The adult liver, which is responsible for a large number of chemical processes and metabolic functions, weighs about 1.5 kg. It is, without a doubt, a complex and fascinating organ. Thus, we could say that it is a great filter where most of the toxins and chemicals in our body such as alcohol, pesticides and some drugs are neutralised.Even though the liver is able to deal with these substances, if we make it "work" too much, it may be harmful to our health. Therefore, as is customary in this blog, we remind you that prevention is the best therapy for the health of each and every one of our organs. Food that will sit well with your liver On the other side of the scales in the fight against these harmful substances, there are several foods that can help us protect the health of this "natural filter" - some fruits and vegetables such as artichokes, chicory or escarole, for example. Artichoke: Read more
As we have discussed in past editions of this blog, our health does not depend solely on our doctors, an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Our health is in our hands more than we think. Our well-being is dependent upon our ability to get to know and become aware of our body, as well as to prevent health problems through healthy habits and behaviours that become essential as we get older.Without a doubt, one of the habits that can enhance our health and quality of life is good nutrition. A nutritious and balanced daily diet will provide us with proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates that our body needs for its daily physical and mental activity, helping to prevent some health problems that may become severe. Diseases that may have its origins in a poor diet Heart problems The excess fats are always a bad travelling companion when it comes to our health. The high consumption of fats in our body produces high levels of cholesterol - known as "bad" - and hypertension, both of Read more
Beetroot, which is also known as beet, is a root that grows in the ground of the same name and belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family. Other very recognisable vegetables such as spinach or chard form part of this family too.
As far as content is concerned, beetroot is rich in potassium and beta carotene, as well as being an important source of sugars, fibre and vitamins for our body. Among the vitamins, it is important to highlight the folates (derivatives of folic acid that favour the creation of erythrocytes and leukocytes) as well as the presence of B1, B2, B3 and B6 vitamins.High doses of vitamins and minerals are extremely beneficial for our body If we stop to analyse the vitamins, we can highlight the importance of the B3 vitamin for optimal functioning of our digestive system, for the good health of our nervous system and for the fundamental process that is the transformation of the food we eat into energy. The B6 vitamin assists our immune system to carry out its job efficiently while also playing a part in cellular metabolism. On the subject of riboflavin, which is commonly known as vitamin B2, we must acknowledge its involvement in the production of antibodies, Read more