How much potassium do we need each day

Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body, which plays an essential role in several processes that it carries out. For example, cardiac function, muscular contractions and management of water balance. About 98% of the potassium in the body is inside the cells . Of this, 80% is within the muscle cells, while …

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8 Nutritive carbohydrates for weight loss

There are several effective carbohydrates to lose weight. When you eat healthy carbohydrates, your body uses all that energy to perform daily activities and avoids storing it in the body. Carbohydrates are one of the main nutrients that provides enough energy to the body, since the digestive system changes carbohydrates into glucose; that is, in …

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8 health reasons to love Pistachios

Pistachios provide excellent health benefits as they can help in weight control, protection against diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and promote better digestion. Also, pistachios are one of the few nuts that contain most of the nutrients that are required by humans to have optimal health. Pistachios can be found normally packaged and ready to chew, …

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11 nourishing foods that strengthen the nervous system

The nervous system is formed by a group of nerves and cells known as neurons, which send signals to the different parts of the body; the nervous system is graphically like electrical wiring in the body . Structurally, the nervous system has two components: the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system. The central …

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4 healthy seeds to lose weight fast

Very often, we are told how healthy nuts are for our body and how it can help us lose weight, however, there are many seeds that are also of great benefit in weight loss. ©Getty A disadvantage of nuts is that they are relatively high in fat, compared to some seeds. For example, a handful …

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What the white stripes mean in raw chicken fillets

When it comes to choosing a meat for lunch or dinner, it is assumed that the most healthy is chicken. However, if your chicken fillets have a multitude of white stripes, you may be eating chicken with a rare muscle disease. Due to the production times required today, farmers have chosen to make genetic modifications …

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With this simple trick you can check the quality of any chocolate bar

The quality of a chocolate depends on its percentage of cocoa. The chocolate bars with milk tend to have lower quality, while the dark chocolate, in theory, have a higher concentration of cocoa butter. There is a simple trick to make sure it is of good quality. Photo: Everjean (Flickr) In Business Insider they talked …

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Good foods for your skin: What to eat to look radiant

If you want a youthful and healthy skin we advise you to include in your daily diet a series of foods that contain essential nutrients that benefit and protect the skin from the inside. The secret to having radiant and healthy skin, and delaying the signs of aging to the maximum, is not only in …

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12 actions that will make you food-smart

Tired of hearing that everything you like to eat is bad for you? Here’s some good news. Lots of foods have healing powers-you just have to Find out which foods are good for what. Here are 12 actions that will make you food-smart. 1 . Break open the brew. Research has shown that drinking beer …

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Eating for Every Occasion: What to eat and when

When your dining prospects look bleak, try these simple, tasty foods. Man’s ideal eating environment is the restaurant buffet. It involves so little thinking. Our primal gathering instinct kicks in, and we fill our plates until the olives tumble onto the carpet. Piece of cake. But real-life eating isn’t a 30-item buffet. It’s much tougher …

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7 REASONS WHY WE LOVE WATERMELONS (BENEFITS AND PROPERTIES)

Watermelon is a fruit rich in carotenoid lycopene and phenolic antioxidants. In addition, it contains cucurbitacin E, an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient and is low in calories, as it has only 46 calories per cup. Also, it is a very good source of vitamin C, pantothenic acid, copper, biotin, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and …

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12 FOODS THAT NATURALLY PREVENT CANCER

Cancer is one of the most common diseases and at the same time is deadly in most cases. Studies reveal that foods eaten play an important role in health, and may even help and shovel diseases. Below are some foods that are of great benefit to avoid cancer and that are of great help for …

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GET READY FOR THE NIGERIA BEER FESTIVAL, THEY SAY IT’S GOING TO BE BIG

The importance of drinking responsibly this period can not be overemphasized because Lagos State is set to host the maiden edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival from September 25 to October 1, 2017. For those of us who have know idea what beer festivals are, is an event at which a variety of beers are …

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