Olive oil polyphenols against Alzheimer’s disease

By Dietitian – Nutritionist Danae Petropoulou OLIVE OIL POLYPHENOLS AND THEIR ACTION AS PROMISING FACTORS AGAINST ALZHEIMER DISEASE INTRODUCTION The beneficial effects of the Mediterranean Diet in preventing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, age-related cognitive impairment, and aging are well known. Many of these positive qualities are the result of eating fruits, seeds, legumes…

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Mediterranean Diet & Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet & Diabetes By Fotini Mavropoulou Dietitian – Nutritionist (BSc) What is Diabetes: Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disease characterized by high levels blood glucose (sugar). In diabetes, the body produces less or no insulin or uses insulin ineffectively. Increased blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and metabolic disorders of glucose occurs either as a result…

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Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes

 Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes Dietitian – Nutritionist Fotini Mavropoulou writes to us about Diabetes and the effect of the Mediterranean diet on diabetic patients. What is Diabetes: Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disease characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. In diabetes, the body produces less or no insulin or uses insulin inefficiently. Increased…

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Antioxidants: Everything we need to know!

Antioxidants: Everything we need to know! By Danae Evlogimenou Dietitian Nutritionist (MSc) What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that have the ability to control or eliminate active forms of oxygen (Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)) and nitrogen (Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS)) or free radicals known to the general public. With the above property, antioxidants exert their…

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Good fats and their role in our diet

Good fats and their role in our diet Despina Palamas Clinical Dietitian / Nutritionist Fat is one of the main constituents of macronutrients. One gram of fat yields 9kcal, making it the most energy-intensive ingredient in the diet. Carbohydrates and proteins from 4 calories per gram. Unsaturated fatty acids Good fats are called unsaturated fats…

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Mediterranean diet and cancer prevention

Mediterranean diet and cancer prevention By Dimitra Kyriakopoulou Dietitian – Nutritionist (BSc) Antioxidant foods that we must include in our daily diet. Today’s lifestyle and lack of exercise lead modern man to have increased rates of obesity and the occurrence of metabolic syndrome, thus increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. sedentary lifestyle, alcohol…

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