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Blog Paleobull — Nutrición

Do you know that your habits influence the genes of your offspring?


Do you know that your habits influence the genes of your offspring?

The information of who we are, our characteristics, physiological, morphological and biochemical, is stored in the genes. We inherit from our parents and pass on to our children. So we perpetuate as a species.

All of the genetic information of our species is the human genome. All of the genetic information of an individual is the genotypeand the way in which genes are expressed in a given environment is the phenotype.

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Your health is in your stomach


Your health is in your stomach

The microbiota it is the large community of microorganisms, which covers the body of the human being. It is a complex ecosystem of microbes, comprising bacteria, fungi, and other microorganism. For every human cell there are 10 bacteria and its more of 3 million genes exceed 150 times the human genome.

The intestinal microbiota it is the part of the microbiota that we host in our intestines. Approximately represents 70% of the total. Let's not forget that the surface of the intestines is equivalent to the area of a tennis court (approximately 300 m2).

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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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The paleo diet and the physical performance


The paleo diet and the physical performance

Many wonder if the paleo diet is a diet that is suitable to cover the nutritional requirements that have the high-performance athletes or the people with a great physical activity.

In the first place, as we have already commented on occasion previousshould be made clear that the paleo diet it is not whether a specific regime of power. It is a model of nutrition based on the evolution that promotes mainly the consumption of real food front processed foods.

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Does it make sense to count calories for weight control?


Does it make sense to count calories for weight control?

No, it makes no sense to count calories for weight control. The calorie is a unit of thermal energy. Traditionally been used the calorie measure the energy of food ingested and as well to develop diets by applying the energy balance equation: the calories that you ingest less energy expenditure is equal to the fat that is stored.

But this is a serious error, the calories did not influence the body composition of individuals. Scientific studies have shown that diets isocaloric (identical calorie) with same distribution of macronutrients different, have a different impact on the accumulation of body fat.

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