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To get the most out of your meal, we'll tell you all the secrets of your favorite foods.


Broccoli cabbage contains substances that kill cancer cells. But if you cook or steam the cabbage, some of these useful elements are irretrievably lost. Therefore, no cooking, stewing and baking. It is only allowed to steam and cut thin slices of fresh cabbage into a vegetable salad.


If you buy strawberries, do not hurry to pick tails from the berries. When tears are torn off or berries are cut, part of vitamin C is lost. Buy the berry only during the season. If you really want to enjoy ripe berries, do not buy "overseas" strawberries, but a pack of frozen berries. You will have more vitamins!


Do not drink black tea with milk. Scientific studies have shown that tea catechins, which are so beneficial to the cardiovascular system, come into contact with milk protein and lose their activity and are difficult to digest.


It is unlikely that we will find healthy fiber, omega-3 fatty acids or antioxidants in flaxseed if mixed with yogurt or yoghurt. Nutritionists are advised to grind flax seeds into powder before use. In this treatment, all useful substances come out. That's what we need.


To keep all the healthy ingredients in the asparagus, boil it in a water bath or fry it very quickly in a hot pan. It should be soft, but a bit crunchy. Do not boil it to lose a single gram of healthy vitamins. Do not pour out water after the asparagus has been cooked in a cooker. Use it to make the sauce, add to the soup.


When grinding and crushing the cloves, allicin is released, which inhibits the growth of cancer cells, bacteria and fungi. To get the most out of garlic, lay down for 10 minutes after chopping. In this case, Allicin stands out in a cave. Now you can add it to meat, salads and soups.


The preparation of grilled or grilled meat is only required for professionals. Otherwise, you will get a dried and even a charred piece of raw meat. The top is a burnt crust and inside is unroasted meat. So you can get food poisoning!


Everyone knows that tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is very useful in preventing arteriosclerosis and protecting vessels from damage. In order to reach the maximum amount, tomatoes must undergo a heat treatment: cooking, frying or baking.


Sometimes you open Greek yogurt and see a clear liquid on the surface. What to do? Pour in the sink! Never do that. This is a whey in which there is a lot of protein and calcium. Simply stir with a spoonful of yogurt and eat. It also happens that during cooking we add yoghurt to the stew or marinade. Ka, calcium and protein will not lose you, but beneficial bacteria will have to say goodbye.


Untreated grains and dried beans (it's about them and not all cereals) contain phytates in their shell – antioxidants that, when in contact with vitamins and minerals, prevent the body from fully absorbing them.

The way out is simple – soak the grains and beans in water overnight (or at least for a few hours) before cooking. First, it helps to get rid of part of the phytate, and second, it simplifies the work of the stomach and intestines.

And do not worry: all useful substances (including zinc and iron) do not disappear, but on the contrary, it's just better and faster to be absorbed by the body.


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