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Some tips that help slow down the effect of aging

– Add as much raw foods as possible to your meals (mainly fruits and vegetables) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Such foods have the advantage of safeguarding all their content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Also, they efficiently help fight the aging of the skin. – Choose products that have a more or less short list of ingredients and ...

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Iron… Its importance and its natural sources

We should first note that iron is a trace element that’s necessary for our body. Iron helps in the transfer of oxygen in the blood and in the formation of red blood cells. Also, and since our body is unable to synthesize iron, it is then our duty to acquire it through food. Iron in food can be found in ...

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Mercury in fish!! Which to choose? Tuna or salmon?

As we all know, eating fish is good for the health. However, we still have to pay attention to some fish which may contain significant amounts of mercury. As a reminder, mercury is a metal that, when present in high doses, may be toxic to the nervous system, especially during fetal development and in the early years of the child. ...

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An info that’s good to know…

Freezing foods is a process that slows down the activity and the development of bacteria, but it does not destroy them unfortunately. They would still be there but in an inactive status. However, when unfreezing a food, these bacteria which are always present “wake up” and start their proliferation anew. Therefore, an unfrozen food should be consumed as soon as ...

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6 food types that lead to their excessive consumption

It happens sometimes that we keep on feeling hungry all day long and we keep on eating constantly, without really feeling satiated. But why do we feel such an abnormal hunger? And what drives us to consume so much food and remain hungry? Indeed, there are some foods that, when consumed, “open” our appetite and push us to consume more ...

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Losing weight requires adopting the Smart way of shopping

In order for us to enjoy food while keeping our goal of losing weight in mind, it is essential that we learn first how to do the shopping at the supermarket. This is an essential thing to consider. In fact, eating healthy means that the fridge and cupboards must be almost free of sweets, pastries and various other “good things” ...

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Fructose, or fruit sugar… When does it become harmful to our health?

The fructose is a simple sugar that’s found naturally in many types of food such as, essentially, in fresh fruits, dried fruits, vegetables and honey. Its taste is similar to that of ordinary sugar although it has a sweetening effect that’s twice the effect of ordinary sugar. The commercially available fructose takes either of two forms. First, it is frequently ...

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Latest news: It’s a hormone that makes that men lose weight easier than women

The scientific journal “Molecular Metabolism” has recently published a report stating that researchers from the University of Aberdeen in the UK and from the University of Michigan in the US have, again, declared that men and women are not alike in what relates to their weight loss and gain. According to these researchers, this conclusion comes from the behavior of ...

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