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Here is the truth about iron contained in spinach

Contrary to what we always heard from our parents, spinach is not the food that’s the richest in iron. Indeed, it contains a lesser quantity of iron than what we used to hear and of a quality that’s much less absorbed by the body than that of iron found in a good piece of meat, for example. In fact, iron ...

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What could be the effect of nibbling on our weight?

Do you have an idea of nibbling’s impact on our “weight loss objective”? Before giving you some examples, and despite what you’ll read below, rest assured that if you ever crave for a “little bit of something” and you don’t allow it normally, treat yourself and have it! You will not put your shape in danger because of an “extra” ...

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Minced meat!! Here are 5 precautions to consider…

Minced meat is a product we usually buy to prepare a variety of Lebanese meals… But… Beware! Minced meat is a fragile product that needs special handling based on strict rules. Indeed, the procedure of mincing meat implies increasing its surface of contact with ambient air, this being an important factor promoting the faster development of harmful microorganisms within it. ...

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Kiwi… A super-fruit to consume all year long

A powerful anti-cancer Kiwi fruit has a significant antioxidant activity. It contains polyphenols, carotenes and a decent quantity of vitamin E, making it a powerful food against certain types of cancer. Low in calories The kiwi is low in calories and has a high satiety power. It is thus ideal for those wishing to lose weight. Rich in vitamin C ...

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Brown or white eggs?! Which ones are more nutritious?!

Personally, I prefer brown eggs because they always told me they are more nutritious than white eggs. What do you think? Is this true or false? No, it’s FALSE… Brown or white, the color of the egg shell has nothing to do with its quality, taste or nutritional value. Both types are identical from the nutritional point of view. As ...

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Salt is everywhere… Even in sweet products and water!

With the exception of sugar and oil essentially, salt is present naturally in various quantities in all types of foods. In fact, all foods, whether homemade or industrial, are salted in various proportions and are considered the primary source of salt in our plates. For your information, what follows is a list of foods that are high in salt: meat ...

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Is it true that almonds help in lowering bad cholesterol?

Yes, this is true. Although they are quite caloric, raw almonds consumed regularly with their skin and in adequate quantities can be efficient in fighting bad cholesterol (LDL) and can help in lowering its level. Such a benefit is primarily due to almonds’ richness in phytosterols that have the power of partially blocking the absorption of cholesterol, as well as ...

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Fresh or frozen vegetables?! Which are to prefer?

Do you feel that frozen vegetables have lost their vitamin content? Is it preferable to consume fresh vegetables? Well, surprise yourself! In fact, and with the exception of a certain loss in the content of vitamins B1 and C due to the blanching process, the vitamins and minerals content in frozen vegetables is almost similar, if not higher (especially in ...

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Is it true that we shouldn’t wash chicken before cooking it?

Well, and contrary to the common perception that requires washing chicken before cooking it, a thing that is often transmitted to us by our mother or mother-in-law, or which simply arises from our logic and good culinary sense, yes, it is true, we should not wash chicken pieces under running water before cooking them. Such a habit which we believe ...

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