I think that people suffering from diabetes, can right away give an answer to this question without even thinking about it. Nevertheless, see this information as a reminder. First of all, why would you care about the glycemic index (GI)? You might be surprized, but many nutritious foods (like potatoes, white rice, pumpkin, beets, watermelon, […]
Balancing dietary iron from both animal and plant sources is vital for our health. Too little iron makes us tired and short of breath. On the other hand, too much iron is stored in our organs, especially our liver, heart and pancreas, causing liver disease, heart problems and diabetes and other unpleasant illnesses. But what […]
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 […]
Salt is a condiment that almost anyone in the world can’t miss in the kitchen. Its chemical characteristics have made salt an ideal tool to provide additional nutrient iodine to the diet without noticable changes in smell and taste. Iodized salt has been recommended by the WHO and achieved a remarkable reduction in iodine deficiency […]
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.
High blood pressure is a common health problem that comes with age. In the past decades a lot of studies have been conducted to find the reasons and the possible solutions to fight this problem. Among these studies there are plenty that confirm a close relationship between the lack of magnesium and high blood pressure […]
The MIND diet was developed based on the Mediterranean diet to help prevent dementia and slow down the decline of brain health. But did you know that this diet could also be a remedy for Parkinson’s?
To make our life easier, the food industry produces a large variety of the pre-packaged food. Think, for example, of breakfast cereals, canned broth and veggies, savory snacks (salted nuts, chips), meat products (bacon, sausages, ham, salami), microwave meals, cakes and biscuits. This food looks very attractive, is easy to prepare and is usually cheap. […]