Health


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Food and the immune system

If prevention is indeed better than treatment the battle against disease begins before we get sick. Our lifestyle is the first line of defence. If we get enough sleep, avoid stress, take precautions against infection, don’t smoke, maintain a healthy body weight, eat healthy, don’t drink too much, exercise and so forth then our body stays in good condition and therefore our immune system will be in good condition as well.

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Keep moving

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ”A.Einstein

How movement and not only exercise helps you lose weight.

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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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Eggs and cholesterol: a big misunderstanding

In 1968 the American Heart Association recommended to citizens to consume a maximum of three eggyolks per week, based on the assumption that increased consumption of cholesterol in foods leads to increased cholesterol in the blood –and therefore elevated the risk of cardiovascular disease. The scientific community has now revised those recommendations.

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The importance of hydration during the summer

As temperatures rise, we chose this time of the year to stress the importance of drinking water and hydration. By hydration we usually mean an increase in the moisture of skin cells. Nevertheless by drinking water we not only hydrate our skin but we benefit our body in multiple ways.

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