Category: Nutrition and Diet
- The stress from our lifestyles, poor eating habits, and not to mention seasonal changes, all contribute to the appearance of problems derived from a weakened immune system. Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicine use mushroom varieties selected for their health benefits, especially their positive effect on the immune system and because they are available on the market as food supplements. The most noteworthy are Shiitake, Reishi and Maitake.
Eating in excess, too quickly, stress eating or eating too many fatty foods can cause indigestion and constipation. Most disorders could be resolved by adopting certain preventative measures.
- The art of walking lies in feeling that we can dedicate time to ourselves and being stress-free. We can feel our body at every step of the way, and as we progress, we feel more agile, step by step, and realise that our muscles are releasing tension… This process helps us achieve stability and wellbeing day by day.
- Tea trees (Melaleuca alternifolia) naturally grow in Australia. Tea tree oil has multiple uses, making it one of the most versatile oils. It can be used externally for hair and skin care, in aromatherapy, to clean the home and even care for our pets.
- As its name suggests, breakfast is the time that we break our fast from the night before. That’s why it’s the fuel that ensures we start the day off well. People who don’t eat breakfast have higher cholesterol levels than people who regularly do, even if they follow a low-fat diet. It can also help control weight, because when you eat earlier in the morning, you have longer to lose weight and fat than if you eat later.
- For most people “fat” has a negative connotation. But not all fats are bad. Among those that are popularly called “good” are “essential fatty acids”. They continue being healthy if we eat the correct type, in suitable amounts and proportions, and prepare them in the correct way.
- Spring fatigue is a seasonal disorder affected by the clocks changing and a temperature increase. Our biological clocks have to adapt to the new climate and that takes up energy. Spring fever, which is believed to be temporary, requires us to adapt to new light and temperature conditions, foreseen by the arrival of good weather, which takes us through to summer.
- Nutritionists and dietitians explain some keys to reaching and keeping a healthy weight throughout the year. After all, if we don’t do something now, it becomes increasingly harder to lose unwanted weight
- Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids are crucial for the body to function correctly. Essential fatty acids are precursors of long-chained polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are vital structural elements for cells and for the formation of new tissues, meaning they have a fundamental role during pregnancy, breast-feeding and infancy, which are periods when cellular tissue grows and develops.
- There are more than 70 fatty acids that play a role in our metabolism, most of which come from our diets. From a nutritional point of view, we can separate them into two groups: non-essential, which can be synthetized by the body; and essential, which need to be included in our diet. Their balance, whether quantitative or qualitative, must be taken into account because they determine our health.
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a natural acid found in plant-based oils and in milk and meat from ruminant animals. It has generated great interest in recent years given its beneficial effects on human health. Different studies have shown that the intake of 1500 and 3000 mg of CLA a day causes fat deposits to disappear in the body. Furthermore, CLA also make muscles strong and toned, preventing sagging.
- The Aloe Vera plant has been used for more than 5000 years. The Ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality” and other civilisations, such as those from Mesopotamia, Greece and India, also recognised its beneficial properties. The fresh juice obtained from Aloe Vera leaves (Aloe barbadensis) contain more than 160 different substances, including vitamins A, B complex, C and E, minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, etc.), amino acids (lysine, threonine, valine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, arginine, leucine, etc.), enzymes and a high polysaccharide content.