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Poles are more nature-food oriented that most of the other nations?


Paulie  
26 Mar 2007 /  #1
Hello everyone.

My name is Paul, I am Czech currently living in USA. I have only a few polish friends, but I was told on couple of occasions that Poles are more nature/health oriented that most of the other nations. If that is correct statement, for those who are interested in healthier food/life, herbal alternative/preventive medicine I have an interesting info.

You are welcome to contact me via email, skype (skype name antad_cz) or over the phone 678-687-7290. It does not matter whether you are in US, Poland or anywhere else in the world.

Btw. When I speak polish, everybody laughs :). But I can understand some...

P.S. I trust that this belong to this forum topic...
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Mar 2007 /  #2
Poles are more nature/health oriented that most of the other nations.

I don't think so.
hello 22 | 891  
26 Mar 2007 /  #3
But I think Paulie is right - the Polish cuisine is full of "medical" recipes. High blood pressure? - eat garlic. Problems with stomach? - drinkg mint tea. etc.
OP Paulie  
26 Mar 2007 /  #4
I get to meet people from many ways of world, I dont know about chinese though... but I think that statement is correct. Nowadays people generally pay more attention to nutritional value. its different now, in my childhood we used to grow vegetables in backyard and it was healthy food. So far in my field of work that statement statistically proves me right.

Main reason why I asked that question is that I started to drink Alveo (herbal tonicum), which is apparently widely spread and well taken in Poland as well as by Poles in U.S, mainly midwest. Is anybody using that and do you see any results on yourselves?
irish girl 3 | 23  
31 Mar 2007 /  #5
i think it is probably a european thing....less ready meals and they tend to use lots of fresh veggies etc from markets. in france everyone eats lotsa veg and fruit...meat not as important...lotsa fish too. we could learn a lot...
daffy 23 | 1,508  
31 Mar 2007 /  #6
we could learn a lot...

ay we could. i love food in general! :) and enjoy most european cuisines. dont feel i could tie healthy eating down to the polish alone though
OP Paulie  
31 Mar 2007 /  #7
As I said I have a few polish friends, but one family takes shower in purified water, have a special A/C filter, they do eat VERY healthy /unlike me/ etc. For me it is a bit on the other end. I am not judging though, it is better than nothing...
daffy 23 | 1,508  
31 Mar 2007 /  #8
purified water showers....sounds refreshing!

im jsut happy with my ol shower, water, you know.:)

i like healthy food too.

I love rooiboos tea, green tea, bran flakes, actimel, knox vie shots (fruit n veg drink)
smoothies, porridge, apples, banana's! (oh try toasting sliced pan brown bread, butter and slice a banana in it! YUMMY!!!)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
31 Mar 2007 /  #9
There are many "back to nature' style stores in Chicago and they are quite popular or they would be out of business. A lot of people believe in "body cleansing" formulas which suppose to flush out toxins. I tried one in the past and did not notice any miracles. Anyway, I don't believe in pill popping for this and for that just because the label said so...

However, I believe that we are what we eat and I buy a lot of organic products at stores like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. I complement my diet with lots of veggies and fruit, flax seed, olive oil, whole grains, nuts... My soups are based on organic chicken or beef. I like meat, of course, but it's not for every day eating and fast food is just an occasional treat (I love it too). Well, it works for me.

I think a lot of polish people are quality food lovers and enjoy home cooking. Cooking can be enjoyable activity if don't consider it a chore to begin with. Yes, it takes time but it is worthed.

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