Is eating carbohydrates before bedtime wrong?

One of the most common beliefs is that ingesting carbohydrates in the evening before going to sleep is very wrong and extremely harmful to your health. But are we so sure that eating a biscuit at midnight is very different from enjoying it during the day? Here are the pros and cons of evening carbohydrate consumption that you need to know to clarify.   Fast and…

Complex Carbohydrates

What are complex carbohydrates? Synonyms of carbohydrates : sugars, carbohydrates, carbohydrates, carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are   energy-rich macronutrients and provide 3.75  calories ( kcal ) per gram (g) – or 4.0, depending on the source. Their molecular structure is polymeric , that is, each complex carbohydrate is made up of the union of more than 10 simple carbohydrates  (up to several thousand). The latter are “monomeric units” made up of  monosaccharides , i.e. the most basic…

Carbohydrates for aerobic activity

Carbohydrates   are an  energy substrate  NECESSARY for human survival ; their quantity/percentage in the diet (whether weighted, in excess or in deficiency) significantly affects the general state of health of the individual; furthermore, there are conditions/situations in which  carbohydrates  play an even more important role: one of these is  aerobic physical activity . Carbohydrates: functions and dietary role in aerobic physical activity Carbohydrates are  energetic macronutrients   produced…

Caramel

Generality Caramel is a sweet cooking preparation whose basic ingredient corresponds to the only energetic nutrient : sucrose (or table sugar , if you prefer). This simple carbohydrate, or rather, this disaccharide , is a molecule composed of glucose and fructose in equal quantities; from this it can be deduced that in the caramel formulation, in addition to sucrose, it is also possible to use monosaccharides : pure glucose ( monosaccharide ) and/or…

Carambola – Fruit

Things What is starfruit? Carambola – in English “starfruit” – is the name of a fleshy fruit produced by the arboreal plant of the same name – of the botanical family Oxalidaceae, genus Averrhoa and carambola species – native to the Asian continent; today it is also cultivated in South America, the Middle East, the islands of the Pacific…

Cappuccino

What is cappuccino? Cappuccino is a typical Italian coffee drink, especially from Trieste (presumably his hometown). Cappuccino, latte macchiato (a more refined alternative to latte coffee ) and coffees (black or macchiato, hot or cold ) are the irreplaceable drinks of the Italian breakfast . They are traditionally accompanied by sweet foods such as brioches , cakes and various desserts (at home , biscuits , rusks , etc. are used). In Italy, cappuccino…

Capon

Things What is capon? The capon is a chicken, more precisely a male chicken , castrated at a young age, commonly used for food purposes. Did you know that… The term “capon” derives from the Latin “capo-onis” – in turn derived from the Greek “κόπτ& omega ;” – which means “to cut”. Capon breeding began, in ancient Greece and Rome, to…

Cappello del Prete: Nutritional Properties, Diet and Cooking

Things What is the priest’s hat? Priest’s hat is a name used to indicate products of the same fundamental group of foods , totally different in terms of nutritional properties, but similar due to the typical triangular or tricornute shape. With the wording priest’s hat, therefore, we could identify: Fresh cut of beef , forming part of the forequarter,…

Capocollo, Coppa, Coppone: Nutrition, Diet and How to Cook it

Things Capocollo, coppa or coppone: what is it? Capocollo, coppa, coppone and scamerita are the names commonly used to indicate a specific cut of pork or beef . Capocollo, rich in proteins of high biological value , vitamins and specific minerals, belongs to the first fundamental group of foods . On the other hand, it also provides a significant amount of fats – some of which are saturated…

Capitone

What is Capitone The adult female specimen of the eel is called capitone . It is a migratory fish – with an extremely complex life cycle – which lives in fresh (or brackish) inland waters and reproduces in the salt waters of the central-southern Atlantic Ocean; in Italy, capitone is mainly consumed during the Christmas period but, in certain specific locations (e.g. the Emilian…