Interesting facts about food

Interesting facts about food

It has been estimated that people spend 74 minutes of their day eating. Thus, over 70 years of our life people dedicate for eating 3 years 7 months and 20 days. According to experts, the slower we eat, the healthier we are. So, maybe we should spend even more time for eating?

A person with normal weight consumes about 75 tons of food over his 70 year life. He eats about 14 tons of bread, 175 bags of potatoes, 3 pigs and etc. In addition, each French consumes about 8000 liters of orange juice throughout his life and also eats about 768 kg of oranges. That’s why vitamin C deficiency in France is less common phenomenon than in other countries.

In China, seaweed is considered to be especially valuable plant having lots of vitamins and trace elements that powerfully strengthen the body, protect it against bowel disease and thyroid cancer.

According to folk medicine, in order to relieve the heartburn you should eat 10 almonds with milk.

Despite the popular belief that lemon kills the bacteria, it has been found that onions, garlic, thyme, cumin, bay leaves, pepper and rosemary more efficiently fights this bacteria.

You should eat 200 grams of fish in order to receive the daily amount of essential amino acids. That’s why you should eat the fish daily!

In the 15th century, black pepper were 5 times more expensive than gold. No wonder way. That’s because they are almost the most effective tool when fighting against intestinal infections.

You should eat five daily servings of different colored fruits and vegetables in order to get all variety of vitamins and nutrients that are needed.

Instead of a cup of morning coffee, it is recommended to eat an apple because its natural sugars have been found to be much more effective than caffeine when trying to wake up.

Avocado is rich in protein, fat and it’s one of the best sources of carbohydrates.


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