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The calorie in calorie out fallacy

The calorie in calorie out fallacy

The calorie in calorie out fallacy: Obesity in numbers: Obesity is one of the biggest issues we are facing, and it is only increasing with numbers above 650 million obese adults(data by the World Health Organization). The biggest problem is that obessity never comes alone and increases the chance of many conditions such as cardiovascular diseases  and diabetes Type II. If you thought that those were already a lot of problems, then when I tell you that it also comes…

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The problem with fructose

The problem with fructose

                                     Processed carbohydrates Among the many diets that are starting to have more weight nowadays many of them emphasize a decrease in the total number of processed sugars we eat. To understand why this is important let us explain what we refer to with sugar.                                                    Sugar We understand, in most cases, sugar as sucrose. Sucrose is the name of the white powder we add to our drinks to make them sweeter and it is  a molecule formed by…

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Fiber the forgotten ally

Fiber the forgotten ally

Fiber is defined as the portion of plant-based foods that cannot be completely broken down by digestive enzymes. As its definition implies, fiber is not directly absorbed by your body, and we can’t directly use it as a source of energy. But that doesn’t mean that it is useless since fiber is actually used by our gut bacteria. To understand how our microbiome(the bacteria in our body) deals with fiber we have to understand the different types of fiber. Types…

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