Yoghurt

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Article by  Dominika Zielińska Increasingly popularized as a healthy food, yogurt has been consumed for centuries in many long-lived nations of the world. Now re-discovered as a probiotic, it is simply fermented with the participation of various strains of bacteria, including Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteńum bifidum. Bacteria make the milk curd, and this happens thanks to […]


Eggs

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Article by  Dominika Zielińska They provide more nutrients per calorie than all other animal products except milk. They contain about 73% water. On average, 1 piece has about 6 grams of protein, 5.75 grams of fat and 0.45 grams of carbohydrates. They are considered the best source of valuable protein: are low in fat, rich in […]


Gluten-free diet – what to know about it

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Article by  Karolina Jakiel What is gluten? The definition formulated by FAO / WHO defines gluten as a protein fraction that is as insoluble in water and 0.5 M NaCl present in wheat, rye, barley, oats and their derivatives, as well as in hybrid varieties, i.e. triticale In the medical sciences, a more concise gluten definition […]


Dietary fiber – what’s in it?

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Article by  Karolina Jakiel Dietary fiber consists of substances of vegetable origin belonging to carbohydrate food group. Dietary fiber is not digested and absorbed in the small intestine, but undergoes partial or complete fermentation in the large intestine. Fiber induces local reactions associated with the presence in the digestive system, and systemic reactions affecting metabolism. The […]


About coffee over coffee – is coffee harmful?

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Article by  Karolina Jakiel Coffee is one of the favorite drinks of most people. Often the first thing we do after waking up is drink coffee. We reach for it in the moment of pleasure or the moment of fatigue. This drink has many health benefits and it is one of the most popular drinks in […]


Forever Young

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SOME PEOPLE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE INHERITED NATURAL ANTIAGEING GENES. THE REST OF US HAVE TO WORK AT IT. DANIELA ALLEN FINDS OUT HOW. Article as appeared on A&H Magazine 24th April 2014 I am always intrigued by those who look young despite their age. I particularly remember one university lecturer who stood out […]


The Dairy Controversy

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Article by Dr. Antonella Grima There is an ever-growing group of people who, for one reason or another, have excluded dairy products completely from their diet, opting to obtain their calcium from other sources. I feel I cannot say anything about those who opt out for ethical reasons, such as vegans who refuse to consume […]


Quick tip: About Clean Eating

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Clean eating revolves around the concept of eating food in its most natural, fresh and wholesome form. Fresh unprocessed food is highest in vitamins, minerals and natural materials, such as fibre. Processing and refining of food depletes it from these naturally-occurring beneficial substances, replacing them with harmful additives, such as, sugars, […]


My Water Challenge

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By Dr. Antonella Grima As appeared on eve.com.mt on 27th September 2014 A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an article regarding a woman who claimed tohave taken ten years off her face by drinking three litres of water a day. At first I was rather skeptical about her affirmation, assuming it was yet another […]


A Grainy Matter

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By Dr. Antonella Grima Article as appeared on eve.com.mt on 20th November 2014 I am often asked about wheat and grains and my opinion about which ones are best and what health benefits are provided by the different forms of grains. The food and health industry is constantly bombarding us with claims promoting the almost-miraculous […]