Twelve facts about cheese

Several dozen species of cheese are produced in Poland. A peculiar pearl on the EU cheese market is the Polish cheese of Podlasie. In addition, Dutch and Italian cheeses are also produced in Poland – their quality is also appreciated at home and abroad.  Polish consumers are most fond of cheeses produced from cow’s milk,…

Aloe and its health properties

Aloe is a medicinal plant that has been particularly appreciated by cosmetics manufacturers. Previously, it was used before folk medicine. The valuable properties of aloe have already been appreciated in antiquity. Today he is coming back to favors and it is definitely worth giving him a chance. As it turns out, aloe vera really has…

Rooibos tea – health properties

Rooibos, African rooibos (from Afrikaans rooi red, bos shrub) is an endemic plant that grows only in South Africa. Ripe, dried leaves and stems of this bush have found application in the preparation of infusions, which are often called South African red tea (rooibos tea or redbush tea).  The long green African raspberry needles are…

Hiccups – causes and treatment

Hiccups are a condition that can, in some situations, cause feelings of shame and embarrassment and some discomfort. Usually, the hiccups are not dangerous, but may be a symptom of serious health problems, which must not be underestimated. Poles have many effective ways to hiccups. Unfortunately, it will not happen without a doctor in every…

Citrulline – properties, sources and use of the amino acid

The name citrulina comes from the Latin name citrullus, which in translation means … watermelon. Citruline is rarely spoken of as an amino acid, hence the knowledge of the average consumer about it is relatively limited. It has no protein building function (it is an endogenous amino acid, that is, the body can synthesize it…

The importance of selenium and iodine to Hashimoto’s disease

Hashimoto’s disease is the name of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks his own tissues. This leads to the destruction of the thyroid gland and disorders of its work, contributing to the abnormal production of hormones and the development of hypothyroidism.  The occurrence of Hashimoto’s disease depends…

Teff – calories, nutritional values ​​and curiosities

Teff, also known as the Abyssinian grass, teff and tef is a species of cereal plant from the family of paniculate, originating in Africa. Miłosz Abisyńska has been cultivated in the Black Land for 4500 years. It is characterized by high nutritional value. Most plantations are located in Ethiopia. Flakes and flour are produced with…

Anemia – types and dietotherapy

Anemia is a condition that is characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin (a protein contained in red blood cells that transports oxygen), a hematocrit (ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the volume of blood) and the total number of red blood cells – erythrocytes. The causes of anemia are most often associated…