Nov 23 2011

High-Fiber Diet Lowers Bowel Cancer Risk

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Cereals fruitsI was aware that a diet rich in fibres is essential for the regulation of bowel function, but, according to a new study, fibres are the most effective method to combat bowel cancer.

Published by the British Medical Journal, the study, whose main aim was to investigate the association between intake of dietary fibre and whole grains and risk of colorectal cancer, points out that for every 10 gram increase in total dietary fibre, the risk of bowel cancer lowers by 10 per cent.

The discovery does not come as a surprise for members of the medical world since, for many years, nutritionists claimed that a high intake (more…)



Nov 22 2011

The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolateCan you imagine life without chocolate?

Probably not. Me neither.

I must confess I often indluge in this amazing sweet brown food.

The problem is that I try to refrain myself from eating too much since I am scared of its side-effects.

But I found a solution to this issue: dark chocolate.

In case you did not know, dark chocolate has profoundly healing powers. Here are some of the advantages of consuming it.

Rich source of antioxidants

Antioxidants are very important for our body because they (more…)

Nov 21 2011

How To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

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Reindeer ridingWinter is my favourite season.

I love the magic atmosphere of Christmas, the squeaky sound of snow under my feet and all the delicious treats prepared with the festive occassion.

But my joy is somehow dimineshed every time I step on the scale and I realize I gained weight from all the goodies prepared during the cold season.

Don’t get me wrong, it is natural to gain a little weight when the cold weather hits but it is important to prevent an expanding waistline that will make you feel uncomfortable with yourself.

So, here is some useful advice on how to keep fit during winter. (more…)

Nov 20 2011

Facts About Camel Milk

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CamelMost of us are used to consuming cow milk because we believe that this is the best milk.

Nevertheless, the milk produced by other animals has special properties as well and one of them is the camel milk.

I know, this may sound a little bit “exotic”, but the camel milk is a rich source of proteins with potential antimicrobial and protective activities.

Here are some facts about this type of milk:

  • When compared with traditional milk, camel milk is saltier. However, (more…)
Nov 19 2011

Green Spinach Smoothie

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Spinach smoothieI love eating vegetables and I usually have a serving of greens each day.

But I have never tried a green smoothie before.

I hear all over the place that these shakes are extremely healthy, prevent many diseases and help people in their fight against extra pounds.

So, I decided it was time to find a great recipe that will help me too. Here is the recipe I think is going to satisfy my curiosity and which I think is going to taste great too:

Ingredients:

  • Obviously, spinach. The quantity depends on how ‘green’ you (more…)
Nov 17 2011

Adipotide, The New Weight Loss Pill

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Softgel capsuleHow would you feel if I told you there could be a drug to help you loose 11% of your body fat in the first month?

I would feel interested to hear more, but I would have doubts.

This drug is not yet available, but researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently  got to an important milestone for the drug they were testing since 2004.

They gave monkeys a drug, called adipotide, that targets the blood supply to fat cells and kills them.

After only 28 daily injections of the drug the monkeys lost an (more…)

Nov 14 2011

Cooked Foods Give Us More Energy

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Home cookingIn my recent search for news about nutrition I came about a very interesting title that attracted my attention – „why cooking counts”.

I started immediately to read the whole article, which is in fact the summary of a study conducted by the Harvard research institute.

The research shows that cooked meat makes us more energetic than raw meat.

Through such a discovery, the study questions the validity of the current food labeling system  and suggests that humans are adapted to make cooking beneficial for them.

Further on, the study has also compared the energetic effects of (more…)

Nov 12 2011

Natural Flu Remedies

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Snow girlThe cold season has shown its fangs and with it the first signs of flu have appeared.

So, how do we protect ourselves against the negative effects of this common infectious disease?

Our first reaction might be to get vaccinated or buy some medicines from the pharmacy, right?

Well, think twice.

The simple symptoms of a cold and even the more serious problems of flu can be treated with the help of natural remedies.

Unlike antibiotics, natural remedies rarely cause harmful side effects like allergic reactions. Most importantly, they do not eliminate the friendly bacteria (more…)

Nov 10 2011

Benefits Of Home-Baked Bread

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Baked breadDo you remember when you were a child and you used to spend a lot of time with your grandma?

She knew how to create magic out of nothing and you yearned to know all her secrets when you would grow up.

What seemed to appeal most to you was the fresh smell of home-baked bread.

That comforting and inviting smell is the most pregnant memory of your childhood. Why not revive it by baking bread at home?

There are many reasons for which you should eat bread made in the intimacy of your household and this article is focused on presenting some of (more…)

Nov 08 2011

Wheat Germs, The Weight Loss Super Food

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Wheat in handsIn our search for weight loss solutions we often find super foods that should not miss from our alimentation.

Wheat germs are definitely included in the super foods list because they have very many benefits.

But what are wheat germs?

Like in the case of all cereals, wheat germs are the reproductive parts of the plant, meaning the embryos of the seeds.

Wheat germs are usually used to extract vegetable oil but they are (more…)

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