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5 common mistakes contributing to weight gain

5 common mistakes

– Insisting on giving up, on the spot and overnight, a long list of bad eating habits and following a strict diet plan or regimen: Chances are too few for such a decision to succeed, this is for not saying “None”. – Resisting the feeling of hunger and insisting on waiting on till the next meal: This will lead to ...

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Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy!

Coconut oil isn't healthy

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials. Researchers didn’t see a difference between coconut oil and other oils high in saturated fat, like butter, beef ...

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5 mistakes that would lead you to overweight during the holidays

5 mistakes that would lead

– The decision you take in advance for going on consuming whatever you wish during the holiday period before you start a strict diet immediately afterwards. Such a thought, by itself, leads you to make food your only concern during that period and would stimulate binging and overeating. – Throwing yourself, on the morning of the first holiday period day, ...

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Checked For You: Drinking coffee may help prevent liver cancer

Checked For You: Drinking coffee

People who drink more coffee – even decaffeinated – are less likely to develop liver cancer, an analysis of data from 26 studies has found. Increasing coffee consumption may help to stave off liver cancer, a new study has suggested. Researchers have found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to develop hepatocellular cancer (HCC), the most common ...

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Peanuts, grilled and salted: Food composition for 100 grams


What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Peanuts, grilled and salted Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 633 Energy (kJ) – 2620 Water (g) – 1.22 Protein (g) – 22.4 Protein, crude (g) – 25.7 Carbohydrate (g) – 15.2 Fat (g) – 50.3 Sugars (g) – 3.62 Starch (g) – 10.7 ...

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What are these green spots on potatoes?!

What are these green spots

First, and in order to ensure our choice of good quality potatoes, we should only choose those that are firm and those that don’t contain sprouts. We must not choose potatoes that show green spots since such spots contain a substance called solanine, a glucoalcaloid that is toxic and that cannot be destroyed by cooking or frying. So, if you ...

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Here’s what you may not know about Quinoa!

Here's what you may not know

– Quinoa is considered a rich source of high quality vegetable proteins and a source of essential amino acids. – Contrary to the general belief, quinoa is not a food that’s low in carbohydrates. In fact, every 100 g. contain about 60 g of carbohydrates when in its raw state and about 18.8 g when it is in its boiled ...

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