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Xylitol, maltitol, sorbitol, erythritol – safe of dangerous?

Sugar alcohols are organic compounds, usually obtained from sugars. Despite the name, there is no ethanol in them. It is a white, water-soluble crystalline powder, similar to sugar, naturally found in fruits in small quantities. The most popular ones are xylitol, maltitol, sorbitol, erythritol. Sugar alcohols have a very similar taste to sugar, are slightly less or the same sweet, but are significantly lower in calories. Sugar alcohols are characterized...
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Types of honey: how to benefit from raw honey?

All raw, organic honey has natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial compounds, but by using the pollen from different types of flowers, we can get additional therapeutic and medicinal value. So, what are the most popular types of honey? How can we benefit using different kinds?   Types of honey   Sage honey   It has a slightly bitter aftertaste, but has a super relaxing effect on the body and improves...
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Raw honey benefits: all about honey you need to know

There is an impressive list of raw honey benefits, but is it wise to heat raw honey –  use it for cooking or add it to the hot beverages? Read all you need to know about honey – based on science. How honey is made? Honey is a thick, golden liquid made by bees using the nectar of flowers for eating. Nectar is sugary liquid, extracted from flowers using a...
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Soy benefits and dangers

What are Soy benefits and dangers? Soy is definitely one of the most controversial foods in the world. And it is everywhere. You can find soy in most of the processed foods, starting with chocolate (as emulsifier lecithin) to sausages, where soy protein isolates are used. Soy is the main ingredient to replace dairy and meat. It is widely used in sport supplement (soy proteins) and fast food industry (soy oil for...
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All about fat

All about fat. Even the world FAT nowadays sounds like a risk to the health and weight. Will fat make me fat? Do I have to avoid it? Why do we need fat? Are saturated fats really dangerous to our health? Read all about fat. All about fat. What is fat? Fat is one of the three macronutrients (together with proteins and carbohydrates). It’s primary function – an energy reserve. All fats consist...
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Carbohydrates: good carbs, bad carbs

Carbohydrates or good carbs, bad carbs… What’s so bad about them? Why low carbs diets are so popular? What are the benefits (or maybe dangers) of low carbs intake? How much carbs should I take what carbs should I choose and what should I avoid? What do they have with sugar? –  If same questions have ever crossed your mind – join me on my research! What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates...
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What are proteins

What are proteins? Dietitians are advising to add more protein to our diet, bodybuilders are consuming buckets of protein powder. How much do we need them and which ones should we choose to stay healthy?   What are amino acids? Amino acids are the basic building blocks of our body. There are 20 standard amino acids, divided in two groups – essential and nonessential. 11 nonessential amino acids can be produced by human body: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic...
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Healthiest cooking oil: how to choose the right one

Healthiest cooking oil: extra virgin, cold pressed, refined – what does it mean? How to choose the right oil? What is the difference between cheap and expensive oils? Is every oil good for frying? What is smoking point? Oil types   Oils are basically fats from plant seeds, fruits or nuts. By chemical structure fats and oils are: saturated, unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and trans fat. Saturated fats are solid...
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