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Amaranth helps fight bad cholesterol

The study was conducted with a group of 18 people with metabolic syndrome, which involves problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, and cholesterol high. They were instructed to consume 30 grams of amaranth daily during the course of a month, which is equivalent to a tablespoon. High cholesterol diet Before and after that period, researchers blood tests in each of the participants.

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Amaranth: the grain that prevents cancer and helps to lose weight

Amaranth is a grain of the Amaranthaceae family that stands out for being very nutritionally balanced. It is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. Food contributes to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol. It also has a substance that is able to stop the growth of tumors, so food is good for cancer prevention.

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Amino acids help in gaining muscle mass

Amino acids are molecules made up of carbon atoms , hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and some may contain sulfur. The link between amino acids forms proteins. Among the amino acid supplements there are on the market are BCAA, branched-chain amino acids that contain three essential amino acids, leucine, and the like.

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Analyzing label ensures correct sodium count in your food

The nutritional labeling model has already gone through various information streams. It has been followed in a standardized way since 2001 to indicate the proportion of the main nutrients to aid in food choices, as well as to guide the organization of meals and, consequently, improve health. However, we note that many people do not use this tool at the time of choice and end up selecting their food for pleasure, not the wholesomeness they can give.

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Angela Passig de Oliveira changed a life history in months and lost 16.7 kg

The extra pounds have always been part of the life of Ângela Passig. Chubby child, began to worry about weight as early as adolescence, when he was 1.67 m and 58 kg. "I was already chubby and I was careful not to gain even more weight (find out your ideal weight)," he says. And so it was until she was 29, when she became pregnant with her first child.

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Antioxidants reduce stroke risk in women

At the end of this period, there were 1,322 cases of stroke among women with no history of heart disease or stroke Among women with previous heart disease or stroke, there were 1,007 stroke cases over a period of approximately 10 years. At the end of this period, there were 1,322 cases of stroke among women with no history of heart disease or Among women with previous heart disease or stroke, there were 1,007 cases of stroke after a period of approximately 10 years.

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Antioxidants reduce the risk of cancer

Every time we inhale the oxygen present in the air we breathe , it takes the following route: it penetrates our lungs and through the blood reaches the inside of our cells. What happens to that oxygen from there? Well, this oxygen is used for cellular respiration, that is, our cells also "breathe", their "lungs" are called mitochondria, and thanks to this we can produce energy and survive in nature.

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Anvisa determines which labels must inform about allergenic ingredients

The National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Labels should state that there are 17 foods: wheat (rye, barley, oats and their hybridised strains); crustaceans; eggs; fish; peanut; Soy; milk of all mammals; almond; hazelnut; cashew nut; chestnut from Pará; macadamia; nuts; piece; pistachios; pinoli; This information should appear on the packaging as follows: "Allergic: Contains (common names of foods that cause food allergies)", "Allergic: Contains derivatives of (common food names that cause allergies In the cases where it is not possible to ensure that there is no cross-contamination of the food, ie the presence of any food allergens (eg, food allergens) which is not intentionally added to the product but is present due to the production and handling processes, the label should read: "Allergic: may contain (common names of foods that cause food allergies).

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Anvisa establishes new criteria for nutritional data on food labels

One of Anvisa's measures determines that the term light may only be used in foods that have a reduction of some nutrient compared to a conventional version of the same product. Before this resolution, the term could be applied to foods with a low nutrient content - but not necessarily a lower content than the reference product.

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ANVISA's new resolution helps people better choose food

Recently a new resolution from ANVISA has amended the Supplemental Nutrition Information (INC) rules for food packaging. The INC is the nutritional claim of the product, for example, if it is light, low in fat, high in fiber, source of vitamins, does not contain sugar, among others. This new regulation aimed to adapt Brazilian standards to Mercosur rules, facilitate monitoring, and especially improve consumer access to important nutritional information on food labels.