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Wednesday 16 th September 2015
Nuts and seeds have many nutritional benefits. They contain great amounts of minerals and vitamins and also valuable proteins and essential fatty acids. But many people are prone to allergies or intolerances to nuts and seeds.
This article discusses the nutritional characteristics of nuts and seeds, the reason why they are so allergenic and gives some recommendations for their consumption.


Wednesday 8 th July 2015
Juicing and blending vegetables and fruits is recommended in several diets. Some of them, such as Gerson therapy, rely almost exclusively on this kind of food. They advocate that it’s the best way for detoxifying the body, as well as providing a lot of important nutrients.
Is it really so important for health to include juices and smoothies? In this article I will show you the benefits and disadvantages of these food, as well as some tests with juices and smoothies that can give you some clues about this question.

Wednesday 6 th May 2015
Milk and dairy products are some of the most controversial issues in the science of nutrition. Conventional medicine defends them as some of the most important foods, essential for the calcium in our bones, while many nutritionists and naturopaths have argued for many years that it might be the cause of many diseases.
Numerous books have been written about how milk and dairy products affect health; it is a wide ranging subject overall. This article summarizes some of the pros and cons of milk and dairy products.

Friday 6 th February 2015
In the media we can often find information about the thousand virtues of certain foods: omega3 in flaxseed that is good for the brain, phytohormones in soy that are good for menopause, garlic and onion are antibiotics, chocolate, coffee and wine are still claimed to be beneficial due to their anti-oxidant properties... But what about the harmful effects of these foods? Why are the effects of such as phytic acid in flaxseed; lectins, saponins, oxalates, digestive enzyme inhibitors and goitrogens in soy; alicin in garlic and onion; tannins in chocolate, coffee and wine; oxalates and histamine in chocolate and coffee not considered?
In this article we will address the issue of antinutrients, one of the most controversial questions from the point of view of the different nutritionist trends.


Saturday 4 th October 2014
It is a well-known fact that refined sugar is unhealthy: it causes tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, some studies also relate it to cardiovascular, rheumatological, neurological diseases and even to cancer. So it is better to use healthier alternatives to sweeten desserts.
There are endless alternatives to white sugar: different types of sugar like brown sugar, coconut sugar or palm sugar; different types of syrups such as rice syrup, maple syrup and agave syrup; fructose, honey, xylitol, or sweeteners such as saccharin, aspartame, stevia, ... So, which are the best options?

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