Did you know that a single generic value of protein on nutrition label is not enough to ensure enough protein in our diet?
Cancer is a terrifying disease, when single cells become cancer cells and begin to divide uncontrollably almost anywhere in the body. The transformation of single cells to cancer cells happens when specific genes, called oncogenes, that cause cells to divide, are over-activated. However, because oncogenes often also cause cell death, activation of a single oncogene […]
Have you ever heard of ergothioneine? It is the dietary amino acid that is present in high amounts in mushrooms and has a nickname – the “longevity vitamin”. Why? Because it’s an effective antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce a number of chronic age-related diseases.
Older adults aged 60+ need more amino acid leucine than young people to stay healthy and energized. Moreover, leucine is important for the general health of muscle mass, which decreases tremendously after 60.