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Lactose and gluten intolerance: what you need to know!

2021-07-14T21:01:19+02:0014 July 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , |

We have previously explained the difference between allergy and intolerance, ora entriamo nel dettaglio delle intolleranze più diffuse nella popolazione e le loro cause. What is lactose intolerance? Because the body cannot metabolize it? Lactose is a disaccharide, that is, a compound sugar present in dairy products and all its derivatives, formed by two simpler sugars: glucose and galactose. Normally the body metabolizes it through lactase, an enzyme produced by some bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. Lactase breaks the bond between glucose and galactose and allows their digestion. When the enzyme is reduced or [...]

Celiac disease or problems with fructose?

2021-07-17T15:29:04+02:0014 July 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , |

People suffering from celiac disease are about 1% of the population, but until 12% reports having the same symptoms when eating bread, pasta, pizza and products derived from wheat: hence intestinal disorders, difficulty digesting, physical weakness e, in some cases, skin rashes. In these cases, following a gluten-free diet does not solve the problem. Apparently, the enemy for these people is not a protein, like gluten, but the fruit, un carboidrato. Fructan is a food that is part of the FODMAPs, short chain carbohydrates, which are not easily digested and ferment in our intestines, [...]

Where satiety is born?

2021-07-14T12:59:22+02:0013 July 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , |

The sense of satiety induces man not to eat continuously and puts a brake on his need, often excessive, of food. Hunger and satiety affect everyone's eating behavior, but what exactly do they depend on? Satiety is a signal triggered by the brain when it receives too much sugar. Indeed, after a meal, when glucose levels momentarily rise, the signal reaches our brain, more precisely to astrocytes, the cells needed to support neurons. The astrocytes, at this point, they change shape and retract by activating some specific neurons of the hypothalamus, a structure of the central nervous system located in the [...]

Food intolerances and allergies

2021-07-14T17:18:25+02:009 July 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , |

Very often intolerance to allergy is associated with making a mistake because the underlying mechanisms are very different. Allergy is caused by the introduction into the body of a foreign body that is not recognized by the immune system, which reacts by attacking it and thus triggering serious complications up to anaphylactic shock. Food intolerances are food-related disorders that are not caused by the immune system, as is the case with allergies. They are very common in the population and a good part suffer from them, but once we have identified the foods we are intolerant to, we can change our eating habits to get better, thanks also to [...]

Craving for dessert?

2021-06-20T16:56:24+02:0020 June 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How many times after lunch, even if you ate a whole plate of pasta, feel that hole in your stomach, precise for a piece of cake, or a little chocolate? And how many times, with all the good intentions of following a decent diet, try to deceive yourself by eating some fruit? And how many times then, after fruit, give in and also eat any chocolate, finger, candy you are standing in front of? Eh, I'm sorry, but the brain is not deceived! Rather, better: the intestine is not deceived! In fact, you need to know there are special cells in our intestines that can tell you the difference [...]

You would never eat a cobalt atom?

2021-07-14T17:23:38+02:0021 February 2021|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , |

We hear and read around a lot of confusion on a hotly debated topic; doubts about what we eat, we ingest, we drink or inject, they have always been there. Often these are legitimate doubts, but in some cases they are more than anything else dictated by the lack of understanding that one has of the magical world of biochemistry. In what we eat, in what we drink, sometimes even in what they inject us to cure us or administer to make us stronger against disease, there are inorganic elements, often metals. These iron atoms, Chrome, Selenium, Cobalt, Nickel, etc. [...]

The Chetogenic Diet: new discoveries, Risks and Benefits of the Low-Carb Diet

2021-07-14T13:16:11+02:0017 September 2019|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , , |

“I don't eat carbohydrates, make you fat! ” Quante volte l'avete sentito? Indeed, it would not be a completely wrong choice, but this goes beyond the flat stomach and the six-pack. The low-carbohydrate diet in fact has several positive effects on our body and several studies highlight them, but as in all diets, there are pros and cons and you need to know how they work. The chetogenic diet, which is now also in fashion, it goes slightly beyond the reduced consumption of carbohydrates. let's talk about! Since 1920 it was thought that a low-carbohydrate diet could [...]

Traveler's diarrhea

2021-07-16T21:39:19+02:0014 June 2019|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , |

It is a gastrointestinal disorder due to food poisoning. It manifests itself with an increased frequency of bowel movements that lead to three or more evacuations of poorly formed stools per day, generally during a trip abroad, often in a developing country. What are the etiological agents? In more than half of the cases the cause is not investigated because the symptoms disappear before returning home. When, on the other hand, the causative agent is sought, these bacteria are almost always found: Enterotoxic Escherichia coli is the most common bacterium responsible for traveler's diarrhea whose infection occurs [...]

Less sweets and more wine: the secret of youth?

2021-07-15T20:08:15+02:0022 December 2018|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , |

It's really good to eat less? In 2004 four men and four women volunteered for the BIOSPHERE project 2: a closed structure, designed to contain a complex and self-sufficient ecosystem, with a savannah, a coral reef and a tropical forest, to study and plan a future space colonization. Accettarono quindi di rimanere chiusi in un sistema senza comunicazioni con l'esterno, without the possibility of being able to communicate with each other and having to survive only on the food they can get for themselves. BIOSFERA2 did not give the expected results and was stopped sooner than expected; but the data collected [...]

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