Starch

Like starch and cellulose, starch is a polysaccharide resulting from the condensation of glucose molecules. However, in contrast, starch is not a chemically homogeneous compound. Its molecules form two main fractions – unbranched amylose and branched amylopectin. Both have specific properties and perform different functions in the digestive process. Starch is found only in plant…

Pitaya

Pitaya known as dragon fruit appears more often on our plates as an ingredient of an exotic fruit salad, delicious low-calorie ice-cream or a spectacular cocktail. Where is the pitaya from? Why is it called the dragon fruit? What are its health properties and use in the kitchen? The origin of the dragon fruit Pitaya,…

Proteins

Protein is one of the basic energy and building components of not only man but also every plant. Proteins constitute about 20% of the dry matter of the human body. This article describes what the protein is, what its functions, sources are and what are the consequences of excess and deficiency of this ingredient in…

Vegan pyramid of proper nutrition

The vegan diet is currently a very popular nutritional trend. It is a very restrictive version of a vegetarian diet, which consists of eliminating from the menu the meat, fish, eggs, milk and its products, and even honey, which is a product of bees. So how does a vegan pyramid of proper nutrition look like?…

Gluten free life

Fashion for a gluten-free diet is still going on. Gluten-free products can be found in virtually any grocery store, and their quantity is still increasing. Used to reduce weight, improve well-being and overall health. What is it about? Does it help and can everyone use it? Gluten-free diet – what is it about? The gluten-free…

Pumpkin- health from seeds

In addition to flavors, pumpkin also provides us with many valuable ingredients. Her seeds are one of the best sources of zinc. In which parts of the world is the pumpkin the most popular? What benefits does it bring to her diet? Pumpkin – history Pumpkin belongs to the annual plants of the cucurbits family….

Soy

There is no doubt that protein is an elementary component of our diet. It is a very important building block without which normal cell growth and growth would be impossible. Proteins of animal origin are considered to be wholesome proteins. The amino acid of vegetable proteins is different from animal proteins. However, what about people…

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarianism is a way of feeding, which in both India and the Middle East, where it originated, has been known for many years. Recently, it has become more and more popular all over the world. People interested in healthy eating often choose vegetarianism as a healthy lifestyle. Is it right? What exactly does vegetarianism consist…

Gluten

We already knew about the existence of gluten from 1728, but he was present in our diet for thousands of years, and maybe even longer. All products made from cereals of wheat, barley, rye and triticale are abundant in gluten. We also find it in some products that have nothing to do with cereals, for…

Carbohydrate diet vs the fat diet

Searching for the answer to the question of which of the two diets is better is not a new problem. Already after 1860, American entrepreneur William Banting praised the benefits of carbohydrate reduction – writing that he did not feel hunger on such a diet and lost 20 kg a year, even though he was…