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What the expiration dates of products actually mean. Food safety.

Since the introduction of expiration dates, most people have started referring to these dates when deciding whether to leave the product or throw it away. However, the date printed on the side of a milk carton or a loaf of bread is not necessarily a guarantee of product safety or its absence. When using various labels, such as "sell before", "use before", the interpretation of the true value of the expiration date can be confusing.

Here's what different expiration dates of products really mean, how long you can store expired products and how to get the most out of your products so that no food (or money) is wasted.
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The whole truth about GMOs.

While some people worry about what they would like to eat today, others are more focused on where their food comes from and how it was grown. The collective interest in genetic modification, the use of pesticides and organically grown food has expanded, and with it the debate about the necessity and safety of these farming methods.
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Be sure to eat foods that contain vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that we need to get from food or supplements because our body cannot produce it. Although vitamin B12 is found in many foods, some populations are at higher risk of deficiency.
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How to choose lean meat.

When you're shopping or dining out, it can be helpful to know which protein sources are low in saturated fat. Although you may assume that the best way to reduce saturated fat intake is to completely abandon animal products, you can still enjoy fish, beef, pork and poultry by choosing low—fat pieces and making meat part of an overall balanced diet.
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What dried fruits are really useful for.

"Eat more fruits and vegetables!" You hear it all the time — from nutritionists and, perhaps, from your mother — but many people still do not apply this advice in practice.

One way to squeeze more fruit into your diet? Choose dried fruits that are stored longer than fresh ones, and they are easier to find, pack and snack on. But are dried fruits useful? And how are they compared to the latest versions? You may be surprised.
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Is it possible to eat the same thing every day.

Lovers of cooking, haters of cooking and lovers of routine have one thing in common: there is no problem eating the same dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner day after day. After all, just a few meals save time in the kitchen and provide a sense of stability in this increasingly chaotic world.

But is it really OK to eat the same foods every day?
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Is olive oil really that useful?

An oil saturated with beneficial antioxidants and fats that are good for the heart, this versatile ingredient can be a real "liquid gold".

In recent years, olive oil has caused a real stir — and for good reason. It is an important part of the Mediterranean diet, which has repeatedly received the title of "The Best diet". But is olive oil really healthy? And what can it do for the body?
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What is rice flour and how to use it in your diet.

Rice flour and its advantagesPerhaps you know about rice flour. Well, rice flour is nothing but finely ground rice, and wait, don't confuse it with rice starch. Both of these things are very different from each other. Known as a staple food in Southeast Asia, Japan and India, rice flour is...
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The benefits of walnut, because of which you will love it.

At first glance, walnuts may seem rather strange. They are wrinkled, oddly shaped and resemble mini-brains. But if you can forget about their peculiar appearance, walnuts are worth a try. Very nutritious, crunchy, this is at least why they should be tried. They are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals.
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What is the use of black pepper.

Black pepper is one of the earliest known spices growing on the Malabar coast of India, and one of the most commonly used spices worldwide. Black pepper, widely used in cooking, brings many health benefits.
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What is a dissociated diet.

The dissociated diet, in fact, contradicts everything we have been taught about nutrition over the past few decades. It is based on a combination of products, which involves eating only certain food groups (for example, all starches or all vegetables). The diet was developed by Dr. William Howard Hay, who believed that your body should produce and secrete various digestive enzymes for alkaline and acidic foods.
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How to meet the budget with the purchase of nutrition for muscle growth.

Do you want to build muscle, but you think that quality food is not available for your budget? Many of us think so, but this conclusion is not entirely correct. Expensive protein powders and supplements are not needed to gain muscle mass.

The truth is that we can build muscle through proper physical training and eating nutrient-rich foods. All this can be done without going beyond the budget.
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10 unexpected foods that can interfere with weight loss.

It would seem that you poured out soda and threw away chips, parted with gatherings with junk food in front of the TV in the evenings. So why did the scale get up on the scales?

Everything can be more complicated than it seems, so you need to be more attentive to 10 unexpected foods that can interfere with weight loss.
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Why are athletes recommended to eat white rice and not brown?

Brown rice is nutritious and recommended for improving eating habits and overall health. However, athletes often adhere to various recommendations for sports nutrition. This includes eating white rice as the main source of carbohydrates for rapid recovery of energy and glycogen. Athletes usually do not try to lose weight and need a lot of carbohydrates to fuel their body.
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Why should you eat buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a popular variant of cereals that can be eaten for breakfast as buckwheat milk porridge, and it is also used to make flour for baking, which does not contain gluten. Despite its slightly strange history, buckwheat is considered a badge of honor due to its diverse culinary uses. Buckwheat lowers blood sugar, and at the same time has many other advantages. A serving of buckwheat is rich in protein, fiber and important minerals such as copper, zinc and magnesia. Perhaps when you learn about the potential benefits of buckwheat, you will think twice about your breakfast options.
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Why do you feel tired after you have eaten?

If you find that you yawn a lot after a large meal, then do not worry – you are not alone. This feeling, known as postprandial drowsiness or "food coma", often occurs after eating a large amount of food. Afternoon sleep does not apply to this phenomenon, because it is caused by chemical processes in the body and the body's greater tendency to fatigue at noon due to work. The more food you have eaten, the more energy is required for digestion, and, consequently, the more your system must work, which explains the onset of fatigue.
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What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for intestinal health. Each of them plays a role in maintaining the smooth functioning of your digestive system. While probiotics are live strains of bacteria, prebiotics are plant fibers that nourish and support them. Probiotics and prebiotics are available as dietary supplements and can also be found in food. Getting enough of both can support the health and function of your digestive system, immune system, nutrient absorption, and more.
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What you can eat before training.

As a rule, exercising on a full stomach is not the best idea. Bloating, cramps and the desire to take a nap and digest food can disrupt the workout. But if your stomach is rumbling and you feel weak because you haven't eaten for several hours, you may lose the effectiveness of your workout, as you will not be able to work at full strength. Learn about the importance of a good snack and some of the best foods to eat before a workout.
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Cream cheese and its benefits

Cream cheese is often touted as a healthier alternative to butter. But you may be surprised to learn that the number of calories in cream cheese is not always lower than in butter. If you're trying to lose weight or stick to a healthier diet, learn how to make the right decisions if you include cream cheese in your meal plan.
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Health benefits of oatmeal milk.

As more people switch to dairy-free and plant-based diets, manufacturers have taken this opportunity to create alternative dairy products that do not contain lactose. Oatmeal milk, which has flooded the shelves of grocery stores around the world , is one of the most popular substitutes that you will find for lovers of" non-dairy " milk. Cheaper to prepare than almond milk and more environmentally friendly, oat milk contains ground or whole oats soaked in water, which are then mixed and strained with a gauze or special bag.
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