Much is said about what we eat. Useful and harmful products are allocated, the properties of their constituents are evaluated. Meanwhile, today the market is literally imposing on consumers some goods that do not do any good at all. The same goes for food. We will tell below about the most useless food products.
First of all, surprisingly, it’s about yogurt. Few people suspect that these products are useful only if the period of storage does not exceed 5-7 days. Usually on the package it is said that such a product can be stored much longer. This means that in this yogurt there is an increased content of preservatives. But they kill all the useful qualities of the product, including live lactobacilli. As a result, those yoghurts that can be stored for more than a week turn into a dessert – tasty, but useless.
The next line of the rating belongs to instant cereals and muesli. After all, this porridge is not prepared in 1 minute. In this case, all rules of cooking using natural constituents must be taken into account. As a result, in normal porridge there must be important substances for the body. This is vitamins, and useful fats, fiber and trace elements. The same sublimed flakes, which are abundantly saturated with flavors and sweets, do not do any good. The truth is that for the preparation of ready cereals, wheat, millet and buckwheat grains are subjected to special treatment. At the same time, the entire shell is removed from them, the grains are ground and then crushed. But along with the shell and the embryo of the grain, dietary fibers and biologically active substances are lost. The nutrient grain turns into fragments containing only a lot of starch. He, disintegrating, gives sugar, which harms the pancreas. Excessive sweetness helps to develop diabetes, fat is postponed.
We are accustomed to consider this sweet product irreplaceable. How can you imagine the morning without the usual tea or coffee? And how without sugar will sweet tooth? Experts also argue that if you add sugar to your food, it only gives you a taste, but not any definite benefit to the body. After all, sugar is an empty and refined product. In it there are no vitamins useful to us, biologically active substances or mineral salts. Although sweet sand is made from living foods – beets and sugar cane, but there is practically nothing left in it. In the very nature of pure sugar does not exist. Therefore, it is better to use its substitutes for food. The best of which is honey.
The fact that this product is useful is a myth that came from Italian cuisine. After all, it is there that pasta is the basis. In fact, Italians do not eat macaroni, but paste. The technology of its preparation is different from traditional pasta. For dry pasta, exclusively solid wheat varieties are used. This is why this food is well absorbed, active carbohydrates along with fiber and useful minerals help digestion and metabolism. Therefore, paste is good for health. Habitual pasta is prepared from soft wheat varieties. They do not benefit the body, giving only calories and a sense of satiety.
Sweetheads adore this product, believing that it is even useful in some way. However, all the arguments about the benefits of chocolate are just a collection of myths. The main one is that black chocolate has a positive effect on brain function, producing seratonin. After all, the lack of this hormone of happiness is fraught with severe depression. Only here scientists have not found any evidence of this fact. Even the most biased researchers were forced to admit that if chocolate could influence the production of serotonin, it would have to be eaten so much that it would significantly damage the teeth and figure. What happiness is there?
About twenty years ago there was a wave of popularization of chewing gum. The initiator of the advertising campaign were large multinational corporations, who presented a new and irreplaceable modern product. To the idea of inseparability with bublam firmly settled in the mind of the man in the street, huge advertising budgets were spent. As a result, today many of us believe that chewing gum without sugar is useful. If it contains xylitol or carbamide, it can save you from caries. Some even believe that chewing gum can successfully replace toothpaste. In fact, this is not true. Constantly chewing gum can damage tooth enamel. The use of such a product in childhood is generally fraught with the formation of an incorrect taste. In the end, the constant use of chewing a group of facial muscles leads to the appearance of wrinkles.
This is a product of Japanese cuisine. In any supermarket you can buy ready-made packaged sushi, as well as other similar delicacies. In fact, it is worth talking about the benefits of only restaurant analogues. Rice is really extremely important – it cleanses the intestines. Fish also provides priceless protein and omega-polyunsaturated fatty acids. But such opportunities exist when rolls or sushi are consumed immediately after cooking. The food that is sold in the store is designed for long-term storage. No such exotic features have any useful properties.
When the iron curtain fell, our country quickly found itself overwhelmed not only with chewing gum, but also with various snacks. The most popular were chips. And for their promotion, a large advertising campaign was conducted. This time the manufacturers did not openly lie, that the chips are healthy. The emphasis was on the fact that the product is an excellent companion for beer. But the adherents of healthy eating decided not to leave alone. Today, manufacturers offer specially for them new solutions. On sale appeared healthy chips – from apples, corn and so on. But the study of such products revealed that they contain neither quality nutrients nor minerals. But the hearts of chips cause damage.
Juices in sachets.
You can not ignore this product. Of course, the benefits to the body of natural juices are very high, but this does not apply to those products that are sold in a supermarket in bags. The best thing you can count on is nectar. But even in such a mixture of concentrate and water, it will be difficult to find useful minerals and vitamins. Wanting to try natural juices, it is better to buy a juicer and prepare fresh natural fresh at home. This is the only way to get the maximum amount of pleasure and vitamins by controlling the quality of fruits and their quantity, as well as the concentration of the juice itself.
Many housewives do not imagine their meals today without these priceless helpers. Cubes go to the preparation of soups, and the preparation of second courses. The same with the traditional boulevards from those broths that are formed from bouillon cubes, not even taste, but a smack. If a lot of nutrients are mixed with a piece of meat in a home-made soup broth, then there is nothing remarkable in the broth. The very same cube is the concentration of the creations of the chemical industry – preservatives, additives, dyes, enhancers, flavors. Let their number and not so great as to harm the body, but the benefits of the bouillon cube should not be expected. Even from the dish using instead of meat vegetables and clean water will be more useful.