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Polyphenols in foods and their health benefits.

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Polyphenols in foods and their health benefits.

Polyphenols are beneficial substances in lots of plant foods that can be grouped into flavonoids, phenolic acid, polyphenolic amides, and also other polyphenols.
They may boost digestion, brain function, and regulate blood glucose level, as well as protect against blood clots, heart problem and certain cancers.

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How to recognise gluten intolerance?

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How to recognise gluten intolerance?

Gluten intolerance is a fairly common issue.It is defined by adverse reactions to gluten, a protein discovered in rye, barley and wheat.Celiac disease is the most serious kind of gluten intolerance.It is an autoimmune illness that affects about 1% of the population and may result in harm in the digestive system.Nevertheless, 0.5 - 13% of individuals might also have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a milder type of gluten intolerance that can still trigger issues.Both kinds of gluten intolerance can trigger widespread signs, much of which have nothing to do with digestion. Here are the 14 main signs and symptoms of gluten...

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The risk of depression in relation to dietary patterns - from psychiatry resaearch.

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The risk of depression in relation to dietary patterns - from psychiatry resaearch.

From the Abstract A dietary pattern characterized by high intakes of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression. A dietary pattern characterized by high consumption of red and/or processed meat, refined grains, sweets, high-fat dairy products, butter, potatoes and high-fat gravy, and low intakes of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of depression. Although some studies have reported potential associations of dietary patterns with depression risk, a consistent perspective hasn’t been estimated to date. Therefore, we conducted this...

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Fermented foods - not all have the same amount of friendly bacteria.

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Fermented foods - not all have the same amount of friendly bacteria.

Picking fermented foods such as yogurt can be a great way for us to ingest 'friendly' live bacteria that may be associated with health benefits. But not all fermented foods contain live microbes and when they do, the varieties of these tiny life types can differ extremely between products.

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Just How to Avoid Microorganisms on Your Reusable Grocery Bags

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Just How to Avoid Microorganisms on Your Reusable Grocery Bags

Do you use reusable bags for our groceries? You may be packing more than food in your reusable grocery bags-- as these convenient carrying cases can become contaminated with germs.
Only use grocery bags for groceries. They should be designated grocery bags. 

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