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Lightness at the table

Beware the empty calories

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Beware the empty calories

Do you magically find yourself weighing a few extra pounds? How is it possible to gain weight without noticing? The answer is likely to be found in your ...

Be careful of sugar

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Be careful of sugar

It is easy to eat too much sugar: it is the first taste we appreciate as children and we have to educate our taste to understand the others. ...

Cereals

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Cereals

Cerere, Goddess of the earth and fertility, taught the ancient Romans how to raise crops; as a sign of their gratitude they named after her that treasure called ...

Frying correctly

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Frying correctly

Fried food is always very tasty and a favorite among adults and children. It is a common belief that fried food is fattening, poorly digested and unhealthy, causing ...

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Fats

Lipids, or fats, which are present in most animal-based and plant-based foods, are essential for the human body. They are the most effective energy reserve: one gram of ...

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Fish

Do you know why fish is good for your health? The balanced nutrition guidelines recommend eating three portions of fish a week (about 600 grams). There are those ...

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Olive Oil

In the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is the condiment par excellence: it is used both raw and for cooking, and nutritional experts recommend a certain daily amount to ...

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Vitamins

Without vitamins, our body would not be able to perform vital functions. The deficiency of required vitamins in our metabolic system can cause malnutrition; massive doses of some ...

Beware of raw fish

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Beware of raw fish

Already in the '60s there was talk of disease in shellfish, then in the '70s  cholera in Naples brought to light that mussels and other marine shellfish can ...

Cooking Vegetables

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Cooking Vegetables

In addition to the pleasure of taste, we eat vegetables especially because they are rich in fibers, soluble and insoluble, mineral salts, vitamins and antioxidants. The nutrients in ...

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Mineral Salts

Minerals, among all the nutrients, are inorganic substances present in nature and in plant and animal food. They are not always in the form of salt. Minerals are ...

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World Heritage

On  November 17,  2012, the fifth session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of humanity registered the Mediterranean Diet in its prestigious list ...

Dietary Fibre

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Dietary Fibre

Plant cell residues that are resistant to digestive  enzymes  are referred to as “dietary fibre”. Dietary fibres provide no calories or nutritional value, but perform important functions for ...

Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (also known as sugars or glucides) are one of the macronutrients that provide energy; they are found in both cells and the blood. Carbohydrates supply about 4 ...

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Whole wheat pasta and bread

It is well known that, in the Mediterranean diet, the emphasis is on wholesome, unprocessed foods. When it comes to grains, they must be must whole. What is ...

balanced diet

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Knowing balanced nutrition

The guidelines of food science are simple. For some of us, however, they may seem difficult to follow, even though, in the not to distant past, before the ...