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Oil pulling – effective remedy for oral hygiene?

What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling originated from ancient Ayurvedic medicine and was known under the names of Kavala graha or Gandoosha. It has been used to improve oral health. (1, 2) It was popularized as “oil pulling” only recently – in 1990s in...

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients. It is caused by eating food with gluten, a protein found in rye, wheat and barley. If a person with celiac disease eats food with...

Saturated fat – is it really bad for you?

There is no evidence that saturated fat causes atherosclerosis or heart disease. Saturated fat foods provide more health benefits than health risks and should be part of a balanced diet.

What components of cocoa makes dark chocolate so healthy?

Cocoa has two components: non-fat and fat cocoa solids. The non-fat cocoa solids contain most of the health promoting compounds, such as polyphenols, minerals, fiber and theobromine. The polyphenols found in non-fat cocoa solids of dark chocolate...

Eating dark chocolate prevents heart disease

Eating dark chocolate is associated with significantly lower cardiovascular disease risk and stroke, all-cause mortality factors and cardiovascular related mortality.

Dark chocolate – health benefits

Eating dark chocolate may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps to reduce inflammation, increase vasodilation, improve BP, inhibit platelet adhesion and improve lipid profile and is associated with potential benefits in infectious...

How to choose the best dark chocolate

The best dark chocolate has the optimal combination of health benefits and flavor. The higher the proportion of non-fat cocoa solids, which contain powerful, health promoting polyphenols and antioxidants, the healthier the chocolate. The finest...

Can we trust dietary guidelines?

This article discusses the factors that currently influence our food choices, what shapes the official dietary guidelines and why there is a growing trend to look for alternative answers.

Is avocado seed edible?

In recent years, avocado seeds have become the new trendy, alternative food. Many general health websites and popular food blogs publish information on how to eat avocado seeds, claiming their extraordinary nutritional health benefits. Historically...

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