It is estimated that, in 2025, there are 300 million diabetics worldwide. Being such a common chronic disease and cardiac complications being one of the responsible for the deaths of diabetic individuals. An article in Current Cardiology in Reviews, published in 2008, warned that diabetes mellitus is often the cause of mortality, due to recurrent myocardial infarctions. Oxidative stress (imbalance between the production of free radicals and our antioxidant defenses) is responsible for damage to ... more
The most common food errors
Proper nutrition is what almost everyone thinks of adopting. Sometimes, in reality, only a part of our habits is really healthy, while others are the result of false myths or word of mouth that does not always carry genuine messages. Would you like to know more? Read the next lines.
The excess of some types of fats.
It is not true that all fats are harmful to health. Food fats, in fact, have a very important and different impact on our body. Some do w... more
POLYPHENOLS: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR YOUR BALANCE
We all know that we should eat a lot of plant foods like fruits and vegetables. It is good for health, we need the compounds that these foods provide us.
Polyphenols are some of the elements that we look for in foods of plant origin, but that we are not always able to ingest in the desired amount.
Red wine and red grapes, cocoa, dark chocolate, berries like raspberries and blueberries are examples of sources of polyphenols.
OMEGA 3 - FUNDAMENTAL BASES FOR YOUR BALANCE
Why do we need omega 3?
The process of increasing fat and excess food leads to increased inflammation.
If we all need omega 3 because our intake is usually low, those who are overweight may need even more.
Omega-3s are essential in controlling inflammation and without adequate intake, cellular inflammation increases which leads to an increased risk of several diseases in addition to influencing brain function. If you want to have optimal... more
MORE OMEGA 3 AND LESS OMEGA 6 TO ACHIEVE BALANCE
Research published in the journal Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essenial Fatty Acids has shown that we can not only take omega 3 supplementation. We must also decrease the intake of omega 6 fats.
The evaluation was carried out in individuals with migraine that for 12 weeks decreased the intake of omega 6 fats, had their normal diet or ingested less omega 6 and more omega 3.
At the stage when they simply decreased their intake of... more
STRAWBERRIES DO GOOD HEALTH AND HELP KEEP IT BALANCED
Research published in the journal Food Chemistry has shown that the consumption of strawberries can increase the antioxidant capacity of our body.
For 2 weeks, study participants consumed strawberries daily. The improvements were verified in the antioxidant capacity and in the better response of the cells to some aggressions. Therefore, only 2 weeks of daily intake of strawberries was sufficient to improve the body's defenses. Bi... more
PROTEIN-RICH DIET REDUCES FUNCTIONAL DECLINE
According to a study published in the "Journal of the American Geriatrics Society", the adoption of a diet rich in proteins, especially of animal origin, may help the elderly to maintain a high physical, psychological and social function.
Due to the increase in life expectancy, more and more elderly people are living with functional decline, both in terms of their cognitive ability and in carrying out their daily activities. This decline c... more
GINGER AN ALLY AGAINST CELLULITE AND OVERWEIGHT
Ginger is a species native to Southeast Asia and today found in European cuisine, ginger has a high concentration of vitamins A, C, E with anti-oxidant effect.
Studies indicate that its regular consumption (in plant or powder), calms nausea and reduces muscle and joint pain.
But not only! Ginger is an excellent ally for weight loss, especially for those struggling with cellulite and abdominal fat.
Due to its thermogenic properties, this s... more