When to take protein shakes and why

When to take protein shakes and why

We can sum up the issue of protein shakes very simply: if you drink one, nothing will happen to you, absolutely nothing. Does that mean they don’t work? Are there so many self-suggested people in the world? If so, why do some elite athletes take them? Is there a conspiracy?...

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Are there foods that may be causing you to overeat without you realising it?

Are there foods that may be causing you to overeat without you realising it?

In addition to providing the body with energy, foods can have different effects depending on their components. Thus, some are very satiating and effective in calming hunger while others may be causing you to eat more without you realising it. When we eat a food, our digestive system takes it...

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What are the properties of spelt: health benefits and contraindications?

What are the properties of spelt: health benefits and contraindications?

Spelt or spelt wheat (Triticum spelta) is a type of wheat that has gained much fame in recent times due to its nutritional properties and the increase in the consumption of breads and other products made from spelt wheat. However, the use of this type of wheat dates back to...

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Healthy recipes for teenagers

Healthy recipes for teenagers

Adolescents are at the stage of greatest growth in life. Therefore, a healthy diet will allow them to achieve an adequate weight, have a good school performance and avoid the development of diseases. So it is essential that at home you facilitate the consumption of healthy foods, preparations and snacks,...

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How much vitamin B12 do I need to take each day?

How much vitamin B12 do I need to take each day?

Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is very important, but is only found in foods of animal origin. This is why people on a vegan or vegetarian diet often have to take vitamin B12 supplements in order to meet minimum daily requirements. If a blood test shows inadequate levels of vitamin B12,...

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What are actually carbohydrates?

What are actually carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are nutrients that fulfill different relevant functions in the body. They are also incorporated into the body through food. But do you know what role they play and how important they are in the diet? While there is much controversy regarding their consumption, there is sufficient scientific evidence to...

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3 foods containing iron

3 foods containing iron

Iron is an essential element for life. It is necessary for the transport of oxygen to the tissues through the blood, and it is part of the hemoglobin. A deficit of it in the diet can trigger an anaemic process, which causes chronic fatigue and tiredness, among other symptoms. Nevertheless,...

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A meal rich in saturated fat will make you concentrate worse

A meal rich in saturated fat will make you concentrate worse

Saturated fats make concentration difficult, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from Ohio University (USA) and recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The research assessed the ability of 52 women to perform attention tests after eating a menu with excess saturated fat or...

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Can water make us thin or fat?

Can water make us thin or fat?

Water is essential for life, it is where we were born and without it no human being could survive. It is essential to carry out all the functions of an organism and in adulthood more than 60% of our body is made up of water. However, there are many deep-rooted...

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How to replace some processed foods with a healthier version

How to replace some processed foods with a healthier version

The frenetic pace of life, the increase in consumption of fast food or the ease and convenience offered by pre-cooked products mean that, on many occasions, healthy eating habits are neglected. Thus, in order to eat healthy, it is important to know that it is not necessary to follow strict...

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