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Good kilocalories and bad kilocalories

We all have heard about the “good” and “bad” cholesterol. LDL Cholesterol accumulates in blood vessels causing atherosclerosis, while HDL protects our vascular system by transporting back cholesterol from cells to the liver, and as a potent antioxidant. Something similar happens with kilocalories. Our body energy requirements need to be covered every day, and even when someone wants to lose some weight still needs kcalories. But the question is not only how many, but their quality content. Obesity is a public health problem worldwide and even though we know a lot about its causes, consequences and treatment, there is still the problem of educating people on how to eat healthy and light in kcalories.... Read more

Functional Foods

What we eat appears to have a great role in the prevention and development of many health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others. The industry of functional foods has been growing in the middle of the economic recession, contrary to what many experts thought. Among the reasons for this growth is the increased consumer health awareness and their interest in maintaining good health and preventing health problems.... Read more