Food and drink

How to keep healthy.

In our country daily meals usually start with breakfast, which consists of something to drink such as tea with sugar and lemon, cold or warm milk or a cocoa. Most people breakfast several slices of bread, rolls or buns and butter, processed or natural cheese, eggs, ham, salami, jam and so on. We can also have something sweet. Quite a lot of people eat cereal or cornflakes with ingredients like yoghurt, chocolate, stewed fruit, walnuts, hazelnuts and so on. We must always remember that breakfast must be healthy, light and easily digestible.
Around noon it is a lunch-time.. Most people take their meals at the school canteen, or local canteen, but some people prefer going to a restaurant or having fast food in a Mc’Donlads. But I assume that these meals are neither healthy nor substantial. Soups may be either vegetable (potato, tomato, pea, bean, carrot, parsley, celery, mushrooms) or meat teas (beef tea, tripe, chicken, hen). The main dish can be either sweet such as fruit dumplings, pancakes with jam and cream. Or we can have some meat (beef, pork, veal, mutton, lamb) with some vegetables such as potatoes, chips, rice, Czech dumplings, pasta or bread. Beef and pork are slowly replaced by more healthy fish and poultry. It’s healthy to drink at least one glass of mineral water, juice, tea or beer, after each meal. Scientists recommend to drink at least two litres of water per a day.
At six or seven in the evening comes time for dinner. At this time entire family is usually together. We often prepare warm dishes. On some occasions we even go out to restaurants. There we can choose from menu various dishes. Roasted pork with sauerkraut and dumplings, chicken with rice, fried pork chops with mashed potatoes, filet of fish with potato salad, roasted sirloin beef in sour cream sauce and Czech dumplings or Spanish bird. For variety we can order a vegetable salad prepared from tomatoes or cucumber, stewed fruits or a desert.
While cooking we may add various spices such as garlic, marjoram, pepper, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, and onions, and so on.
Inappropriate food is the cause of quite a few diseases. More frequent now are disorders of the digestive track, stomach and small and large intestine. It is noteworthy but not surprising, that young people are now suffering from these diseases. It is because of fast-food. And so we should always keep in mind also our health and not just listen to our stomach and the fact that we are hungry.
When you want to be slimmer you can try to hold a diet, but I don’t believe them, because when you eat something more caloric, then all kilograms you have already lost are back again. It is better to eat more vegetable and fruits, cereal, and other low caloric and healthy food. And it is also better to eat your last meal before seven p. m. And finally when you sit and do nothing, then all calorie are turned into fat. so I can recommend you to be more active.

Food around the world

For 99% of human history, people took their food from the world around them. They ate all that they could find, and then moved on. Then about 10 000 years ago, or for 1% of human history, people learhed to farm the land and control their environment.
What do we eat? The kind of food we eat depends on which part of the world we live in. For example, in the south of China they eat rice, but in the north they eat noodles. In Scandinavia, they eat a lot of herrings, and the Portuguese love sardines. But in central Europe, away from the sea, people don´t eat so much fish, they eat more meat and sausages. In Germany and Poland there atr hundreds of different kinds of sausages.
How do we eat? In North America, Australia, and Europe there are two or more courses to every meal and people eat with knives and forks.In China there is only one course, all the food is together on the table, and they eat with chopsticks. In parts of India and the Middle East people use their fingers and bread to pick up the food.
Where does our food came from? Nowadays it is possible to transport food easily from one part of the world to the other. We can eat what we like, when we like, at any time of the year. Our bananas come from the Caribbean or Africa; our rice comes from India or the USA; our strawberries come from Chile or Spain. Food is very big business. But people in poor countries are still hungry, and people in rich countries eat too much.

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