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4 Brands of adulterated olive oil are disapproved by Protest

4 Brands of adulterated olive oil are disapproved by Protest

Olive oil has become an indispensable item for those looking for a healthier life. Used in recipe preparation or salad dressing, the extra-virgin version is the most recommended because it contains more photochemicals with antioxidant properties. However, many brands are not offering quality products to the consumer, according to Proteste - Brazilian Association of Consumer Protection.

The agency analyzed 20 brands that commercialize the product and four of them can not be considered as olive oil because content was adulterated with other types of vegetable oils. They are: Pramesa, Figueira da Foz, Tradition and Quinta d'Aldeia. In addition, in the total of analyzed products, seven were not extravirgin, as stated on the packaging: Qualitá, Beirão, Carrefour Discount, Filippo Berio, Figueira da Foz, Tradition and Quinta d'Aldeia.

Proteste also chose a product as The Best of Test and The Right Choice, Cook brand. The product was considered an authentic extra virgin olive oil, with quality and best cost-benefit among the evaluated products, according to the organ.

Reproved oils - Photo: Protest


Cinnamon helps control sugar absorption in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Cinnamon helps control sugar absorption in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Often we do not even notice , but many of the foods that are a part of our diet can bring more benefits than we think. Research from Ohio University has shown that cinnamon may be an ally to decrease sugar absorption in patients with diabetes type 2. The scientists claim that the cinnamon extract contains different polyphenolic compounds capable of improving insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, making the nutrient able to benefit people with diabetes.

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Escape the fad diets to lose weight

Escape the fad diets to lose weight

To lose weight, it takes planning, changing eating habits, practicing physical activities and, most importantly, willpower! But it takes a certain amount of time to eliminate the unwanted pounds. You can not lose tens of pounds overnight. Against this assertion, "fad diets" promise fast and effective weight loss.

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