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The pitfalls of religious fasting

Those who fast during lent abstain from eating meat, including fish, and dairy. For many this abstinence translates to weight loss during this period. However exclusion of specific food from our diet doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll lose weight. On the contrary in order to slim down or maintain your weight you should bear in mind two important points (there are others mind), which if ignored you could gain not lose weight.

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Is red and processed meat causing cancer?

A Working Group comprising of 22 scientists from ten countries gathered in Lyon, France (at International Agency for Research on Cancer) to discuss the influence that the consumption of red meat and processed meat has on carcinogenicity. In order to do that the Group inspected more than 800 studies which examined the relation of cancer with eating red and processed meat.

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What to eat when fasting

The forty day period before the Holy Week is one of fasting, and those who abide by it do not eat red and white meat, fish, dairy and eggs. While some days not even oil is consumed. By fasting we benefit not only by avoiding meat but also by shifting the center of gravity of our diet towards the consumption of vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains.

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A sweet Easter Holiday

Many times right at the end of a meal we realize we ate more than we should have. That is we were full long before we stopped. Why do we do that? Is this behaviour prevalent with all kinds of foods?

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The secrets of February 14th

This is the time of the year when you offer love and gifts to the one who holds the secrets of your heart. But did you know that the secrets for a healthy heart are, among others, a balanced diet and systematic physical exercise? On the occasion of St. Valentine’s Day offer your other half something special.

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