• vegetarian cuisine – kuchnia wegetariańska
  • to eat healthy food – odżywiać się zdrowo
  • to change eating habits – zmienić sposób odżywiania
  • to be on a diet – być na diecie
  • well-balanced daily diet – pełnowartościowa dieta dzienna
  • reach in protein – bogaty w białko
  • lean meat – chude mięso
  • fat-free food, non-fat foods – produkty beztłuszczowe
  • light food – jedzenie lekkostrawne
  • heavy food – jedzenie ciężkostrawne
  • nutritious food – pożywne jedzenie
  • nourishing – pożywny
  • wholemeal products – produkty pełnoziarniste
  • strict diet – surowa dieta
  • to lose weight – schudnąć
  • fibre – błonnik
  • vitamins – witaminy
  • carbohydrates – węglowodany
  • cholesterol – cholesterol

I’ve been a vegetarian for two years. I decided to change my eating habits because I love animals and I don’t want to have my share in killing them. Besides, I believe that a vegetarian diet is really healthy. I used to eat sausages and ham but now even the smell of fried bacon or roast beef makes me feel ill. I eat a lot of dairy products, vegetables and fruit. In my kitchen you’ll always find carrots, celery, broccoli, grapefruits, peaches, bananas and many other healthy products. And of course I’ve got soya beans because they are very rich in protein.

Do you want to lose weight?
Think about a reasonable diet and change your eating habits. Rather than star­ving yourself to death, choose a well-balanced daily diet. Give up heavy food, such as red meat, mayonnaise and sweets. Light food is better for your health, so always choose fat-free products and lean meat e.g. poultry. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, drink herbal tea and juice. Do sport and after a few weeks you’ll see the results.

Diet myths
Although science has developed extensively in recent years many people still believe in dietary myths. It is the highest time to debunk at least three of them!

  • 1. Myth:
    Milk treated with Ultra High Temperature (UHT) contains little nutrients and many preservatives or even scary hormones. You must not use the milk if you want to stay well.
    Truth: The milk does not contain any preservatives. It can stay fresh for a long time because it had been pasteurized first and then it was stored in antiseptic packaging. The pasteurization has little effect on its nutritional content! It only reduces the number of bacteria that cause spoilage. Therefore this kind of milk is much safer than non-sterilized milk! Only the taste might be a matter of discussion.
  • 2. Myth:
    Cholesterol is bad for your heath.
    Truth: Nonsense! Cholesterol is not an alien that flies from the outer space and kills your body. It is produced in liver and it is used to build cells and make vital hormones. When you have too much so-called “bad cholesterol”, it can clog out your arteries and cause heart disease. To avoid the situation you should eat a lot of products containing “good cholesterol” (HDL – High Density Lipoprotein): nuts, seeds and some vegetable oils.
  • 3. Myth:
    No-fat diets will make you slim and healthy.
    Truth: Total eliminating fat from your diet will deprive your body of possibility of tissue repair and energy resources. The solution is to cut down on saturated fats and swap them into unsaturated ones, e.g. olive oil.