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Fresh, dried, or jam… all you need to know about apricots!

Fresh apricot – Fresh apricot is a moderately caloric fruit; one portion equals around 3 medium-sized pieces which contain about 60-70 calories. – Apricot contains many vitamins and it is rich in minerals as well, especially potassium and iron. – It is very rich in antioxidants, and may help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. ...

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Mangoes helped improve cardiovascular and gut health in women

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake. Additionally, some of the participants showed favorable changes in the production of breath methane, an indication of ...

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3 nutrition strategies to survive your summer trip

What comes to mind when you think of healthy nutrition while you’re traveling? If you’re like most people, you might be wondering, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” We’ve all been there before. When on vacation, it’s usually a food free-for-all. You’re either starving or completely uncomfortable because you ate too much at the restaurant. It’s no secret that without a plan, traveling ...

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Foods combining fats and carbohydrates are more rewarding…

Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates — i.e., many processed foods — more than foods containing only fat or only carbs. A study of 206 adults, to appear in the journal Cell Metabolism, supports the idea that these kinds of foods hijack our body’s inborn signals governing food consumption. ...

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Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Prof. Alison Duncan, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Dan Ramdath of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, found that swapping out half of a portion of these starchy side dishes for lentils can ...

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Coffee May Do Your Liver Good

More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of “joe” each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests. The 26-year study of more than 14,000 Americans couldn’t prove cause and effect. However, participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalized with liver-related illnesses, ...

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Chewing gum while walking can help you lose weight: study

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. And while masticating caused a measurable physical difference ...

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Cellulitis… Quick tips to help you get rid of it

Here are a few tips that may help you avoid the appearance of cellulite and reduce the aggravation of this problem. – Avoid wearing tight clothes as much as possible because they hinder blood circulation and contribute to the emergence of this problem. – Consult your doctor to make sure you’re not taking medications that may contribute to aggravating this ...

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Vivera… Vegetable steaks that look just like the real thing

Dutch company Vivera is producing vegan steak and, according to them, they’ve beaten the rest of the industry to the world’s first authentic-tasting steak made from 100% vegetables. By the end of this month, the steak will be on the shelves of 400 branches of British chain Tesco, with Vivera expecting to produce millions more this year. (…) The 400 ...

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