Month: February 2018

A Dash for Mediterranean Lifestyle

Maybe you’ve read about the Mediterranean Diet and Dash Diet, the healthiest diets for this year. Mediterranean Lifestyle, there’s nothing more I would like for my healthy life. Lots of fish, veggies and fruits, olive oil, yogurt and a good cheese now and them….

Nature’s Vitamin and Mineral Pills

I won’t bore you with the vitamin and mineral supplements theory, it’s up to you to have them or not and there’s plenty to read  about on the net on this subject. Instead, I would like to present you a few of the “nature’s wonder pills”….

My Insolite Breakfast

This month my goal has been to know myself better and I’ve really managed to. You’ll find some of the tests I did to this purpose in my blog article The numbers in My Food.   Time now to start rethinking my meals and the…

Citric Acid, Safe or Not?

Citric acid is a weak, water-soluble  acid found in citrus fruits and some vegetables. It gives them a sour taste. It is highly concentrated in lemons, where it can comprise as much as 8 percent of the dry weight. The interesting thing is that…

The Numbers in My Food

I confess, I’m a Math fan. I “crunch” numbers, I’m always in search of models and indicators. I won’t trust any theory until I see some validated data and results. Show me the numbers. But when it comes to the food on my table…

Umami

How many basic tastes do we have? Sweet, salty, sour and bitter, one will answer quickly. No so fast. There is one more, umami. There was quite a debate starting with year 1908 when the Japanese Kikunae Ikeda  proposed it. The name umami comes…

The Jazz in Our Body. White, Brown and Beige Fat.

Fat comes in many different shades, each with unique properties and health implications. Very simply put, visceral white fat stores energy  and  is bad for your health as is involved in insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. It also seems to be quite responsive to exercise, which…

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