Gianluca Tognon
Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
food intolerance
As a general rule, adverse food reactions that are not triggered by immunological mechanisms are referred to as food intolerances. In this case, the reaction is reproducible and the severity of the symptoms is dose-dependent, in contrast to allergies.   Enzymatic food intolerance They are caused by the inability to metabolize some substances present in
Gianluca Tognon
Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
food allergy
The part of the food responsible for the adverse reaction is called the antigen or allergen. Foods contain a large number of molecules with antigen power (over 6,000) but fortunately, in most individuals only a few of them induce sensitization. Under normal conditions, our body has effective defence systems: the enzymatic and mucous secretions of
Gianluca Tognon
Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
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Food allergies and intolerances, better defined as adverse reactions to food, are on the rise in the Western world, as are allergies in general. European studies estimated a prevalence rate of around 7.5% in children and 2% in adults. Despite a constant increase in the prevalence of these disorders, there is still a lot of
Gianluca Tognon
Sunday, 12 August 2018 / Published in Eating for pleasure
Mediterranean cuisine
Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East This post concludes a short series about the Mediterranean cuisine by discussing the culinary traditions of non-European countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea: Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East.   Mediterranean cuisine in Turkey The Turkish cuisine is based on a wide variety of dishes. The Turkish culinary

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