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Goji berries are super berries?
2014-05 -  -  1
Healthy eating Helena Santos
Goji berries are not as miraculous as you think. Blueberries, for example, have a much higher antioxidant capacity.

However, Goji berries actually have lots of antioxidants and polysaccharides with interest, which help in improving cognitive performance and can help prevent some diseases. 
Do not consume more than 45 grams per day and make sure you buy organic berries to avoid heavy metals and pesticides.

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Green juices, yes or no?
2014-05 -  -  2
Healthy eating Helena Santos
Green juices are good because they are antioxidants, because they detoxify, because they make you lose weight ... there are many benefits allegedly attributed to these juices. 
Actually green juices are shots of nutrients that facilitate the intake of vegetables in a nice way, especially if mixed with fruits. 
Be aware that you benefit more from consuming fruit and vegetables in nature.

But if you want to make juices at least know some rules.
For example: it is a good idea to put always an apple and you should make the juice and drink it in the same hour.

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Rhythms and Biorhythms
2014-05 -  -  3
Healthy me Cristina Sales
The solar, lunar and annual rhythms influence the behavior of our bodies creating and regulating important biorhythms. 

The circadian rhythm regulates melatonin, cortisol, leptin and growth hormone. 
The lunar rhythm is resonating with women rhythms. 
The seasonal rhythms affect our behavior. 

It's good to know them and it is best for us to "ride their wave”.

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Fortnight started in 28 April 2014: Aging & Anti Aging
Fatigue may be a lack of vitamin B12?
2014-05 -  -  4
Healthy me Helena Santos
Are you always tired and you do not know why? Maybe it is a lack of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is absorbed only if the stomach produces a protein called intrinsic factor, which binds this vitamin and allows its absorption in the intestine. 
Over the years, the cells of the stomach may start producing less and less intrinsic factor, and over time our values of vitamin B12 decreases. 

Measure your vitamin B12 and if you have it low due to lack of intrinsic factor you should take extra in vitamin B12 the form of injections or sublingual tablets.

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