Spinach stays always high in the list of plant-based products, rich in calcium, as it has the most calcium in this category (260mg/cup cooked). However, it’s not only about what products contain the highest amounts of calcium, but also about whether your body can use calcium from them. In the case of spinach, its high […]

Vegetarian diet and all its variations (f.e. vegan) provides you with plenty of health benefits, if done correctly. When on this diet, you need to pay extra attention to the following vitamins, minerals and microelements to avoid their deficiency: calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and sufficient amount of protein. […]

A recent Australian study found a link between daily dose of yoghurt and lower blood pressure in hypertensive people (i.o.w. people suffering from high blood pressure 140/90 mmHg and higher).

Both product groups provide us with an abundant amount of phosphorus. Don’t get this wrong. Our cells need phosphorus to function well. Moreover, phosphorus is required to activate most of the B vitamins from food, which are involved in our energy metabolism. In fact, almost all of the energy from food is transfered into phosphorus-containing […]

Our brain doesn’t have enough place to store energy. When it needs supply of energy for its increased activity, the brain gives a sign to blood vessels for extra blood and then directs it to specific brain regions. While reading this, you might ask: how exactly does the brain communicate to blood vessels and how […]

Migraine is a multifaceted disease that needs different approaches to reduce the severity of its symptoms, depending on its cause. The causes can vary starting from genetics and hormonal changes and ending by environment, and nutrition.

As a matter of fact, they do. A recent study compared the published research (23 studies) comparing the calories and nutrients of elderly people with and without sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a condition, which is characterized by the loss of muscle mass and strength, as a result of aging.

According to a recent study, almost 75% of healthy Australians aged over 70 years use supplements either daily or occasionally. The investigated supplements were fish oil, glucosamine, ginkgo, coenzyme Q10, calcium, zinc, vitamins B, C, D and E, multivitamins, and Chinese or herbal medicines.

No matter what diet you choose, you need to be aware not only of its benefits but also of its risks. A recent large UK study highlighted the risks for non-meat eaters other than possible B12 deficiency and an increased risk of anemia. Researchers analysed 18 years of data from 54.898 men and women and […]

According to a small Norwegian study, high-fat fermented dairy products, especially cheese, cause less inflammation than non-fermented dairy products.