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.
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.
Aloe vera gel is a substance that is extracted from the leaves of the plant of the same name, a succulent plant. It has a viscous, fresh and softening consistency.
The gel can be obtained directly from the leaves of the plant and is an effective natural remedy that can be used for both aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
The use of aloe is very ancient, as evidenced by the cuneiform text on some clay tablets found in the late 19th century by a group of archaeologists in the Mesopotamian city of Nippur, near Baghdad, Iraq, and dating from around 2000 BC.
In the kitchen, food safety is a top priority, and often some mistakes made during food preparation can lead to serious health consequences.
In this photogallery we tell you about some of the most frequent mistakes that can cause food poisoning, from not respecting storage times to not cleaning utensils. Learning to recognise and avoid these mistakes is essential to protect your health and that of your loved ones, and to ensure maximum hygiene in the kitchen.
Let's find out together how to avoid food poisoning by following simple and useful error-proofing tips.
The food supply of the future is a topic of great interest in our ever-changing world.
With a constantly increasing global population and limited natural resources, it is essential to predict what the food of the future will be. In this photo gallery, we explore possible food trends in 2050.
From technology to agriculture, we will discover how scientific advances and environmental awareness will influence our diet and what we might find on our plates 30 years from now. (source: bbc)
These recipes are served everywhere in the world, and so many people consider them to originate in Italy, although this is not actually the case, with very rare exceptions.
The dishes in question are inspired only by traditional Italian recipes or feature ingredients that should not be in the original preparation, although in some cases the taste is still excellent.
Here are some of the most famous dishes in the world that are thought to be typical of traditional Italian gastronomy and yet are not at all!
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.
Mould is a controversial topic when it comes to cheese.
Many believe it to be a source of complex and refined flavours, while others are concerned about the possible presence of health-threatening microorganisms.
In this photo gallery, we explore the issue in depth, showing some of the most famous cheeses that contain mould and the differences between the different types.
We will also find out whether eating cheese with mould is really dangerous for your health by providing tips on how to consume it safely.
Spelt flour is an ancient ingredient, already known to the ancient Romans for its health-promoting properties. Nowadays, it is increasingly appreciated in modern cooking for its unique flavour and nutritional properties. Spelt flour is obtained by grinding the grains of the plant belonging to the grass family.
Spelt flour is a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to regular wheat flour, enriching the diet with its healthy properties and unique taste. Used in the kitchen as a versatile ingredient, spelt flour can be used to prepare tasty and nutritious dishes for the whole family. Here are some tips on how to use spelt flour in the kitchen.
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.
Mistakes are often made in the kitchen due to false myths and popular beliefs, and this is also the case with flour.
We have analysed the most common false myths concerning flours, to try to provide as complete an overview as possible of these beliefs that often lead us to make mistakes that can affect our health.
We will dive into the world of flours and discover how to make conscious and healthy food choices to protect our health and improve our knowledge of this food to increase its usefulness in the kitchen.
It often happens that during the course of the day you have incredible hunger attacks, that you no longer reason until you put something under your teeth. These attacks can depend on many different factors, such as a bad breakfast, stress, nervous hunger and much more.
However, there are some scientifically proven techniques that help to combat this feeling, or at least to prevent these attacks from occurring in the first place. Much depends on the type of life one leads, and this is the root of 90% of the causes of hunger attacks.
Of course, this is not the only reason, and it is indeed important to go into the causes and possible remedies of hunger attacks.