Surely you have heard of kefir, a fermented food that can offer great benefits to the body. We tell you the differences between water kefir and milk kefir as well as its properties and how to make each of them. Milk Kefir vs. water kefir Kefir is a fermented food in which live microorganisms act.
There is no year that does not happen: summer arrives and lightning diets and miraculous methods arise that will help us lose weight in a very short time so that we arrive at the moment of putting on the bikini or swimsuit without worries. Leaving aside that what should really matter to us - and motivate us - to be at our proper weight (whatever this is) is health, the biggest problem is that many of these diets and products do not usually get what they promised, they are expensive and In some cases, they can be dangerous.
It is possible that, during the last months, you have seen in some Mercadona supermarkets - not in all, because they are not yet for sale in all of Spain - their new shots made from some striking ingredients such as activated carbon, ginger or Aloe Vera, among other things. Currently, on the Mercadona website, aloe vera is no longer available for sale, but activated carbon and ginger.
With the arrival of autumn and winter, the first colds and flu start and the sick day and day too. It is not uncommon, therefore, that we strive hard to find a solution or a remedy that helps us not to fall so many times sick and that improves our defenses. Among these remedies we usually go, among others, to honey and royal jelly.
Among the different oils that we find at our disposal in rapeseed oil is one of the most consumed worldwide, currently recognized as canola oil that in its origin has been improved compared to traditional rapeseed oil. This ingredient constitutes one of the healthiest oils with unfair bad reputation.
In summer, hydration is essential due to the loss of fluids that is experienced because the sweating of the skin increases. For this reason we need to increase fluid intake, but this can not only be done through drinks, but food can help us.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the most popular and recommended foods in the framework of a healthy diet. In addition, it is an ingredient of local production and typical of the Mediterranean diet. So that we have nothing left without knowing about it, we tell you all about extra virgin olive oil: its properties, benefits and possible uses in the kitchen.
Summer is synonymous with vacations and sun. This time of year is when we spend more time under the sun's rays. In Vitónica we have always highlighted how important it is to take care of the skin from its effects. But not only is it necessary to resort to external protection, but it is necessary to do so from within.
Chitosan is a frequent ingredient in pills or supplements to lose weight, as well as usually found in food substitutes. However, its effects are still poorly understood and that is why we wonder, what is true in the slimming properties of chitosan? Chitosan and its impact on body weight Chitosan is a compound rich in chitina, a very abundant polysaccharide similar to cellulose that cannot be digested by our body and that absorbs water as well as, carries with it some nutrients once present in the intestine.
Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids that are part of the protein, it is not considered an essential amino acid although sometimes it may be necessary to increase its consumption. Among the functions of glutamine, this helps us improve protein synthesis and reduce catabolism or muscle destruction.
We find caffeine in coffee, tea, cocoa, guarana, in stimulant pills for weight loss and in many drinks and soft drinks that we find in any supermarket and, due to its presence in many products, we are probably going With its consumption. That is why we will see according to science how much caffeine we can consume safely and, in order to estimate our consumption, how much we find in our cup and in the most common products.
Among the flagship products of ** nutritional supplementation **, magnesium supplements are often protagonists, especially those that target athletes. But as always happens when we stand before this market, we must ask ourselves with a critical eye if they are really necessary for our body to receive everything it needs, whether they comply with what they promise or if it is not possible to ingest all the necessary magnesium just eating well.
Coconut oil is increasingly found in our kitchens and among the products we buy at the supermarket and therefore we will see what it is, what are its benefits, possible uses and ultimately if it is worth incorporating it into our day to day or not. What is coconut oil? It is a vegetable oil like olive oil, but unlike this coconut oil is 90% saturated fatty acids while monounsaturated oils prevail in olive oil.
Superfoods or superfoods are a trend today and characterizes ingredients filled with good nutrients and that can therefore benefit health. However, many of them are of exotic origin, are produced in small quantities and outside the country and therefore, have a high selling price.
Surely, in some conversation about coffees that you had at work you will have noticed that there are two types of people: those who take a cup and put on a motorcycle and those who can have one just before going to sleep and they notice absolutely nothing. This has a scientific reason behind and it happens to all of us.
Cocoa is a very healthy food with great benefits among which we find improved memory, sports performance and now suggests that it is an aid when it comes to gaining muscle mass. How does cocoa help me gain muscle mass? Before explaining why cocoa helps you gain muscle mass, I need to explain two concepts: Myostatin is a molecule that limits the amount of muscle mass that our body can gain naturally.
Creatine is perhaps one of the most popular and effective supplements that we can find today in supplementation stores. On the other hand, caffeine is a very common substance, consumed by most and there is a belief that these two substances combined are not compatible. Surely you have read and heard it on more than one occasion since it is said a lot that caffeine causes all the benefits of creatine to be lost and therefore not worth its consumption, but is this true?
Rest well is very important. It is not only a matter of energy but it is fundamental from the point of view of health. The simple fact of sleeping little can make you gain weight and symptoms of depression, tiredness and irritability can occur. Normally, taking rest more seriously is enough.
Coffee is a great supplement. It has proven many times to have great beneficial effects for health, for athletic performance, for your health and has even proven to be a small aid to burn fat. But unfortunately coffee has a big problem. Our body generates tolerance to this substance and some of its effects disappear over time.
Over the years when mention has been made of certain foods we have always put our hands to the head or have always been seen as foods to avoid in our diet. The truth is that in collective feeling these foods occupy a lower position and therefore it is important that we take into account that they are not as bad as they are believed at all.