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Merry Christmas 2015
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The EsmeraldAzul magazine's team wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas.

This holiday season can be healthy, conscious, sustainable and very happy!

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In this fortnight: Small & Big
Previous fortnight: Inside & Outside
Eat cabbages. They have anti-cancer properties
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Health secrets of foods Filomena Vieira
They are considered as a super food!

Cabbages belong to the family of brassicas or Crucifers. In our country, there are numerous species of cabbages: "galega”, "repoho”, cauliflower, broccoli, Portuguese kale, Brussels sprouts, "couve nabiça”.

They are considered super-foods because they are rich in Vitamins A, C, K, calcium, folic acid, fiber, carotenoids, glucosinolates and indoles.

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Olive oil schortbread cookies with dark chocolate (gluten free, vegan)
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
They are easy to make but require patience and love, as the dough crumbles easily. It is important to follow the instructions carefully and to let the cookies cool down before dipping and wait again until chocolate solidifies.

I would say the biggest challenge was no to make these shortbreads dairy or gluten free, it was having to wait before eating (or should I say, devouring) them.

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Fortnight started in 7 December 2015: To want & To be willing to
Omega 3 supplements in Autoimmune Diseases
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Health secrets of foods Filomena Vieira
Essential fatty acids have unlimited health benefits. They promote heart, brain, joints and mood health.

There are already laboratory tests that allow the study of essential fatty acids profile and allow us to correct in a personalized way the Omega 6 / Omega 3 ratio.

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Fortnight started in 23 November 2015: Light & Dark
Omega 3 supplements in Child Health
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Health secrets of foods Filomena Vieira

Essential fatty acids have unlimited benefits for health. Promote heart health, brain, joints and helps on your mood.

There are already laboratory tests that allow us to study the profile of essential fatty acids and allow us to correct in a balanced and personalized way, the ratio omega-6/omega-3.

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Gluten free oven backed bread
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Recipes Joana Oliveira
"This is my first publication, and my intuition tells me that there's no better way to start than with a healthy diet, a recipe of a gluten-free bread that you can try and recreate according to your taste.

This is by far my favorite recipe and simply continues to amaze me all the time!"

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For a healthy grilled food, keep these points in mind
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Healthy eating Helena Santos
Just because something is grilled it is automatically healthy? No!
It is necessary to take into account various aspects such as the possibility of formation of carcinogenic compounds, the addition (or not) of fat, the kind of food we are grilling and which kind of foods we are eating together.

Grilling can be healthy, but under some circumstances!

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Fortnight started in 9 November 2015: Disease & Symptoms
Using Mindfulness to deal with the Automatic Negative Thoughts
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Meditation and enlightenment Carla Martins
When we begin the practice of mindfulness the first challenge we see is to notice that the thoughts that arise in our mind constantly make us not be in the present moment.

Thoughts are like a monkey jumping from branch to branch, thoughts constantly bounce between mental contents of past, present and future.

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4 symptoms of a unnourished brain
2015 -  -  9
Healthy me Helena Santos
All the organs are important, but we can say that the brain is the most important in determining our quality of life. We must nourish it always very well, so it can work as good as you want and be able to keep us active and happy for a long time!

If you recognize yourself in some of the symptoms described herein, consult a health care professional and take action now!

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November 2: World Vitamin D Day
2015 -  -  10
Vitamin D Filomena Vieira
Vitamin D deficiency affects the entire world population.

Take time to reflect on the amazing way the vitamin D benefits Human Health.

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Fortnight started in 26 October 2015: In & Out
What fatigue and uncontrollable cravings for sweets have in common?
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Healthy me Filomena Vieira
Stimulants Cycle

What makes some anxious people to feel an irresistible urge to eat sweets?
What could be the relationship of prolonged stress with susceptibility to disease?
And what is the underlying physiological mechanism?

If you really need to consume high doses of caffeine to start the day and you do not sleep well, you should analyze the cortisol biorhythm.

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We advise you NOT to commit these five mistakes!
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Healthy me Helena Santos
Much has been written and spoken about food and although the concept of healthy eating can vary from person to person, there are certain mistakes that hurt us all.

Although there are more, find at least 5 mistakes!

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