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All what you need to know about Yerba Mate

All what you need to know

– The yerba mate belongs to the family of hot drinks classified as stimulants. – It contains caffeine in a quantity that is higher than that in tea but lower than that in coffee. A cup of yerba mate contains about 80 mg of caffeine. – It may have a slight effect on weight loss, especially if accompanied with a ...

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New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

New research could

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study, published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no significant link between dairy fats and cause of death or, more specifically, heart disease and stroke ...

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Single injection could cure both obesity AND type 2 diabetes

Single injection could

A single injection could cure both obesity and type 2 diabetes without any side effects, new research suggests. Injecting a hormone, known as FGF21, into obese mice causes weight loss and greater insulin sensitivity for more than a year, a study found. Insulin resistance is the reduced ability of cells to respond to the hormone, which transports glucose out of ...

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New insulin pill approach from Harvard successful in animal study

New insulin pill

An insulin pill has shown to have positive results in new rodent studies, with Harvard scientists optimistic the pill could one day be offered to the public. The concept of insulin pills isn’t new; several research teams have worked on developing an effective insulin pill, but a number of problems have prevented the technology from advancing. One of the biggest ...

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Can reheating rice cause food poisoning?

Can reheating rice

It’s important to know how to reheat any food to avoid the symptoms of food poisoning. Rice is a staple in many people’s diets, and with it being a popular takeaway food, what’s the advice when it comes to heating it back up again – can you keep it for your next meal or should you throw it away? Reheating ...

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What to have babies? Have seafood

What to have babies

Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed 500 couples in Michigan and Texas for one year, asking them to log their seafood consumption and sexual activity in daily journals. Couples had 39 per cent higher odds ...

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Fresh, dried, or jam… all you need to know about apricots!

Fresh, dried

Fresh apricot – Fresh apricot is a moderately caloric fruit; one portion equals around 3 medium-sized pieces which contain about 60-70 calories. – Apricot contains many vitamins and it is rich in minerals as well, especially potassium and iron. – It is very rich in antioxidants, and may help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. ...

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