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Scientists Discovered a Protein that Could Lead to a Treatment for Obesity (Checked For You)

Scientists Discovered a Protein

Scientists have discovered a protein that could lead to the development of a medication that helps people lose weight. Science Magazine reports that researchers from three different pharmaceutical companies made the discovery and separately published their findings. They each identified the protein “growth differentiation factor-15” (GDF15), which has been said to cause a loss of appetite — medically described as ...

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Garlic… Here are some important details you may not know!

Despite its tiny size

1 – 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. 2 – Garlic plays as well an important role in the prevention of colon cancer and stomach cancer. 3 – ...

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Turkey ham, in slices: Food composition for 100 grams

turkey ham

What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Turkey ham, in slices Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 104 Energy (kJ) – 441 Water (g) – 74 Protein (g) – 20.9 Protein, crude (g) – 20.9 Carbohydrate (g) – 1.29 Fat (g) – 1.67 Sugars (g) – 1.08 Starch (g) – X ...

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Avocados: Spanish company launches low-fat variety (Checked For You)

Avocados: Spanish

From Instagram posts to morning smoothies, you cannot seem to escape the avocado in 2017. But the fruit could soon become even more popular after a Spanish company announced it is launching reduced-fat avocados for the first time. Isla Bonita claims their Avocado Light has up to 30% less fat than ordinary fruits. They also say it ripens faster, and ...

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Delivery meals… Tips for having them healthy and nutritious

Delivery meals

Pizza: Ask for making it with a very thin dough and choose only two types of ingredients. Ask also for adding a lot of vegetables and avoid additions such as four cheeses or pepperoni. Chinese dishes: Choose the ones that are entirely steamed or boiled and ensure that nuts are grilled and not fried and that they are kept separate ...

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Chocoholics More Likely To Be Brainiacs (Checked For You)

Chocoholics More Likely

I can honestly say I have never considered myself to be a brainiac but there is a psychological study that proves that chocolate can actually boost grey matter in our brain in fact making us more clever and smarter. (…) The research proves specific benefits. “In scientific terms, eating chocolate was significantly associated with superior “visual-spatial memory and [organisation], working ...

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Falafel… How much caloric is it? How does it turn into a toxic food?

Falafel... How much

– Falafel consists primarily of a mixture of chickpeas and beans. – It is rich in vegetable proteins and fibers, and is initially low in fat (i.e. before frying) and contains complex carbohydrates. – Falafel is a good source of vitamins, such as vitamin B6, and minerals, such as iron, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. – Each piece of fried Falafel ...

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Sweet corn, canned and drained: Food composition for 100 grams

sweet corn

What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Sweet corn, canned and drained Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 110 Energy (kJ) – 465 Water (g) – 75.4 Protein (g) – 2.73 Protein, crude (g) – 2.73 Carbohydrate (g) – 19.6 Fat (g) – 1.68 Sugars (g) – 5.44 Starch (g) – ...

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Food order may impact blood sugars during a meal (Checked For You)

Food order may impact

A new study has found that a method as simple as eating vegetables and proteins before carbs during a meal may achieve substantial reductions in blood sugars and insulin levels. There is no question that carbs can be problematic for people with type 2 diabetes and that reducing sugar and refined starch is perhaps the most important dietary change to ...

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