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The blood type diet: what does science say?

2022-09-29T17:28:41+02:0029 September 2022|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , |

Tra i tanti tipi di diete e alternative proposte per una corretta alimentazione ce n'è una in particolare che, lately, is back in fashion: the blood group diet. We would like to remind you that, when it comes to health, you should consult professionals, and not let yourself be carried away by random people without any professional title.. Meanwhile, let's try to understand together what that is. This idea dates back to 1996 when an American naturopath, Peter D’Adamo, publishes a book (Eat right 4 your type) in which he explains how to follow a specific diet based on the blood type. Il libro è stato [...]

Fish-oil supplements

2022-02-16T01:25:52+01:0016 February 2022|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , , |

Fish oils capsules are among the most used supplements in the USA and Europe, and are often suggested as a good source of Omega-3. But is not all gold everything that shines. behind the billionaire fish-oil business, there are legends, fake news and not enough- consideration for the environmental impact of this choice. . Because fish oil? It all probably starts from a brilliant idea of ​​a Norwegian pharmacist Peter Möller. During industrial revolution, in 1800, the increase of industries and urbanization , In Europe, rickets start to spread really fast, , a disease that affects children and adolescents causing [...]

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, now let's go into the details of the most widespread intolerances in the population and their causes. 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, a carbohydrate. 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. In fact, 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! ”How many times have you heard it? 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 [...]

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