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Latest news: Here’s why we have cravings


It happens to all of us sometimes that we feel an urgent need for nibbling between meals. Moreover, we find it almost impossible for us to resist such a temptation. And so, we pass in front of the kitchen cupboard… we grab a piece of cake or a pack of biscuits. We consume it partially, leave it aside and then… ...

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4 types of food for a healthy fall season!!

4 types of food

Spinach: Rich in carotenoids, such as lutein which is beneficial for the prevention of macular degeneration linked to age, spinach is also rich in magnesium and folic acid. In addition, its high fiber content makes it an excellent regulator of the intestinal transit. Avocado: The avocado is known to contain a good load of vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamins of ...

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Here’s how I could know if I’m overweight

Here's how I could know

To begin with, let us note that the Body Mass Index or “BMI” which was adopted by the WHO is a handy tool that provides us a rough idea of the adaptability of our weight vis-à-vis our height; this means, if we are thin, overweight, or obese. In order to calculate our BMI, we have to divide our weight (kg) ...

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Latest news: What would you say of a pill that is a substitute to sport?

substitute to sport

At the beginning of this month of October, the “Washington Post” published an article addressing this issue which caught the interest of various universities during recent months. Would it be possible for us to stay in shape without exercising? Well, it seems that this would be possible in a few years. The newspaper cited two studies that reported major advances ...

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The whole truth about balsamic vinegar

balsamic vinegar

The balsamic vinegar which we usually add to some of our dishes and salads is a product that has an outstanding flavor. However, and in order for us to get the most out of its nutritional benefits and taste, it is important that we know what quality to choose among the various qualities available of such balsamic vinegar. As such, ...

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Trans fats: Their health hazards and where to find them

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Trans fats are considered part of the unsaturated fats category. However, they have undergone an industrial process called “hydrogenation” which aims to make these oils more consistent and stable and to extend their shelf life so that they become easier to use by industrial manufacturers of commercial food products. Trans fats are dangerous to our health, especially to the heart ...

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Latest news: Here’s how to avoid catching cold!!

Here's how to avoid

A new study published early last September in the American magazine “Sleep” has revealed that the risk of catching a cold is 4 times greater in people who do not get enough of sleep. The study was conducted on a group of 164 people who agreed to be exposed to the cold virus. During that study, their sleep patterns were ...

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5 hidden reasons that make us gain weight with age…

5 hidden

Have you noticed that you’re gaining weight with age? Are you dreaming of the weight you had when you were 20? Well, gaining weight with age is a reality… This can happen, unfortunately, for several hidden reasons. Here are a few. 1- Our weight depends on our genes. This is unfortunately true for some of us who are inclined to ...

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