are excellent healthy
tonic and they have wonderful taste. In most parts of Europe soups are
can prepare your own soups at home with a minimum of
soups in combinations with meat and vegetables
can make a meal in themselves.
the recipes serve 4 to 6, unless
mixed diet is the only rational one for man.
requires a considerable quantity of oxygen for its complete combustion.
Meat is not necessary to life. Nitrogenous food we must have, but it
need not be in the form of meat. The estimate commonly given is, that
meat should occupy one-fourth and vegetable food three-fourths of a
mixed diet, but in many cases the meat eaten is much in excess of this
The proper association of different foods always keeps healthy people
in better condition; there are times, however, when it may be necessary
to abstain from certain articles of diet.
A carbonaceous diet taxes the excretory organs less than animal food.
It may be well to bear in mind, that the protein compounds can do the
work of the carbohydrates and fats in being consumed for fuel, but the
carbohydrates and fats cannot do the work of protein in building and
repairing the tissues of the body.
An exclusively vegetable diet, low in proteins and nitrogenous
compounds, while it may maintain a condition of health for a time,
eventually results in a loss of strength and power to resist disease.
Therefore it is necessary to understand the approximate value of each
class of food in arranging the daily dietary.