Let’s beat NCDs

On 27 September 2018, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a High-level meeting to review national and global progress achieved on the control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It’s important to raise awareness of the impact of NCDs since they are a major cause of mortality worldwide. We need to urge governments toContinue reading “Let’s beat NCDs”

Quinoa bowl with veggies

As I promised, here’s the recipe of the Quinoa bowl I made with the fresh veggies I picked  in my family garden. Ingredients for 4 people 150 grams of quinoa 200 grams of mushrooms 5-6 Italian green peppers 1-2 small fresh chili peppers 4-5 tomatoes 1tsp curry powder 2 medium eggplants 2 cans of chickpeasContinue reading “Quinoa bowl with veggies”

#WorldCancerDay 2016

Today it’s #WorldCancerDay An important day to share some more information about cancer, from prevention to treatment. Unfortunately, many of us, directly or indirectly, are affected by this disease. According to the World Cancer Report 2014, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 and 14 million newContinue reading “#WorldCancerDay 2016”

To eat meat or not to eat

Undoubtedly,  earlier this week you heard that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report that classifies processed meat as carcinogenic to humans and red meat as probable carcinogenic. I am pretty sure you also have read some sensationalist titles such as “Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancerContinue reading “To eat meat or not to eat”

World Food Day 2014

Today is World Food Day. What a better day than this to start writing about nutrition, health, food policies, and anything that revolves around food!! World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) members in 1979. The first one was held in 1981 and, since then, itContinue reading “World Food Day 2014”