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Your cutlery changes how your food tastes

June 28, 2016

How about that? Apparently the colour of your dishes changes how your food tastes. We knew already that colour infuences your apetite. The colours red and yellow for example can stimulate the apetite. Blue on the other hand supresses it. That is really interesting due to the theory behind it, which suggests that it is so because blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. A million years ago, when our earliest ancestors were foraging for food, blue and black…

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Fooling Your Hunger Hormone

April 28, 2016

Are you influenced by food labels? A new study suggests that the information they provide can determine the way your body responds to the food. Clinical psychologist Alia Crum prepared vanilla milkshakes and divided them up into two large batches. She labeled the shakes in one batch as containing 140 calories with no fat and no added sugar. The other batch (named Indulgence), displayed labels stating each shake contained 620 calories. In fact however, both batches provided 300 calories per…

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Why choose organic?

February 7, 2016

Organic food is (unfortunatelly) still more expensive than non-organic food, however there is a number of reasons why buying organic produce really is a better option for you. The more you know about organic food and organic farming the more you see this as investing in your own health ( and the enviroment). Organic produce taste better! Organic produce has higher nutrients level. For many years, some so called ” food and diet experts” claimed there was no proof of any…

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EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce

February 7, 2016

The EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides shows which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues. These fruits and vegetables are the most important to buy organic. Avoid the twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eat the least contaminated produce. Remember, while it is good to avoid pesticide exposure, the health benefits of fruit and vegetables in the diet outweight these risks. Eating conventially grown produce is much better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/…

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Butter vs margarine

February 7, 2016
Butter vs margarine

FINALLY! Butter is now officially PROVEN to be a better choice than margarine for heart health. I would not be able to tell you how often I was slammed for saying exactly that: eat butter, NOT margarine! Butter is a real food, margarine is an artificial “food-like” substance. Butter is packed with naturally occurring Vit D , Vit A (butter is one of the easiest forms of vitamin A to absorb. Vitamin A promotes good vision, a healthy thyroid and adrenal…

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