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Here is the relation between asparagus and the unpleasant urine smell!

There is indeed a relationship between the consumption of asparagus and the distinctive, even unpleasant, smell of urine. In fact, this is due to the presence of sulfur compounds that result from the degradation of certain substances (including asparagine) contained in this type of vegetable. On the other hand, asparagus is mainly available in 3 colors: white (completely grown under ...

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Checked For You: Nutella maker fights back against fears over cancer

Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, has hit back at claims that palm oil used in their hazelnut and chocolate spreads could cause cancer. In May, the European Food Standards Authority warned that the contaminants found in the oil’s edible form are carcinogenic. It warned that even moderate consumption of the substances represented a risk to children and said that, due ...

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Here’s how you can eat less and not feel hungry anymore

– Go for solid foods rather than liquids (such as soups and purees). In general, solid foods are high in fibers and they also require good chewing, a thing yhat accelerates the feeling of satiety. – Eat your pasta and vegetables Al Dente. By doing so, they will be digested more slowly than those that are well-cooked, and their impact ...

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5 tips for losing weight after the holidays (Part 2)

As promised yesterday, here is the second batch of quick tips that will help you restore balance to your diet at the end of this holiday season: – Consume enough raw vegetables (without forgetting cooked ones) such as artichoke which is good for the liver and which promotes the elimination of toxins, and beetroot which is a mine of antioxidants ...

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5 tips for losing weight after the holidays (Part 1)

Pale and tired skin, flatulence and gas, digestive and intestinal problems! Do you feel some of these? This is normal for many of us after the holiday season and all that accompanies it in terms of fatty and sugary foods. But, don’t worry as you can quickly restore the balance of your diet if you follow some simple tips, including ...

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Is it true that smoked salmon is a food rich in carbohydrates?

No, this is not true. In fact, smoked salmon, which is prepared from a salmon fillet that has been salted and dehydrated in the course of smoking, is a carbohydrate-free (or almost free) food. Moreover, we should note that smoked salmon is rich in Omega-3 that has a protective role enhancing cardiovascular health and that helps maintain vision and cognitive ...

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10 tips to avoid gaining weight during the holidays

1- Take advantage of your shopping journeys and preparations to move further and burn more calories before reaching party time. 2- Before the festive evening, avoid skipping a meal and do not deprive yourself too much. This will only heighten your appetite and give you an irresistible desire for anything that is sweet and fatty during the evening. 3- When ...

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Checked For You : How your Yo-Yo diet could make you gain weight

The festive season is fast approaching, and many of you may be looking to lose some weight in time for those Christmas parties, but be warned: Yo-Yo dieting could be the reason you can’t shed those pounds. A collaborative study between Exeter and Bristol University, published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, indicated that Yo-Yo dieting can actually lead to ...

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Is it advisable not to store cooked artichoke more than 24 hours in the fridge?

Yes, true, this is advisable since artichoke, once cooked, has a tendency to oxidize rapidly and thus may yield very indigestible bodies. As a result, it is desirable that we consume it within 24 hours after cooking it, regardless of the fact of refrigerating it. Nutrition-wise, artichoke is a good source of various nutrients that are beneficial to our health, ...

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