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Properties of certain products – facts and myths

We explain how true are the common beliefs about poultry meat, soups, coffee and honey.
Myths of Facts Poultry is always lean The fat content of poultry meat is varied and depends on many factors, such as: poultry species (more fat has water poultry), animal nutrition, age (more fat has older poultry), season. Moreover, the distribution of fat in poultry carcasses is not even. Large amounts of it are located under the skin, in the kidney and intestines. Poultry meat contains more total protein and less connective tissue, especially collagen. Therefore, it is worth to reach for its leaner variety. Caffeine from coffee burns calories Caffeine from coffee has been a popular component of dietary supplements supporting weight loss for some time. However, this effect of caffeine (such as speeding up metabolism and burning fat tissue) is only a guess, because so far it has not been confirmed by scientific studies. On the one hand, it has been estimated that the consumption of 100 mg of caffeine may accelerate metabolism by 3-4%. On the other hand, however, there are data suggesting that those who consume more coffee have a higher body mass index (BMI). The calorific value of the infusion comes from adding sugar and milk or cream. Soups are fattening Soups are a very important part of a healthy diet, not only because of their great taste, but also because of their nutritional value. The healthiest soups are those prepared in stock from fresh or frozen vegetables, shortly cooked, with the addition of lean meat. Soups are a valuable source of essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. Their calorific value depends on how much oily meat, greaves or cream we add to them. An alternative to these products can be yoghurt or skimmed milk. Lean soups, served as the first course, satisfy the first hunger well, making it easier to eat less calorie second course. Avoid powdered and instant soups containing large amounts of salt, flavour and smell enhancers (e.g. sodium glutamate) and harmful trans isomers. Every honey is good The main ingredient of honey is sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose), which affect its high calorie content. Among natural honeys, acacia honey has the least calories, while rape honey has the most. Folk medicine attributes prophylactic and curative effects to honey because of the valuable ingredients it contains, such as substances inhibiting the development of bacteria, microelements, enzymes or vitamins. This potentially beneficial effect on health has every honey, except artificial ones. The latter provides energy from sugar without any nutritional value and contains artificial flavours, colourings and flavours. A teaspoon of natural honey, instead of tea sugar or water with lemon, once in a while on a winter evening, will not do any harm. It is not recommended every day for diabetics and overweight or obese people. Every coffee is healthy It is recommended to drink filtered coffee, as unfiltered coffee can raise cholesterol levels due to the fatty compounds it contains. Moderate intake of caffeine (100-300 mg per day) increases mental capacity, reduces mental and physical fatigue, as it stimulates the central nervous system, cerebral cortex and vegetative centers (respiratory, vascular and motor). The concentration of caffeine in a cup of coffee depends on how it is prepared and is about 60 mg.

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