The modern food industry is a global business comparable in terms of profit with the alcohol, tobacco, and even drug trafficking. Why is that? The answer is simple: in the modern world, food has long ceased to be a basic physiological need such as sleep or breathing. Food has become entertainment. Today we can’t just eat simple healthy food when we need it. They impose on us that food needs to be prepared deliciously and beautifully, and eating food is almost a religious ritual. In fact, gluttony has become a new religion. We do not eat to saturate the physical body, we eat to saturate our mind, in other words, to have fun.
How many of us today eat simple food without frills? No. Food has become an entertainment industry. On television, round-the-clock broadcasts of programs on how to spoil the product as much as possible in order to get the maximum effect of the product on the receptors of our language. This is the essence of culinary programs. In supermarkets we are offered what the good owner does not even feed the dog. 90% of the products that are in supermarkets are not suitable for consumption because they are pesticides. But it doesn’t matter, because we have been taught a simple rule – “just to be tasty.” And every day, food corporations come up with more and more tricks to make us consume more and more while constantly reducing the quality of the product. One of the tricks of food corporations is the theory of kilocalories and how much a person needs these kilocalories for a full life.
Kilocalories – a tale for food lovers
Surely each of us has met in the life of such strange people who are constantly talking about some kilocalories. Most often, the whole life of such people is divided into three parts: fitness and food, and in between, the calculation of kilocalories. Gradually, the meaning of the life of such “mathematics lovers”, as a rule, becomes weight loss or, conversely, building up “meat” in the gym. And they themselves turn into an ideal food processing machine. What are these very kilocalories and why are they needed?
The theory of kilocalories began with the use of a simple device – a calorimeter. This is a device for measuring the amount of heat that, during combustion (or any other chemical reaction), releases a particular substance. What does this have to do with proper nutrition? Very correct question. Nothing. But supporters of theories about kilocalories and their role in proper nutrition do not think so. In general, such a thing as “calorie content” originally meant the heat released during the combustion of fuel. Compare food with fuel, and a person with a fuel processor is, of course, funny, but nothing more. In general, various false theories about “proper” nutrition are most often built on inadequate comparisons and false interpretations of facts. This is important to understand. For example, ardent supporters of meat eating compare a person with a predatory animal. If a rational creature takes an example from a predatory animal, well, here, as they say, without comment.
The idea of the need for a certain amount of calories for a full life is absurd and has nothing to do with reality. In nature, there is a simple example that completely refutes the theory of the required number of calories as a source of energy.
Migratory birds travel vast distances during their movements between continents. Scientists have made calculations of the time, distance and the physical work that birds do. The numbers are incredible. During the flight, the birds were in the air for a hundred hours without a break. This is more than four days. In a hundred hours, birds covered two thousand kilometers, and during that time they made about six million flapping wings. Those who are fond of push-ups on the bars, for example, can imagine what a tremendous physical work this is. Strength and stamina for this should be incredible. But another is much more interesting. If we consider the work that the birds did in terms of the theory of caloric intake of food, we get a very interesting conclusion.
According to estimates, in the whole body of a bird, including not only food in its stomach and intestines, but even the body itself with all muscles, bones, and so on, there are not even half of those calories that are supposedly (in terms of caloric value of food) needed to be done this work. That is, if the whole body of the bird was counted in calories, the bird would not have had enough of these calories even halfway. It turns out that the bird’s body had to eat itself and dissolve in space, not having flown even half the right way. This simple example from the life of birds suggests that the whole theory of a balanced diet and the necessary calories is nothing more than a ploy of food corporations, which scientists strongly support, because they are simply afraid to oppose the prevailing paradigm of “proper” nutrition and to be ridiculed.
What is a calorie?
Calorie is a unit of measurement that indicates the amount of energy needed to heat 1 g of water per 1 degree Celsius. The first to propose this term was the physicist Johann Wilke, back in the 18th century. And, probably, then, in the XVIII century, he least of all thought that fanatics of diets, weight loss and muscle building would use his term. However, it was precisely at the end of the 18th century that food corporations began to actively introduce various concepts into society to increase consumption. For example, back in the 18th century, in most countries it was customary to eat only twice a day: people, as a rule, did not eat breakfast. But subsequently the imposition of the tradition began to use hot chocolate in the morning, which later developed into the habit of having a full breakfast. Thus, the number of meals increased from two to three.
But back to the theory of kilocalories. In 1780, a certain Antoine Laurent Lavoisier began experiments with a calorimeter and calorie counting as a result of the combustion of certain substances. It was he who first expressed the idea that food for the body is fuel, like firewood for the stove. This idea was picked up a little later by the German chemist Justus von Liebig, and it was he who authored these very first food-grade calorie tables, which are now full of the whole Internet. It was he who proposed dividing the products into proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Further, the baton of this theory was accepted by American scientist-chemist Wilbur Olin Etwater, who laid the foundations of dietetics and theories about metabolism and energy combustion in the human body. This was already towards the end of the 19th century.
Thus, the simple combustion of food in a calorimeter was identified with the complex chemical and biological processes of digesting food in the human body. The most interesting thing is that the founders of this theory were actually serious and authoritative scientists, and they simply could not help but understand that comparing the process of food combustion and the process of its digestion in the human body is, to put it mildly, strange. However, it was at the end of the 19th century that the process of introducing the so-called food culture into society, or, more precisely, the “food cult”, had already begun. Because all the concepts that were introduced into society by some strange combination of circumstances led precisely to an increase in the consumption of products, and it was this result that was beneficial to food corporations then and profitable today. Today, the theory with calorie consumption is also extremely popular, which, in particular, also serves the interests of the meat processing industry. When the conversation begins about the benefits / dangers of veterinaryism, the question of the “necessary” number of calories is raised one way or another and, as a rule, it is concluded that in the absence of meat in the diet this amount will be insufficient, which means there are two options:
- you can’t refuse to eat meat, as this leads to a lack of calories;
- if you still refuse, then you need to replace the meat with an increased consumption of other food.
And by and large, both options are again beneficial to food corporations. Also today, on the basis of the theory of kilocalories, all diets and weight loss programs, as well as training processes for pumping muscles, are built. No one tells people that in order to lose weight, it’s enough to exclude fatty, fried, refined, floury foods and eat only when there is a feeling of hunger, and not every hour or two, as it is imposed in modern society. On the contrary, people build whole theories about a “balanced” diet, about how many calories they need to consume, and the most interesting thing is that in the vast majority of so-called diets, meat and eggs are not excluded, and in some cases even the opposite: they recommend it completely replace whole meals.
What is Nutrivix and its betefits for vegans
Nutrivix is the modern remedy for weight loss. This is a course of pills that relieve obesity and cleanse the body.
With a low-calorie diet, as well as a vegetarian diet, you should receive unnecessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Nutrivix partially compensates for the deficiency of antioxidants and plant components. Its main composition is:
- Tea leaf extract;
- Artichoke juice;
- Birch leaf extract.
Some observers also note the presence of mint and ginger in the extracts. However, the manufacturer does not indicate the availability of these ingredients.
Who can take Nutrivix tablets?
If you are over 18 years old, suffer from excess weight, but do not have kidney and liver diseases – you can use Nutrivix. However, be careful. Some components may cause allergies. Observe your well-being after applying the first pill.
What effect to expect
Users who regularly took Nutrivix reported a weight loss of 4-7 kg per month. They did not fundamentally change their lifestyle; they only slightly adjusted their diet. Another group of users who began physical education in addition to Nutrivix, noted the result of 8-9 kg per month.
Side effects and contraindications
Some users have had negative Nutrivix side effects after taking these tablets. This was mainly due to improper use of Nutrivix, a dosage violation and personal intolerance to the components. Negative symptoms were:
- Heartburn and stomach pain;
- Kidney problems;
- Frequent urination.
If at least one of these symptoms appears, you should stop taking Nutrivix and consult a doctor.
Contraindications for Nutrivix are pregnancy and lactation, under the age of 18 years, kidney and liver diseases, serious hormonal disorders.
The principle of Nutrivix
This drug speeds up metabolism. Due to this, the body burns fat deposits faster. Also, cleansing the body of excess fluid contributes to rapid weight loss.
The main consumers of Nutrivix are residents of the United Arab Emirates. They note a positive result of losing weight and actively share their experience in social networks.
Delusion of calories counting
There are diets that do not even rule out alcohol. But there are more exotic options, such as a “chocolate diet”, which is based on the theory of the “necessary” number of calories per day. That is, a person, based on the “necessary” number of calories per day, calculates how much chocolate you need to eat per day to get a daily calorie intake. And more than chocolate, it eats nothing! All this would be funny and amusing if hundreds and thousands of sad stories about ruined health were not behind these theories and diets. And man allows himself to be deceived very willingly. For example, if a person has a dependence on chocolate (and many now have it), then he will readily believe in the “chocolate diet”, because it is convenient. And here it is important to consider another myth generated by the theory of kilocalories – the “necessary” number of kilocalories.
How many kilocalories we need
How many kilocalories does a person need per day? The authors of the theory of kilocalories went even further: they determined how much we need to eat in order to fully saturate the body with energy. However, no one explains how and how these calculations are made, especially when you consider that the energy consumption of people is different. Someone sits at the computer all day, and someone in the morning for 10 kilometers on a run overcomes. But this, apparently, trifles. So, it is not clear what methods and calculations, but the “scientists” (apparently, according to the old tradition of the British) have determined that a man of average build (the term is extensible) needs 2500 kilocalories per day, and a woman – 2000 kilocalories per day.
It is worth noting that gender stereotypes are present even here. And even if we assume that the comparison of food combustion in the calorimeter and the process of digesting food in the stomach is adequate, then it is theoretically impossible to calculate the number of “necessary” calories per day. Each person’s daily energy expenditures are purely individual. Moreover, energy expenditures occur not only on physical actions, but also on emotions and mental activity, which is almost impossible to track even with individual observation of a person’s life. Therefore, even when taking into account weight, height, gender, type of activity and physical characteristics of the body, it is not possible to calculate the average number of calories. And where did the figure in 2000-2550 calories come from, is also not entirely clear. This is such an average value that it simply does not make sense to take it into account.
But there is a sense of introducing such a concept. Firstly, as already mentioned, using the concept of the “necessary” daily amount of calories, you can refute the benefits of vegetarianism, veganism and raw food diet. And since these types of nutrition are disadvantageous for food corporations for several reasons, it becomes obvious that the concept of the “necessary” number of kilocalories is speculative and false. Secondly, the concept of the “necessary” number of kilocalories allows you to promote various so-called “diets” and the principles of “healthy eating”, which, as mentioned above, sometimes do not exclude meat, confectionery pesticides and even alcohol. In fact, today, proper nutrition is the mainstream, and the fashion for it is growing every day. And here, food corporations apply the ancient principle of “you can’t win, head.” Therefore, they offer people concepts of “healthy eating” based on false theories about kilocalories, the need for protein, and more. And this is a very subtle trick, which, unfortunately, today many come across.