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4 myths about pork interesting nutritional option

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  There are many popular sayings around pork that raise questions among consumers about whether to eat it or not.   Traditionally it has been considered as "the fattest", in comparison with that of chicken, fish or cow.   This, in many cases, ends up discarding an interesting nutritional option.   "When choosing certain foods there are many popular sayings that surround them and that, sometimes, confuse and make you doubt whether to consume them or not and in what quantities," says Dr. Virginia Busnelli (MN 110351), a physician specializing in nutrition, and adds that you have to start by "challenging those installed sayings to find out, really, what are the attributes of each food." Myth: It's very greasy. "This is not the case, since 65 percent of the fat in the pork is removed during the cutting process and what remains is 70 percent polyunsaturated fat (good) and only 30 percent saturated ( bad), "says Dr. Busnelli. Myth: It does not prov

Artichoke tea benefits for skin, weight loss, fatty liver and diabetes

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  It is not only a food: the artichoke or artichoke is a medicinal plant of great value in liver care.   And furthermore, since the infusion of this plant lowers cholesterol, improves fatty liver and lowers glucose in the blood. The artichoke or artichoke is a golden ally for those who have fatty liver or diabetes.   Its main power lies in the ability to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood, added to its direct action on the liver, a choleretic action that increases bile secretion.   This property is very convenient in case of congestion, heavy digestions or lazy livers, poor digestion of fats and jaundice.   The artichoke also acts against constipation and stimulates the regeneration of liver cells when they are exposed to different toxins. Besides, it is highly recommended for diabetics as it reduces the level of sugar in the blood, taking a glass of infusion a day of said plant.   Artichokes are indicated in the diet of diabetics because it lowers the blood sugar level. Inul

Care and recommendations to resume exercise if you had COVID-19

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  Those who suffered from coronavirus must rejoin sports in a gradual, adapted and monitored way.   Likewise, it is essential to carry out a complete medical check-up to minimize risks. While for some, COVID-19 was a simple flu, today it is known that it is a disease that can leave sequelae throughout the body, and not only at the respiratory level.   In addition to the lungs, the coronavirus can affect the gut, kidneys, brain, and heart.   Therefore, it is important that those who had this disease and wish to resume physical activity do so gradually, adapted to their general condition and always under the supervision of a professional.     Take care of the heart There is sufficient scientific evidence that shows the consequences of Sars-CoV-2 on the cardiovascular system and that in many cases it is associated with an increase in mortality. “In the heart muscle, Sars-CoV-2 has a direct and indirect action.   Among the most common cardiovascular conditions are myocarditis, pericarditis

Why does our sight get worse after age 40?

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  One day, we realize that we must zoom out what we are reading to focus better and we need to enlarge the letter of the computer.   What are the solutions to this visual process.  It is normal for people to experience visual changes after the age of 40, especially when focusing on nearby objects.   The medical term for this condition is presbyopia or eyestrain, which usually begins after that age and continues to progress until age 65. Presbyopia is part of the natural aging process of the eye and consists of a decrease in the accommodation capacity of the visual system.   This decrease begins to occur in adolescence and it is in the middle of life, when one is still young, when changes in daily actions are perceived. Presbyopia manifests itself gradually.   After age 40, you may notice the following signs and symptoms for the first time: A proclivity to keep reading content longer in order to see letters more clearly Blurred vision at a normal reading distance Eye strain or headaches

How to cook pasta less calories so that it does not make you fat

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  There is a way that you can enjoy a delicious plate of noodles and not cause problems with your diet.   This solution is also ideal for those who have diabetes. Pasta is one of the favorite foods of almost all families, but its flour content and therefore complex carbohydrates make us think that "they cannot be eaten".   However, there is a trick so you can eat pasta.   The key is in preparation. A cup of pasta, when we cook it, provides only 130 calories and   if cooked al dente, that is, firm on the inside and soft on the outside, it becomes a type of starch that resists digestion and reaches the colon almost intact. where it is digested by bacteria that benefit digestive health.   In the case of pasta, it acts as a type of fiber.   When cooked to the point that it loses that hardest core, it is converted to energy (sugar) quickly. Another benefit of eating   pasta al dente   is that the body takes longer to digest it, which causes it to release energy slowly and avoid gl

Parkinson's: new treatment options that improve the quality of life of patients

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  New medications and adjuvant therapies that help treat the various manifestations of this disease are being tested on World Parkinson's Day which is commemorated every April 11. Since 1817, the year in which the British neurologist James Parkinson discovered what was known at that time as agitant paralysis, medical science has found various treatments that allow Parkinson's patients to improve the manifestations produced by this neurodegenerative disease and thus improve its quality of life. What is Parkinson's and what does it produce? After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world: in Argentina it is estimated that it affects approximately 120,000 people and most of the patients are over 65 years of age.   However, more and more men and women under the age of 50 suffer from it. This pathology affects the brain structures responsible for the control and coordination of movement and posture.   Research suggests that

Tangerines, powerful home remedy To lower bad cholesterol

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   protect your arteries as an aid for tired legs, to improve colds and sore throats and even to sleep better.   Learn how to use these fruits in your home apothecary. Mandarins begin to appear in the markets!   They are not only rich and inexpensive: they are considered a good source of vitamin C that protects against infections and fiber, which improves your intestinal transit. They also have special properties for various common diseases.   Especially the peels, which we usually discard, are a powerful home remedy. The mandarin, in case you did not know, contributes to lower cholesterol levels and the accumulation of lipids in the arteries. Due to its bioflavonoid content, it strengthens and gives elasticity to the walls of blood capillaries.   In fact there are medicines made on the basis of oranges, with a venoprotective action.   It is also considered a good fruit for bone health, due to its contribution of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. The peels, on the other hand, are a go

Rosemary for hair to grow stronger and with less gray

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  It is very rich in meals and an infusion of this aromatic plant calms digestive spasms.   But its best known use in natural cosmetics is to strengthen hair. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a plant with a lot of history.   Since ancient times it was considered a plant capable of warding off diseases and even spells.   Later science proved that rosemary contains antiseptic, antioxidant and even relaxing substances, which is why it can soothe pain in the digestive system.   Its effectiveness in improving memory and concentration was also verified, especially if rosemary essential oil is used to perfume environments.   What has been most successful with rosemary, however, is the property of making hair grow, and make it stronger.  Rosemary stimulates circulation, activates the production of melanocytes - thus preventing gray hair - and can fight fungi and bacteria.  To use this virtue of rosemary, you have to prepare a lotion, which is used as a last rinse or applied with a vaporize

They create a sensor that alerts about the spread of COVID and the need to ventilate

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  The prototype was made by researchers from Tucumán and warns about indoor air quality. In the framework of the second wave of COVID-19, one of the main recommendations is to avoid crowds in closed spaces without ventilation, since these conditions have been proven to generate a greater spread of the virus. Considering this scenario -which can be further aggravated with the arrival of winter and the decrease in outdoor recreation-, researchers from the Disruptive Technology Center of the San Pablo-T University, in Tucumán, developed a sensor prototype that measures the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentration in real time in closed places to alert about the need for ventilation and thus prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to its creators, this sensor could be installed in classrooms, bars, offices, among many other closed spaces that are frequented today.   It will function as a traffic light that with light indications will inform about the air quality of the environment in real time