NUTRITION

> Why organic

Why Organic?

The organic food store* of Montelupo. This is one of the many sentences that I heard in our first opening week that I will always remember. Perhaps in our own small way, we have added something special to our quaint little town in the heart of Tuscany, perhaps someone has been waiting for a store like ours to open in Montelupo. And here we are! I'm surprised by how the word organic is ... read more >>

16/07/2008

> Glycemic impact of foods

Carbohydrates and Man

When discussing nutrition, there are some arguments that surprisingly never get mentioned, as if for some strange reason, we purposely try to avoid having to face some important truths. Perhaps the most important argument is the glycemic index (GI) of foods. The GI is a measure of the sudden variations in blood sugar levels due to the assimilation of the nutrients contained in a particular ... read more >>

05/08/2008

> The how and when to eat

What to Eat, When to Eat

Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner... there it is, the daily intake of an average Westerner. Breakfast between 7:30 and 8:30am, lunch between 12 and 1pm. It's as if it has always been this way, written into human genetics, intrinsic like a mathematical equation. Beyond all doubt, nutrition is at the root of man's survival. Life requires activity and activity requires a source of energy so an ... read more >>

30/08/2007

FOOD CHEMISTRY

WELLNESS

> Physiology of stress

The Physiology of Stress

The General Adaptation Syndrome It was 1936 and the Austrian researcher Hans Selye thought he had discovered a new hormone during one of his endocrinal experiments on animals. By injecting ovarian extracts into laboratory mice, he obtained specific reactions such has swelling of the adrenal cortex and the atrophy of organs that were important players of the immune system. He continued his ... read more >>

24/07/2008