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Is caffeine our friend or our enemy?

Is caffeine our friend or our enemy?

Caffeine is recognized as one of the most consumed psychoactive substances in the world. Its main source is coffee, which is one of the most popular beverages worldwide, consumed in about two billion cups a day.   In addition to coffee, caffeine also occurs naturally in other foods and drinks. Namely, chocolate, black tea, green tea and yerba mate. The concentration of caffeine in these foods varies. In addition to natural sources, there are many drinks, foods, and even medicines that contain caffeine. In fact, even decaffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea often contain a small amount of caffeine...

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Nutrient loss during food processing

Nutrient loss during food processing

Consuming nutritious foods is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle, it can improve our health status as well as our energy levels. However, before consumption, almost all food is processed in some form, be it slicing, blending or cooking and baking. Whatever the process, it is more than likely that the nutritional value of that food will change. Although there are differences between the techniques used in the kitchen, overall, it can be said that the processes that expose foods to high levels of heat, light or oxygen cause the greatest loss of nutrients.   Some vitamins are...

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Why not worry about the extra kilos you picked up during the pandemic?

Why not worry about the extra kilos you picked up during the pandemic?

As the season changed into a much hotter weather, most of our summer clothes got into our sights again. Plus, we can see more and more “gym bros” on social media pushing motivating content about achieving a bikini body. For many people, the change that their body has undergone over the past year is becoming more and more noticeable. Many complain of losing their strength, while others complain about the extra kilos.   The pandemic has turned most people’s lives upside down in the past year and among many others this has affected our emotions, eating habits and physical activity...

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Does alcohol have a place in a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

Does alcohol have a place in a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

Problems with alcoholism are well known, but what about the effects of social drinking or moderate alcohol consumption? Does alcohol have a place in a balanced and healthy diet, or do the risks of consuming it outweigh its benefits?    Alcohol affects both our bodies and our minds. It is the most accepted psychoactive substance by society. It is part of our social and cultural life, part of many social events, from family dinners to sporting events and night parties. The authorities also suggest that if we consume alcohol, try to spread it over several days instead of “binge drinking,” when...

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