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Vitamin D and Calcium: The Dynamic Duo

Calcium and Vitamin D are both essential to our health – specifically bone health. Basically, they are partners in helping our body absorb the calcium we need to strengthen our bones. What are calcium and vitamin D? Calcium and vitamin D are nutrients that provide important benefits for your body. These two micronutrients work in […]

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Here’s What Happened After Eating a Handful of Nuts Everyday

Nuts are packed with nutrients, but they are also packed with calories and fat. For example, only 14 walnut halves have 185 calories and 83% of their calories come from fat. Many people who are dieting choose to avoid nuts exactly for this reason. Lots of calories, lots of fat, so they are fattening, right? […]

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Artificial food colors

Artificial food colors (or color additives) are any dye, pigment or substance that imparts color when it is added to food or drink. Without color additives, colas wouldn’t be brown, margarine wouldn’t be yellow and mint ice cream wouldn’t be green. It is estimated that there are thousands of additives in our food supply [10]! Color additives are recognized as an important […]

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Brazil nuts: four a month for reduced cholesterol

The benefits of nuts are well-known, and more benefits are revealed constantly. Nuts (e.g. walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and cashews) are a good source of protein, minerals and vitamin E. Nuts are also able to protect against DNA damage, suppress cancer growth and inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease [3]. A new study revealed some crazy news about the connection between […]

What is the healthiest sweetener?

The healthiest sweetener

Sweeteners are an essential part of practically any cuisine. After all, in all traditions and cultures people enjoy the sweet taste of a good cake or a dessert. Sweeteners are usually simple carbs and don’t provide the body with any essential nutrients. However, if you had to use only one sweetener in the dessert you are making, what should it be? Which […]

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What is the best cooking method?

What is the best cooking method to maximize nutrient consumption? Which are the gentlest cooking methods for preserving nutrients: baking, frying, boiling, microwaving, griddling or pressure cooking? It is well-known that most foods lose vitamins after you cook them, but which vegetables have more antioxidants cooked than raw? Which vegetable loses most of its nutrients when cooked and which vegetables increase in […]

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How much soy is too much?

The recommended amount of soy consumption per day is a controversial issue. Different studies and organizations recommend different amounts. Should we avoid soy altogether? Or perhaps a little bit of soy is good for you? Or can we consume as much as we would like? How much soy is too much? To find the answers watch this 2-minute video […]