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Antioxidants: what they are and what they do

Antioxidants are natural defenders against oxidation. They are an army of substances that prevent cell damage, while free radicals are the opposing army. Their actions are only understood in unison. Below, we briefly explain what antioxidants are and what they do, how free radicals are generated, the sources of antioxidants and their health benefits.

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Gluten-free or gluten-full diet?

Supermarkets’ selves are stocked with gluten-free products while more and more people regard gluten as Satan. How much of that is real and how much is a passing trend? A dietitian tries to decipher the latest research findings.

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Detox diets

Detoxification means to eliminate toxins. Detox diets are dietary programmes which range from starving to juice fasts and partial fasts (only some foods allowed). Understandably detox diets do not last long or even better they should not last long.

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Does exercising on an empty stomach reduce fat more?

In order to be most effective in losing weight it is best to combine energy intake reduction with regular exercise. A regiment of both diet and exercise is more effective in the short term and in the long term; that is we are more likely to steadily lose weight now and keep it low in the future. While the above have become common place…

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7 nutrition myths

Despite the advancement in nutrition research some myths seem to be still quite popular. Behind most of them there is little evidence to back them up. In this article we review seven common nutrition myths.

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