3 Surprising Health Benefits of Tomatoes by Stella Metsovas

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3 Surprising Health Benefits of Tomatoes by Stella Metsovas

Tomatoes are one of those foods that remind me summer is sadly coming to an end. If you've ever had this fruit at its most ripe, you know...

Food for Mind

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Food for Mind

When we eat we must consider the brain just like any other muscle that, in order to work well, needs nutrition! The brain, in fact, absorbs 20% of...

Mindfulness

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness - literally awareness is a very popular practice to fight stress, pay attention to the present moment and rediscover the wellbeing of mind and body. Born in...

Beware of free radicals

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Beware of free radicals

Both the cosmetic industry and nutritional sciences have highlighted that excess free radicals are harmful to the body. The skin, particularly the face, is perhaps the area where...

Aromatic herbs and spices

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Aromatic herbs and spices

Plants and aromatic herbs are widely used in Italian cooking. They include garlic, chili pepper, rosemary, basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, sage, saffron, cumin and other spices which come...

Legumes

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Legumes

The family to which legumes belong, named Fabaceae, once known only as Leguminosae, is very large (for example also licorice and mimosa belong to it), and the species...

Food Trends 2017

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Food Trends 2017

What culinary delights will we see in 2017? Each year brings new fashions and trends in the food business just like in every other sector, from design to...

Be… Grateful!

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Be… Grateful!

The first days of the year good intentions pile up, one over the other! "I'll start a sport!". "I'll begin a diet!". "I'll eat more healthily!" "I'll be...

Against excess fat

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Against excess fat

Being overweight or obese does not help being healthy. The higher the excess fat, the greater the risk of contracting diseases. How can it be that even if...

Watching your Weight

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Watching your Weight

Stepping regularly on the scale is not a sign of vanity or an obsession, but a necessary act to stay healthy. As a form of prevention it is...

Against the cold

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Against the cold

Scarves and sweaters aren’t enough protection in winter: a little wisdom is also required when it comes to mealtimes and choosing the food we eat! Children and the...

Beware of salt

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Beware of salt

If you exaggerate with salt, your pressure goes up! Sodium chloride, commonly known as kitchen salt, contains an essential element for our body: sodium. An excess or shortage...

Fasting: When and why it is good for you.

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Fasting: When and why it is good for you

There are many discordant opinions on fasting, but new studies confirm that abstaining from food temporarily is very positive for our overall health. Several researchers at the University...

Against Wrinkles

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Against Wrinkles

Why do we get wrinkles? The appearance of wrinkles indicates progressive damage to the collagen and elastic fibers of the skin, encouraged by two factors: - endogenous (inside...

The magic cabbage

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The magic cabbage

It might seem like a second-rate ingredient, and yet cabbage is present in all the world’s cuisines. In Europe, it is the main ingredient in German dishes, from...

Beware of dehydration

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Beware of dehydration

Hydration is very important for our organism all year round, not just in summer. However, many people aren’t used to drinking water unless they are thirsty, and it...

Beware of wine and alcoholic beverages

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Beware of wine and alcoholic beverages

Less is more! This recommendation has never been so spot on. Alcoholic beverages cause more problems than benefits, but a moderate use is both tolerated and recommended. It...

Cooking with the grill and BBQ

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Cooking with the grill and BBQ

Not everything that is traditional is healthy, for example, cooking on a grill is the most ancient method of cooking, but it presents risks that should not be...