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True/False (Part 4)

Cooked vegetables

Do cooked vegetables provide the same amount of vitamins than these same raw vegetables? FALSE… To begin with, let’s not forget that it is always advisable to eat vegetables every day, but unfortunately when the vegetables are cooked they lose much of their vitamins, while when they are raw, fresh and well kept, they are much richer in vitamins. Finally, ...

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Vanilla… Where did it come from and how good is it?

Vanilla… Where did it come from and how good is it?

Vanilla, which originally came to us from Mexico, is the fruit of a climbing plant which belongs to the orchid family. The flowers of this plant are processed through fertilization in order to get to produce thin and long pods that contain tiny seeds. These seeds are the famous vanilla seeds which are considered among the most expensive spices in ...

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How to identify fresh fish?

How to identify fresh fish?

As we all already know, the fish is considered a food that is filled with good nutritional qualities. However, we should know that it deteriorates rapidly after it is caught. Thus, and to ensure you only purchase fish that smells fresh, here are some of the tips to follow the next time you visit the fishmonger: 1 – First, the ...

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Clove buds… A real natural antiseptic!

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Cloves buds, which are known since centuries, grow on the clove tree which may reach up to 20 meters in height. This tree’s buds are picked before they hatch and are then dried in the sun. This is how those famous clove buds are “born”. Known for more than four centuries in China, these cloves were claimed by Emperor Han ...

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These snacks are healthy… but highly caloric!

These snacks are healthy... but highly caloric!

How many times have we pleased ourselves eating a bunch of peanuts, cashews, almonds or others as appetizers or snack and how many times have we picked such snacks and consumed them as tidbits that help us pass time without realizing how much these “little somethings” are caloric… and influence our weight and shape, despite the fact that they are ...

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Vitamin C is found in bananas?!

Vitamin C is found in bananas?!

Our beloved banana, which is grown in different regions of the world, including Australia and various Asian countries such as Bangladesh and others, deserves the title of the most consumed tropical fruit in the world. This fruit’s texture which is rather that of starchy fruits rather than crisp or juicy fruits is considered as being a type of fruits that ...

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I don’t like fruits and vegetables… What should I do?!

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Although a lot of us may not like eating fruits and vegetables, which are a must in any healthy and balanced diet (since these are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, fibers and minerals), there are still ways to help this type of people consume them in a joyful and delightful way. How? Well, let’s consider the following: 1 – ...

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What are the health benefits of pineapple?

What are the health benefits of pineapple?

Pineapple, that essentially tropical fruit which originates in Paraguay and southern Brazil, is a fruit that provides us with a moderate caloric intake (47 kcal / 100 mg) and whose digestive properties are quite specific. Indeed, the pineapple is a fruit that is has real original virtues, of which here are a few: 1 – Pineapple is an excellent source ...

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Swollen belly, bloating… 10 tips to get rid of them easily

Swollen belly, bloating... 10 tips to get rid of them easily

It is generally known that bloating is the result of poor digestion often associated with bad eating habits. Indeed, bloating is caused by an accumulation of gases in the intestine produced by air ingested during the swallowing process and the fermentation of certain foods consumed. In order to get rid of such a situation, it is recommended that we apply ...

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