The world is facing an unprecedented food shortage. In the coming decades, the world population will rise again, and then there will be no more food for everyone. That is why many are pushing to start introducing insects into the daily diet.
We are of course talking about the Western world, since there are already more than 3 billion people on planet Earth who eat insects in all forms every day. However, due to psychological and cultural fears, they are still not eaten in the 'First World'.
Some companies are now experimenting, and in Europe it can already be traded, with cricket meal, a way of consuming insects (which are a high protein food) without having to eat them whole. But how exactly is cricket meal produced?
Often, we come across products that look healthy, but hide hidden ingredients or contain excessive amounts of sugar, fat or artificial additives.
In this photo gallery, we take you on a tour of some seemingly healthy foods, but which could harm your health if consumed excessively or incorrectly, as reported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Are you ready to find out which foods you should avoid or consume in moderation to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Prepare to be surprised and to revise some of your health food beliefs.
Savoury potato pancakes are a delicious and easy-to-make snack perfect for any occasion.
These pancakes are made with grated potatoes, flour, eggs and can be served with a variety of toppings such as sour cream, different sauces like tartar sauce or even smoked salmon.
Try this recipe, which besides being a great way to use up leftover potatoes, they are also a tasty dish that is sure to please everyone at the table.
Are there people in the world who love ice cream so much that they are willing to spend their summer holiday money on it? If so, then you certainly won't want to miss out on a scoop of the ice cream that has won the title of the world's most expensive.
Certified by the Guinness World Record, the record goes to the Japanese company Cellato, which has made an ice cream, called Byakuya, that costs a whopping 873,400 Japanese yen (5469 pounds; 6696 dollars) per single serving.
The reason for its high cost is the extremely rare and extremely high quality ingredients. The question remains who could pay so much for ice cream.
Nutmeg, usually used for the preparation of various foods, if consumed in excess can have particularly unpleasant side effects.
The spice, which comes from the Myristica Fraganstree, if taken in excessive doses can have psychoactive effects. The fault would be attributed to myristicin, which would act on neurotransmitters and cause hallucinations mixed with an anxious state.
The toxic effects of nutmeg can last up to two days, just like some drugs.
Reverse Pizza, was invented by chef Rosanna Marziale, a student of Gianfranco Vissani and Martin Berasategui.
The idea behind this type of pizza, in itself, is very simple: it is in fact an "inverted" pizza, at the base of which there is mozzarella and which is then seasoned with bread and tomato. And so, the traditional pizza dough is replaced by a sheet of mozzarella, on top of which are then added the tomato puree and cubes of bread as a condiment.
Pizza, on the contrary, is also excellent as an appetizer and is very simple to prepare. Simple but tasty.
Do you know which oil has been voted the best to use? We are not talking about seed oil, but another type. Let's find out together which oil is the best for frying without harming your health!
Not all oils are the same, and this is something we should all consider carefully, especially when it comes to frying. Many people are convinced that seed oil is the best choice for frying, but this belief is completely wrong.
In the past, many of us thought that seed oil was the right option for frying, as it was considered lighter. However, this common conception has been completely overturned by an investigation conducted by the 'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry', a scientific journal of the American Chemical Society. And now, let's find out what emerged from this research: it may surprise you, but it is the truth!
The acerola is a small red fruit native to Central and South America, also known as the Barbados cherry or Antigua cherry. It is extremely rich in vitamin C and thanks to these properties, acerola strengthens the immune system, promotes cell regeneration and counteracts premature ageing.
This 'tropical cherry' is considered one of the most effective natural sources of ascorbic acid for the body's well-being. Its flavour is sweet and slightly tart, with an aftertaste reminiscent of apple.
Let's discover together the uses and some benefits of this little-known fruit.
The gluten-free diet may be a necessary choice for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. In this case, you must exclude from your diet flours that contain this protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, spelt and rye.
What to do if you still want to prepare delicious and tasty dishes?
There are several options for substituting traditional flours; let's look together at the most common and easy-to-use flours for preparing naturally gluten-free meals.
According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, 70 percent of new cases of diabetes are blamed on poor and unhealthy diet.
Analyzing data from recent years, in fact, poor diet choices would have caused a steep rise in new diabetes diagnoses, with associated blood sugar spiraling out of control.
Let's find out more about this study and what foods are preferred. But not only that, what sugars can you indulge in when you have diabetes?
If you are looking for a healthy and effective way to lose weight, fibre could be the perfect ally in your fight against extra kilos.
Fibre is a key component of a balanced diet and can offer numerous health benefits, including prolonged feelings of satiety, improved digestion and regulation of blood sugar levels.
In this photo gallery, we present six foods that are particularly rich in fibre, with nutritional information provided by benefiber.com. You will find out which foods can help you reach your weight loss goals in a tasty and healthy way.
Green tea is one of the world's most popular drinks, prized for its delicious flavour and multiple health benefits, produced from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, a plant native to China.
The production process of this type of tea is very different from that of other varieties, such as black or oolong tea.
The first thing to know is that the tea leaves are harvested by hand, usually at dawn, in order to best preserve the aroma and flavour. After that, the leaves are left to wither for about 8-24 hours, depending on the type of tea to be produced. The result is a slightly bitter drink, very fragrant and rich in natural antioxidants.
Browse the gallery to discover green tea production step by step.
The World Health Organisation has issued new guidelines urging against the use of sugar substitutes when trying to lose weight.
According to the WHO, in fact, new evidence suggests that the use of non-sugar sweeteners does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in both adults and children. Loss may occur in the short term but will not be sustained.
The new guidelines also mention potential undesirable effects of long-term use of sugar substitutes. These include a slight increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.