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Commentary on the concept of nutritional value indices
The essence of this concept is that some quantitative quantities characterizing the chemical constituents of the product are attributed to various food products. Due to which the value of food products or the entire diet can be expressed by the index obtained by adding these values. At the same time, the qualitatively different components of the diet are considered interchangeable, which creates the danger of the formation of defective diets, since the main one is the number of calculated indices, and not the balanced nutrition of the main nutrients.
The most popular diet currently in the framework of the concept of nutritional value indices is the spectacle diet proposed by Erna Karise from Germany.
According to the principles of this diet, each product is evaluated by a certain number of points, and this is done only on one basis - the energy content in them without taking into account their chemical composition. Thus, in a spectacled diet, proteins, fats, carbohydrates are interchangeable foods. The idea of scoring points for different types of food is strange and unintelligible. Despite the fact that the scoring principle is based on an energy principle, the ratio of points differs sharply from the ratio of caloric content of products and is often simply inexplicable. For example, 20 g of lard is estimated at 0 points, fried goose - 0 points, and 20 g of butter - 1 point, while 2 pears - 23 points, 10 g of chocolate - 54 points, and a glass of kefir - 13 points.
The authors of the theory do not recognize the importance of other properties of food products, other than expressed in points of their energy value, calculated by some dubious methods.
It is believed that 1 point is equal to 70 kcal, and a person needs to accumulate energy for 80 points daily, no more, which corresponds to 2400 kcal. But it turns out that a high-calorie product, lard, does not have glasses at all. Then, according to this crazy logic, it turns out that you can eat it with kilograms and not get fat ?! Absurd. Such a transfer of points in calories is perplexing and protesting.
Any theory should be based on common sense and reason, and this is clearly not enough for the concept of nutritional value indices. The baseless conclusion that only calories are important to a person, moreover, are inadequately counted in points, contradicts the laws of a balanced diet. And, of course, a spectacle diet associated with malnutrition, with prolonged adherence, leads to metabolic disorders in the body.
And the lack of balance in the quantity and quality of consumed proteins, fats, carbohydrates and minerals causes many irreparable diseases. Due to the absurdly high point value of vegetables, fruits, black bread, a person who wants to get away from extra pounds in accordance with an absurd diet has to limit their consumption, while it is scientifically proven that these foods play a significant role in a diet designed for weight loss .
Thus, arbitrary and incorrect determination of the value of products should be considered as life-threatening.
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