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(Português) Você sabe o que é um alimento funcional?
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Migraine affects 90% of the world’s population, according to the WHO
The disease is three times more common in women than in men Migraine is a disease characterized by pain in only one side of the head, not the entire region as happens with other types of headaches. Caused by a chronic neurovascular disorder, it has incapacitating symptoms characterized by sharp, constant pulsating pain, usually accompanied [...]Read more 01/17/14
Celiac disease affects about one million Brazilians
The problem is responsible for disorders ranging from malnutrition, weight loss and osteoporosis, to intestinal cancer Celiac disease is permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in foodstuffs like wheat, rye, barley, oats, malt and their derivatives, as well as pastas, pizzas, cakes, cookies/biscuits, beer, whiskey and vodka, among others. In celiacs, the gluten triggers [...]Read more 01/17/14
The right chocolate in the right amount is good for health
Flavonoids, substances found in cocoa, ensure the body functions properly Do you consider yourself a chocoholic? If so, the habit could turn out to be good for your health. Studies show that, among others benefits, chocolate boosts the body’s defenses, protects the heart and combats aging. However, not all chocolates results in these advantages. According [...]Read more 01/17/14
Around 10% of adults get heartburn once a week
The problem is caused by gastric acid reflux from the stomach After meals do you feel a burning sensation, unwell or nausea? This could be a sign that the food didn’t go down well. Just know you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 20 million Brazilians experience a burning sensation in [...]Read more 01/17/14
Find out the benefits of consuming foods with antioxidants
They help slow aging and prevent degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Oil seeds, such as walnuts and almonds, and dark green vegetables, like broccoli, can be effective in delaying aging. As they are rich in vitamins C and D, and minerals such as beta-carotene and selenium, they may help protect the body from [...]Read more 08/27/13
Number of overweight Brazilians grows
Result arises from the combination of poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle For every 100 Brazilians, almost half is overweight. Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that in 2011 48.5% of the population was overweight. This ratio, which is significant, has been increasing year after year. In 2006, it was at 42.7%. The number [...]Read more 08/27/13
Do you know the causes of poor circulation?
Habits and lifestyle can trigger the disease Symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the arms and legs, cramps, numbness and cold extremities may be signs of poor blood circulation, a problem that affects a major part of the population. Varicose veins are the most common signs. Only in Brazil in 2012 25% of women over [...]Read more 08/27/13
How many times a year do you check your blood pressure?
Early hypertension diagnosis is essential for controlling the disease, which may increase the chances of a heart attack Hypertension is a disease that affects about 30 million Brazilians, according to the Ministry of Health. However, only 10% of these people control the disease and many of them do not even know they are hypertensive. Since [...]Read more 06/14/13