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Checked For You: How much sugar is in your child’s fruit drink?

Checked For You: How much sugar

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and colleagues from Action on Sugar have assessed the sugar content of over 200 fruit drinks marketed at children and have found them to be “unacceptably high.” The research, conducted by Professor Simon Capewell from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society and Action on Sugar has been published in the online journal ...

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Sesame seeds and tahini! Are they a good source of calcium?

Sesame seeds

Besides being a source of dietary fibers which facilitate intestinal transit and promote the absorption of carbohydrates and fats, a fact that positively affects blood cholesterol levels, sesame seeds are known to be a good source of calcium. Indeed, and according to the USDA, each 100 grams of these seeds contain 975 milligrams of calcium. Also, let’s recall that calcium ...

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What’s the relation between uric acid and alcohol-free beer?

relation between uric acid

It is known that some foods and drinks are naturally rich in purine; that molecule which is transformed in the body into uric acid. Thus, people suffering from high uric acid levels should be aware of such a fact and follow their doctor’s instructions with regards to the foods that are permitted or forbidden in their case, including those rich ...

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Is black tea a better choice than green tea? And which to choose?

black tea

Tea as a product, whether it is green or black, is derived from the same plant. However, what differentiates green tea from black tea is its degree of fermentation during the manufacturing process. Thus, we should know that green tea is an unfermented product. Such tea was simply dried. Therefore, it retains almost all of its content of polyphenol, these ...

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Aluminum!! Where is it found in our food? And how to avoid it?

Aluminum

Aluminum is a metal that’s naturally widespread in the environment: In the air, in drinking water, in soil, in cosmetics (antiperspirants, hair dyes, etc.), in household products, in some vaccines and medicines (mainly antacids), and also (unfortunately) in our food (grains, vegetables, etc.). Therefore, we are naturally and daily exposed to this metal. Although aluminum has long been considered inert ...

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Some tips that help slow down the effect of aging

Some tips that help

– 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

Iron

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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