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White and healthy teeth… How does food influence the whiteness and beauty of our teeth?

White and healthy teeth

We often ask ourselves questions about the relationship between the food we consume and the preservation of a beautiful healthy appearance of our teeth. For this reason, I went to visit Dr. Anthony Fakhoury, surgical dentist (USJ) and owner of the cosmetic dentistry clinic “Smile To Smile” (https://www.facebook.com/SmileToSmileDentalClinics) who has been so kind to provide me with the answers we ...

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Lactose intolerance? What does this exactly mean?

Lactose intolerance

Lactose, which is the milk’s sugar, can be essentially found in milk and in dairy products although it is also present, but in a much more minimal quantity, in many sweet products, in some sauces and in a variety of other preparations. But how does our system handle lactose and what is “Lactose Intolerance”? Well, let us first note that ...

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Latest news: Depression starts from your plate!

Depression

Here are some good news for our local dietary system. Indeed, a recent Spanish study, which was reported by the scientific magazine BMC Medicine, has just announced that the Mediterranean diet would probably reduce the risk of depression in adults. But how did the researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) arrive at such a conclusion? ...

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Does drinking water excessively cause harm to our body?

Does drinking water

Before answering this question, let’s talk first about the importance of water in our body. In addition to the fact that it’s the main constituent of our body, we should know that water makes about 65% of the weight of an adult person (over half of his/her weight!). On the other hand, since the body continuously eliminates water via urine, ...

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Want to lose weight? Stop thinking you’re fat!

Want to lose weight?

Did you know that stress triggered by your “negative” appreciation of your body can be enough to push you to eat more and get fat? And did you know that people who don’t give any importance to their scale don’t have such a concern? Indeed, a scientific study that was recently published in the “International Journal of Obesity” has confirmed ...

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For all these reasons, I choose yogurt…

For all these reasons

I must admit, dear friends, that yogurt is one of my favorite foods whether in its natural form (whole or skimmed) and I don’t mind taking some of it every day. Therefore, it is desirable for people who are able to consume it, to do so for several reasons among which are the following… – It helps lose weight: Being ...

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Latest news: An ice cream that melts much slower.

An ice cream that melts

Soon, we’ll have the opportunity to say “Goodbye” to that ice cream which melts rapidly on our fingers and clothing. In the future, we’ll be able to take our time enjoying our favorite ice cream. Indeed, the BBC has just reported (early September) that a number of British researchers have identified a protein that can be added to the ice ...

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Latest news: “Good” fat implants for less weight gain

"Good" fat

We have recently learned (around August 26th more specifically) that a group of American researchers from the University of California Berkeley has satisfactorily concluded tests on mice during which they managed to implant “good” brown fat cells whose role was to promote weight loss. The scientists said that their mission was completed successfully. Mice that had brown fat implant did ...

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