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7 steps for losing weight during Ramadan


Besides being a holy month dedicated to prayer and purification, the Ramadan fasting period is the perfect opportunity for us to learn how to manage our eating habits and to improve our relationship with food. As such, let me today share with you the following simple steps which will help any “healthy adult” lose weight and solve issues such as ...

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10 tips for reducing caloric intake without any “diet”!

without dieting

  Let’s get now to the tips that can help you succeed in this task: 1- Replace all juices and soft drinks with natural mineral water and soda water topped with a few slices of fruits. 2- Replace all kinds of chips with home-made popcorn. 3- Replace our dear nuts with some cherry tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers. 4- Replace mayonnaise ...

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8 tips for a healthy and tasty barbecue!

A barbecue feast

A barbecue is the ideal occasion for gathering around a grill that brings us fun, amusing and enjoyable times filled with lots of flavors. This being said, here are some easy to apply tips which help us join between pleasant moments and healthy eating during these welcomed evenings: 1 – To reduce the formation of harmful substances called heterocyclic amines ...

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Goat cheese: Is it one of the richest in calcium?

Goat cheese

– There are several varieties of goat cheese. Such cheeses may be made either from raw milk or from pasteurized milk. – Goat cheeses are among those that are the least rich in calcium. They contain much less calcium than a number of other cheeses, like Emmenthal and Gruyere for instance. – Goat cheeses are a good source of protein. ...

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Cherries… A natural anti-inflammatory?!


– Cherries, whose full season spans between mid-May and mid-July, are rich in carbohydrates (14g/100g). And a small portion of these is in the form of sorbitol which is a laxative substance. Hence, be careful not to consume much of it! – Calorie-wise, cherries provide us with around 60 kcal/100 g. – Just like all red fruits, cherries are particularly ...

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Fresh Strawberry: Food composition for 100 grams


What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Fresh Strawberry Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 34.9 Energy (kJ) – 148 Water (g) – 90.1 Protein (g) – 0.65 Protein, crude (g) – 0.65 Carbohydrate (g) – 6.14 Fat (g) – 0.18 Sugars (g) – 4.73 Starch (g) – 0.04 Dietary fibres (g) – 1.5 Polyols (g) – X Ash (g) – 0.4 ...

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Checked For You: Is sushi healthy?

Checked For You: Is sushi

Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there’s no arguing that it’s become a mainstream meal — and that’s good news. Sushi can be a very healthy addition to your diet, especially when it’s filled with vegetables, omega-3-rich seafood such as salmon and tuna, and small amounts of heart-healthy avocado. The healthfulness of sushi ...

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Green plums… A helpful option for weight loss

Green plums

These green plums, that spring fruit which won’t be around for a long time, are initially the early pick of yellow plums. They are characterized by their taste and occupy a place of excellence amongst young people who love to savor them after sprinkling them with a strand of salt. It is well known that green plums are low in ...

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