Finally the good news for vegetarians and vegans! It seems that a plant-based diet can provide not only with necessary amount of protein, but als with all essential amino acids. Here, a variety of plant-based protein sources is a key. Most plant foods have some protein, with the best sources being legumes, soy products (including […]
A ketogenic diet (a very-low-carbohydrate, modest in protein, and high in fat diet) seems to promote our health and fight various chronic diseases, including overweight, diabetes and liver disease. It shows noticable improvements in symptoms in the short run, but does it maintain all health benefits if followed for a long time?
First of all, what is tryptophan and what is so special about it? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps our body make melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is responsible for our good night sleep, while serotonin regulates our appetite, mood and pain. Moreover, our liver can also use tryptophan to produce vitamin B3, which […]
We know that one of the pillars of healthy brain while aging is to stay physically active. But does it work two ways? Can brain disorders early in life cause the problems with physical health later on?
Poor diet is a leading risk factor for chronic diseases, such as overweight, diabetes, and heart and blood vessel disorders. The logical question is then if a poor diet is a cause of a disease, can a healthy diet be an appropriate treatment instead of pills?