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Zucchero, scienza e industria alimentare

Indovina come i tre sono correlati? Non per la tua salute.

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Suggerimenti per la tua insalata

Per massimizzare l’effetto anticancro. Buono da sapere.

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Quale rapporto c’è tra cancro e latticini?

Riassunto di alcune delle più recenti ricerche scientifiche. Spoiler: meglio assumere calcio da prodotti non caseari.

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Per tenere in forma il cervello, niente supplementi ma una dieta sana

Le scorciatoie per evitare demenza e Alzheimer non esistono. La dieta di tutti i giorni conta di più:

What really works to support brain health as you age? Start with the very same foods that can help to keep your heart healthy: A Mediterranean-style diet replete with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, low-fat dairy and olive oil. In a major study called MIND, seniors who adopted such a diet and limited their salt intake had a 35 percent lower risk for cognitive decline as they aged, and strict adherence to the diet cut the risk by more than 50 percent.

At the same time, avoid or strictly limit foods that can have toxic effects on the brain, like red and especially processed meats, cheese and butter, fried foods, pastries, sugars and refined carbohydrates like white rice and white bread, none of which are good for the heart either.

This diet would also reduce the risk of high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, both of which can foster cognitive decline or dementia.

In a Chinese study of 17,700 older adults free of dementia at the start of the study, those who consumed at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruits a day were significantly less likely to develop dementia over the next six years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/well/live/brain-booster-in-a-bottle-dont-bother.html

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Più fibre per tutti

La fibra è la soluzione

The average American now consumes about 15 grams of fiber per day, roughly half of what the U.S. government recommends. Those 30 or so recommended grams of fiber are likely about a third (or less) of what a more traditional diet might offer. Even the high end of this range is a fraction of what our ancestors probably ate every day. All of that means we’re eating just 10 to 15 percent of what our microbes would have expected. And they seem to be feeling the deficiency — as are we.

https://medium.com/s/story/what-your-microbiome-really-needs-is-fiber-not-kombucha-7b4d73aaeaeb

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L’orario dei pasti è importante per la salute

Some preliminary evidence suggests that more energy is used to process a meal when it’s eaten in the morning, compared with later in the day, so you burn slightly more calories if you eat earlier. However, it’s still unclear how much of a difference this would make to overall body weight.

Another possibility is that late-night eating extends the overall window during which food is consumed. This gives our digestive systems less time to recuperate and reduces the opportunity for our bodies to burn fat – because fat-burning only occurs when our organs realise that no more food is coming their way.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190304-how-meal-timings-affect-your-waistline

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A proposito del bello del blog…

WordPress mi segnala che oggi, 10 anni fa, scriveve delle nuove conquiste della dieta. Da allora ho migliorato ancora, gradualmente. Certi cambiamenti sono così consolidati che non ricordavo neanche più da quanto tempo li seguivo. Ora lo so.

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Meno ansia, meno depressione e più produttività. Come?

Una dieta a base di vegetali riduce ansia, depressione e aumenta la produttività. Possibile? Lo dice la scienza.