Nutrition

Antioxidants: what they are and what they do

by Editorial staff

last updated: September 26, 2017

The function of antioxidants is to prevent or control oxidation processes; hence the prefix anti, that is, 'against' the term. Oxidation is the process of combustion of oxygen in cells for the production of energy and the consequent release of substances known as free radicals.


Natural food supplements

by Editorial staff

last updated: September 20, 2017

Food supplements can be useful for anyone wishing to increase the nutritional value of their meals. Supplements can be in the form of tablets; different forms may have different nutritional characteristics.


Low glycemic index food

by Editorial staff

last updated: September 15, 2017

The glycemic index is a tool used to measure the rate at which the carbohydrate sugar enters the bloodstream. Carbohydrate foods are sweet (candy and sweet) but also all fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and dairy products.

The macrobiotic diet: alimentary or lifestyle approach?

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: September 05, 2017

More than a food based approach, the macrobiotic diet can be considered a real lifestyle.

The major carbohydrate-based dietary supplements

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: July 18, 2017

There are five main carbohydrate supplements commonly found on the market: cyclic cyclodextrins, maltodextrin, vitargo, ribose and glucosamine. Let's clarify their characteristics, recommended dosages and any adverse effects.

Hydrolysed caseins and their distinctive features

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: July 10, 2017

Hydrolysed caseins are the latest discovery in the protein field. They are obtained by a process called hydrolisation, which is nothing more than an artificial process of enzyme digestion. Through hydrolisation, the protein bonds are split, transforming the proteins into smaller and more easily digestible molecules: peptides.

Adenosylmethionine: what we need to know

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: June 13, 2017

Adenosylmethionine is a compound that is already present in the body which favours the methylation process and hence a multitude of positive enzyme processes for the body.

AminoDEX®: essential amino acids for post-workout recovery

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: May 31, 2017

AminoDEX® is the latest model of nutritional supplements from Yamamoto® Nutrition. It is an innovative type of food supplement, with essential amino acids of vegetable origin obtained using the Kyowa® fermentation method.

Non-nutrients: what they are and why they are important for the physical well-being

by Editorial staff

last updated: May 16, 2017

It is known for several years that foods contain other substances in addition to vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that produce energy. Experts are discovering these substances one by one. The more you go on with the discoveries and the more the role played by these substances together with the nutrients in keeping our body healthy becomes clear.

Healthy diet? Here's the solution

by Editorial staff

last updated: December 09, 2016

What do you need in your diet to be truly healthy? This article describes how to have a healthy and balanced diet, explaining which products are recommended and which ones you should avoid.