Foundation for Diet and Health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health


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Salt sprinkled with salt spreader on wooden table. In general we salt too much - with health consequences!

We consume far too much table salt (cooking salt). See text. It takes three months for the taste buds to become more sensitive to salt so that we need less. 00/00/00

Pepper, black - Piper nigrum: black peppercorns. Bottom: spoon with crushed pepper from peppermint (top, opened).

Black pepper
Black pepper: read about the differences between black, green, white, and red pepper in the link. Pepper owes its spicy heat primarily to the alkaloid piperine. 82/13/04

Tap water (drinking water): little girl playing with drinking water from faucet in kitchen.

Tap water
The quality of tap water (drinking water) varies greatly by location and can contain contaminants. Water sources, water systems, and water treatment … See text. 00/00/00

Garlic raw (Allium sativum), right: two cloves, first with skin and then peeled

The claim that eating garlic reduces cholesterol is controversial. However, it is an accepted fact that garlic lowers the risk of colon cancer. See text. 83/16/01

Olive oil
Olive oil is given too much importance even though, for example, canola oil contains three times less omega-3. We also use too much oil. 00/00/100

Onion raw, untreated - Allium cepa: young female seller shows us a handful of yellow onions.

Onions have antibacterial effects and lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood lipids. The small intestine cannot digest fractans, which is why gas occurs. 89/10/01

Raw lemon juice squeezed from fresh lemons can be used in the kitchen to enhance many dishes and drinks. It can also used as a cleaning agent and air freshener.

Lemon juice
Lemon juice in its raw form is used frequently to give a dish or drink a fresh, clean taste. Thanks to its antioxidants, it is effective against discoloration. 92/05/03

Carrots, raw - Daucus carota - Girl in the garden with a bunch of fresh carrots in her hand.

Carrot, raw
Carrots are a low-calorie vegetable with a relatively high level of carotenoids. They can be used to make either raw or cooked recipes. 89/09/02

Fresh parsley on a towel: parsley has a strong and slightly bitter taste. It is nice to use it to refine and garnish a variety of dishes.

Parsley, fresh
Fresh parsley adds flavor to your favorite dishes. It contains numerous vitamins and minerals and should be more than a garnish. Effective against bad breath. 63/29/08

Sea salt from sea water collected in salt evaporation ponds or obtained through other processes contains sodium chloride and traces of other salts.

Sea salt
Sea salt from evaporated salt water is collected in salt evaporation ponds. The most well known type on the market is Fleur de Sel, which is harvested by hand. 00/00/00

Ginger, raw (Zingiber officinale): used as a spice in curries, chutneys, salads, soups, fruit juices, Erb Muesli, and many other dishes

Fresh ginger
Ginger is used as a spice and a medicinal plant (e.g., to treat gastrointestinal problems). It owes its distinctive spicy and citrus flavor mainly to gingerol. 87/09/04

Tomato, red, ripe, raw - Solanum lycopersicum: a gardener is harvesting in the greenhouse.

Tomato, red, raw
Ripe red tomatoes (raw) are used both for preparing cooked and raw foods and are also processed to make tomato juice, ketchup, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. 78/18/04

Green cilantro has a lemony, peppery smell and a sweet and sour flavor; some people think it has an unpleasant soapy taste. 58/34/08

Lemons are rich in vitamins, pectins, and antioxidants. As early as the eighteenth century, they were used by sailors to prevent scurvy.

Lemon, raw, without peel
The nutritional value of lemons without the peel is lower. Only use the peel if the lemon is organic - the peel contains more nutrients than the pulp or juice. 87/10/03

Cashews on a plate. Cashews are originally from Brazil. They are  delicious as a snack or in salads and are often found in Asian dishes.

Cashews sold at the grocery store are seldom raw. Heat is used to remove the toxic cardol oil they contain, either by steaming or roasting. 33/20/48

Agave syrup (agave nectar) in a glass. Agave syrup contains a high proportion of fructose and glucose. It is well suited as a substitute for sugar.

Agave syrup
Agave syrup, which is used as a sweetener, dissolves quickly in both warm and cold liquids. For vegans, it is a good alternative to honey. 99/00/01

Red bell peppers on a plate. Red bell pepper originally comes from South America. They are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Red bell pepper
Unlike chilli peppers, bell peppers are not spicy, but instead have a mild sweetness. They are available in green, yellow, and red. See text. 82/14/04

Canola oil
Canola oil contains a significantly higher amount of essential fatty acids than, for example, olive oil. It is used primarily as a cooking oil and in margarine. 00/00/100

Apple, raw, with skin - Malus domestica: healthy man eating an apple joyfully.

Apple, raw, with skin
Raw apples (best eaten daily) make for a delicious and healthy snack. Click on the link to read more about apples and their nutritional benefits. 97/02/01

Avocados originated in South Central Mexico. Thanks to their consistency, raw avocados can be used in a wide variety of dishes. They contain up to 25% fat.

The nutritious pulp of raw avocados is yellowish green to golden yellow, soft, and has an almost buttery consistency. It can be used for savory or sweet dishes. 34/08/58

Vegetables, raw, untreated: celery, raw (Apium graveolens)

Celery stalks contain a relatively high amount of beta-carotene, and the leaves can be used to make pesto. Celery adds fresh flavor to a wide variety of dishes. 78/18/04

Ground cinnamon in a bowl. Ground cinnamon is produced by grinding dried cinnamon sticks, which are obtained from the bark of the cinnamon tree.

Ground cinnamon
Ground cinnamon is used to flavor a variety of dishes. The substance coumarin, which is found in higher levels in cheap cinnamon, may be harmful to your health. 94/05/01

The vegetable broth shown is one variety that is commercially available. This brand contains less salt than most of the other broths on the market.

Vegetable broth
Vegetable broth with little added salt has a sodium content of 234 mg instead of the usual 400 mg. Broth is made up of 98% water. 100/00/00

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, cayenne pepper (Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum annuum)

Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is one of the hottest spices used in the kitchen. Along with its spicy flavor, it also has a slightly bitter taste. 66/14/20

Fruits: orange (Citrus sinensis)

Orange, raw, without peel
Oranges are a favorite ingredient in many dishes and not just because of their high vitamin C content. They can be used raw, cooked, or for their juice. 92/07/01