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Immune system, let's see the main natural remedies and healthy tips
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...
Immune system and respiratory health, here are foods and supplements that may help
Herbal teas, foods and supplements to strengthen the immune system of the respiratory tract and fight bacterial and viral infections, colds and flu.
How to strengthen our natural defenses and prepare us for the colder season that inevitably brings colds and flu? Certainly with diet and supplements it is possible to protect the respiratory tract, but let's try to understand better on the basis of scientific studies. Elderberries - Elderberry, scientific name Sambucus nigra, is considered a valuable ally against colds and flu. In fact, elderberries are a precious source of antioxidant substances, such as quercetin and anthocyanins. Thanks t...
Immune system, how to fortify it with tea and herbal teas
Infusions, teas and decoctions to strengthen the defenses, to fight colds and flu, to protect the lungs and to reduce inflammation.
When it comes to the immune system it is important to emphasize that there is no magic drink capable of wiping out viruses and bacteria. Rather, it is the synergy of food and drinks, which, if taken regularly, counteract inflammation, free radical damage and support the body's natural defenses. After this necessary premise, certainly there are drinks, teas and herbal teas, more powerful than others to strengthen our immune system, fortifying the airways, helping to prevent viral infections and a...
Poor man's ginseng, the remedy that takes care of the brain, intestines and defenses
Strengthens the immune system by modulating the response to external threats, protects the health of the microbiota by acting as a prebiotic and increasing the presence of good bacteria, counteracts gastritis, acidity and reflux, anti-fatigue remedy, strengthens the body in case of stress and fatigue.
There is, in Asia, a climbing plant, the Codonopsis pilosula. Well, from the extracts of this plant a natural remedy is obtained, also called bastard ginseng or poor man's ginseng, as its action is similar to ginseng but sweeter. In particular, the bastard ginseng is neuroprotective, it helps in case of heartburn and gastritis, it strengthens the defenses and the intestinal microbiota. Not only that, Codonopsis is also a remedy capable of strengthening the body, making it more resistant to fatig...
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...
Aloe, the miraculous plant also appreciated by Alexander the Great
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, healing effect, useful in case of wounds, burns and sunburns, soothes irritation and itching, remedy in case of acne, protects the stomach and intestines, useful in case of heartburn and gastritis, strengthens the immune system.
Legend has it that it was the wise Aristotle who persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer an island, called Socotra, off the east coast of Africa. The reason for this further war effort was a plant, with which the island was covered. This plant was characterized by fleshy leaves, filled with a medicinal gel, considered a true elixir of youth and a miraculous cure for the body. This plant was aloe vera, which Alexander the Great used to cure his army, tired by bloody battles. As often happens, tr...
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 ...
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...
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...
Cleanse the liver and gut, thus strengthening the immune system and fighting inflammation, poor digestion and fat accumulation
Natural remedies, diet and yoga help purify the internal organs, especially the liver, sweeping away toxins and fighting inflammation and edema in the lower limbs. In this way the body's defenses are strengthened, digestion improves and the body feels more active.
Stress, anxiety, drugs and a sedentary lifestyle, also related to the situation we have lived and are experiencing, can contribute to the accumulation of toxins in the body, which reacts by activating the inflammatory response. This inflammation, however, tends to be chronic, tires and burdens the body, slows digestion, weakens the immune system, promotes weight gain, visceral fat and water retention. So how to act to remove toxins, counteract inflammation and recharge the body and the immune sy...
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...
Apricots, the fruit loved by Alexander the Great
Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, protect the skin, eyesight and liver, are neuroprotective, help control cholesterol, provide energy, water and fiber, reduce inflammation levels, are anticancer and support the immune system.
Apricots are the fruit of the apricot, scientific name Prunus armeniaca, a plant native to Armenia. Legend has it that, originally, the apricot tree was just an ornamental plant capable of giving wonderful white flowers but not fruit. One day, the enemies invaded the land where apricots also rose and gave the order to cut down all the trees that gave no fruit in order to obtain wood. This would also have been the fate of the apricot tree if it were not for a girl who cried all night near it. The...
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...
Food combinations and cooking methods, the healthy pesto
Pesto is quick to prepare, fresh and rich in substances beneficial for health, let's see tasty ideas for preparing a healthy and always different pesto, according to traditional or even unexpected recipes, with a little imagination. We will see, for each preparation, the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulating properties.
Summer, hot days and sun are coming, now life is spent more outdoors and there is also a desire to eat something fresh and quick. Like pesto, the ideal seasoning for bruschetta, pasta but also rice. The name pesto derives from the method with which this sauce was originally prepared, that is, by crushing, in Italian pestare, fresh basil leaves, garlic and other ingredients in a marble mortar. Today the mortar is no longer used and the pesto is prepared with the mixer, which has considerably redu...
Melon, the fruit of summer
Vitamins, mineral salts, antioxidants, fiber and water, diuretic action, against free radicals, protects the liver, modulates the immune system and stimulates the work of the thyroid, blood thinning action.
Mukashi mukashi, which means, in Japan, once upon a time, there was a married couple, very much in love but who could not have children. Their life passed quietly when one day, along the river, they saw something round that followed the current among the stones. They picked it up and saw it was a melon! The couple took the melon home and opened it thinking about eating it. You can imagine their surprise, and joy, when, opening the melon, they found not the orange and scented pulp they expected, ...
Red rose, the queen of flowers
Tonic for digestion, stimulates liver purification, modulates the immune system especially as regards the airways, counteracts phlegm, cough, sore throat and cold, soothes burnt and chapped skin, counteracts wrinkles, acne and blackheads but it is also an ally for the health of the eyes, both when they appear swollen and when they are tired, irritated and red. The rose also improves mood, calms the nervous system and is a tonic for the whole organism.
It is said that when the archaeologist Howard Carter entered Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time in 1922, there was a scent of flowers in the air. And, from what is said, it seems that the thing that released this perfume was a bouquet of red roses, which Carter found on the pharaoh's sarcophagus, probably the last gift from his wife. Roses have always been a symbol of beauty and love, they are the sacred flowers of Aphrodite who gave them the wonderful red color by running once in a field of ...
Food combinations and cooking methods, carrots
Vitamins, minerals and beta carotene, depending on the preparation of carrots, can help the health of eyesight, the immune system, gut and skin, useful in case of heavy menstruation, frequent nosebleeds but also when you feel down and tired.
Pleasantly crunchy, cheerful and juicy, carrots are loved by everyone, adults and children. And they are not only tasty ... indeed, they are also a valuable source of precious substances for health. In fact, carrots are rich in vitamins, such as A, C, K and group B, mineral salts, such as potassium, zinc, iron, calcium and manganese, and beta carotene, with an antioxidant and antitumor action, able to support the immune system and useful for eye health, helping to counteract degenerative disease...
Golden milk, the precious turmeric latte for health
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antitumor, protects the intestinal microbiota and the liver, fights neurodegeneration, helps fight overweight, hypercholesterolemia and high blood sugar.
A cup of gold-colored milk, fragrant and rich in health properties, this is the result of the Ayurvedic tradition that has its roots over the centuries. Today we are talking about golden milk, a drink prepared with milk, animal or vegetable, turmeric and spices, useful to give a boost to the metabolism, to counteract inflammation, to support the mind and immune system, but also to improve mood and to protect the liver. Yes, because golden milk, or turmeric latte, is not just tradition but can co...
Dandelion, the magic plant with a thousand uses
Anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating, digestive, tonic, diuretic, purifying, antidiabetic, liver support, anticancer properties, also useful to treat skin irritations and acne.
According to an ancient Irish legend, a long time ago, at the origin of the world, when human beings had not yet appeared, the gnomes and fairies were free to run in the meadows and woods. But everything changed when the humans arrived. The fairy creatures, to escape man's thirst for conquest, had to seek refuge in the woods, among rocks and bushes. But for the fairies it was different, with their bright clothes they certainly couldn't think of hiding! And here's the magic, the fairies turned in...
White or green asparagus, what are the differences?
Green asparagus are characterized by a higher antioxidant action, they also contain greater amounts of vitamin C, white asparagus, on the other hand, are a valuable source of some types of anticancer substances. Let's try to understand in detail the main differences between white and green asparagus. In addition, we will also talk about how cooking affects the properties of asparagus.
According to legend, once the only known asparagus was green. But, around the sixteenth century, following a large hailstorm that destroyed all the tips of the asparagus that came out of the ground, people had to eat only the part that was saved, namely that under the soil, the white one, because it had not been reached by the sunrays. In fact, both green and white asparagus all belong to the same species, asparagus officinalis. But green asparagus are grown out of the ground and take on a green...
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, acts as an immunostimulant and antitumor, regulates blood pressure, raising it if low and lowering it if too high, reduces blood sugar and LDL cholesterol, cardioprotective action.
At the solstices, the druids, dressed in white, cut with a golden sickle mistletoe branches that were then used to prepare precious infusions, capable of curing any ailment. This ancient wisdom, in which magic and knowledge were mixed until they get confused, has passed the centuries and has arrived to us. Even today, in fact, mistletoe is considered a precious natural remedy, against both hypertension and cellular degeneration. Of course, nowadays the mistletoe is harvested without golden sickl...
Moringa, the miracle tree
Antioxidant and anticancer, protects the heart, helps to keep blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol under control, supports the liver and kidneys, tones the mind, strengthens the immune system from the attack of viruses and bacteria, useful analgesic action against migraines, anti-inflammatory, counteracts asthma and overweight, also useful for the beauty of the skin.
Few things are certain in life, but one thing was sure. Anyone who went to see Fidel Castro, whether he or she was a head of state or a celebrity from the world of sport or show business, had to go through his garden. And above all that person had to listen to him describe in detail the beneficial properties of a particular plant, his favorite, of which he had a personal cultivation, the moringa, or miracle tree. Not only that, it is also said that Fidel Castro used to chew moringa leaves like c...
Noni, the juice with a thousand properties
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor, protects and strengthens the immune system from the attack of viruses and bacteria, increases energy and resistance, helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, analgesic, helps to soothe and in many cases to resolve joint pain and stiff neck.
Legend has it that the peoples of Polynesia overcame periods of famine thanks to a plant with extraordinary fruits, noni, or morinda citrifolia. We do not know if this is true also because, it must be said, the taste of mature noni is not very pleasant and can suggest a certain degree of rancidity, but certainly the peoples of Polynesia well knew that their health would take advantage. And the fame of noni, over the centuries, has endured reaching the present day. In fact, today it is easy to fi...
Kombucha, the emperor's tea
Antioxidant, counteracts free radicals and the development of tumors, helps to keep blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and overweight under control, detoxifies the liver, probable probiotic action and support for the immune system against infections of the respiratory tract.
It is said that Qin Chi Huangdi, the first emperor of unified China, was obsessed with becoming immortal. For this reason, it is said, he visited the island of Zhifu three times, where, according to tradition, the mountain of immortality stood. But his search for eternal life also led Quin Chi Huangdi to an alchemist who prepared for the emperor a special drink, dark in appearance and slightly sparkling, which the emperor loved right away, kombucha tea. Unfortunately, however, the search for ete...
Tarocco blood oranges
Able to protect and strengthen the immune system by counteracting colds and coughs, anti-cancer, anti-diabetes and anti-cholesterol, protect the health of blood vessels and the brain from degeneration.
Among the different types of blood orange, the undisputed queen is certainly the tarocco blood orange, known and appreciated all over the world even though its origin is Italian, Sicilian in particular. Tarocco orange has a juicy and sweet pulp streaked with red. The red color is given by antioxidant substances, called anthocyanins, which are formed in the presence of particular climatic conditions, such as hot days and cold nights. Anthocyanins are present only in this type of oranges while the...
The treasures of the hive against viruses and bacteria
Royal jelly and propolis are characterized by an antiviral and antibacterial action, useful against sore throats, colds, sinusitis and in general against the infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract.
If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live. This quote has been attributed for some time to the great physicist and Nobel Prize-winning Albert Einstein who, however, as it seems based on recent reconstructions, never said this sentence. In any case, this statement certainly gives a good idea of ??the importance of these small buzzing insects. Without bees, there would be a drastic drop in the production of fruit and vegetables and the...
Supports the immune system, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal action, counteracts candida, helps reduce the incidence of colds, gastroenteritis and viral infections.
Lactoferrin is a protein composed of about 700 amino acids and first identified in 1939 in cow's milk. However, lactoferrin is also very abundant in human milk and represents a protection for newborns against gastrointestinal infections. But that's not all. In fact, lactoferrin has an antibacterial and antiviral action and, for this reason, is the focus of numerous researches for its ability to strengthen human defenses against external threats, including, it seems, the infection caused by the n...
Essential oils and blends of essences for anxiety, stress and insomnia
Anxiety, stress, restlessness, thoughts, fears and insomnia, to counter these conditions a help comes from the essential oils of lavender, chamomile, bergamot and geranium. The latter also supports the immune system and fights infections of the respiratory tract.
Aromatherapy can be an ally against anxiety, sadness, nervousness and depression, without side effects and easy to put into practice. Of all the essential oils that nature makes available to us, some have proven to be more effective in improving mood and relaxing. Are we just talking about beliefs or traditions? No, of science! In fact, as we will see on the basis of very recent scientific studies, some essential oils more than others are capable of acting on the brain and neurotransmitters, bri...
Food combinations and cooking methods, sweet peppers
Vitamins, mineral salts, proteins and antioxidants, peppers are a truly beneficial food for health, characterized by anticancer, anti-obesity, neuroprotective and diuretic properties as well as useful for bone health. Let's find out how to make them more digestible and what are the best cooking methods and food combinations to maximize their properties.
They can be of different colors, red, yellow or green, some are small and elongated, others larger and square, we are talking about sweet or bell peppers. Peppers bring joy to any dish but are also a precious source of healthy substances. First of all, they are characterized by a high antioxidant, anti aging, antitumor, anti diabetes and neuroprotective power. Peppers strengthen the immune system and contain vitamins, such as C, group B and P, provitamin A but also proteins and mineral salts (Ch...
Foods generally provide all the phosphorus the body needs, let's see the properties of this mineral and which foods contain it.
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the human body. It is estimated that phosphorus represents about 1% of body weight! So let's try to understand what phosphorus is used for, in which foods it is contained and why, in general, it is better to avoid phosphorus supplements. Phosphorus, properties - Phosphorus is one of the basic components of bones and teeth. Not only that, phosphorus participates in all those biological processes that aim to produce and store energy but also in v...
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