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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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Reasons not to use white sugar
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Healthy me Helena Santos
Sugar should not command our lives, but this is what happens to many of us.
Do you really know how bad sugar is for you?

See the reasons why you should quit white sugar and try at least 15 days without sugar to see how you feel.
There are many ways to eat a tasty but healthy food.

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