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12Aug, 2020

FOR AND AGAINST CHOCOLATE

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Chocolate is rich in antioxidants. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, there are a number of health benefits associated with its consumption (particularly dark chocolate) that include: lowering cholesterol levels, preventing cognitive decline, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. The higher the cocoa content, as in dark chocolate, the more benefits there are. Dark chocolate may also contain less fat and sugar, but it is important to check the label. All in all, eating chocolate can have both health benefits and risks. As ever, moderation is key. […]
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11Aug, 2020

HOW OUR TASTE BUDS WORK

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Sweet, salty, savoury, sour, and bitter — these are the five tastes that allow us to enjoy daily meals. They also have a more practical role that is to keep us safe from harm by giving us clues as to which foods may be toxic and harmful or unlikely to provide the necessary nutrients. Mechanisms related to taste are relevant to the regulation of appetite and its influence on our overall health.
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11Aug, 2020

FAT DIFFERENCES

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Fat suffered a bad reputation for a long time and we learned how to avoid bad (saturated and hydrogenated) fats and eat good (unsaturated) ones to keep our heart and arteries healthy. Unsaturated fats (e.g. found in fish, avocado, nuts, sunflower, canola, and olive oils) are preferable to saturated fats (e.g. found in fatty meat, butter, palm and coconut oil, cream, cheese, ghee, and lard).” When calling us on (+351) 21 458 85 00 mention that you have read this article to have even better access conditions.
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10Aug, 2020

DIET AND NUTRITION

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Consuming fish has long been recommended as part of a nutritious diet predicting a longer life. Rich in high-quality proteins, vitamins, and healthful oils, fish is roundly considered a healthful choice. Don’t forget to include fish, from the river or the sea, regularly in your alimentary plan. And it tastes even better if you fish it!
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6Aug, 2020

DIET AND NUTRITION

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients all life long and put on age in a healthful way. Consult one of our nutritionists to draw your customised alimentary plan, according to your age, your needs and your food habits.
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3Aug, 2020

HOT PEPPER MAY REDUCE OBESITY

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Researchers found that capsaicin, the active compound that gives hot peppers their spiciness, may have anti-obesity properties. However, the researchers caution that the findings do not mean that dieters should start eating hot peppers to lose weight.They also warn that capsaicin is not easily absorbed by the stomach. A healthy diet, well-balanced, and physical exercise, regularly, will always be the best way to stave off obesity. The Food Reeducation and Behavioural program and Body Modelling by Clínica do Tempo®, enables an individualisation of the alimentary regime and weight and fat excess reduction […]
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29Jul, 2020

BRONZE WITHOUT DANGER

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The main traps of sunbathing are the sunburns due to the UV rays (ultraviolet), but skin ageing also and, on long term, a larger risk of skin cancer. For tanning without danger, it’s better to follow some safety rules. Besides the regular topic use of sun protection lotions, it is convenient to reinforce  the protection capacities of the skin fighting free radicals, molecules which formation is favoured by the UV rays and, accumulating in the organism, accelerate skin ageing and the emergence of cancers and other health issues. A diet […]
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28Jul, 2020

LET’S EAT SEAWEED

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Rich in good nutrients, proteins and fibres, seaweed are splendid for our body contour, for the intestinal transit and for health. Eatable seaweed have much iron, vitamin C, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc and iode, providing us all its benefits. Besides they are poor in lipids, what makes them an easy food to digest. Learn more calling our International Call Center (+351) 21 458 85 00 and schedule your Nutritional Consultation before your holidays begin.
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24Jul, 2020

TO DRINK OR TO PUT ON WEIGHT

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: That’s a question everyone who wants to lose weight ask themselves, and an option that also depends on what and how much you drink. Champagne is still on fashion and will be served at many summer parties, being one of the less caloric alcohol drinks. Enjoy your “flute” and do not worry about the consequences on the weight scale. Thanks to its content of magnesium, potassium and zinc, champagne enhances your good mood and does not cause headaches. But as […]
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23Jul, 2020

MORE AND MORE FRUIT

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For those who suffer from obesity, a 3-day regime of fruit is very useful and an excellent way to start a weight and fat loss program while on holidays. All fruits may be eaten, especially grapefruits, oranges, limes and lemons, the latter being mostly recommended to people who also have arthritis. But once returned from holidays, start a real Food and Behaviour Reeducation and Body Modelling at Clínica do Tempo® in Parede, Lisbon, Porto, or if you are in the Algarve, start now your Program at our clinic in Almancil. […]
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