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True/False (Part 3)

Is it true that vegetables and legumes mean the same thing?

FALSE… Vegetables are other than legumes. The first group (a vitamins, minerals and antioxidants reservoir) includes carrots, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, etc. The second group (rich in protein, fiber and vitamins) includes dried beans, lentils, peas, beans, etc. Finally, we should know that legumes can all be easily a substitute for meat or as accompaniment with meat.

Should we really avoid trans fats?

TRUE… Indeed, Trans fats, also known as “hydrogenated fats”, originate from a purely industrial process and are used due to their stability and ease of integration in the manufacture of industrial products (such as pastries, cookies, canned soups, etc.). These trans fats are dangerous for the heart and blood vessels as they promote the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaques. As such, they are harmful to our health and are… to be avoided!

Does cocoa contain much more flavonoids than green tea?

TRUE… Cocoa is a food that is rich in flavonoids (antioxidant molecules that are beneficial to our health) and contains at least twice as much of flavonoids as green tea. As such, cocoa prevents the formation of bad cholesterol, acts on the flexibility of the vessel walls, and protects us against cardiovascular diseases.

Do kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges?

TRUE… In fact, kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges. Fresh kiwis contain 80 mg of vitamin C in 100 g while fresh oranges contain only 53 mg of vitamin C in 100 g.

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