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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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Wakame seaweed, a source of iodine and with an anti-diabetes and anti-obesity action
Wakame seaweed, a source of iodine and with an anti-diabetes and anti-obesity action
Source of iodine for the proper functioning of the thyroid, stimulates metabolism, counteracts obesity, diabetes and abdominal fat, anticancer properties, protects the liver from fat accumulation, helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
In recent years the fame of seaweed for culinary use has grown all over the world. And with good reason. In fact, algae not only give a touch of taste and color to dishes, but also bring important benefits that we will discuss in today's article. Wakame seaweed, properties and nutrients - Wakame seaweed is a source of proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, but also vitamins, such as vitamins of group B, A, C and E, and mineral salts, such as magnesium, calcium, iron and manganese, as well as iodine...
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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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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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Good cholesterol, how to increase it with diet and lifestyle
Good cholesterol, how to increase it with diet and lifestyle
What good cholesterol is for and what are the healthy habits and foods capable of increasing it.
We eat foods higher in fat and sugar, we tend to consume less fruit and vegetables and move less. In the colder months, attention is always raised for cholesterol, which is considered a real enemy to health and which, due to a lifestyle that is less attentive to health, can inevitably increase. However, not all cholesterol is harmful. Let's start by saying that most of the cholesterol is produced by the body, the rest, about 30%, comes from food. But why does the body produce something that has ...
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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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Hibiscus, the flower with important protective properties for the stomach, liver and heart
Hibiscus, the flower with important protective properties for the stomach, liver and heart
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, useful to keep blood pressure and cholesterol under control, counteracts obesity and visceral fat.
From the petals of its ruby-red flowers we obtain an exceptional tea, which can be tasted both cold and hot and with incredible properties for health. We are talking about hibiscus and the infusion obtained from its flowers. But what can hibiscus do for our health? Let's try to understand this on the basis of scientific research. Hibiscus for the stomach - Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium capable of colonizing the mucous membrane of the stomach. Infection caused by this bacterium increases ...
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Extra virgin olive oil, the superfood that protects the brain, bones and muscles
Extra virgin olive oil, the superfood that protects the brain, bones and muscles
Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-tumor properties, protects the heart, muscles and brain, counteracts the risk of Alzheimer's, stimulates the processes of bone tissue formation, beneficial prebiotic action for the microbiota.
it is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, one of the foods, because it is a food, most studied by science that has shown its very important health benefits, also thanks to the more than 30 different types of phenolic compounds, in short, an irreplaceable superfood. We are talking about extra virgin olive oil. This type of olive oil is obtained from the first pressing of the olives, which must always and only take place mechanically and never chemically. But what are the properties of extr...
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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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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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Sesame, an elixir of longevity enclosed in a seed
Sesame, an elixir of longevity enclosed in a seed
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, neuroprotective and anticancer properties, sesame improves memory and learning, also counteracts back and joint pain, protects the skin from UV rays, stimulates wound healing and strengthens bones.
According to scholars, the manuscript dating from the third century BC, was written in three volumes that contained the millenary Chinese wisdom. Oral traditions, medical arts and natural remedies were included in this book, the Shennong Ben Cao Jing. We no longer have any trace of the original manuscript but other works have come to us which have taken up its contents. One section in particular is of considerable interest. In fact, at a certain point in the manuscript commonly used foods are li...
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Bergamot juice, the elixir of life with a citrus scent
Bergamot juice, the elixir of life with a citrus scent
Anti-aging and anti-inflammatory, counteracts obesity and visceral fat, helps reduce the waistline, helps lower cholesterol, anticancer, helps against colitis and fatty liver.
Fragrant and tasty, bergamot juice is a drink to be taken into consideration as part of a diet capable of preventing and treating diseases and disorders. This juice has been extensively studied by science that has demonstrated its anti-obesity, anti-cholesterol, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, let's try to understand the action of bergamot juice and its benefits on our health. Bergamot juice against obesity and visceral fat - Bergamot juice is able to reduce the amou...
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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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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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Jasmine tea, the tea with a heavenly aroma
Jasmine tea, the tea with a heavenly aroma
Antioxidants, protective action on the brain, counteracts weight gain, overweight and obesity, strengthens the microbiota and the immune system, deep calming and relaxing action both on the muscles and the nervous system, reduces cardiovascular risk, protects the respiratory tract and calms the cough.
Jasmine tea is a green tea enriched with jasmine flowers that give it a particularly charming aroma. But it's not just a question of scent. In fact, jasmine flowers work in synergy with the other active ingredients of green tea to offer a drink with truly unique health properties, let's find out! Jasmine tea and its calming action - Jasmine is characterized by a calming action, relaxes the nervous system and muscles and calms anxiety and nervousness (Lis Balchin et al, Phytother Res, 2002). J...
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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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Pineapple, the most loved tropical fruit
Pineapple, the most loved tropical fruit
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, counteracts obesity, cellulite and water retention, protects the heart, prevents thrombus formation and lowers cholesterol, strengthens the immune system from bacterial and viral infections, useful in case of arthrosis.
Pineapple is one of the most loved tropical fruits. The sweet scent and juicy texture make it the favorite ingredient for fruit salads, desserts but also juices. However, the luck of pineapple is not only due to its unique taste. In fact, this fruit is characterized by important health properties. Pineapple, properties - Pineapple is a valuable source of fiber, vitamins, including vitamin A, C, group B, mineral salts, such as copper, calcium, potassium and even manganese, which is an essentia...
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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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Lemon, the juice with many benefits for heart, skin and stomach health
Lemon, the juice with many benefits for heart, skin and stomach health
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, useful in case of nausea, stomach pain, difficult digestion and heartburn, fights the formation of urinary tract stones, detoxifies, helps to keep blood sugar, cholesterol and pressure under control.
According to the myth, when Zeus and Hera got married, Gaea, the Earth, donated to the bride a lush garden called the garden of the Hesperides. This garden was located at the end of the then known world, in the West, where the Sun sets. Guarding the garden and its splendid plants were three nymphs, the Hesperides. In the garden, every flower, every bush and every grass was full of life, however, among all that wonderful vegetation, a tree stood out, the tree with golden fruits. And according to ...
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