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Corn: benefits, nutritional values and contraindications

TOPICS: amylose, antioxidants, choline, corn, gluten-free, nixtamalization, popcorn, starch, tacos, tamales, tortillas

Corn is a cereal with ancestral origins. The American Indians, before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, considered it the basis of life. This seed has penetrated almost all the gastronomies of the world since then. It has countless varieties and can be found in different preparations on every continent. You…

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis: rashes, blisters, dryness and skin spots

TOPICS: atopic dermatitis, blisters, dryness, rashes, skin spots

Atopic dermatitis is eczema that appears on the skin causing redness and itching. It is a chronic disorder and, although it most often appears at an early age, atopic dermatitis can appear at any time. Atopic dermatitis is a long-lasting disorder, and although symptoms can be kept under control with…

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What is sustainable food?

TOPICS: bulk products, environment, fair trade, farmers, food waste, local products, processed foods, seasonal products, sustainable food

Increasingly, consumers are concerned about the sustainability of food, and this factor is becoming one of the criteria they look at when choosing one or another food on the market. The first thing to know is that there are three fundamental pillars on which sustainable food is based: Environmental sustainability:…

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How to exercise without realizing it?

TOPICS: chores, exercise, home gym, physical activity, stairs, walking, work breaks

If you are one of those people who have the habit of practicing a sport on a regular basis no matter how much motivation you need, you will surely achieve the goal. However, there are also those people who don’t exercise at all and make a thousand excuses to turn…

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These are the diseases that are developing the most resistance to antibiotics

TOPICS: antibiotics, Clostridium difficile, Enterococci, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella genus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, resistance, Staphylococcus aureus

Organizations such as the WHO have been warning for years of the threat posed by the resistance to antibiotics that some bacteria are developing. This is a serious phenomenon, as it can cause diseases that we have hitherto had under control to become progressively more and more difficult to treat….

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Does screen time negatively affect children?

TOPICS: anxiety, cell phone, children, depression, mental health, relationships, screen time, sleep habits

There are many studies that analyze the negative effects of spending too much time in front of a cell phone, especially among children. Many have focused on the depression and anxiety it can generate, others are more oriented to eye health or effects related to tics or even lack of…

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Fasolada, a typical Greek recipe

TOPICS: fasolada, Greece, legumes, recipes, soup, white beans

Fasolada is a traditional Greek dish that has some good properties for the human organism. It concentrates in its interior a good amount of essential nutrients, which contributes to reduce the risk of deficiency. In addition, it is a very tasty dish. It is not difficult to prepare, so we…

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Low back pain: types of back pain, its possible causes and treatment

TOPICS: analgesics, chronic low back pain, low back pain, lumbago, lumbalgia, postures, relaxants

Low back pain, or lumbago, is so common that many people don’t even notice it most of the time. However, in some cases it can become unbearable and disabling; fortunately, there are measures to prevent and alleviate most episodes. Lumbalgia is the technical name for pain in the lumbar area…

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Teeth change in children

TOPICS: canines, children, incisors, molars, teeth, tooth replacement

The moment of the change of teeth in children is a significant event both for the little one and for their parents. The visit of the tooth fairy or the tooth fairy mobilizes the whole family. Undoubtedly, this childhood milestone is a demonstration of the child’s growth. However, being prepared…

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The fruit juice that you should not combine with certain drugs: these are its dangers to health

TOPICS: drugs, grapefruit, juice

When taking medications it is essential to know what risks exist in combination with food and beverage intake. As a general rule, package inserts refer to the dangerous effects of drinking alcohol with a medication prescription in progress, but there are also risks with other products that do not contain…

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