Monday, October 31, 2011

Without Money? In the restaurant of Bon Jovi you can pay with no money

Without Money? In the restaurant of Bon Jovi you can pay with no money.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi opened a new restaurant in his native New Jersey, is a fast-food restaurant that has a particular detail. If the guests who have no money to pay the bill in cash or credit card, there is the possibility to do with hours of community service .

During the inauguration of Soul Kitchen, the musician said, "In a context where one of five families living in poverty or below that level and that one in six Americans have no money for food, now is the time of this types of restaurants, "he said in remarks broadcast on the web 20minutes .


Located in a converted garage, the restaurant offers a menu of salads and homemade dishes made with organic products. Bon Jovi had two years working with community kitchen projects in different locations until the U.S. decided to open Soul Kitchen.
Asked for his skills in the kitchen, the interpreter said it is "a specialist in washing dishes, cooking but ... zero."

The strange and obsessive Steve Jobs diet

The strange and obsessive Steve Jobs diet.

The late founder of Apple was subjected to fasting and some extreme diets consisting of only one or two eating food for weeks

Steve Jobs was not some guy was a genius and as such was full of eccentricities. Since repeating the same kind of clothes to his way of eating, it is this latter aspect is developed in detail in his authorized biography , published a few days ago by writer Walter Isaacson .
The book has an obsession with Jobs for vegetarian food , a dietary regime which respected in an exaggerated way even when his illness worsened. According to Mikel Lopez, in his blog  El Pais , the creator of Apple was addicted to vegetables and carrot greens to the point that "the skin reached to put some carrots orange from eating so much, as has a friend in the book. "
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"From a young age, Jobs underwent all sorts of purging, fasting and dieting extremes, some consisting of only eating one or two foods for weeks, "describes Lopez. Even in 1977, second year at Apple, he ate only fruit, apples obviously could not be out of this diet.
Apparently this fascination with the plants was inspired by the book "Diet for a Small Planet," a hit in the seventies in the U.S. Despite his poor health , Jobs maintained this regime. His wife and her doctor could do nothing to change his opinion. "For him the fast was cleansing and digestion, a nuisance in that wasted energy," wrote Lopez.

Beware: Obesity harms women more than men

Beware: Obesity harms women more than men.

Women who are overweight are nine times more likely to develop heart disease and high blood pressure in contrast to males, as revealed from a study by the University of California, which analyzed more than 1,700 adolescents of both sexes, ranging between 13 and 17.
On the other hand, found that boys are obese are four times more likely to develop high blood pressure, compared with normal weight adolescents, reports "The Daily"
"Estrogen is a hormone that protects women who are not in the menopausal stage, against heart attacks. However, obesity could weaken, "said Professor Rudy Ortiz, who presented the study at a conference in Mississippi.
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About 30% of the population in England suffer from high blood pressure but are not aware of it. Effective measures to prevent this disease is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet .

The food reflects our personality?

The food reflects our personality?

Without thinking, often a particular flavor is used to describe a person. According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, those who prefer sweet foods are usually more pleasant, friendly, compassionate and supportive, compared to those who opt for bitter and sour foods, according to Cukmi
Michael D. Robinson, a researcher at the University of North Dakota , says that there is a link between the food we consume and pro-social behavior. The analysis was performed to different groups of students who chose their food at random and then evaluated their ways of behaving.

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For analysis, 55 college students tested foods from the five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy. Also answered a series of questions related to your personal tastes.
In another experiment, they were given fresh food and other salty, then asked a teacher to help voluntarily. The result was that students who ate sweets showed more willingness to help another group comparison, according to the website Bodyodd .

BEWARE: Junk food produce infertility in men

BEWARE: Junk food produce infertility in men.

A recent study indicated that a healthy diet based on vegetables and fruits , is beneficial for semen

A recent study by scientists from Harvard University (USA) and Murcia (Spain), reveals that men with a poor diet are more likely to be infertile. To obtain these results, they analyzed the sperm of 188 men between 18 and 22, who previously were evaluated clinically to rule out any disease that affects the semen.
Early results indicate that consumption of junk food with a high level of trans fat, has a negative impact on the male reproductive system, reported The Daily Mail .
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"The main conclusion of our work is that a healthy diet appears to be beneficial for the quality of semen. A higher intake of fish, fresh fruits , whole grains, legumes and vegetables appears to improve sperm motility, "said Audrey Gaskins, author of the study.
She stressed that despite the results further work is needed to explore the exact relationship between nutrition and quality of sperm.
For his part, Edward Kim, president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, said: "We are still studying the impact of nutrition on fertility male, but even these initial studies suggest a link between a good diet and reproductive health for men ".
The research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Can you prove you encourage with a chocolate-flavored beer?

Can you prove you encourage with a chocolate-flavored beer?.

The new product was introduced in Mexico and is only available until April, 2012

Have you ever think to find a beer flavored chocolate ? The company Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma just make this product with your brand Chocolate Bohemia, a limited edition available until April 2012.
The Chocolate beer was produced from full-bodied malt and blend of four fine quality malts: pale malt, brown malt, chocolate malt and crystal malt. It has a dark color and an alcohol content of 5.7%.
Its flavor and aroma of bitter chocolate and a hint of caramel makes it the perfect accompaniment to the dishes to be consumed during the holiday season and New Year, reports Milenio .
The Mexican company seeks to place its brand as a premium beer option linked to food, in this case the chocolate. The new drink was the result of experimentation of these workers in the company.

Why pumpkins are the symbol of Halloween?

Why pumpkins are the symbol of Halloween?

Meet the legend that included this popular vegetable in the celebration

In the United States is impossible to imagine a festival of Halloween without pumpkins. Scary faces carved vegetables and bright inside. Fashion and tradition have made this an increasingly universal. 
However, you ever wonder why this pumpkin is a symbol of "Halloween." Here's the answer: the curious story comes from Ireland, a place where the celebration was born.
The hero of this legend is called Jack, a farmer who used cheap and liar cheat their neighbors. One day the devil was to find Jack with the firm intention to take his soul. However, the farmer managed to trick him and get him. In exchange for his freedom the devil promised that "never again look for."
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After several years, Jack died but was rejected in the sky and go to hell the devil would not receive him, and condemned to wander the dark ways of purgatory.
Before leaving, Jack asked one last favor: a light that can light your way. So the devil gave him an ember that would never burn. The farmer took one of the turnips he had in his bag, he made a hole and put the ember inside the tubers.
Since then it became popular in Ireland in the history of Jack of the Lantern (Jack, the lantern) and was linked to the celebrations of Samhain, Celtic festival that marked the transition (the transition from one year to another) opening the other world.
With the arrival of Irish immigrants to the United States, the celebration became prominent and became a tradition. However, the absence of a planting turnips or beets, but an excess of pumpkins, the Americans decided to change it.
Since then carve scary faces on pumpkins (supposedly Jack's face). These vegetables were placed in the windows of the houses, according to the beliefs, scare away the devil.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Strawberries protect the stomach against alcohol

Strawberries protect the stomach against alcohol.

Granada (EFE). A team of Italian researchers, Serbian and Spanish confirmed the protective effect of strawberries in a mammalian stomach damaged by the alcohol, said today the University of Granada (southern Spain), who participated in this study.
Scientists provided ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to laboratory rats and found that the gastric mucosa of those who had previously eaten strawberry extract suffered fewer injuries.
Sara Tulipani, researcher at the University of Barcelona (UB) and co-authors, said that the positive effects of strawberries are associated with both their antioxidant as well as enzymes that activate or own body's antioxidant defenses.
The conclusions of the work indicate that a diet rich in berries may have a beneficial effect in preventing gastric diseases related to the generation of free radicals and other reactive oxygen species, so that the fruit could attenuate the formation of stomach ulcers in humans .
The gastritis or inflammation of the lining of the stomach as well as related to alcohol consumption also can be caused by viral infections and by the action of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (like aspirin ) or those used in the treatment of some bacteria.
"In these cases eating strawberries during or after the disease may relieve gastric mucosal injury," suggested Maurizio Battino, coordinator of the research group from the Marche Polytechnic University (Univpm, Italy).
The team found fewer ulcers in the stomachs of these rats before receiving alcohol for ten days had eaten strawberry extract (40 milligrams per day per kilo of body weight).
According Battino, work has not been raised to offset the effects of drunkenness, but to find protective molecules in the gastric mucosa from damage that can cause different agents.
Besides Univpm scientists, UB and Granada, in this study involved researchers from the universities of Salamanca, Spain, and Belgrade, Serbia.

Loved by some and hated by others, the nutritional value of the viscera

Loved by some and hated by others, the nutritional value of the viscera.

The main sources of iron in the diet of many people include milk and fish . However, one type of food often neglected, despite having a high nutritional value, is found in organ meats such as chicken liver, the famous sangrecita or heart, both chicken and beef.
For Rosa Salvatierra, a nutritionist at the National Institute of Health, these foods are a rich supply of iron, especially for people most in need of this mineral in their daily diet as infants and pregnant women.
"In our country there are high rates of anemia among women and children under 5 years, and this situation can be combated with diets that include offal," explained the lawyer.
Salvatierra recommended that the best way to consume foods such as chicken liver, spleen, beef kidney, among others, is to add small amounts to a diet that, by itself, whether it is balanced.
"An addition of iron to maintain a high level of regeneration of this element in the blood, especially in mothers who have spent 9 months pregnant and need to regain their constitution, more so if they suffered from bleeding during delivery," he added.
A reasonable amount in the daily diet is two tablespoons of ground chicken liver for babies from 6 months, or five tablespoons a day for women suffering from anemia or low hemoglobin.
However, high cholesterol and visceral fat can be harmful for people with liver problems, why are not suitable for their diets.
Patients with hypertension or cardiovascular problems should, therefore, seek other sources of animal protein and iron.
To consume with moderation
Jimenez Faviola Peruvian Network of Food and Nutrition, said: "The positive factor is that they include organ meats are high in animal protein and minerals like iron, which are very favorable for the organism, but have a fat level and cholesterol that make them an addition that must be properly dosed at the time of being implemented on a diet, "he said.
"The balanced diet can not be replaced by a single solution. Although organ meats are economic output to supply sources of iron, protein and vitamins valuable, you should not ever ignore the value of meat, vegetables and fruits, which become the central part of a healthy life "said the specialist.
Add two teaspoons of ground in the liver mush babies from 6 months contributes to the formation of bones.
In broths and soups can also consume a small amount of guts to carry the dish with nutrients.
Even mixed with other foods, is necessary to maintain limited to a maximum of five tablespoons organ meats in adults.
You, do you love or hate?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lose weight by eating healthy: A slowly diet , but surely

Lose weight by eating healthy: A slowly diet , but surely.

With a few simple tips, you lose a few pounds and look good in light clothing

There must come the summer for a strict diet . With a few simple tips, you may lose a few pounds and look good in light clothing.
To begin, let the gas for special occasions and drink more water. Even diet soda should be consumed at most once a day.
Nor skip breakfast or dinner. Rather, as Hermoza Mariana advises nutritionist, eat five times a day (healthy food, of course). Breakfast and lunch and eat moderately lighter at night. By midmorning and midafternoon can consume nuts or fresh fruit. The idea is not much appetite to go with main meals, because then assimilates more.
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Nutritionist Mary Flor Diaz says one of the things that fat is to eat candy . The cheap chocolate consists of fat and sugar, the perfect combination for fat. He also claims that what we cut between meals usually have many calories as soda crackers, a package of 12 cookies is four loaves. And speaking of cookies with filling, in less than one unit and have some bread.
Snack between meals, nutritionists advise both fresh fruit or nuts (pecans, peanuts and a lesser amount). And we should eat less than day and night.
It is also essential exercise. "At a minimum, you should do 60 minutes of exercise at least four times a week. The amount of 30 minutes is good for heart health but fat mobilized more minutes, ie weight go down, "says Diaz.
Combinations. Do not combine proteins with carbohydrates. As the protein is stronger, the body does not use both carbohydrate and fat is transformed into and accumulate in the form of adipose tissue.
Fruit night. Do not eat fruit at night, the fruit is a carbohydrate and energy needs to be spent for consumption. It is best to consume up to six in the afternoon.
Less calories. Choose foods contain fewer calories: instead of fried egg, poached egg. If you take a juice sugar or use sweetener use.

Are you allergic to any foods? Scientists have found the cure

Are you allergic to any foods? Scientists have found the cure.

According to a recent study, allergies occur when the immune system is malfunctioning

According to recent studies, allergies have increased in the last decade, becoming fatal in some cases. For example, if you are sensitive to peanuts and eat it, can cause a fatal reaction called anaphylaxis.
Scientists from several National Institutes of Health estimate that about 4.7% of children under 5 years and 3.7% who are between 5 and 17 are allergic to any type of food . In addition, each year there are between 15 000 and 30 000 cases of anaphylaxis. At present there is no reliable treatment for allergies, reports "Vitals"
A group of researchers at Northwestern University, U.S., have discovered how the immune system to set off food allergies . So far, the experiment was conducted only in mice but with great success.
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Paul J. Bryce, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said: "Allergies to peanuts and other food occur when the immune system malfunctions. We have been trying to understand how the system differentiates between what should and should not be in the body. "
However, he noted that when a person is sensitized with food, helper T cells into action as army scouts. These cells are constantly on patrol in search of the protein is considered dangerous. When they find it, call the soldiers and began a massive immune reaction that can lead to death.
Bryce and his colleagues found they could block this reaction taking some protein food, in this case peanuts, to wrap a white blood cell and then injecting these altered cells in the body of a mouse allergic.
The question is whether experimentation in mice can be applied in humans. In this regard, Bruce said there are many differences between the immune response in mice and us as well as many similarities, so the study could have great results.
The research was published in The Journal of Immunology.

Eating healthy increases your chances of having strong babies

Eating healthy increases your chances of having strong babies .A recent study indicates that children of mothers with good nutrition are less likely to be born with anencephaly and cleft lip

A diet rich in protein and vitamins ensures not only a strong and healthy baby, also raises the chances that the fetus is developing properly and not be born with no malformations.
In this situation, an investigation of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that women who carry a healthy diet are more likely to have healthy children than those without, reports
The project involved 6147 pregnant women. Of the children of these, 3411 were born with a defect in the neural tube. By comparing the diets of women, found that 50% of the children of mothers with eating well were less likely to be born with anencephaly, 20% with spina bifida and 30% with cleft lip.
To obtain these results, we compared the Mediterranean diet with the recommended by the Department of Agriculture United States . For its part, the project director, Suzan Carmichael, stressed the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and how this creates favorable conditions in newborns.

Who invented the child combos?Happy Meal

Who invented the child combos?Happy Meal

The idea was born in Nicaragua in 1965. Read the story of its creator

These days, the Happy Meal has become more popular menu among children. The novel idea, which then spread around the world, came from Yolanda Fernandez Cofino, who in 1965 opened the first franchise of a popular chain of fast food in Guatemala.
Fernandez said that a year and a half broke the franchise inaugurated due to the mismanagement of the manager. Her husband wanted to sell the company but no one would buy it, then decided to work themselves.
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"While attending I noticed mothers with young children arrived, they did not eat anything because no appeal. So, I decided to make a cheaper kids menu containing a small hamburger, fries, ice cream and a little toy.
In the early 80's, a group of specialists in marketing for McDonald's came to an establishment and asked him what was that little box to hear his explanation, they suggested it be presented at the annual convention made ​​by the company. To which she replied: "Oh no, how can I go with my hamburgers and toy."
At the insistence of the experts presented its inception in 1986. As like the idea in 1989 was officially launched with a Happy Meal toy without ice cream, put in its place a drink. Fernandez said he did not receive any royalty for the idea, but since that date works for the fast food giant in the field of marketing.
At present, many countries are introducing bills for the children's menu contains dairy and fruit . "I have no idea how to change the Happy Meal. I only know that they are planning to include in the box apples instead of fries and milk in place of the gas, "she said.
In the end, he stressed that this change would not have acceptance in children in Latin America and Asia because in these places there are a lot of children, the same as when they go for walks, love to eat things that do not eat at home.

The apple, a fruit "prohibited" but very versatile

The apple, a fruit "prohibited" but very versatile.

They are eaten raw, cooked into jams and desserts . We present two recipes

Madrid (EFE). The apple takes upon himself an unhealthy reputation. "Forbidden" because of Adam and Eve, fruit of discord through Paris and Aphrodite that eventually sparked the Trojan War. And even poisonous cataloged in the story of Snow White , this thanks to the Brothers Grimm. Despite that, it's one of the fruits consumed by man.
Luckily, in the case of Isaac Newton , the apple was used for something good, also owed ​​much to like the recently deceased Steve Jobs and, of course, the Beatles , who recorded for a record of the name.
The fact is that there are apples for every taste, from the highly acidic, such as Granny Smith, the sweet, such as golden. Eat them as is natural, but also cooked or in jam ... and, what interests us today, as the protagonist in a variety of cakes and pastries .
In desserts
The current trend is towards very thin pie dough, you need to do individual fragility. They are the antithesis of the classic "apple pie" Anglo-Saxon world, with mass on both sides, no doubt very tasty, but also arguably much heavier than the others.
There are two versions of great apple pie. One is quite old and very popular in Austria, Germany and northern Italy: the apple strudel or "whirlwind" apple, another born for a very less time, just over a hundred and ten French, which is the cake Tatin.
They say that this was born out of an error in one of the Tatin sisters, owners of the hotel of that name in the center of France. One of them, apparently Stéphanie, the eldest, cooked apples more than necessary and not to waste them, the sisters would put the pasta on top, turning the cake at the end. As so often, an oversight, a failure, eventually give rise to a delicious ready: the cake Tatin remains a global success.
Basically, it tries to cut thick slices apples, make a caramel with sugar and water, give luster with butter, then lay the slices, tight, and cover. After a while wafer covered with a pastry with holes for the escape of steam into the oven is already hot, 200 degrees, and in 20 minutes or less, will be. He turns hot caramelized apples that do not stick to the mold. And now.
The Apfelstrudel requires more work. The tricky thing is to prepare, with flour, water, egg and salt mass that can spread so thin, experts say, should be able to read a newspaper through it. Place the filling (apple sauce, sugar, raisins, cinnamon ...), rolled into a cylinder of several layers of dough and baked.

Two eggs a day helps you maintain your weight

Two eggs a day helps you maintain your weight.

This Friday is World AIDS Day Egg . On average, the Peruvians consume 146 per year, well below the recommended

Is demonized and said to their daily consumption can cause liver ailments. However, little by little these beliefs are being neglected. The egg is one of the most complete foods with a high concentration of nutrients and low in calories.
Wages According to Sandra, a nutritionist at La Calera, eggs are a rich source of protein intake because this product is very beneficial and essential for growing children, but also for adults because it prevents different diseases, including Alzheimer's , for own hill, an essential nutrient for better functioning of the cardiovascular and brain activity.
Every year on the second Friday of October is World Egg Day and on this date is used to discuss this important nutrient and the deficiency that exists in our country with respect to consumption.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Peruvians eat 146 eggs per year while the Mexicans, who lead the intake of this product, consume 374 per year, more than one egg per day while in Argentina and Colombia consume 250 eggs a year.
The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization says people should eat an egg a day, an issue that would not generate any health problems.
Speaking to Wages, states that the egg has great versatility in its preparation. From a simple boiled egg up to a delicious scrambled eggs, fried, grilled, tortillas, etc.. Various dining options in which the egg gives its great nutritional value, besides being the raw material used in making pastries and sauces.
The nutritionist says that eating two eggs a day and do 30 minutes of daily exercise helps maintain ideal weight. "Eating a diet rich in high biological value proteins such as egg, helps the body maintain muscle mass during weight loss, improving body composition. This has a double benefit, since muscle burns more energy than fat even when not exercising.
It generates a feeling of satiety important that people do not have more hunger. "For example, two eggs breakfast reduced to 300 kilocalories of energy intake during the day by a group of overweight women," said a specialist.

Friday, October 14, 2011

This is the world's premier whisky

This is the world's premier whisky.

Glenmorangie was awarded 18 medals "Gold Best in Class" in the last five years at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition

Produced in Scotland, the Scotch Glenmorangie has recently become the most decorated aged world with 18 medals accumulated in the last five years at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), one of the most prestigious events on the planet.
In the 2011 edition of the IWSC held last September in Los Angeles, the Glenmorangie won five "Best in Class Gold" and thus became the most awards whiskey in the world.
To view the full list of winners you click here

Fat diet, a detrimental way to lose weight

Fat diet, a detrimental way to lose weight.

The absence of carbohydrates in the body can generate a sense of constant fasting can affect mood

A balanced diet is necessary for the body to function properly, even for a diet to lose weight. A proper mix between proteins , fats and carbohydrates is what allows a person to stay energized all day.
Is that what questions , the famous Atkins diet, also known as dietary fat, which is a drastic reduction in the consumption of foods high in carbohydrates to bind the body to use fat as an energy source.
Is harmful because a diet is not complete. Your application will cause the body gets used to eating fats of all kinds and use them when you need a power source to operate. These factors directly affect lipid levels, reduce the amount of good fats and, in turn, will increase the LDL or bad cholesterol.
Reduce consumption of foods such as cereals , potatoes, cassava, sweet potatoes or fruit will cause the elimination of liquids and fats and make you lose weight. However, side effects caused by this practice become very unreliable.
It's a poor diet. Not recommend it to anyone, much less to athletes, since the latter require a high carbohydrate content of the physical demands of their work.
The restriction of cereals and tubers significantly reduces the level of fiber in foods needed to maintain a healthy stomach flora and avoid problems like constipation.
To this we must add that reducing carbohydrates can directly affect the mood of the person. Maurer said that can cause one to feel weak and cranky.

¿Raw or cooked foods? Which is Better

¿Raw or cooked foods? Which is Better.

Some experts say that cooking ensures that we do not contaminate with bacteria that may have these inputs

A balanced diet involves mixing the various products, either raw or cooked. 
To nutritionists those who like to eat fruits , vegetables and raw meats have a greater input of nutrients (minerals, proteins and vitamins), since these usually disappear or decrease when food are subjected to cooking or smoothies.
"Raw foods are powerful cell regenerator, provide oxygen and are more easily absorbed, because the organism does not need more effort to digest" . These diets are economical, easy to prepare and palatable.
Nutritionist recommends eating vegetables extracts prepared with mortar and conventional extractors, as the high speeds of the blades deleted nutrients. "These juices, they say, are prescribed to patients with chronic degenerative diseases like cancer , because they are nutritious, let detoxify and strengthen the immune system. "
With the fruit must be careful. Avoid eating fruit salads because the mixture of more than two different fruits (sour and sweet) produces fermentation and acidity in the stomach.
To cause a sensation of cold, this type of diet is not suitable for very thin or who suffer from thermal imbalance because, due to the temperature of their bodies can not tolerate cold foods. "Its use is also disadvantageous in times of winter, but not in summer, as these foods hydrate and cool,"
Before eating vegetables, fruits and, especially raw meats, you should verify that offered which are stored at appropriate temperatures and the origin of the animals (for meat). "One option is to eat raw meat with salt dehydrate or using lemon as ceviche"

The raw food diet is one of the many forms of vegetarian diets based on intake of fruits and vegetables, which may include nuts, eggs and milk in its raw state. However, this type of power is not complete and balanced, lacking animal protein and vegetables,because the extremes are not good, as indicated is to lead a balanced diet following the food pyramid and eating both cooked and raw. And is that with proper cooking and preparation is achieved by a product suitable for consumption while maintaining their nutritional state for the body to receive it in a healthy way, "he said.

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