quality. Why you should refuse sliced cheese from the supermarket. Does the color of the eggshell affect taste and quality? How to make persimmon sweeter and why lingonberries should have radiation indicators - all these household tricks are opened by the book "100 most useful products" And here are just a few of them.
Sour creamA good sour cream should contain nothing but cream and lactic acid bacteria. To check the quality, put a spoonful of sour cream in a glass of hot water: the natural product will completely dissolve and color the water in a milky color. Or you can drop a little iodine: if there is starch in the composition, it will turn blue. Cheese People with high cholesterol levels should choose low-fat cheeses. And for those who often suffer from migraines, you should know that cheese contains tyramine, which stimulates the thyroid gland and can provoke headaches. Typically, the fat content of the cheese depends on its color. In pale cheeses it is least of all, in yellow cheeses - more. EggsThe "D" mark on the shell means "dietary" - these are the freshest eggs, from the moment of production of which no more than 7 days have passed. The letter "A" is applied to eggs with a shelf life of up to 25 days. Eggs that are overly clean will not last long - they were previously processed. Honey This valuable product can be easily turned from “liquid gold”, rich in useful substances, into a sweet substance, and many people do this unknowingly all the time - adding it to hot tea. The fact is that all the beneficial substances in honey are destroyed at temperatures from 40 degrees. Vegetable oilThe best is the first cold pressed oil marked extra virgin - it has a natural sediment and does not tolerate sunlight, therefore it should be stored in a dark glass. It is important to note that all cold-pressed oils also do not tolerate high temperatures, so they cannot be used for frying and other types of heat treatment!