What are actually carbohydrates?

What are actually carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are nutrients that fulfill different relevant functions in the body. They are also incorporated into the body through food. But do you know what role they play and how important they are in the diet? While there is much controversy regarding their consumption, there is sufficient scientific evidence to...

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3 foods containing iron

3 foods containing iron

Iron is an essential element for life. It is necessary for the transport of oxygen to the tissues through the blood, and it is part of the hemoglobin. A deficit of it in the diet can trigger an anaemic process, which causes chronic fatigue and tiredness, among other symptoms. Nevertheless,...

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A meal rich in saturated fat will make you concentrate worse

A meal rich in saturated fat will make you concentrate worse

Saturated fats make concentration difficult, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from Ohio University (USA) and recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The research assessed the ability of 52 women to perform attention tests after eating a menu with excess saturated fat or...

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Can water make us thin or fat?

Can water make us thin or fat?

Water is essential for life, it is where we were born and without it no human being could survive. It is essential to carry out all the functions of an organism and in adulthood more than 60% of our body is made up of water. However, there are many deep-rooted...

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How to replace some processed foods with a healthier version

How to replace some processed foods with a healthier version

The frenetic pace of life, the increase in consumption of fast food or the ease and convenience offered by pre-cooked products mean that, on many occasions, healthy eating habits are neglected. Thus, in order to eat healthy, it is important to know that it is not necessary to follow strict...

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What would be the benefits of wine for the body?

What would be the benefits of wine for the body?

Studies have been carried out to demonstrate the benefits of wine. Fundamentally, it has been found that it could help prevent cardiovascular diseases and some types of tumors. Actually, the benefits of wine are not due to alcohol, but to the presence of resveratrol, one of the polyphenols in wine....

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10 percent of adults in the US have food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe they do

10 percent of adults in the US have food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe they do

More than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe they do, according to new research. “While we found that one in 10 adults have food allergy, nearly twice as many adults think that they are...

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How to prepare spinach in order to maximise the levels of antioxidants in finished food

How to prepare spinach in order to maximise the levels of antioxidants in finished food

Eat your spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice – this is the best way to obtain the antioxidant lutein, according to research from Linköping University, Sweden. High levels of lutein are found in dark green vegetables, and researchers at the university have compared different ways of preparing...

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Foods became less desirable once the calorie content was displayed

Foods became less desirable once the calorie content was displayed

Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of...

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Turn up the heat – 5 ways to rekindle your love of cooking

Turn up the heat – 5 ways to rekindle your love of cooking

Once a cook, always a cook, right? The truth is that even the most avid chef can fall out of love with the culinary arts. Just like the fabled “seven-year itch”, the monotony of the daily grind of churning out the same old meals over and over can cause the...

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