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True/False (Part 3)

vegetables legumes

Is it true that vegetables and legumes mean the same thing? FALSE… Vegetables are other than legumes. The first group (a vitamins, minerals and antioxidants reservoir) includes carrots, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, etc. The second group (rich in protein, fiber and vitamins) includes dried beans, lentils, peas, beans, etc. Finally, we should know that legumes can all be easily a substitute ...

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“Let’s Detox” after the holidays… 7 tips to purify our body!!!

"Let’s Detox” after the holidays... 7 tips to purify our body!!!

There’s no doubt that festive meals are real fun and filled with pleasures. However, unfortunately, when during such times we are caught by unusual overeating, we end up feeling some kind of digestive discomfort which would spoil all the fun we had during the holidays. In fact, such excesses create acid compounds (toxic), such as ammonia and ketone bodies which ...

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What are these flax seeds praised by grandmother?

What are these flax seeds praised by grandmother?

What makes that these flax seeds are of great interest to our health? In fact, this is true for three reasons: they contain 3 active compounds that are fibers, lignans and omega-3. Fibers found in flax seeds have a laxative effect which is useful for fighting constipation since they contain substances called mucilage (3 to 10% of their total weight) ...

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8 tips for choosing the best smoked salmon!

8 tips for choosing the best smoked salmon!

Festive days are almost here, and you probably plan to buy sliced smoked salmon which is packed in plastic. But how could you make sure that you’re buying the best choice available? Here are 8 tips that will be helpful for you:   1- The salmon should be bright and not oily; its color should not be very striking since ...

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Milk and dairy products – What we need to know!

Milk and dairy products

Normally, we all tend to make a quick link between milk and dairy products on one side and calcium and healthy and rigid bones on the other hand. But, is this all what is to know about such food group??? Of course not. Indeed, the main benefit of milk and dairy products comes from their diversity. This group consists of ...

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You said Walnuts? Go ahead and have some without fear!

You said Walnuts? Go ahead and have some without fear!

Walnuts are characterized by their good content of antioxidants and their particular richness in polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly in the form of omega-3, which have a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we should know that walnuts provide us with many health benefits of which we cite the following: – They help lower blood cholesterol levels. – They help reduce ...

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7 tips for hitting the festive days in good shape

7 tips for hitting the festive days in good shape

Soon, the holiday season will be here!!! And soon, the extra kilos will surge up again!!! Well, No! Not necessarily… Here are 7 good health habits to apply today so that we spend those beautiful festive moments in shape and celebrate without feeling guilty!!! 1- Let’s start by preparing our body for these coming few “inevitable” deviations. As such, there’s ...

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10 tips to lower naturally your cholesterol level…

10 tips to lower naturally your cholesterol level...

1. Limit your red meat consumption to 2 portions per week maximum (after removing all visible fat). A portion size after cooking should not exceed the size of the palm of your hand without the fingers. 2. Go for chicken breasts and turkey (after removing the skin and all visible fat). 3. Eat fish 2-3 times a week (especially salmon, ...

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Have enough sleep… and Eat less!!!

Have enough sleep... and Eat less!!! YES, this is a Reality!!!

YES, this is a Reality!!! This truth has been proven by several studies and researches conducted by American scientists who confirmed the role of the lack of sleep in promoting gain weight. These researchers showed that having good nights of sleep reduces genetic predisposition to weight gaint. Yes, my dear friends, the less you sleep, the more your genes contribute ...

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