Gianluca Tognon is an Italian nutrition coach, speaker, entrepreneur and former associate professor at the University of Gothenburg. He started his career as a biologist and spent 15 years working both in Italy and then in Sweden. He has been involved in several EU research projects and has extensively worked and published on the association between diet, longevity and cardiovascular risk across the lifespan, also studying potential interactions between diet and genes. His work about the Mediterranean diet in Sweden has been cited by many newspapers worldwide including the Washington Post and The Telegraph among others. As a speaker, he has been invited by Harvard University and the Italian multi-national food company Barilla.
Vitamin K: not only one vitamin, but three! If you’re like me and you love cheese and you’re constantly looking for new, creative excuses to cut another piece of your favorite treat, you might be interested in knowing more about vitamin K. Since you might be able to find it, even in cheese. No kidding!
Protein in milk has several functional properties Protein in milk may represent a promising lifestyle intervention strategy for the prevention and management of various chronic disease including obesity, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Milk is a protein-rich food, we all know that. Those of you who train regularly are probably familiar with one specific type:
Nutraceuticals from milk peptides? Not an easy task! In my previous post, I described the potential health effects of bioactive peptides derived from milk. In the same article though, I’ve also told you about the biggest problem that these peptides have: their extremely low bioavailability due to the fact that they get extensively hydrolyzed in
Bioactive peptides: are milk products a source of healthy compounds? Bioactive peptides in western diets derive mainly from milk consumption (Boutrou, Gwénaële and Sanchez-Rivera, 2015). These bioactive peptides have shown to have several health effects… at least in theory. What are bioactive peptides? As many other animal products, milk is rich in proteins which can
A few delicious eggplant recipes from the Italian cuisine Since eggplants are incredibly common in the South of Italy, there are many eggplant recipes in the Italian cuisine. Eggplants are commonly harvested in summer and autumn and can be used in many ways. Sautéed eggplants, for instance, can be mixed with pasta, cherry tomatoes and
Nutrition for athletes is a matter of nutrients The more glycogen, the further and faster the player runs (Kirkendall, 1993). Glycogen is the complex carbohydrate responsible for storing energy in muscles, a topic that is mentioned in all books about nutrition for athletes. Human beings get the energy they need to perform physical exercise from
Diet and hair loss: myth or reality? Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women, that is why many people are interested in whether foods that help hair growth exist. The cause of hair loss is the progressive miniaturization of the hair follicle, a potentially reversible phenomenon (at the beginning), which becomes
Diabetes is now a global problem 382 million adults (8.3% of the world’s population) live with diabetes and, according to the estimates of the International Diabetes Federation, this number is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035. In 2013 over € 100 billions were spent in Europe in terms of health expenditure attributable to this