18Sep, 2019

MIND YOUR DRINKS

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Sugary drinks, as well as alcoholic drinks, have been linked to an increased risk of weight gain and many diseases. Your brain doesn’t register liquid calories as it does with solid foods, making you drink more and more. Call our International Call Center (+351) 21 458 85 00, schedule an appointment for a Nutrition Consultation and mind what you drink, to your heal
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16Sep, 2019

SUSHI FOR PREGNANT

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: For women who enjoy sushi, as I do, but do not want to eat raw fish during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, vegetarian sushi options provide a tasty alternative. For example, women can choose vegetable maki rolls containing avocado, cucumber and pickles, and top them with wasabi and soy sauce to taste. Call our International Call Center (+351) 21 458 85 00 and learn more about healthy nutrition, if you are a mother to be or breastfeeding.
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16Sep, 2019

SIMPLE vs. COMPLEX

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Many people choose to maintain a low-carb diet or to cut carbohydrates out entirely. However, it is not a good idea to go on a low or no-carb diet unless a nutritionist specifically advises, as it may not be beneficial to some people. Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient and a valuable energy source. A healthful diet should include more nutritious complex carbohydrates than simple carbohydrates that contain little to no nutritional value. The different types of carbohydrates vary in terms of the impact they have on a person’s health. It’s […]
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13Sep, 2019

GASTRONOMIC ROUTE

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Six out of ten Portuguese consider the gastronomic options when choosing a their holidays destination, this can be read on today’s Destak newpaper. Unfortunately, not all best regional dishes from each country are part of recommended healthy food. Consult one of our nutritionists to help you to get the best savour from you next holidays, or a week-end escape.
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13Sep, 2019

IT’S STILL HOT

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The human body must be at a temperature close to 37ºC whatever is the outdoor temperature, -10ºC or +35ºC. So that it is, there is a set of phenomena that permanently take place in the body to produce heat (thermogenesis) or to release heat (thermodispersion). Balance between both is called thermoregulation and it is part of the basic metabolism and consumes many calories. Heat, just as cold, improve the energy expenditure, and so it is a way to lose weight. If you have a healthy diet, of course. The Food […]
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10Sep, 2019

YOU MAY BE LACKING CHROME

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TIP OF THE DAY from our Nutritionist Dr. Tomás Barbosa: Aging, pregnancy and physical exercise are contributing factors for less Chrome stockpile in the organism. A marked lack of this mineral may initiate an inveterate desire for sugar. As Chrome is an excellent glucose regulator, it promotes weight loss because it reduces that will. Wholegrain cereals are a good source of Chrome. Call our International Call Center (+351) 21 458 85 00 and have your Orthomolecular Check-Up done.
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10Sep, 2019

FEEDING YOUR NEURONS

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The brain ages just like the rest of our organism. But it also will get old slower if we feed him with a balanced diet, the same way we do with our body. A diet nutritionally well adapted for the brain goes through, first and foremost, reducing the ingestion of calories, namely saturated fats from animal origin. On the other hand, increasing the ingestion of foods that provide vitamins, such as B6 and B12, folic acid, besides wholegrain cereals and green vegetables. Think about it! At the Nutrition Consultation you […]
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2Sep, 2019

HOLIDAYS COME BACK

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Returning from holidays is usually accompanied by good resolutions. Gladly going back to work and to sports practice, finding a creative activity, getting fit and being in-shape again. All these are wise decisions, but be careful not to demand too much, that will cause on you a too much pressure to cope with on a daily basis. So do not overbook your time-schedule, live at your own pace, forget about calories, accept your limitation, sleep whenever you feel like and you may, have fun without regret, accept not to be […]
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21Aug, 2019

“HEALTHFUL RANGE” RATHER THAN “VARIETY OF FOODS”

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Advising people to have a varied diet could encourage them to eat foods that are not so good for their health in addition to those that are. Instead, the emphasis should be on “health[ful] eating patterns” with sufficient amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy foods, and vegetable oils, while limiting consumption of red meats, sugar-sweetened drinks, and sweets, and enhance physical activity. This is the main message of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association and corresponds word by word to what we tell […]
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20Aug, 2019

GASTRONOMIC HOLIDAYS ON THE MED

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A new study suggests that adhering to a Mediterranean diet relieve the severity of psoriasis, its inflammatory conditions on the skin, and slow its progression. Its high content of monounsaturated fats (which are found in olive oil and other plant oils), high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols (found in fruits and vegetables), and high content of fiber (from vegetables or wholegrain cereals) may all be responsible for the diet’s anti-inflammatory properties. Also, a Mediterranean diet limits dairy and meat consumption, as well as restricts alcohol use to a moderate level. When […]
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