At a time when obesity has become a widespread concern, it is important to understand which eating habits can contribute to unwanted weight gain.
This photo gallery explores eight common but harmful eating behaviours that often lead to the accumulation of extra kilos. We have created this overview in which we will guide you through these insidious habits and offer practical tips for replacing them with healthier choices.
Get ready to take a closer look at these negative habits and discover how to adopt a better approach to maintaining a balanced weight and a healthy life.
Restless leg syndrome' is a very annoying condition of neurological origin that causes restlessness in the lower limbs and thus the continuous need to move one or both legs.
Women are mainly affected by this condition, but its physical manifestation is not always regular. Consequently, it is something that is really very difficult to diagnose.
The disorder often occurs in the evening, when the patient is trying to fall asleep, and can also occur at night. Fortunately, there are methods and therapies to keep this syndrome under control.
Protein is essential for our body's development and cereals are foods that are very rich in plant-based protein. Cereals such as oats, spelt and quinoa are an excellent source of them.
All these cereals are very versatile and can be used in the preparation of many recipes, from breakfast to dinner. Incorporating them into your diet helps you to take in more nutrients and balance your diet, always in the right quantities, to fully enjoy their benefits.
Let's find out which five cereals have the highest protein content.
Calcium is found in abundance in the human body and is very important for our health. This mineral is the main component of bones and teeth and is involved in the proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves.
The recommended daily intake of calcium for most adults according to humanitas.co.uk is 800 mg. But which foods contain the most calcium?
The food that contains the most calcium is often considered milk and its derivatives, but it is by no means the only source!
Let's find out together which 12 foods contain the most calcium.
Seasonal allergies can make it difficult to enjoy the beauty of different seasons.
However, there are some simple strategies that can help you mitigate symptoms and allow you to fully enjoy the wonders of nature.
In this photo gallery, we will explore four small tricks, reported by the Swedish Hospital Part of NorthShore University HealthSystem, that can make a difference in reducing annoying allergy symptoms.
We will provide useful information on how best to deal with seasonal allergies: discover ways in which you can take care of yourself and enjoy the beauty of the seasons without allergy worries.
Nutrition plays a key role in hair growth. A balanced and varied diet, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, is essential for nourishing hair follicles and keeping hair healthy and strong.
Proteins are essential for the formation of keratin, the main hair protein, while vitamins such as biotin, vitamin C and vitamin E promote hair growth and improve hair appearance. In addition, minerals such as iron, zinc and copper are important for the absorption of essential hair nutrients. If the diet is deficient in these elements, it can lead to hair loss and the development of problems such as alopecia.
A healthy, balanced diet rich in protein, fruit, vegetables and whole grains helps keep hair strong and healthy, promoting its growth and preventing premature hair loss. Let's find out together which foods help hair growth.
Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, but they can also be very dangerous.
Summer is a season we all look forward to, but unfortunately it also brings with it a high risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. These small but annoying creatures are responsible for the transmission of serious diseases, the symptoms of which can be mistaken for a simple cold or fever, but it is essential to know how to recognise them in time in order to intervene promptly and prevent complications.
In this photogallery we will see which symptoms, source my-personaltrainer.co.uk, of mosquito-borne diseases should not be underestimated.
A recent study published in the journal iScience examined different types of scented soaps to see which ones were more (or less) attractive to mosquitoes, discovering one scent that attracts them the most and another that might repel them.
The scientists thus identified the key to the problem: the combination of scents between the human body and the products used.
In this photogallery we look at the results of this study to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible to help combat the annoying problem of mosquito bites. (source: iScience)
Despite all the channels one has access to nowadays, there is still a lot of misinformation around the world about diabetes, its symptoms and treatment.
In fact, diabetes is not a disabling disease and, provided one keeps it under control, one can lead a completely normal life. Moreover, there are still many false myths about this disease, some of which are truly absurd and have no scientific basis.
We therefore want to try to dispel seven of the most common false myths about diabetes.
The human eye is a fascinating organ, and comes in a variety of colours.
According to some traditions, the eye is the mirror of the soul and often the first glance is crucial in building relationships between individuals.
Dark eyes are the most common throughout the world, while blue, green and hazel are the least common eye colours. Some people have rare eye colours caused by genetic mutations that affect the amount or type of pigmentation in the iris.
In the gallery we reveal some of the world's rarest eye colours.
Meningitis is a serious disease characterised by inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
It is important to be aware of early symptoms in order to be able to intervene early. In this photogallery, we explore the main warning signs of meningitis provided by health.com
From the most common manifestations such as high fever and intense headache, to more specific signs such as neck stiffness and rashes, we will explore the signs that require immediate attention.
Although meningitis can be a serious illness, early diagnosis and timely treatment can make all the difference in prognosis.
Sometimes we would like to lose weight quickly but this is unfortunately not always healthy. But this does not mean that it is impossible. There are certain foods that if avoided, greatly help to lose weight fast. And completely in a healthy and natural way.
What are they and how can we replace them?
Browse the gallery to find out which foods to avoid if we want to lose weight fast. For each food find some tips on how to replace it.
Bladder cancer is one of the most widespread and common cancers of all, and especially affects people of a certain age, generally between 60 and 70, and is three times more frequent in men than in women.
There are currently no screening or prevention programmes, although there is a list of symptoms and warnings to understand, if nothing else, whether one is at risk of contracting this disease. The survival rate however, unlike many other forms of carcinoma, is quite high, around 80% depending on treatment.
There are various types of treatment for various types of bladder cancer, which can go as far as total removal of the organ.
A revolutionary new study could change forever the way we view, assess and monitor colon cancer, one of the most aggressive and terrible diseases known to man. Now, in fact, four main symptoms have been pointed out that one must watch out for in terms of prevention, especially if one is under 50 years old.
The study was conducted by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and will be useful for diagnosing the disease more quickly in young adults (generally for those under 50), since the incidence of this type of cancer has almost doubled in recent years.
Specifically, they found four symptoms to watch out for, as well as several risk factors.
The eyes are one of our most important and valuable sensory organs. They enable us to see the world around us and to access information that is vital to our daily lives.
However, some bad habits can adversely affect eye health and impair our vision.
In this photo gallery, we will discover the worst habits that damage your vision and learn how to prevent future damage, thanks to information provided by optometrytimes.com. Thanks to this guide, we can learn how to take care of our eyes and keep them healthy for clear and long-lasting vision.
We are used to considering mould as an annoying blemish in the home, but we often underestimate the health risks it can pose.
Mould can in fact cause infections that are often overlooked and underestimated. In this photogallery we offer an overview of this topic (source: healthline.com) to explain the symptoms of mould infection and the damage it can do to the body.
This photogallery aims to be a useful tool to become aware of the dangers of mould and to raise awareness of the prevention of fungal infections.
Human immunodeficiency viruses (Human Immunodeficiency Viruses) are two species of Lentivirus (a genus of retrovirus) that cause an infection that, if left untreated, leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Thus, HIV leads to AIDS, but some people are unaware that the first stage, HIV, can manifest itself with some symptoms as early as the first weeks after infection, when the viral load is highest and the subject is most contagious.
Knowing that HIV is also symptomatic could be very helpful. If one or more symptoms develop as a result of unprotected intercourse, the subject can become aware of this and have himself or herself examined in time, thus initiating appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.