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Chilli, the spice that fights obesity and cellular degeneration and protects the brain
Chilli, the spice that fights obesity and cellular degeneration and protects the brain
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, counteracts overweight and obesity, helps reduce triglycerides and insulin resistance, protects the brain and counteracts cognitive impairment, anticancer properties.
In one of his travel reports, Christopher Columbus talks about a spice widely used in Espaniola, today's Haiti, where he had landed a few days before. This spice, writes Christopher Columbus, was characterized by a much higher quality than pepper and was added in all culinary preparations, none excluded, as it was considered curative. This spice was chilli. So, the fact that chilli is not just a way to enrich dishes with taste was well known, centuries ago. Today on our side we also have the sci...
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Visceral fat, here are the foods to be preferred to reduce the waistline but also inflammation and type 2 diabetes
Visceral fat, here are the foods to be preferred to reduce the waistline but also inflammation and type 2 diabetes
Visceral fat is the toughest fat. To counteract it, help comes from the diet. Today we are talking about the foods to include in your diet to counteract the accumulation of fat on the waistline and its most common consequences, such as chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.
Not all fat is the same. In fact, it is necessary to pay particular attention to visceral fat rather than subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat surrounds internal organs, such as the liver, and is not an inert but active tissue, stimulating the release of hormones and pro-inflammatory substances. Compared to other types of fat, visceral fat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, the diabetes typical of adulthood, of cardiovascular disease, of fatty liver and of chronic inflammation. Unfortunately, visc...
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Strawberries, the fruits that protect the heart and brain
Strawberries, the fruits that protect the heart and brain
A precious source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, they improve the function of the endothelium, help reduce bad LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance, protect brain function, counteract cell degeneration.
Fragrant, juicy and full of flavor, strawberries make their appearance on supermarket shelves to everyone's delight! According to the myth, strawberries were born from the tears of Venus, desperate for the fate of Adonis, the man she fell in love with and who had been pierced by the fangs of a wild boar, actually Mars transformed into this animal. The tears, as they fell to the ground, turned into fruit in the shape of a red heart. But, thanks to the knowledge we have today, we could also say th...
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Sea buckthorn, the remedy that protects the heart, brain, liver and immune system
Sea buckthorn, the remedy that protects the heart, brain, liver and immune system
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, healing, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antidiabetic and neuroprotective, counteracts cellular degeneration and hepatic steatosis, rejuvenates the skin and stimulates the immune system, also useful in case of gastritis and ulcers, protects vision and counteracts dry eye.
It is said that, thanks to its medicinal and toning properties, even Genghis Kahn used it. We are talking about sea buckthorn, whose berries have been known and appreciated for centuries for their hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, neuroprotective and cardioprotective properties. Therefore, today's article is dedicated to the incredible health benefits that sea buckthorn berries can bring. Sea buckthorn, beneficial properties for the heart, brain and immune system - Sea buckthorn is a valuable s...
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Fenugreek, the health and beauty remedy to always have at home
Fenugreek, the health and beauty remedy to always have at home
Gastroprotective action against ulcers and gastritis, helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, counteracts the accumulation of fats, tonic properties for the body, counteracts fatigue and loss of energy, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle, helps reduce bags and dark circles, counteracts dandruff and premature graying of hair, against hair loss.
There are remedies that are often little known, whose fame has been lost over the centuries but which are small concentrates of beneficial properties for the entire body. Such as fenugreek, or Trigonella foenum-graecum. Fenugreek, in fact, as we will see in the course of the article, comes to the rescue of skin and hair, strengthens the body by counteracting fatigue but is also useful against diabetes and weight gain. In short, a small green remedy to always have at home, but let's try to unders...
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Dark chocolate, the food of the gods
Dark chocolate, the food of the gods
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, improves neuroplasticity and neuronal survival, stimulates concentration and learning, helps to keep blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, increases energy consumption at rest by keeping overweight and obesity at bay, improves mood.
According to ancient Aztec legend, it was the god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, who gave humans the cocoa plant, stolen from other deities. It was the same god, then, who taught how to crush cocoa and obtain a special drink, useful for counteracting tiredness and sadness. The first hot chocolate was born. Over time the product has been improved and reworked and now, on the shelves of every supermarket, we can find delicious and fragrant chocolate bars, cocoa-based drinks and cocoa powder ...
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Carrots, the superfood that protects eyesight, heart and lungs
Carrots, the superfood that protects eyesight, heart and lungs
Vitamins, mineral salts, fibers and antioxidants, protect lung health, counteract photo-aging of the skin, cardioprotective, reduce the accumulation of visceral fat.
When we think of superfoods, surely our mind will immediately go to exotic, rare and special foods. Actually, we have a very tasty superfood on hand, easy to find and abundant on supermarket shelves, the carrot! Today we are talking about the properties of carrots, trying to understand their benefits and the best ways to serve them. Carrots, colors and nutrients - Carrots are a valuable source of fiber, minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium, and vitamins, such a...
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Spirulina algae, a true superfood, says science
Spirulina algae, a true superfood, says science
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties, counteracts the proliferation of viruses, reduces the accumulation of visceral fat, neuroprotective, cardioprotective and anticancer, helps reduce blood pressure, bad cholesterol and triglycerides, helps in case of allergies.
Spirulina algae is probably one of the best known supplements in the world. It is considered a true superfood, an elixir of life for the body and brain. But are these just beliefs or is there a scientific basis behind these claims? Let's try to find out by analyzing, as always, the most important scientific research published on the subject. Spirulina, what it is - Spirulina is a blue green alga whose fame has grown a lot in recent years after NASA chose it as a supplement for its astronauts ...
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Banana, properties, synergies and contraindications
Banana, properties, synergies and contraindications
Vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, fibers that increase the sense of satiety, helpful to keep cholesterol and blood sugar under control and for intestinal well-being, calming and sedative properties, regulates the immune system.
Practical and tasty, the banana is the fruit that can accompany us everywhere, on a trip, to work or to school. Very satiating and energizing, banana also has interesting health properties. Let's learn more about this topic, also trying to understand if there are any contraindications. Banana, properties - Banana is rich in carbohydrates, present in the form of starches, sugars and fibers such as pectin. Not only that, the banana also contains proteins, fatty acids, carotenoids, minerals, inc...
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Oat milk, here are the properties and the recipe for this delicious plant-based alternative to cow's milk
Oat milk, here are the properties and the recipe for this delicious plant-based alternative to cow's milk
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, useful to reduce cholesterol and keep blood sugar under control, provides proteins and amino acids and is low in fat, helping in case of chronic inflammation and colitis.
There are those who are lactose intolerant, those who have a true allergy to milk and those who, by choice, prefer to avoid animal products. But all this does not mean that you have to give up a delicious drink. In fact, nowadays there are numerous plant alternatives to cow's milk. Today we are talking about one of these alternatives given by oat milk, which, as we will see, thanks to its benefits becomes more than a simple drink, but a real liquid elixir with an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant a...
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Quercetin, the natural substance that protects the immune system and fights diabetes and obesity
Quercetin, the natural substance that protects the immune system and fights diabetes and obesity
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, counteracts the proliferation of viruses, especially viruses that affect the respiratory tract, increases energy needs and therefore counteracts obesity, reduces visceral fat and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, neuroprotective and anticancer action.
Quercetin is a substance belonging to the flavonoid family. Quercetin occurs naturally in some fruits, vegetables and grains or can be taken as a supplement. The fame of quercetin has grown a lot in recent times as this substance has been indicated as a possible ally against the new coronavirus given its antiviral action. Science immediately became interested in quercetin, bringing out its beneficial properties that, as we will see, are not limited to its action to support our immune system. So ...
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Walnuts, here are their properties for the health of the heart, of the brain and even of the microbiota
Walnuts, here are their properties for the health of the heart, of the brain and even of the microbiota
Vitamins, mineral salts, proteins and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances, protective action for the heart, reduce cholesterol and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, improve memory, concentration and cognitive function, promote good bacteria in the intestinal microbiota, reduce the risk of obesity.
Walnuts should never be missing on our tables! Yes, because walnuts are a precious source of unsaturated fatty acids, such as alpha linolenic acid with an anti-inflammatory action, of proteins, vitamins, such as vitamin E and group B, minerals, such as selenium, magnesium and phosphorus, fibers and antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds (Pparmi et al, Nutrients, 2016). These substances give walnuts the important health properties proven by scientific studies, but let's understan...
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Kale, the superfood that keeps inflammation and cellular degeneration at bay
Kale, the superfood that keeps inflammation and cellular degeneration at bay
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, counteracts the effects of a diet that is too rich in fat, helps to keep blood sugar and cholesterol under control, anticancer properties, protects eyesight and the immune system.
It has curled leaves and a beautiful bright green color. Perhaps at first glance it is not given the importance it deserves, but in fact, kale is the king of superfoods. Let's start by saying that it is a precious source of antioxidants, such as glucosinolates, but also polyphenols such as quercetin, kaempferol and the carotenoids beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin (Shahinozzaman et al, Microorganisms, 2021). Not only that, this vegetable is also a source of folate, potassium, magnesium, phosp...
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Holiday overeating, little natural tips to prevent bloating, heartburn and poor digestion
Holiday overeating, little natural tips to prevent bloating, heartburn and poor digestion
Small natural tips to improve digestion, counteract overworked liver and heartburn that can follow abundant meals and dinners, richer in fat and sugar than usual.
During the holidays it is easy to exceed with large meals, desserts and snacks between meals. The results, however, are coming really fast, with digestive problems, heartburn, heaviness and overworked liver. Thankfully, we have valuable natural allies at our disposal that can help rebalance blood sugar, detoxify the body and keep digestion working at its best. And the great thing is, these remedies are readily available in every kitchen, especially during these days. But let's understand better....
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Tangerine, the gift of winter for our health
Tangerine, the gift of winter for our health
Antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties, protects the liver, brain and heart, fights diabetes and the oxidation of bad cholesterol, also useful in combating wrinkles.
Tangerines are the gift that winter gives us. In fact, these fruits are not only cheerful, colorful and pleasantly scented, but they are also a precious source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, which work to protect our health. And the strength is that nothing is thrown away from the mandarin since every part of it is a concentrate of beneficial properties, even the peel. But let's understand better. Slices of health - One slice and then another, juicy, refreshing and fragrant,...
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Extra virgin olive oil, butter, palm or seed oil, what is better and healthier to use in the kitchen?
Extra virgin olive oil, butter, palm or seed oil, what is better and healthier to use in the kitchen?
What to use for seasoning and cooking? Let's see a description of the main butters and fats commonly used. In particular, we will investigate their properties for health, if any, and any damage that their consumption may cause in the long run.
Olive oil, butter, palm oil or seed oil, when it comes to oils and fats for seasoning or cooking, you are really spoiled for choice. But what are the best products to use every day for our dishes? Is coconut oil, which we hear a lot about in recent times especially in wellness magazines, to be avoided or can it be beneficial? And the butter? Let's try to understand better by referring, as always, to scientific journals. The Finland case and the butter problem - Have you ever heard of the Finl...
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Pumpkin, the gift of autumn that fights inflammation and cellular degeneration
Pumpkin, the gift of autumn that fights inflammation and cellular degeneration
Antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic properties, protects the brain from damage by mycotoxins, helps to counteract hypertension, cosmetic properties useful in acne and dermatitis.
Legend has it that the carved pumpkin put outside the house on Halloween night can imprison evil spirits. This is a fascinating story but the reality is not very different. In fact, as evidenced by numerous scientific researches, the pumpkin seems to be able to "imprison" and counteract inflammation and cellular degeneration. And the strength of pumpkin is that nothing is thrown away because every part, from the peel to the seeds, is a precious ally for health. The antibiotic power of the pee...
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Laurel, the plant that protects the lungs, brain and digestion
Laurel, the plant that protects the lungs, brain and digestion
Antiviral and antibacterial, protects the airways and lungs, fights inflammation, neuroprotective, improves cognitive function, pain reliever and antispasmodic, helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, digestive and antispasmodic properties.
The plant that should never be missing in the garden or in pots? Definitely the laurel. In fact, laurel, with its leaves rich in precious essential oils and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances, is a powerful remedy capable of improving digestion, counteracting common digestive problems but also protecting the immune system and lungs. And that's not all, as recent scientific research also shows, laurel supports cognitive function and keeps neurodegenerations away. But let's understand be...
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Flaxseed, a source of health to fight inflammation, obesity, diabetes and viruses
Flaxseed, a source of health to fight inflammation, obesity, diabetes and viruses
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor and immunostimulating properties, enhance the defenses against viral infections, counteract obesity and support cognitive function, help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure with benefits for the heart.
In the form of oil to season salads or as ground whole seeds added to yogurt and fruit salads, flax seeds are a tasty, and healthy, enrichment for our diet. In fact, these seeds are a precious source of proteins, fibers, fatty acids, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, vitamin A and group B, which give flaxseeds anti-aging, immunostimulating, anti-obesity and cardioprotective properties (Kajla et al, J Food Sci Technol, 201...
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Pomegranate, the superfood with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties
Pomegranate, the superfood with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to keep blood sugar and blood pressure under control, makes the body more resistant to fatigue, antiviral action, protects the skin from UV damage.
A healthy and tasty way to start the day? With a glass of pomegranate juice. In fact, the juice of this ruby-colored fruit is a precious source of properties for health, protecting the body from damage of free radicals, from inflammation but also from viruses. Let's try to understand better on the basis of the most recent scientific research. Pomegranate juice and photo-aging - Oral intake of pomegranate juice has been shown to protect the skin from UV damage, increasing resistance and reduci...
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Peppers, the colors of health
Peppers, the colors of health
Green, red, yellow or orange? Let's discover the properties of peppers based on the color of the skin and pulp.
Cheerful and tasty, peppers are a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen. And at the greengrocer you can really find them in quite all the colors of the rainbow. In fact, peppers, in their sweet variety, can be green, usually harvested before reaching full ripeness, yellow, orange and red. Often the choice falls on the classic red pepper, but, in fact, within a varied and balanced diet, a good idea would be to include them all. The point is that it is not just an aesthetic question, in fact, w...
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Walking, almost a medicine for various ailments
Walking, almost a medicine for various ailments
Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, helps control body weight, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep apnea symptoms and relieves low back pain.
Walking is the simplest action there is and also the form of gymnastics that is most accessible to all. We have already had the opportunity to focus on the health properties of a walk, talking about the benefits on mood, heart, immune system and visceral fat. Today we focus on the fact that walking can really become a medicine against various diseases, such as diabetes but also hypertension, back pain and even sleep apnea. But let's go deeper, also evaluating how many steps per day are recommend...
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Grapes, the fruit loved by Dionysus that rejuvenates body and mind
Grapes, the fruit loved by Dionysus that rejuvenates body and mind
Improves mood and cognitive function, counteracts cellular degeneration, strengthens the immune system and protects the heart, supports circulation, protects teeth and reduces the risk of caries, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.
For the ancients, grapes were the fruit of the gods, so much that they adorn, in many representations, the head of Dionysus, the god of wine. And, in a wonderful and fantastic work by Luciano di Samosata, a Greek author, there is an island beyond the Pillars of Hercules, sacred to Dionysus, where a river of wine flows. This river flows from a vineyard full of ripe bunches of grapes, from whose roots drops of wine jump into the river. In short, grapes have always ignited the imagination of poets ...
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Blueberries, the blue that cures
Blueberries, the blue that cures
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, protect the immune system, eyesight and brain, counteract visceral fat, help keep blood sugar and cardiovascular risk under control, protect the skin from damage from UV rays and pollution, which can worsen acne but also dry, dehydrated and wrinkled skin.
Blueberries are delicious, juicy, colorful and incredibly healthy fruits. In fact, these tasty berries are a source of antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which give the characteristic blue color and which are concentrated mainly in the peel, but also of phenols and flavonols. These substances give blueberries precious anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties with benefits on the brain, skin, immune system and heart. But let's try to understand better. Blueberries and brain - Blueberrie...
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Acerola cherry, a superfood rich in vitamin C
Acerola cherry, a superfood rich in vitamin C
High content of vitamin C, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity action, counteracts weight gain, bad cholesterol and triglycerides, antidiabetic and capable of supporting the immune system against infections, especially of the respiratory tract, protects the skin from UV damage and stimulates collagen production.
Acerola cherry, scientific name Malpighia emarginata, also known as West Indian cherry, is a bush that grows in the warm climates of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Its fruits are cherry-like berries with extraordinary properties for health and the immune system. Here you can find acerola berry in the form of a supplement in pharmacies, herbalists and specialty stores. But let's try to understand the extraordinary properties of this red berry. Acerola cherry, nutrients - Acerola ...
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Coriander, all the secrets of this precious spice
Coriander, all the secrets of this precious spice
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive and carminative, counteracts obesity and metabolic syndrome, helps in case of abdominal pain and stomach pain, strengthens the immune system and the microbiota, neuroprotective and useful for heart health, protects the skin from premature aging.
Coriander, coriandrum sativum, is a herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family that includes also cumin, dill, fennel and parsley. Coriander has been known for millennia and traces of this plant have even been found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. But what are the properties of this fragrant plant? Let's try to understand this on the basis of scientific research. Finally, we will also look at its uses in the kitchen. Be careful if you are controlling your blood sugar with drugs because cori...
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Yogurt, the superfood with unthinkable properties
Yogurt, the superfood with unthinkable properties
Vitamins, minerals, probiotics and proteins, supports the immune system, the microbiota, helps to keep body weight and visceral fat under control, protects the heart and fights type 2 diabetes, strengthens muscles and bones, makes the body more resistant to fatigue.
Delicious, creamy and fresh, yogurt is a food that everyone really likes. Produced from the fermentation of milk by bacterial cultures, yogurt is also versatile. In fact, it lends itself to being eaten alone, for breakfast or as a snack, to accompany desserts or to make delicious sauces, such as the Greek tzatziki sauce, of which you can find the recipe in the Healthy Food section. Today let's talk about the properties of yogurt! In this article we will limit ourselves to talking about yogurt ob...
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Proso millet, the rediscovered cereal
Proso millet, the rediscovered cereal
Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins, supports the health of the nervous system, counteracts water retention, protects the heart and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, is anticancer and strengthens bones, does not contain gluten.
Proso millet, scientific name Panicum miliaceum, is one of the oldest cereals but is often, wrongly, neglected. Several scientific studies have brought attention to this cereal, because, in fact, millet is a precious source of properties for health. Proso millet, nutrients - Millet is easy to digest, provides energy and protein in higher quantities than rice, wheat or oats. Not only that, millet is a source of easily assimilable amino acids, but also of vitamins, such as B vitamins, especia...
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Cherries, the fruits of health sacred to Venus
Cherries, the fruits of health sacred to Venus
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and anti-obesity properties, reduce blood pressure, help prevent gout attacks, improve sleep and mood.
The cherry tree is the sacred plant of Venus, the goddess of love. And we can also say without fear of making a mistake that bringing its red and juicy fruits, cherries, to the table is a gesture of love towards us and our loved ones. In fact, cherries are a precious source of properties for health, also helping to keep body weight under control, if included in a healthy and balanced diet. But let's understand better. Cherries, nutrients - Cherries are a valuable source of antioxidants, such ...
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Walking, the simplest and most beneficial exercise there is
Walking, the simplest and most beneficial exercise there is
It helps maintain body weight, counteracts abdominal fat, lowers inflammation, stimulates the defenses, especially those of the airways, protects the heart and reduces the risk of cellular degeneration, brings a good mood.
Gymnastics, running, swimming, we have at our disposal a multitude of different types of physical activity, all equally beneficial. However, sometimes, we forget that there is also a very simple physical activity, beneficial for all and within everyone's reach, walking. Walking is a natural anti-aging and fat burner and protects heart, lung and brain health. Walking and visceral fat - Walking for more than 30 minutes at a brisk pace improves insulin resistance and counteracts both subcutaneou...
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