To slow down aging and live old healthy and alert, you need to act systemically: protect yourself from sunlight, perform endurance exercises, get enough sleep, meditate and deal with stress, adhere to a healthy diet. Some nutrients and products are especially beneficial to the skin and generally help slow down the aging process.
Which point of the program is more significant and important is difficult to say. But, probably, you noticed how much you feel, mood, and appearance depend on what lies on your plate. I went to a barbecue with friends at the weekend – hello heartburn, drank a couple of glasses of alcohol at the festival – hello puffiness, ate stress with a bar (or even two) of chocolate – hello acne. Continue reading
For a long time, scientists believed that any starch is digested by digestive enzymes in the small intestine. Until 1982, resistant starch was discovered. It turned out that this type of starch is resistant to digestion: it lingers in the large intestine and serves there as food for friendly microflora along with fiber. As a result, resistant starch:
softens and “fills” the chair,
reduces the risk of colon cancer,
enhances the production of short chain fatty acids and creates a more alkaline environment in the Continue reading
Bitter foods – doesn’t sound too appetizing, right? But you may be surprised to find out how useful they are. And that your body really craves a bitter taste – and hints at it in many ways.
Bitter foods have many beneficial properties. First of all, they need to be eaten to maintain the health of our liver. This organ takes a serious blow – the liver helps the body get rid of toxins – the waste products of cells and those toxins that come to us from the environment and with food. Bitter vegetables and herbs contain phytonutrients that support the liver and help it metabolize cholesterol and fat, balance hormones, and cleanse the blood.
In addition, the bitter taste helps us absorb nutrients from foods. Since bitter foods stimulate the Continue reading