Sovrappeso e diminuzione ormoni

Il sovrappeso diminuisce gli ormoni ed aumenta il deposito di grasso in quanto provoca la produzione di sostanze che agiscono a livello delle ghiandole che sono preposte alla stimolazione degli ormoni ipotalamo ed ipofisi provocando un rallentamento…

Neurotrasmettitori che regolano la fame

Ci sono neurotrasmettitori prodotti sia a livello celebrale che addominale in seguito al pasto. Messaggi confusi Importanti segnali che stimolano le risposte di regolazione dell'energia da parte del cervello e dei tessuti, partono dagli…

Meccanismi neurologici della fame compulsiva

Un numero sempre più rilevante di evidenze scientifiche dimostrano che i meccanismi che correlano l'abuso di droghe e la fame compulsiva utilizzano in parte gli stessi circuiti cerebrali. Il meccanismo cerebrale che viene attivato quando…

Making sense of Guideline Daily Amounts

You may have noticed the term Guideline Daily Amounts or GDAs mentioned on food labels, but what does it mean? Guideline Daily Amounts are a guide to the total amount of energy and nutrients that a typical healthy adult should be eating in a…

Home Food Safety & Quality

Today's lifestyles are vastly different from those of the past. The fast pace of modern lifestyles and the increase in single-person households, one-parent families and working women have lead to changes in the food preparation and consumption…

Proteins are essential to life!

The word protein comes from the Greek word “protos”, meaning first element. Proteins are essential elements for growth and repair, good functioning and structure of all living cells. Hormones, such as insulin, control blood sugar levels;…

Adult nutrition

Every day we are bombarded with nutrition and health messages and a seemingly endless array of concerns about lifestyle and diet. Healthy eating and a healthful way of life are important to how we look, feel and how much we enjoy life. The right…

Learning Healthy Living

He IDEFICS study (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) is a recently launched 5-year multi-centre, pan European epidemiological study, funded by the European Commission. Focussing…

Vegetable oils - the new functional foods

Many components naturally present in vegetable oils have been shown to have beneficial properties. Once isolated and concentrated, a number of these compounds have proven effective in treating a wide range of conditions ranging from irritable…

Chilling out

Frozen vegetables and herbs, ready-to-heat meals and gourmet ice cream - the variety of frozen foods in supermarkets has grown markedly since the introduction of frozen food in the 1930's. In this article Food Today looks at the process of freezing…