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True/False (Part 7)

excess sugar

Is it true that excess sugar is transformed into fat? TRUE… This is due to the fact that such excess promotes the production of insulin which causes glucose being stored inside the cells. Therefore, and especially in the case of sedentary people, i.e. those who don’t have enough physical activity which helps eliminate this excess, sugar stocks pass into the cells ...

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Beware the “hidden side” of the list of ingredients!

Beware the “hidden side”

When buying a food product, it is important for us to always check 3 fundamental groups of details displayed on the packaging: The list of ingredients, the nutritional facts, and of course the expiry date. This is important especially when we know that a number of manufacturers make us “dream” with their “magic slogans” they choose, most of the times, ...

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9 easy steps to avoid poisoning with meat and poultry

9 easy steps

– When we decide to buy meat and poultry from the supermarket, for example, we have to pick such items in the last stage of our shopping, just before leaving the place – We must choose vividly colored pieces that have soft edges, which are free from dark spots and not smelly – Also, the package in which such items ...

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The pomegranate… a “super fruit” we should never miss!

pomegranate

Who among us doesn’t love enjoying many of our Mediterranean dishes to which is added the delicious “pomegranate molasses”? And who among us doesn’t like to taste our famous “Baba Ghannouj” decorated with these reddish beads? Whether sweet or sour, the pomegranate is a delicious fruit that is found in many Mediterranean countries. As a fact, its brightly red, watery ...

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Do you know the size of a serving of green beans?

Do you know the size of a serving of green beans?

Green beans, which belong to the family of legumes, are among the foods that are very precious to many of us. Every year, at this same time, and with the arrival of spring, street vendors invade both sides of public ways and incite us to buy such green beans which would delight our evening gatherings, especially while watching football games. ...

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Holidays and vacations!! 4 mistakes to avoid!!

Holidays and vacations

We often tend, during holidays and vacations, to unknowingly commit a few dietary errors. Indeed, this can happen for several reasons (discussed below) that can’t always be justified. Therefore, we must be aware that holidays and vacations should never be synonymous to food imbalance. Hence, we have to try to stay aware of such festive moments, since the opposite would ...

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Are Falafel considered a healthy food?!

Are Falafel considered a healthy food?!

Who among us did not relish, even if on a single occasion, eating a piece of a sandwich of Falafel? And who among us is capable of resisting those distinctive aromas coming our way from Falafel restaurants and which provoke us, even from a few hundred meters away? Of course, I guess we’ll all answer: “No one…”! In this case, ...

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