Tofu is a food widely used in Asian, vegetarian, and vegan cuisines. Available in several varieties, tofu is an excellent substitute for meat consumption, a healthy, economical and ecological choice, but it is still necessary to know how to choose, use, and preserve it.
We need cholesterol to function. The body makes most of the cholesterol it needs, and the rest comes from food. Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol and contribute to about 25% of the cholesterol content in the United States. One large egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is also found in seafood, […]
The autonomic nervous system, which regulates all involuntary bodily processes, is divided into two systems with opposite actions: the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. These control the effects of stress and relaxation on the body. The sympathetic nervous system can sometimes release too many hormones and cause a high state of tension, […]
Psoriasis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases, due to both familial factors and autoimmune mechanisms. Prevalence among the Asian and African population is low (2%), while it reaches 11% in the Caucasian population. Psoriasis can go through periods of remission and periods of relapse.
Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate, or MSG, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. It occurs naturally in many foods, including peas, mushrooms, tomatoes and some cheeses. It is used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer, as it balances and improves the overall perception of other foods, conferring the umami effect.
H. pylori is a bacteria which is found in saliva and feces. It can be transmitted when you kiss someone, when you shake hands with someone who has not washed their hands properly, or by consuming contaminated water or food. This is the leading cause of stomach ulcers. The bacteria multiply in the lining of […]
To optimize the control of type 2 diabetes (T2D) or prevent its progression, it is necessary to focus on diet and physical activity, but also on sleep and stress management. Here is a summary of the key points to consider.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and damage to the joints, with progressive destruction of cartilage and bones. Genetic and environmental factors determine one’s susceptibility to develop this condition. In recent years, a growing number of studies have shown that diet plays a central role in the risk and progression […]
Whether from scientists or the general public, it is possible to observe a growing interest in the effects that hormones can have on our weight. In light of this new infatuation, diets have emerged that are aimed at rebalancing hormones.
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine that are normally found in large amounts in the colon, resulting in excessive fermentation, inflammation and malabsorption. It is a microbiome dysbiosis, that is, an imbalance in the bacteria of the digestive system.