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Eat cabbages. They have anti-cancer properties
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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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Omega 3 supplements in Autoimmune Diseases
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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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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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Fortnight started in 11 May 2015: Energy & Vitality
Chia seeds - energy and vitality in one seed
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They are tiny but nutritionally very rich. Chia seeds are considered super foods and can provide omega-3, fiber, calcium, antioxidants and also have the ability to help in the control of appetite. You can use them every day. Your health will thank you.

Have you tried chia seeds today?

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Fortnight started in 23 June 2014: Fads & Health
Super-foods should you search them or not?
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Super Foods – the more, the better? Not quite.

The designation of Super-Food is not even a name that can be considered scientifically valid - is more an advertising assignment.
Anyway, there are actually certain foods that have very interesting features that can be used to our advantage, we just have to know how.

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Fortnight started in 26 May 2014: Preventing & Teating 2
Does Kale ease stomach pains?
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Does kale juice relieves stomach pain? Scientific evidence confirming this situation does not seem to exist, but the truth is that many people feel benefits almost immediately. Probably the anti-inflammatory effect is what is being felt. 

Kale and cabbage are actually nutritionally very rich foods and have incredible health benefits. 
But we must not think that we should eat cabbage at every meal!

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Fortnight started in 17 February 2014: Foods & Supplements
Pineapple and papaya secret
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Some fruits have proteolytic enzymes. Pineapples have bromelain, papayas have papain, kiwis have actinidin and figs have ficin. These enzymes break the bonds between the amino acids and therefore help in protein digestion. As they can be in small amounts in foods, there are also supplementation options.

If you do not digest the well the meat, try eating pineapple after or during the meal. Maybe you will digest better. The supplementation is also an option.

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Do you know Amazake?
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Our diet is often not diversified, because we don’t want to bother about discovering new products and find its use. Thus, we show you the Amazake so your desserts may be different from today onwards. 

The Amazake is a traditional japanese drink which can also be marketed in cream. It has simple sugars resulting from the fermentation process and is an original and natural way to sweeten your dishes.

Innovate and try amazake!

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Fortnight started in 30 December 2013: Yes & No
Brewer's yeast can enhance diet
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Brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast is a supplement and consists of inactive yeasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Its nutritional value is the reason why it is so used to supplement a less varied diet.

Vitamin B complex, many minerals, fiber and proteins are some of its advantages. It can help control blood glucose, lower cholesterol and improve bowel health. But do not look for it if you need more vitamin B12 since yeasts does not have this vitamin naturally.

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Fortnight started in 2 December 2013: Heat & Cold
Do not heat your seeds or do it carefully!
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Whole seeds or grounded seeds are a good way to enrich diet. Depending on the purpose different seeds can be used. But there are precautions that are common to all.

All seeds have essential oils that spoil if they are heated above a certain temperature, so do not buy toasted seeds and consume them in a natural way. If you want lightly toasted seeds do it at home and do not exceed 50ºC. The smaller seeds should be grounded to be better absorbed.

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Eat pomegranates - your cardiovascular health thanks you!
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Enjoy this time of the year to eat pomegranates! They have a great antioxidant value (more than red wine and green tea) and are anti-inflammatory.
Pomegranates help in removing atherosclerotic plaques
responsible for atherosclerosis, improve glycemic control in diabetes and are anticancer, being very useful to men.

Consume them fresh as dessert or make juices using the pulp and a little of the bark (also very rich in polyphenols).

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Fortnight started in 23 September 2013: Man & Woman
Pumpkin seeds - eat it daily!
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Pumpkin seeds were once wasted and thrown away, but their nutritional value is so important that they are being increasingly consumed. And there are plenty of ways to use it, if you do not like them whole you can crush them.
They have a variety of vitamins and minerals, a interesting protein value and good quality fats.

Pumpkin seeds may reduce the risk of prostate and ovarian cancer.

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