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True/False (Part 6)

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Does pineapple make you lose weight? FALSE… Indeed, and contrary to what is often said, pineapple has no specific slimming virtue. However, it contains bromelain which is an enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins and that plays no role with regards to losing weight. Therefore, have fun and eat some delicious fresh pineapple, in the form of a ...

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7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

It is often that we see many of us complain about gaining some extra kilos during the holiday season. This applies particularly to fasting people who deprive themselves from a lot of varieties and food types that they usually love to eat. On the first occasion, they would greedily jump on all the delicious plates filled with calories and saturated ...

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Do you know much about green almonds?

Do you know much about green almonds?

No wonder that we all feel the spring season coming as soon as we notice the road sellers with their carts decorated with a good load of green almonds. We see them deployed on the sides of the roads and in public squares, arranging each single piece of almond and decorating it with green leaves, a way to announce the ...

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Where does the red color of strawberries come from?

Where does the red color of strawberries come from?

Did you know that strawberries were previously used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes? Well, yes, this practice was widespread since the times of our ancestors. Moreover, the flavonoids, which are essential phenolic compounds present in strawberries, are responsible for this fruit’s red color. Also, they count among the compounds that contribute the most to the antioxidant capacity of strawberries. Nutrition-wise, ...

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Do you think green coffee makes you lose weight?

Do you think green coffee makes you lose weight?

Today, allow me dear friends to share with you this information on green coffee, hoping that this will be my way to respond to dozens of questions I recently received regarding the “magical and miraculous” effect of green coffee and its extract on weight loss, without frankly knowing the source of such a rumor. Some would say that it can ...

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Do you know which foods are appetite suppressant?

Do you know which foods are appetite suppressant?

Although there are many types of foods that stimulate our appetite and give us a strong urge to eat, there are also other types of foods which help us naturally stop that crazy urge to eat due to their high satiating power. Among a good number of such natural appetite suppressants, which are familiar to us, we have chosen the ...

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How can you lose weight without dieting?

How can you lose weight without dieting?

Here are 10 effective and quick tips to make you reach that goal… 1 – Banish all kinds of diets – The fact of following a diet (especially a strict one) would lead you to deprivation and therefore to frustration which would push you to crack at the first occasion and that is how you get into an endless vicious ...

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Do you think that oats can help lower blood cholesterol?

Do you think that oats can help lower blood cholesterol?

It’s no doubt that oats make an ideal addition to our healthy food plan. Oats are consumed in the form of flakes (at breakfast time, in milk or yogurt with the addition of a few pieces of fresh or dried fruits) or in the form of bran (an interesting choice since it’s concentrated in fibers and pectin; it can be ...

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Green tea… An excellent anti-cancer!

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For what reason are we always advised to drink green tea? And what are the advantages and benefits of such tea? Well, to begin with, and from the nutritional side, we should note that tea does not make us lose weight even if it has a diuretic effect and although it is almost zero calories. However, this type of tea ...

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