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    Can pumpkin soup revitalise my skin?

    Winter is around the corner and after nourishing our bodies with fresh recipes during summer months, the time has come for hot and delicious food. With so many options, pumpkin soup is a great seasonal choice for freezing months. Apart from keeping you warm, your skin can also benefit from a high content of carotenoids in pumpkins, such as beta-carotene, that our body converts into Vitamin A. Carotenoids may have some protective effect against the damage by harmful UV rays because it acts as a natural sunblock. Summer is past now, but even after being exposed to the sun, Vitamin A will helps to nourish and feed our skin with…

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    Addiction to junk food could be passed to offspring and lead to obesity

    Everyone knows that junk food is harmful for health. However, unhealthy fast food chains are spreading here and there as a plague every day. As a consequence, the world is becoming sicker and sicker and health care systems are collapsing. In this scenario, the most worrying situation is that newborns can have greater predisposition to be obese and preference for junk food. It is clear that what mothers eat during pregnancy matters. But how can junk food have such as big impact on babies? So, could it be an addiction to junk food? A study showed that pregnant rats that love junk food can pass the addiction to their offspring…

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    Blueberries beat muscle soreness and optimise recovery after workout

    Inflammation and sore muscles is a sign of a hard workout. Anyone who works out regularly may understand the feeling of a burning sensation in a particular part of a body. As a consequence, thousands of synthetic sport supplements are out in the market promising great results to beat swollen muscles and faster recovery. However, the Mother Nature provides a wide variety of foods that do the same job as synthetic pills. Welcome to the fruit world of anti-inflammatory berries: blueberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, cherries…

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    Tomatoes and green tea may prevent Alzheimer

    A diet rich in plants may reverse and prevent Alzheimer symptoms according to a study from the University of Southern California published recently. Researchers focused their attention on two ingredients, found mainly in plants: EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) and FA (ferulic acid). Green tea is very rich in EGCG while tomatoes, rice, wheat, oats and carrots contains a huge amount of FA.

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    Unknown “vitamin ET” in Mushrooms fights free radicals

    American and British researchers simultaneously discovered, isolated and named cobalamin or vitamin B12 in 1948. Since then, no more news about new vitamins. However, Johns Hopkins University studied the unusual amino acid “ergothioneine” (ET) in deeper detail and it showed up an interesting update (1). Ergothioneine could be a new vitamin due its characteristics and role in the body. Humans cannot make ET and the only possible way to get some of the “new vitamin” is through food. “Because of its dietary origin and the toxicity associated with its depletion, ET may represent a new vitamin whose physiologic roles include antioxidant cytoprotection”, extract from Johns Hopkins University’s study. So many…

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    Watermelon, natural viagra without side effects?

    Imagine having a drink with a group of friends and suddenly you ask them to name some aphrodisiac foods. Probably oysters and chocolate would come up first in the list. However, there is a refreshing and delicious spring/summer fruit that is not very popular in the aphrodisiac ranking, but actually it should be in the top 3. It is watermelon.

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    The cheap, healthy and “miraculous” flaxseed against breast cancer

    From time to time, a particular food becomes very popular and trending. It is like magic. But magic has always a trick and when it comes to food industry, the trick is called marketing, money, guru nutritionists and misconception of information. For example, not long time ago inulin was almost out of stock in every single health store after someone described its benefits in a TV program.

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    Is white bread a villain and whole grain bread a superhero?

    We have been told that foods made of complex carbohydrates are much better and healthier, because they contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and are also a good source of fibre. This is partially true, but when it comes to bread, the reality is not that clear. White bread is considered the villain in this story, while whole wheat bread is a superhero. But, things are not so black and white. They are almost the same! Understanding our bread Most bread is made from either white (simple carbohydrates) or whole grain (complex carbohydrates) flour and both come from wheat. The first one is digested quickly and released into the bloodstream,…

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    Natural Foods Revolution

    What is Natural Foods Revolution (NFR)? Natural Foods Revolution (NFR) has been born as a movement that aims to help people to be healthier. NFR  teaches consumers to recognize natural unprocessed against processed and especially ultra-processed food. It also want to help the population believe in food as medicine and treatment to prevent chronic Western diseases (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, hypertension, cancer…). Finally NFR is ready to declare war on the food industry that, together with governments and food lobbies,  makes the world sicker and unhealthier. Why Natural Foods Revolution?  Western countries are experiencing an overload of sick people as a consequence of their unhealthy eating habits. Lack of nutritional…