Science has confirmed in recent years that our bodies have two nervous systems: the central one and an independent network of neurons, neurotransmitters and hormones positioned in our gut, the so called enteric nervous system.
Even if divided, the primary brain and the gut remain connected by the vagus nerve, the longest of the cranial nerves. [...]
From cocoa powder, the Maya people made a bitter drink called xocolatl which was believed to build up resistance and combat fatigue.
Scientific studies certify that cocoa brings health benefits that come from its flavonoids content which have an antioxidant activity that keep us fresh, reducing the oxidative damage produced by the free radicals.
The dark chocolate [...]
From the cute normally colored Afro-American guy, Michael Jackson turned Caucasian white and science has a trustful explanation of his skin changeover.
Vitiligo, an acquired depigmentation of skin, represents a type of disease that allows an immune response against the body’s own cells and tissues. Scientists explain that vitiligo appears when the cells responsible for skin [...]
Although scientists cannot fully explain why we sleep, they have discovered a lot about the beneficial functions in people’s health and well-being of this essential process.
Regulated by internal drives, sleep provides for the body a time to recharge itself. It lowers the metabolic rate, the level of stress hormones and blood pressure, generating a state [...]
The low caloric profile, and yet the sweetness and the rich content of water, make the watermelon a desirable alternative to a high calorie desert, but scientific studies demonstrate that it can do much more than being just another summer treat.
The main reason to consume watermelon is its capacity to provide natural health enhancement. A [...]
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