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Ikarian diet

Food waste

It is estimated that 88 million tons of food worth EUR 143 billion go to waste annually in the European Union. The food waste dilemma scales globally with 1/3 of food produced discarded every year. This wasted food could feed the 868 million people who are suffering from starvation and...

Coffee and longevity

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. According to statistics, in the year 2019/2020, more than 9.8 billion kg of coffee was consumed. In recent years, where its popularity has grown rapidly, the scientific community has begun to investigate its effect in the human body and...

Intolerance to gluten and lactose

During a trip to the grocery store, consumers can easily observe the augmented quantities of gluten-free or/and lactose free products that are available. It is true that in the recent years, the food industry has made great progress towards the production of such goods, compared to the previous decade. However,...

Hormones: from adolescence to adulthood

Adolescence and entering reproductive age are accompanied by a multitude of changes in a woman's body. Menarche, alterations in body composition and a variety of hormonal changes, quite often, at the level of disorder, are the main features of adolescence. Very frequently, the transition from childhood to the reproductive stage...

What causes high cholesterol?

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in modern times, as it is estimated that it accounts for 31% of deaths worldwide. This fact should make us wonder what leads to the development of cardiovascular disease and how to avoid it. One of...

Ikarian Diet: what is it and why should I choose to follow it?

Since the previous century, the Mediterranean diet, first established as a model on the Greek island of Crete, is recommended in order to maintain our good health and achieve longevity, however, out of all the Mediterraneans, the people of Ikaria island seem to have the best results in those areas....

Light products: friend or foe?

During the past few decades, an increase of “light” products has been observed. The consumer is often put in a dilemma, when coming across them at the grocery store, as to whether they are beneficial to his/her overall health, body weight or simply about the difference in taste. The big...

Children's nutrition

Our dietary preferences are influenced by multiple factors, such as characteristics of the individual, properties of the food or the environment. Specifically, concerning the development of children, adequate amounts of nutrients should be met, which can be provided through the consumption of a variety of foods and food products. Although...

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