ABC of eating disorders

Intolerances and food allergies

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Do you often feel swelling or pain in the abdomen? Do you frequently suffer from constipation or diarrhea? Do you often complain about itching or inflammation of skin? If you have some of these symptoms, you may be allergic or intolerant to some food. Do you know what is the difference? Both are adverse reactions to foods but: Allergy is an immediate sensitivity, and it triggers within 24 hours, to a substance present in food; Intolerance is an inflammatory reaction that occurs after a slow accumulation of substances not tolerated by the body and occurs within 48-72 hours after ingestion.…

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Nutrition and sports

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Nutrition is very important, especially when you do sports. Nutrition is indispensable to provide our body the energy necessary to face any kind of daily activity. Even more when you do sports, the nutrition, or rather, the proper nutrition allows our body to take on the sport in the best way, without running the risk of excessive fatigue or even illness. For this reason the power of the sportsman is differentiated both to the sport which is practiced, both to the specific characteristics of the person who practice sports. For example whether it is male or female, depending on its…

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Balanced diet

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The word diet (from the Latin “diaeta” and greek “diaita”) literally means “life, lifestyle,” although in everyday language is very often used as a synonym for “dietary restriction”. There is no food, however, which is itself “complete” or “perfect”; to  have all the nutrients  you need it is necessary to vary as much as possible what you eat.  Only this way your body is going to  have the right amount of all nutrients, namely carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water. A varied and balanced diet  breaks  flavors monotony, satisfies  the taste and  avoids vitamin and minerals supplements use, since everything we need…

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