Day: April 1, 2013

A dog for a healthier heart

April 1, 2013

Did you know that people who own a dog have a lower blood pressure and total cholesterol level and a faster rate of recovery after a heart attack compared to people who do not have a dog? In general, people who have some sort of a pet are less prone to depression, especially at a […]

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Smoking damages your heart

April 1, 2013

Smoking is most definitely the greatest risk factor in many diseases, coronary diseases included, and all methods you decide to undertake to quit smoking are worth the effort. Did you know that female smokers at any age have twice as high a risk of heart attack? According to the data by the World Health Organization, […]

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Mediterranean diet makes our eyes healthy and young

April 1, 2013

What do our eyes, the windows of our soul that enable us to enjoy our life, tell us? If you eat two large-size boiled carrots a day, you will make up for your dose of vitamin A. Our grandmothers were right when they said, “eat a carrot for better eyesight”, though they probably did not […]

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Vitamin D – a shining star of modern nutritional science

April 1, 2013

An insufficient intake of vitamin D in teen age increases the risk of heart diseases and diabetes Until recently we have only spoken of vitamin D as a nutrient needed to better absorb calcium. We have often called it “the sun vitamin” but we have never really un¬derstood how important it was. Today, this vitamin […]

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Glucosamine – supplement from the sea

April 1, 2013

We all know now that Mediterranean diet is super healthy diet but do you know that super supplement glucosamine comes from the sea? Shrimps and lobster are favourite on someone’s plate but a key ingredient in their shells is glucosamine. First time this supplement was discovered in the 1960’s when the scientists were trying to […]

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Glycemic index vs. Glycemic load – important tools of the mediterranean diet

April 1, 2013

Together with GI, the carbohydrate classification as per Glycemic Load determines at what speed certain food release glucose into the blood stream. Glycemic index classifies foods according to the rate of glucose release in the blood, thus acknowledging that certain food will release glucose into the blood at high, mid or slow speed. Food of […]

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PCOS-polycystic ovary syndrome

April 1, 2013

Around 7 percent of women in the world have reported to suffer from some of the following symptoms – constant fatigue, excess body hair, excess weight, irregular or a complete lack of periods, acne and skin problems and mood swings. These are all known under the name of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This syndrome is […]

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The new pyramid of the mediterranean diet

April 1, 2013

The healthiest way of life recommended for maintaining health and vitality The new pyramid of the Mediterranean diet is adapted to the modern way of life and therefore contains recommendations for each day of the week and takes into account social “calories” in order to achieve a healthy and balanced diet. Every day: The three […]

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The Mediterranean Eating plan

April 1, 2013

Today we are overloaded with different nutrition advices, products….and most of them are claiming to be the right one for you. We must be careful when choosing which one to apply in our everyday life. But always keep in mind that the only program suitable for you is the one taking into account your individual […]

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