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What about nonstick coating pots and pans?!

nonstick coating

It is much common for all of us to use cooking pots and pans featuring what is known as “nonstick coating”. These utensils have the great advantage of giving us the option to cook without adding any fat to our meals. However, we all have also heard that these nonstick coatings contain components that can be harmful to our health ...

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True/False (Part 1)

Hand adding salt using  salt shaker on bright background

Do you think it’s better to add salt directly in our plate? FALSE… Salt should be added while cooking! This helps us have an accentuated salty taste by just adding a small quantity of salt while cooking. On the other hand, when salt is added directly in our plate, this encourages us to add a higher quantity than desired and this will give ...

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Gluten-free diet (2/2)

Gluten-free diet (2/2)

To conclude yesterday’s discussion, let me today provide you with a list of major products and foods that are FORBIDDEN for people suffering from celiac disease. Again, let me remind you that these lists are only indicative and are not exhaustive. Always consult your physician for better personal information. The main forbidden products and foods are the following: – Breaded ...

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Gluten-free diet (1/2)

Gluten-free diet (1/2)

Lately, I hear more and more people talking about gluten-free diet which is becoming a “trend” to lose a few kilos, especially in America. Personally, I do not encourage this trend and, in addition, I always advise to consult a specialist before starting such a diet. As I promised you a few days ago (see article of October 26 below), ...

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Tomatoes… A natural anti-aging

Tomatoes... A natural anti-aging

A natural anti-aging, rich in lycopene and low in calories. The tomato is a “fruit” of the Solanaceae family (from a botanical point of view) although it is usually considered a vegetable. Our dear tomato is native of the Lower Andes; it was cultivated by the Aztecs of Mexico where it was called “tomatl” (or “fleshy fruit”). Subsequently, the Spanish ...

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But what is that celiac disease then?

But what is that celiac disease then?

Well, we’re talking here about a chronic disease which attacks the intestine (to be only determined by your doctor based on medical tests and analyses) and is triggered by the consumption of gluten (which is a mixture of proteins found in some cereals such as barley, rye, wheat, etc.). The consumption of gluten by people having this disease causes an ...

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Here comes the season of colds and flu!!!

Here comes the season of colds and flu!!!

Could it spare us this year? Here are 9 nutritional tips to consider so that we may evade it… Now that we’re in the fall season and soon winter will knock at our doors with all its evils. It is a fact that when outside temperature varies downward, our body becomes fragile and makes us more vulnerable to colds and ...

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Drinking water while eating?

Drinking water while eating?

“We should not drink water while eating, since it makes us fat”. You’ve heard already this sentence a thousand times right? You think this is true? Well … NO. This is a mere “misconception” that is completely false. We can drink water at any time of the day, when we are thirsty and whenever we wish, even during meals. This ...

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The dietary behavior (2/2)

What follows now is the 2nd and final part of the various tips and minor changes (among many others) that will help you shift to a new healthy “dietary behavior”: 9 – Always choose the foods you enjoy without feeling too guilty about such or such food. It’s OK if you go “crack” from time to time, it won’t be ...

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