Author: Ian Mcdonalid

The health virtues of the cardoon

An ancient forgotten vegetable, the cardoon would benefit from being in our plates more often because its health benefits are numerous. Cardoon (C. cardunculus var. altilis, syn. Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. cardunculus) is a greenish vegetable plant of the same family as artichoke. This herbaceous biennial, perennial herbaceous plant is one of those “forgotten” vegetables that are nevertheless a healthy ally not to be neglected. In fact, cultivated cardoon has multiple medicinal virtues that are beneficial to health. Overview. A nutritionally dense vegetable The cardoon emits a few thick stalks of up to 1.50 to 2 m thick stalks,...

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Osteoarthritis: good eating habits

To soften your joints, reduce rheumatism and fight against inflammation, here are some simple and common sense dietary rules. Good fats against inflammation   While polyunsaturated fats of the omega-6 family are, in excess, directly responsible for inflammation (see At the heart of osteoarthritis: inflammation), others, on the contrary, make it possible to fight against: they are omega-3. Today, there is on average 10 to 15 times more omega-6 than omega-3 in the diet. Your objective: to restore a correct balance between omega-6 and omega-3. To do this, eat nuts or flaxseeds every day, and adopt rapeseed oil (organic...

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How 15 minutes of walking a day can transform your body !

Sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity lead to serious health problems. However, you can’t find an excuse not to exercise for at least 15 minutes every day. We recommend a simple form of walking that will provide amazing effects for your health and body. That is, you only need 15 minutes a day to support your overall health. Researchers at Saint-Etienne University Hospital, Dijon University Hospital, the University of Lyon, the Centre régional pour la prévention du cancer and Jean Monnet University in France have all confirmed the effectiveness of this exercise. One of these studies was published in the...

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5 Effective exercises that will develop your buttocks, improve your posture and burn fat

Did your lack of physical activity make you feel a little weak on your buttocks? No wonder – the muscles that suffer most from a sedentary lifestyle are the buttocks, which are the largest and most powerful muscle group in your body. This muscle group consists of three major muscles: the large, medium, and small buttocks and they work together to extend, abduct and rotate your hips. Just think of how involved they are in all the complex movements you make, from moving the body in all possible directions to climbing and running. This makes them incredibly important in...

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Cancer : 7 foods to be reduced

Here are 8 tips on how to prevent cancer or if you’ve already had cancer. Calorie restriction (RC), a diet in which the number of calories is reduced compared to a spontaneous energy consumption, prevents cancer experimentally (in animals), but it is believed that these teachings are valid for humans. For example, CR reduces inflammatory and endocrine markers associated with increased risk of breast cancer in women, and epidemiological studies such as those conducted in Okinawa, Japan, provide additional evidence that CR has beneficial effects on longevity and cancer risk in men. In addition, when you eat fewer calories,...

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