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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...
Pumpkin seed oil, properties and uses in cooking
Antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids and anti-inflammatory substances, useful for reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, in menopause it helps to reduce hot flashes and headaches, protects the liver and blood vessels, relieves the symptoms of urinary disorders and benign prostatic hypertrophy.
From the cold pressing of pumpkin seeds a thick and dark oil is produced, the pumpkin seed oil. We have already seen the beauty properties of this precious vegetable oil that, when applied with massages on the scalp, can help counteract hair loss. Today, however, we are talking about the properties of pumpkin seed oil for food use. Yes, because this exceptional oil can also be used raw as a condiment. But let's see its nutritional characteristics and what it can do for our health. Pumpkin seed...
Pomegranate, the properties of the whole fruit
Pomegranate grains are antioxidant, anticancer, protect the heart and brain from degeneration, support the immune system by promoting the growth of good bacteria in the intestinal microbiota, also useful against hot flashes and osteoporosis in menopause.
With its red and juicy seeds, the pomegranate is a fruit that brings joy even in the grayest autumn days. The juice obtained from the pomegranate is certainly one of the best known and most appreciated drinks, it can be purchased almost everywhere, in supermarkets and specialty shops, and is characterized by a powerful antioxidant action. However, often at the greengrocer we find the whole pomegranate fruit, what are its properties? And how can it be used in the kitchen? Let's try to understand ...
Cinnamon, the spice of health
Antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant, useful in the case of irritable bowel, helps keep body weight, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, protects the heart and brain.
There are aromas that make you feel immediately at home, wherever you are, and that calm you and bring serenity. I think that the scent of cinnamon is one of them. Just close your eyes and smell the spice in order to bring to mind images of warmth and family. A pinch of cinnamon makes the aroma of any dessert enveloping and fascinating! But cinnamon not only gives to dishes aroma and taste, it is also a powerful source of health. Let's try to understand better. Cinnamon, properties - From the ...
Garlic, supplements, properties and benefits
From garlic, different types of herbal remedies are obtained, such as powdered extract, aqueous or oily extract and aged garlic, each with different properties, such as strengthening the immune system, protecting the heart or fighting inflammation.
Garlic, scientific name allium sativum, is an essential ingredient for cooking, it is excellent rubbed on slices of toasted bread and really delicious minced and added to the preparations of sauces and fillings. But garlic is also a powerful source of important substances for health. In fact, it is useful in reducing cardiovascular risk and tumors, has an antioxidant and antimicrobial effect, helps detoxification processes and is protective for the liver (Bayan et al, AJP, 2013). These propertie...
Fish oil pearls
Able to protect the heart, helpful in case of diabetes, depression, degenerative diseases, beneficial action on the skin, anti-inflammatory properties.
Fish oil is the oil that is obtained from fish such as tuna, cod, salmon, anchovies, herring and mackerel. It is sold in the form of pearls and, today, is one of the most popular supplements used for its beneficial properties. Let's see better in detail! Fish oil, properties - Fish oil contains long chain Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids of the EPA type, or eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid. Scientific studies have shown that the intake of fish oil has a protective eff...
Evening primrose oil, for oral use and topical applications
Strengthens and regenerates the skin, fights wrinkles but also inflammation, useful in case of burned skin, eczema, acne and dermatitis, even atopic dermatitis, other beneficial effects are on eye health and the cardiovascular system by lowering triglycerides and cholesterol.
Through cold pressing of the seeds of the plant oenothera biennis, known as evening primrose and belonging to the Onagraceae family, a powerful beauty oil is obtained. This oil is suitable for very sensitive skin and eye contour. You can find evening primrose oil in herbalist’s and chemist’s shops, both for oral use in the form of pearls and for topical applications in bottles. But let’s see better the properties. Evening primrose oil, its beauty properties - This product is soothing and prote...
Vitamins, mineral salts and precious monounsaturated fatty acids, protect the cardiovascular system, reduce cholesterol and triglycerides and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, powerful antioxidant action, contrast arteriosclerosis, very energetic.
Pecan, scientific name Carya illinoinensis of the Juglandaceae family, is a tree native to Mexico and America whose fruits are drupes containing an edible seed. It is precisely this seed that is called Pecan nut and that, nowadays, can be bought in all shops and supermarkets. Pecan nuts, widely used in cooking to prepare tasty desserts but also as a snack, alone or in a mixture with other dry fruits, are characterized by interesting healthy properties. Pecan nuts, properties - First of all, pe...
Lemon peel contains more antioxidants and vitamin C than its pulp, useful in cases of sour stomach, gastric reflux, stones, high blood sugar, cholesterol and high triglycerides, hypertension and obesity.
The lemon, scientific name Citrus limoni, is a plant of the Rutaceae family, the same as tangerine, orange and bergamot. The term lemon also refers to the fruit of this plant, of a beautiful intense yellow color and characterized by a rounded shape. Lemon is known and appreciated for its juice, drunk as a purifying and refreshing drink, used to dress salads or to marinate fish, meat or even fruit. But science is also interested in another part of the lemon, less used except for giving flavor to ...
Spicy drink with digestive, antibacterial and fat-burning properties, able to protect the cardiovascular system.
Indian chai tea is not just a modern trend but it is a healthy aromatic drink with a very ancient tradition, dating back more than 5000 years ago. This tea is made with black tea, milk and a mixture of spices, including ginger, cardamom, pepper and cinnamon, which make it a digestive, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant drink, able to stimulate the metabolism. Properties - Scientific studies (Azimi et al, Rev Diabet Stud, Feb 2015) have shown that a drink prepared with black tea and 3 grams of s...
Food combinations and cooking methods, ginger Part 2
Ginger can be consumed naturally, in herbal tea or in the form of candied fruit or it can also be associated with turmeric to increase its anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger, scientific name Zingiber officinale, is a root with important beneficial properties. It is in fact anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and digestive, protects the heart and the immune system. But how can ginger be taken to maximize these properties? In today's post we see the most important food combinations and healthy preparations with ginger. Fresh, candied or herbal tea - Natural or candied ginger is an excellent ally against nausea. Moreover, if grated fresh on foods, such as fish, veg...
Artichoke, herbal remedy
Mother tincture able to protect the liver, to lower the blood sugar levels, triglycerides and cholesterol, helps the liver regenerate and rebalances the values of transaminases if altered, useful in case of poor digestion, diabetes cellulite.
Cynara scolymus is the scientific name of the artichoke, the vegetable that we use for cooking. The artichoke belongs to the Composite family and it isn’t just a yummy ingredient but it may become also a herbal remedy. From its leaves, indeed, a mother tincture is obtained rich in phenol compounds such as cynarin, cinaropicrin and caffeic acid. Thanks to these substances the remedy has antioxidant and diuretic properties and is able to protect the liver and the cardiovascular system (Kurt et al,...
Vitamins and mineral salts, powerful neuroprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti cancer action thanks to the spices in curry, able to protect the lungs and the blood vessels, helps keep at bay blood sugar levels, triglycerides and body weight.
Curry is a mix of spices originating from India. This orange-yellow powder is obtained by crushing different spices and the composition of the mix varies on the basis of the type of curry, less or more spicy, and of the Country. In fact, this high aromatic mix is now widespread in all the South Est Asia with small changes in its formulation. However, the basic mix is given by turmeric, black pepper, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, saffron, nutmeg, fenugreek, chili pepper and cardamom...
Food combinations Part 5, the best ways to eat artichokes
Raw artichokes, cooked in oil or boiled, prepared with ginger or garlic, every preparation has its properties in order to help the liver, to counteract poor digestion, insomnia, anxiety or anemia.
The artichoke is the flower bud of the plant Cynara scolymus. The artichoke is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, cynarine, an alkaloid able to protect the liver and to lower the cholesterol, inulin, a prebiotic that protects and stimulates the bacterial flora of the gut, antioxidants such as tannins (Rondanelli et al, Monladi Arch Chest Dis, Mar 2013 – Lopez-Molina et al, Phytochemistry, Jun 2005). However, the properties of the artichoke depend on the ways of cooking and on the foods served t...
Fat burning diet Part 7, the herbal teas green tea and Java tea
To counteract the dangerous fat accumulations on waistline and to fight obesity let’s see the interesting properties of green tea and Java tea.
In the latest posts we have focused the attention on the fat burning foods because, according to scientific researches, the adipose tissue, especially if localized on the waistline, may result a problem for health since it has been shown to worsen the chronic inflammations (You et al, Curr Diabetes Review, Feb 2006). A condition of chronic inflammation of the body in the long period may cause several illnesses such as cardiovascular problems, auto immune diseases, cancer but also depression (Lop...
Vitamins and mineral salts, source of proteins and fibers, able to lower triglycerides, bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels according to scientific studies, against constipation, give a sense of satiety, support for the immune system and anticancer action.
Champignon is the French name of the mushroom Agaricus Bisporus of the Agaricaceae family. The champignon are mushrooms with a delicate taste and now widespread all over the world, they can be cultivated and, for this reason, can be found all the year in supermarkets. The fact that the champignon are cultivated in a controlled soil has another advantage, in this way indeed the mushrooms don’t absorb pollution, toxic substances or radioactive compounds unlike the mushrooms that can be harvested ...
Flaxseed oil (for food use)
Vitamins and mineral salts, high intake of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for the cardiovascular health, helpful to keep under control the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, able to protect the mucosa layer of the stomach, digestive action, thanks to the mucilage counteracts constipation, able to protect the nervous system and the brain, anticancer properties demonstrated by scientific studies.
Through cold pressing of flaxseeds, scientific name of the plant Linum usitatissimum of the family of Linaceae, a very delicate oil with a flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts and characterized by important healthy properties is obtained. Like the seeds, flaxseed oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that are in the right proportion. Omega 3 and omega 6 are considered very useful to keep under control the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood and are able to protect the heart. Thi...
Vitamins and mineral salts, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids in the right proportion, helpful in case of high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, protective action on the cardiovascular system demonstrated by scientific studies, able to fortify the immune system, brings relief in case of joint and muscle pain, regulated the intestine, useful also in cosmetic in order to treat the skin with acne, psoriasis, irritations, dry skin, dry hair.
Hemp oil, or hempseed oil, is extracted through cold pressing from the seeds of Cannabis sativa, can be easily found in supermarkets or specialized shops in every Country and is well appreciated for its healthy properties. This plant based oil, indeed, is rich in essential fatty acids and characterized by antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp oil contains fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 in the right proportion 3-1 and, for this reason, it can be inserted in the diet of those people ...
Vitamins and mineral salts, laxative and diuretic properties, important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects demonstrated by scientific studies, make the walls of blood vessels more elastic, against aging processes, able to soothe inflammations of the colon, preventive effect against stroke, thrombus and gout, benefits for vision and immune system, beneficial action on cardiovascular system, reduction in triglyceride levels.
Sour cherries, also called tart cherries, are the fruits with a light red color of the Prunus cerasus. They contain mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, and vitamins such as vitamin B, PP, C, useful to strengthen the body defenses, and provitamin A, very important for the health of the eyes. These fruits have a beneficial effect also thanks to the antioxidants they contain, the anthocyanins, which, in addition to giving the red color, are able to reduce infla...
Prunus amygdalus (almond)
Helpful to eliminate toxins and uric acids, useful to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, helps to lower blood pressure levels.
Almond, prunus amygdalus, belongs to the Rosaceae family and it is a deciduous tree originating from Mesopotamia. The glycerine macerate of this plant, obtained by maceration of fresh gems or roots, has an interesting anti-thrombophilic, anti-sclerotic, hypocholesterolemic and antihypertensive action. You can therefore use this remedy in case of high cholesterol since it promotes the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis. In addition ...
Antifungal properties against yeast infections and other fungal infections, able to control the levels of bad cholesterol LDL and triglycerides, widely used in order to treat menopausal symptomatology and premenstrual syndrome but scientific studies have not shown these properties yet.
The dioscorea, also known as wild yam, scientific name Dioscorea villosa, is a plant of the Dioscoraceae family with properties that are concentrated in its roots and tubers. The use of the plant to treat menstrual cramps dates back to the 18th century, but in the 1950's scientists discovered that dioscorea contains, among other substances, also diosgenin, a phytoestrogen used to chemically produce the progesterone in laboratory. In fact, diosgenin was at the very basis of the first contraceptiv...
Diuretic and laxative properties, rich in fiber, vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants, depurative action against toxins, cholesterol and triglycerides, bring a few calories and for this reason they can be introduced in low calorie diets or if you need to control the weight.
Agretti, scientific name Salsola soda, also known as opposite-leaved saltwort, oppositeleaf Russian thistle or barilla plant, is a plant of the Chenopodiaceae family that is very popular in the Mediterranean Basin and widely used in Italian cuisine. We refer to the bunches of elongated leaves of a pretty bright green that are the succulent leaves of this plant. Rich in water, agretti help the body hydration, they also bring fibers, important for the proper functioning and health of the intestina...
Proteins and mineral salts, phosphorus, potassium and molybdenum with a detoxifying action, helpful to lower the blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides under control.
Cannellini beans are legumes with healthy properties, low calories and a very high protein content, ideal for muscle support. These beans contain a substance, the glucodrine, able to keep under control the blood sugar. Cannellini beans also help to eliminate the excess of cholesterol and triglycerides. Cannellini beans contain also mineral salts such as potassium and phosphorus, important to prevent mental fatigue. Also the molybdenum is present in this type of beans: this mineral has a powerful...
Antioxidant and cleansing properties, vitamins and minerals salts, it counteracts the weaknesses, improves memory and concentration, helpful to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, able to increase the sense of satiety.
Spirulina is a green-blue microalgae that lives in lakes, therefore it contains little iodine. This algae is rich of healthy substances and nutrients, so much that it is counted among the “super foods”. Spirulina is reach in chlorophyll, an antioxidant that helps against free radicals, is able to strengthen the immune system and can also purify the body from heavy metals. Spirulina contains also vitamins, such as vitamin A and those from group B, C and E, mineral salts such as iron, magnesium, m...
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