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This is the ‘Hulk juice’ that has become the "morning ritual" with which Sara Carbonero starts her day
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This is the ‘Hulk juice’ that has become the "morning ritual" with which Sara Carbonero starts her day

Cucumber, coriander, ginger, apple and kale (a very low calorie vegetable that provides a large amount of essential nutrients). These are the ingredients in the green juice that the journalistSara Carbonero has shared on several occasions on her social networks and that it is part of her daily routine. This drink, "better known at home" of the journalist as the "zumo the Hulk", as she herself acknowledged in one of her Instagram stories a few weeks ago, is a "powerful energetic, purifying and anti-inflammatory mix", explains the coach of Integrative Health in WOmum Madrid, Marta López, to the magazine Hi!. Among the ingredients used by Carbonero, probably the most unknown is the...
This is the closest thing there is to a ‘miracle food’
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This is the closest thing there is to a ‘miracle food’

"Fruits and vegetables, essential elements of your diet". This is the FAO motto that accompanies the declaration of 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. Accustomed to powerful messages, the simplicity of this slogan may go unnoticed among the tons of information we receive daily.Although there are no miracle foods, fresh fruits and vegetables are the closest thing. However, they lose the battle against the competition of more palatable, usually unhealthy products, which have the insistent support of advertising.Fiber and vitaminsThe fiber It is usually one of the most used nutrients in advertising to encourage the consumption of processed products. The "high fiber" has b...
Which carbohydrates should we consume and which ones should not (and when)
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Which carbohydrates should we consume and which ones should not (and when)

Carbohydrates (also called carbohydrates, carbohydrates, or hydrates) are nutrients found in food, along with the other two macronutrients: proteins and fats (lipids).They represent a fundamental part of human nutrition. To get us started, some of the foods rich in carbohydrates are cereals and derivatives (bread, pasta, rice), tubers (potatoes), legumes, fruit and vegetables, milk and other sugars such as honey or white sugar.Are they necessary in our diet?The principal function of the carbohydrates it is energetic. They supply energy to all the organs of the body, from the brain itself to the muscles. They function as a quick and easy fuel for the human body to obtain.On the other hand, th...
Rosemary, a plant with antioxidant effects: what are its benefits for your health?
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Rosemary, a plant with antioxidant effects: what are its benefits for your health?

Rosemary is an aromatic shrub whose leaves, fresh or dried, are used in the kitchen to season multiple dishes such as meat, fish, salads or sauces. Undoubtedly, one of the most used spices when cooking for its peculiar flavor. But, What are its nutritional properties? Does it have health benefits?This herb has been used since ancient times by its beneficial effects on the body, especially for its antioxidant power, essential to prevent the damaging action of free radicals and oxidative stress in cells.How is its nutritional composition? What benefits does it bring?As detailed in the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), rosemary is a source of "fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, tann...
What meat and fish are in season in May?
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What meat and fish are in season in May?

In addition to eating healthy to stay healthy, it is also advisable to eat sustainably to maintain the health of the planet. To achieve this, one of the things we can do is eat fruits and vegetables in season, as well as meat and fish. Animals, especially fish and shellfish, have life cycles that we must respect if we want to conserve species and thus avoid overfishing and illegal hunting.Fish and shellfishWith captive-raised fish, we will have many more options, but if we like fish that comes from the sea, it is best to buy only certain species each time of the year, as Green Peace recommends in its calendar of Seasonal fish. During the month of May, these are the fish that he recommends us...
Who manufactures private brand virgin olive oil from Mercadona, Carrefour, Dia, Aldi or Lidl
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Who manufactures private brand virgin olive oil from Mercadona, Carrefour, Dia, Aldi or Lidl

The virgin and extra virgin olive oil It is one of the key components of Spanish gastronomy and an important source of beneficial nutrients for health, for example, for the cardiovascular system.When choosing a good olive oil, the brand is not always the most important thing to take into account, as the last report that the OCU produced in 2018 in which they analyzed the best extra virgin olive oils from supermarket. In this analysis, some of the best valued corresponded to private labels for sale in supermarkets such as Carrefour, Mercadona or Auchan.On The Huffpost have drawn up a list with the olive oil manufacturers white label that are sold in the main Spanish supermarkets.MercadonaThe V...
Phosphates: what they are, what foods are they in and why we should moderate their consumption
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Phosphates: what they are, what foods are they in and why we should moderate their consumption

Phosphates, like many other nutrients, are necessary for the proper functioning of our body. Phosphates in particular are basically made up of phosphorus, an essential element that, among other functions, is part of DNA and helps with the distribution of energy. The problem with phosphates is that they are used by the food industry as an additive in many processed products., which can raise consumption well above what is necessary and become a harmful substance for our body.What are phosphates and in what foods are they found? Phosphates are particles that contain phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral in the human body after calcium. Phosphorus is essential for the proper f...