Alpha lipoic acid – a hit among antioxidants

Alpha-lipoic acid hiding under the abbreviation ALA is also known as thio-octanoic acid. In terms of structure, it resembles vitamin, but it dissolves in both water and fats. Let’s learn about the properties, application and sources of alpha-lipoic acid.  The organism has learned to produce this substance, but in rather small quantities. In addition, ALA…

Dandelion – health properties and application

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), otherwise common dandelion or popular milkweed is a widespread perennial from the Asteraceae family. Nuns is a plant inhabiting areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa. The common occurrence of dandelion caused that it is often regarded as a troublesome weed occurring in gardens, on sidewalks and fields. However, the healing and…

Why is it worth eating raspberries?

Raspberries belong to fruits that are distinguished not only by their unusual aroma and exceptionally pleasant taste, but also by having a high pro-health value. Unfortunately, in the fresh form, they are only available for a relatively short period of the year, hence it is worth using this time well and filling them with food….

Antioxidants in food – natural protection

What are antioxidants?  Antioxidants (or antioxidants) are designed to fight free oxygen radicals. Free radicals are a very active form of oxygen that often reacts with the cell’s DNA causing damage to it. As a result, the body is aging faster and is exposed to the development of civilization diseases, such as cancer, atherosclerosis or…