In a previous article, I mentioned that ultra-processed products account for almost half of the caloric intake in many countries and that they are harmful to your health. Following this article, a reader asked me how they could recognize ultra-processed foods. They wondered if tofu and sweetened fruit yogurts could be considered ultra-processed foods in the same way as chicken nuggets for example.
The immune system is complex, and its proper functioning is influenced by several factors such as stress level, exercise, age, diet, tobacco, sleep… If we want it to be as effective as possible to protect us from pathogenic microorganisms, we must support it with a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet. Eating well is one of the key points because deficiencies in certain nutrients can weaken our immune defenses. The main nutrients to watch for are vitamins A, C, E, zinc, selenium, iron, copper and folic acid.
More and more people are removing animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) from their diets and turning to a more environmentally friendly, animal-friendly, so-called vegan diet, that will be better for their health while also being less expensive. However, be careful not to fall into the trap of vegan junk food because this will not be beneficial to your health.
Ketone drinks have received a lot of attention in the media lately for their potential benefits on athletic performance. It has been reported that they have been used by professional cyclists, for example during the Tour de France. Have we found the next magic fuel? The answer is here!
Brightly coloured citrus fruits bring a burst of sunshine into winter days. But they are not only sweet, flavorful and pretty — they’re also good for you, since they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. This class of fruits includes lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, as well as many more hybrids and varieties. They can be enjoyed from starter to dessert. Here are 10 of our best recipes with citrus fruits.