Is it possible to prevent diseases without drugs?
Superfood or supertrendy? We often read in newspapers or on the internet about food supplements or foods with miraculous properties. But is it all true or are they just illusions and fake news? Prof. Valerio Sanguigni, Cardiologist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Head of the U.O.C. of Internal Medicine of the Nursing Home Madonna delle Grazie of Velletri and Dr. Davide Francomano, Head of the Endocrinology Clinic of the same Nursing Home, help us to clarify this topic.
Prof. Sanguigni what are actually superfoods?
In the scientific reality are those foods that thanks to the high intrinsic content of natural antioxidants (polyphenols) can contribute, if taken regularly and in the right quantity, to restore the balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant defences and therefore to slow down aging and aging. disease onset.
Dr. Francomano, you have tested the effectiveness of superfoods in a widespread disease such as metabolic syndrome.
In a study, presented at the European Society of Hypertension congress, we demonstrated how the administration of a patented supefoods blend – (Powellnux), based on dark chocolate, hazelnut cream and green tea – in a group of patients affected by metabolic syndrome, determined a clear improvement of the circulation, with reduction of the values of the arterial pressure.
Prof. Sanguigni but then is it really possible to cure only naturally with superfoods without using drugs anymore?
Multifunctional foods can not replace traditional medicines in patients with diseases in therapy, but they can be of great help in preventing cardiovascular diseases and at the same time improving the therapeutic efficacy in patients receiving pharmacological treatment. In a book coming out soon (“Superfoods: the secret of longevity.” Publisher Aliberti) scientifically analyse the superfoods, highlighting their real potential and opportunities for employment for health and well-being.
Is Dr. Francomano really possible to prevent diseases by using food supplements correctly?
We have developed a research line on prevention and treatment with natural supplements through a two-phase program. In the first phase we evaluate the degree of vascular aging of the organism and the magnitude of oxidative stress (Test Longevity score). In the second phase based on test results we prescribe food supplements with a high antioxidant content with a personalized approach. It is really possible to prevent diseases only by a rigorous method and supported by scientific evidence.