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Fruit teas, hot water with lemon and salt & vinegar crisps are all BAD for your teeth

Habitually drinking acidic drinks such as fruit teas or lemon and water, as well as changing patterns of eating will increase the risks of tooth erosion, scientists have found Drinking fruit teas and hot water with lemon can leave people 11 times more likely to suffer tooth erosion, scientists have found. Salt and vinegar crisps are also among problem foods ...

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Eating slowly may actually help you lose weight

A new study claims that eating more deliberately could help lose weight, while those who wolf down their meals are more likely to become obese. “Changes in eating speed can affect changes in obesity, BMI and waist circumference,” a research duo from Japan’s Kyushu University wrote in the journal BMJ Open. “Interventions aimed at reducing eating speed may be effective ...

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10 Cooking Mistakes That Can Make Your Food Toxic

Some of the biggest health risks are hiding in plain sight—in your own kitchen. Here are the cooking habits to change before you make dinner tonight. Cooking with the wrong fats Cook with olive oil—but only for certain foods. Butter is back—but is butter better? And then there’s coconut oil—actually, there are many reasons not to cook with coconut oil. ...

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‘Incredible’ banana with an edible skin grown in Japan

Farmers in Japan have called on the ancient DNA of a specially bred banana, to create a remarkable version of the fruit with a totally edible skin. The technique recreates conditions present at the end of the ice age around 20,000 years ago, when plants would emerge from harsh winter temperatures to grow. Bananas typically take two years to grow ...

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Kiwi… your trusted friend for a successful diet!

– Kiwi is one of the fruits that are poorly caloric. Indeed, a large kiwi piece weighing about 100 grams contains some 58 calories. – Kiwi contains a significant volume of fibers, which makes it useful for facilitating intestinal transit and for helping in cases of mild constipation. It also contributes in providing us quickly with the sense of satiety. ...

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