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Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight

Eating slowly may

A new study claims that eating more deliberately could help lose weight, while those who wolf down their meals are more likely to become obese. “Changes in eating speed can affect changes in obesity, BMI and waist circumference,” a research duo from Japan’s Kyushu University wrote in the journal BMJ Open. “Interventions aimed at reducing eating speed may be effective ...

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10 Cooking Mistakes That Can Make Your Food Toxic

10 Cooking Mistakes

Some of the biggest health risks are hiding in plain sight—in your own kitchen. Here are the cooking habits to change before you make dinner tonight. Cooking with the wrong fats Cook with olive oil—but only for certain foods. Butter is back—but is butter better? And then there’s coconut oil—actually, there are many reasons not to cook with coconut oil. ...

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‘Incredible’ banana with an edible skin grown in Japan

'Incredible' banana

Farmers in Japan have called on the ancient DNA of a specially bred banana, to create a remarkable version of the fruit with a totally edible skin. The technique recreates conditions present at the end of the ice age around 20,000 years ago, when plants would emerge from harsh winter temperatures to grow. Bananas typically take two years to grow ...

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Kiwi… your trusted friend for a successful diet!

Kiwi... your trusted

– Kiwi is one of the fruits that are poorly caloric. Indeed, a large kiwi piece weighing about 100 grams contains some 58 calories. – Kiwi contains a significant volume of fibers, which makes it useful for facilitating intestinal transit and for helping in cases of mild constipation. It also contributes in providing us quickly with the sense of satiety. ...

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Coconut, ripe kernel, fresh: Food composition for 100 grams

Coconut, ripe kernel

What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Coconut, ripe kernel, fresh Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 365 Energy (kJ) – 1490 Water (g) – 45.8 Protein (g) – 3.6 Protein, crude (g) – 4.24 Carbohydrate (g) – 7.15 Fat (g) – 33.5 Sugars (g) – 6.23 Dietary fibres (g) – 9 Ash (g) – 0.97 FA saturated (g) – 29.7 ...

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Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

Fast food makes the immune

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation ...

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Healthy foods that are stopping you losing fat

Healthy foods that are

The trouble is, it’s easy to forget that just because something is healthy, that doesn’t give you a free pass to binge and still reach your health and fitness goals, be that slimming down or building muscle. There’s more to losing fat than just energy in vs energy out, but it’s a good place to start. Few nutritionists or dieticians ...

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Nutritionists slam water diet, call it the most dangerous weight-loss regime ever (Checked For You)

Nutritionists slam water diet

A new diet which bans everything but water, tea and coffee and has caught the fancy of young adults, has been condemned by nutritionists as the most dangerous weight loss regime ever, the media reported. Known as “Water Fasting”, the diet involves trying to lose weight by eating no food and only taking in the three beverages. The trend has ...

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