According to a recent Norwegian study, coffee raises cholesterol, depending on the sex of the drinker as well as the brewing method.
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).
We already know that we should pay attention to type of fish we eat regularly because of the mercury, a naturally occuring, yet toxic element, found in air, water and food. But have you ever thought that sweetened processed products (like cookies, chocolate and breakfast cereals) could be even a better source of mercury than […]
The real coffee lovers might not understand those who enjoy their cup of decaf coffee. In one way or another, decaf coffee is scientifically proven to have the similar health benefits as the coffee with caffeine because of its hundreds other healthy chemical compounds. Coffee also seems to have a protective effect on the liver, […]
We all need to manage our stress effectively to stay healthy and enjoy our life. However, we can’t avoid all stress situations, especially unforeseen ones. Luckily, there are different ways to unstress. From a diet perspective, lots of fruits are our natural weapon against stress.
Ever heard of a fruitarian diet? It is one of the most restrictive diet choices available, which consists of 55% to 75% of raw fruit, with almost no evidence of health benefits. But fruit is good, you might argue. And you are right if fruit is eaten in moderate amounts. Fruits provide us with fructose, […]
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?
We are already aware that our diet shapes our gut microbiome, which has a great influence our health. For example, a low variety of foods on the daily basis, leads to a low microbiome diversity that has been linked to overweight, diabetes and dementia. Another example is a western diet that causes high inflammation levels […]
There is no cure for dementia. However, about 1/3 of dementia can be prevented through lifestyle changes like healthy diet, moderate exercise, reducing alcohol, no smoking, and managing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. But, on the first place, how do you know that you are at risk of developing dementia (if you don’t […]
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 […]