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Are dried fruit healthy?

Are dried fruit healthy?

Dried fruit are healthy if eaten in moderation. They are full of fiber and antioxidants, but are also high in sugars, including fructose. Some dried fruit have a high Glycemic Load.

Are fruit juices healthy?

Are fruit juices healthy?

There are 6 reasons why fruit juices are not healthy, contrary to what is believed. These negative effects outweigh the health benefits derived from the nutrients of fruit juices.

Are gourmet salts healthier than table salt?

Are gourmet salts healthier than table salt?

Gourmet salts, such as the himalayan salt or the celtic sea salt, are not healthier than table salt. Trace elements in gourmet salts and aluminium in table salts occur in insignificant amounts. Both should be treated simply as sodium chloride...

How is margarine made?

How is margarine made?

The main components of margarines are oils usually extracted from genetically modified oilseeds. Its production is quite complex and involves several chemicals, such as pesticides.

Best dark chocolate

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...

Is caffeine bad for you?

Is caffeine bad for you?

Caffeine containing foods or beverages can either be bad or good for you depending on your genetic predisposition, on your allergic reaction to it or on the amount of caffeine consumed. For most people 400mg (between 3-5 cups of coffee) of caffeine...

Is canned tuna healthy?

Canned tuna is one of the most nutritious foods available, if consumed within the safe limits. It contains various toxins such as methylmercury, which can be detrimental to one’s health.

Is coffee bad for you?

Is coffee bad for you?

Coffee can be bad or good for you, mostly depending on your reaction to its main component, caffeine. The health benefits as well as the negative effects of different daily amounts of coffee varies greatly between individuals. Learn which situation...

Is drinking coffee with milk bad for you?

Is drinking coffee with milk bad for you?

Drinking coffee with milk does not harm your health, but it lowers by 23% the absorption of an important antioxidant available in coffee, called chlorogenic acid. This is true if you don't experience negative side effects of coffee and milk, when...

Is fructose bad for you?

High fructose consumption from processed foods produces negative effects in the human body, leads to metabolic syndrome, obesity and increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Is milk bad for you?

Is milk bad for you?

Yes and no. If you drink more than your body can digest, suffer from an allergy to the cow's milk protein, have gastroenteritis or consume milk from bovine hormone injected cows, than the negative effects might outweigh the positive. Otherwise milk...

Is too much fruit bad for you?

Is too much fruit bad for you?

There are no studies showing a limit for daily fruit intake. Increasing the amount of fruit consumption improves health, but you should always leave room for other food groups for a balanced diet.

What are healthy carbs

What are healthy carbs?

Healthy carbohydrates can be defined as unrefined carbohydrates that have a low impact on blood sugar levels, are low in fructose and high in dietary fiber. The list of healthy carbohydrates includes whole vegetables, fruit and legumes.

What is margarine?

What is margarine?

Margarine is described as a concoction of artificially modified substances that was created as a cheap substitute for natural butter.

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