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The nonsense of the theory of energy balance


The nonsense of the theory of energy balance

The theory of energy balance established from the first law of thermodynamics, that the energy that enters our body, the less that comes out is equal to what is stored in the form of fat.

This statement is true but does not explain the process of accumulation of the fat. The first law of thermodynamics is a universal truth, which is always met, but that has nothing to do with the metabolic processes of fat accumulation.

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The business of foods to reduce cholesterol


The business of foods to reduce cholesterol

The phytosterols are the food industry equivalent of the statins for the pharmaceutical industry. A very lucrative business, in this case the of the functional foods to reduce the cholesterol. Do I sound?

Phytosterols are molecules of vegetable origin that have a structure very similar to cholesterol animal competing in the intestines with the absorption of cholesterol. The food with the highest amount of phytosterols are: oils, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.

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The mysterious origins of the pyramids food


The mysterious origins of the pyramids food

The food pyramid it is a graphical representation many public bodies have been used throughout history to indicate to the population that must consume on a daily basis in function of the nutritional recommendations of the time.

As is logical, the pyramids of food have been updated based on the knowledge that science has acquired over time on dietary and nutrition.

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Salt, what is our enemy?


Salt, what is our enemy?

The common salt or salt it is one of the condiments older used by the human being. Also allows you to preserve food and prolong its life edible. In fact the Spanish term salary comes from the Latin salarium, which has its origin in the amount of salt was given to roman legionaries to be able to keep your food.

The salt has always been a goods of great value throughout the history of humanity has attracted the interest of civilizations and merchants, leading to even wars for control of the trade routes and the salinas from which was extracted the salt.

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Careful, we live in a obesogenic environment


Careful, we live in a obesogenic environment

Obesity is already a global epidemic, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). The WHO also states that the obesity it is one of the most serious problems of public health in the TWENTY-first century.

Traditionally it was thought that obesity was the sole responsibility of the individualof your diet and the physical exercise that makes (the false dogma eats less and spends more). But today we know that this is not so. Obesity is a multifactorial disease in which the environment of the individual has a great influence.

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