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Supplements

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Supplements

Nowadays I see many patients, practitioners of physical activity and athletes taking supplementation. The question is: do you know if these supplements are really working or are they proven effective?
As the name says, food supplements serve to supplement or complement, when necessary, the food that in theory should be balanced. However, there is no point in consuming supplements in excess to obtain results or to "prevent" diseases, if your diet is up to date.
For you to have an idea, the f... Read more

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What should I eat at night?

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What should I eat at night?

Here are 4 tips that can help you choose the foods you should eat at night without damaging your health and goals:

1 - Salad, vegetables and many green leaves: they can be accompanied by extra virgin olive oil (don't overdo it), you can also use apple cider vinegar. Tip: steam vegetables to avoid loss of nutrients and do not overcook!

2 - Omelet is also a great option! You can add different vegetables and leafy vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, spinach, the more the better;

3 - Grille... Read more

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Home office and diet

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Home office and diet

If you are one of the millions who are now working from home due to the coronavirus, you will probably feel that anxiety and boredom may start knocking on your door, therefore this may include a few extra meals or snacks in your routine.

Here are some tips to avoid this lack of control:
1- Eat with mindful eating: our brain constantly says that we deserve a gift, but our mentality has to change. We become irrational eaters instead of conscious eaters. Mindfulness - which involves being ac... Read more

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Veganism and vegetarianism

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Veganism and vegetarianism

Veganism has gained many followers worldwide, which in my view is incredible from an environmental and ethical point of view, but it is always necessary to warn people about the adequacy in terms of nutrient consumption.
Most people decide to be vegetarian to avoid the death of animals, which they consider to be unnecessary, but there are also those who choose this type of food due to health problems, religious or spiritual beliefs, among others. It is important to note that being vegetarian... Read more

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Child Nutrition and behaviour

Posted on by Carolina Capellari Simon

Child Nutrition and behaviour

Today I will talk about a subject that is part of my work routine and I always want to disseminate as a professional and human being. It is impossible to talk about child nutrition without touching this fundamental point that is behaviour.
The eating behaviour has gained attention in the last years, due to the breaking of taboos in talking about eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating are good examples).
Children are influenced by the environment in which they live and when that e... Read more

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Kefir and gut biome

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Kefir and gut biome

Understanding the intestinal microbiome (good intestinal bacteria) is the future of nutrition and the target of many recent and surprising studies. An unbalanced microbiome can interfere with the production of neurotransmitter hormones in the intestine (the intestine produces 90% of the serotonin used by the body), reduces the production of vitamins and participates in the secretion of hormones that regulate sugar and hunger.
To improve the microbiome it is important that we start including ... Read more

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How to identify types of hunger?

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How to identify types of hunger?

Did you know that we have several types of hunger? This text is based on Mindful Eating expert Jan Chozen Bays.

These are examples:

• Emotional Hunger: it is the hunger created by our emotional states. Loneliness, sadness, frustration, anger, boredom, restriction of pleasure, and even joy. Food is connected to our emotional states since we were born. It is in this hunger for: “I'm going to eat the chocolate cake because I deserve it”, that is, it comes from our need to fill the holes in... Read more

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