2015-02 -

Did you know that plastic utensils can influence how your hormones work?
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Healthy me Daniela Seabra
Plastic utensils are here to stay. They have numerous colors, shapes and are present in almost every kitchen. And when we want bottles, plates, cutlery and cups, plastic is the preferred choice.

But did you know that plastic is a component that acts as a weak estrogen and it is still able to interfere in the way your thyroid hormones work?

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Sesame seeds for men and women
2015-02 -  -  2
Healthy me Helena Santos
Sesame seeds are healthy for men and women. They improve prostate health and fight osteoporosis.
 
Daily, sesame seed are easily eaten in soups, salads or even in yogurt. Sesame paste and sesame oil are also valid alternatives.
Eat nuts and seeds every day and make sure that sesame seeds are included in your choice.
 
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Three natural solutions to control blood pressure
2015-02 -  -  3
Healthy me Luzia Alves
It is estimated that 40% of people over 60 suffer from high blood pressure. Hypertension is, often, asymptomatic, but very dangerous. It is essential to measure it regularly.

To maintain it controlled it is necessary to avoid overweight and physical inactivity. In addition, some plants help to lower its rates.

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Industrial products which are “can be eaten, in theory”
2015-02 -  -  4
Healthy me Daniela Seabra
In recent years, eating habits have changed. And one of the biggest differences is undoubtedly the quality of foods - or rather the amount of processed products that we consider as food.

Some of these products, although initially having some food as a base, underwent many thermal and chemical changes  and have the addition of so many non-food compounds, that in the end, we do not know if we can even call them food, or just say that they are "theoretically to be eaten”.

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