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Here are some additives we should do without… but which we consume every day

From endocrine disruptors to those contributing to the onset of certain cancers, our daily plate is filled with a good number of additives that are dangerous to our health. Therefore, the following lines enumerate some of these additives and which it’s necessary to avoid as much as possible: – Avoid foods (such as beverages, candies, ice creams, jams, etc.) stuffed ...

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5 beneficial foods for a healthy heart

Garlic The consumption of raw garlic helps promote blood circulation and aids in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the American Heart Association recommends the consumption of garlic since it helps regulate the levels of total cholesterol, it fights bad cholesterol, it lowers the levels of triglycerides in the blood and it has an effect on hypertension. Oat In addition ...

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Is it true that cheeses contain as much proteins as meat?!

In general, yes, this is true. On the whole, cheeses provide us with a quantity of proteins that’s equal to that contained in meat. It is good to note as well that protein content in cheeses varies, as an average, between 15 and 30 g in 100 g and such content varies depending on the type of cheese considered. We ...

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Who said popcorn is suitable for weight loss?!

Our famous and cherished popcorn is obtained from a specific variety of corn known for its small grains which we enjoy listening to its bursting sound when being cooked. These grains are thus blown and reach a volume that’s about 30 times greater than their initial volume. Therefore, and as you noticed, popcorn is made of corn – that is ...

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Checked For You: Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

Studies in both animals and humans have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners can make you feel hungry and actually eat more. A comprehensive new study co-led by the University of Sydney has revealed for the first time why this response occurs. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the results shed light on the effects of artificial sweeteners on the brain ...

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Checked For You: Butter is NOT so bad, major study claims

Scientists have discovered that eating one tablespoon of butter a day had little impact on overall mortality, no significant link with cardiovascular disease and strokes – and could even have a small effect in reducing the risk of diabetes. The robust research – one of the largest meta-studies to be carried out on the health effects of butter – adds ...

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