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Tips to remove the fearsome bad breath

Bad breath or halitosis is an uncomfortable problem that can affect anyone because there are several causes, from feeding to dental problems. If you are going through this situation, do not worry, there are foods that will help you eliminate bad breath once and for all:

Parsley

It is one of the best known natural remedies to remove bad breath because it contains chlorophyll that acts quickly. You can dip a little parsley in apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes and then chew directly.

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Ginger

This food helps fight bad breath, as it acts as a natural astringent, stimulating digestive processes. In addition, it is part of the category of antioxidant and anticoagulant foods. You can make an infusion of ginger and lemon and take it to eliminate bad breath from the roots.

Green Tea

Contrary to the coffee that usually leaves bad breath, green tea prevents this problem if you take it daily. You can consume it cold or hot, just try not to add sugar.

Fennel seeds

They are ideal for removing bad breath because they neutralize bad odors and their antibacterial properties clean difficult areas of the mouth. They can also prevent infections in teeth and gums.

Apples You have to eat them with the skin since while chewing, the high fiber content cleans the teeth, massages the gums and helps keep them healthy.

Natural water

This is one of the simplest remedies against bad breath since it is enough to drink a glass of water on waking and another before going to bed to combat the problem.

  • Drinking plenty of water helps keep mucous membranes properly hydrated and keep a good breath, and who does not like to drink only water can squeeze half a lemon or other fruits sliced in a liter of water.
  • Avoid staying without eating for more than 3 hours, eat foods that are easy to digest.

Types of fats: What are healthy fats?

Can you tell healthy fats from those that are not? We show you how.

We tend to hear a lot about how a balanced diet is one in which many more healthy fats are included than unhealthy fats. However, many times we do not know what the term ‘good fats’ refers to or how to differentiate between them. Today we show you what are the types of fats and what are healthy fats. Take note!

What are the fats used for?

The first thing we should know about fats is that they are necessary for the functioning of our body. Just as excess fat can lead to problems of obesity and cholesterol, the deficiency of fat intake can lead to health problems, especially the so-called ‘healthy fats’.

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Fats have different functions in our body:

  • They are part of the cell membranes of our body.
  • Fats are responsible for the connection between neurons.
  • They are the most important source of energy in the body when we are not eating food.
  • Fats are necessary for the correct assimilation of liposoluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, K1, K2).
  • They increase the absorption of beta-carotene, the best antioxidants against free radicals in the body and found in red, orange or yellow vegetables, such as peppers, red fruits or carrots.

That is, the consumption of fats is essential for the human body, but what we must learn to distinguish is what fats ?. Keep reading.

Unhealthy Fats

They are often referred to as unhealthy fats or ‘bad fats’ to trans fats and saturated fats. Although the former is totally harmful to health, the latter can be consumed with some care, since the fact that saturated fats are more or less healthy depends on other variables.

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Saturated Fats

The chemical composition of saturated fats or saturated fatty acids is carbon atoms linked by simple bonds so that the hydrocarbon chain is full of hydrogens. This makes their metabolism slows, so if consumed in excess they favor the appearance of high cholesterol levels, accumulation of fat in the arteries, circulation problems, hypertension, obesity or diabetes, among others.

Saturated fats are recognized as being solid at room temperature and are usually of animal origin, although there are also sources of saturated fats of plant origin. Butter, red meat or lard are saturated fats. Also, other vegetable fats such as coconut oil, palm oil or hazelnut oil are saturated fats.

Generally, the excessive consumption of saturated fats is considered ‘bad’ and although this statement has a certain reason, we must qualify in this regard. Most of the products that we find in the market with saturated fats also contain other ingredients that are harmful to health, such as excess sugars, additives, excess salt or flavor enhancers. Thus, sausages and fatty milk products are usually bad sources of saturated fat, due to the combination with other ingredients.

However, not all saturated fats are so harmful, although they should always be consumed in moderation. For example, coconut oil contains 90% saturated fat, but 50% of its composition is lauric acid, that is, short and medium chain fats that are not as harmful, even if they are consumed moderately.

Because of this, the consumption of saturated fat is not so harmful if it is ingested moderately or minimally, and depends on the type of saturated fat that we consume. Making a sponge cake at home with coconut oil will be much healthier than buying an industrial one made with palm oil (one of the worst saturated fats that exist).

Trans Fat

The food market created trans fats in order to create more attractive products at a lower cost. Trans fats are obtained after the process of hydrogenation of vegetable fats so that the unsaturated fatty acids are converted into trans fats.

For example, margarine is a good example of trans fat that many people consume without knowing that it is more harmful than butter.

Within the body, trans fats act like saturated fat of poor quality, increase cholesterol and are very harmful to the heart, so trans fats are the least healthy fats on the market and should be avoided completely or as much as possible.

Healthy Fats

Once we know which fats are less healthy, it is time to learn to distinguish healthy fats, also called ‘good fats’ and know how they work in the body.

The chemical composition of healthy fats or unsaturated fats has one or more double bonds, so there are not as many hydrogen atoms in your chain. This makes its absorption, decomposition, and elimination much healthier for the human body.

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In fact, unsaturated fats are beneficial for the body, help lower high cholesterol levels or keep it in perfect condition and are essential for proper cardiovascular health.

Unsaturated fats are usually distinguished because they are liquid at room temperature, such as extra virgin olive oil. You can distinguish two types of unsaturated fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Monounsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated fats are those that have a single unsaturation, that is, a double bond. It is usually known as oleic acid or omega 9. Olive oil, hazelnuts, peanut oil, are foods rich in monounsaturated fats. They also contain omega 9 other polyunsaturated foods, such as avocados or nuts.

Polyunsaturated Fats

They are chemically distinguished because they have two or more double bonds or in saturation. When we talk about ‘omegas’ it is usually referring to polyunsaturated fats, which are really two: omega 3 and omega 6.

The main sources of polyunsaturated fats are bluefish and some vegetables such as sunflower, pumpkin, nuts and seeds, corn, whole grains, avocado, and soy. Eggs are also a good source of polyunsaturated fats.

Now that you have all the information on the types of fats and which are healthier, it is time to start maintaining a balanced diet, as rich as possible in unsaturated fats or ‘good fats’. Remember that the more natural your diet, the healthier it will be, so the idea is to avoid processed foods as much as possible.

Chanel lengthens the silhouette and bets on the plane on an autumnal catwalk

Chanel today closed Fashion Week in Paris by recreating a spectacular autumn landscape inside the Grand Palais, conquered by the “forest wizards” of the house, who wore coats to the feet and wore only flat shoes.

In recent seasons, sports and dancers have conquered the foot of the international catwalks, leaving behind the idea that the heel is the only synonym of elegance, as Chanel already showed, whose proposal for last year’s low-heeled boots with glitter or transparent was a commercial success.

On this occasion, the house opted for oxford shoes, in black patent leather, and a series of musketeer boots with golden toe worn on a dark background or in a discrete pattern, similar to camouflage but also bright.

The silhouette becomes completely straight, by coats and skirts in “tweed” to the feet, combined with short jackets, in a series of very winter outfits, decorated with large wool scarves, sleeves of hair and woolen sweaters.

Still, the collection was much more youthful than in other occasions thanks to the introduction of floral prints, matching a set so achieved that in the huge entrance of this building next to the Seine River, famous for its glass roof, smelled of earth wet, as some guests commented.

The ground was full of fallen leaves and several trees populated with wet moss divided the walkway in two, in a harmonious result of autumn colors: dark greens, grays, and blacks mingled with golds, beiges, browns, and oranges.

The designer and emblem of the house, the German Karl Lagerfeld, also introduced several technical pieces, such as down jackets – so in vogue in recent seasons – that entered the firm in a “tweed” version, or revisiting the classic straight jackets of the House in this waterproof fabric with a quilted appearance.

A pseudo-masculine collection, loaded with hooded garments, high-waisted pants and wide leg in bright mermaid fabrics, where a disheveled top bun culminated a styling, in general, quite natural, also in makeup.

The proposal closed with a series of black dresses cut 20 years, with a straight neckline and long above the knees or ankle height, combined with accessories fluorine, such as fuchsia pink gloves and leather maxibolsos and embroidery, which They led to handbag mode.

In the cast of models, there was no lack of Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford, who has been devastating for three seasons in Paris; in addition to the Dutch Marjan Jonkman, the French Camille Hurel and the Italian Greta Varlese and Vittoria Ceretti, some of the most requested of the moment.

The model Caroline de Maigret, the image of the house, and the British actress Keira Knightley, who wore an Haute Couture dress from the Spring-Summer 2018 collection, were some of Chanel’s guests.

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The performer of films like “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Anna Karenina” came along with her husband, the musician James Righton.

Paris says goodbye to this Fashion Week, where more than 60 companies presented on the catwalk their prêt-à-porter collections for autumn-winter 2018/2019, closing the cycle of international catwalks behind London, New York, and Milan.

With a nine-day agenda, where the parades are held every hour, the capital of France prevails among its competitors as the longest appointment and meeting point of international buyers and journalists who, according to the French Fashion Institute, leave as it passes through the city between 400 and 500 million euros (from 492 to 615 million dollars).

Weekly menu of anti-inflammatory diet to reduce swelling

If you want to stop feeling bloated all day, take note of this weekly anti-inflammatory menu.

Every day you feel bloated, your belly and your whole body are constantly inflamed, you retain liquids, you have a lot of gases and during your menstruation, you usually inflame excessively. It’s time to make a diet change in your diet so that you reduce the swelling. We tell you how and an example of a weekly anti-inflammatory menu.

Anti-inflammatory diet: how to make it

There are foods that help inflame our colon and digestive system, as well as our body, as well as others that help the body work better, favoring the proper absorption of nutrients and the elimination of toxic substances and waste from our body. In fact, a balanced diet should be focused on improving the inflammatory processes of the body, that is, an anti-inflammatory diet.

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The foods that contribute to inflaming our body inside and out are sugars, simple carbohydrates, saturated fats, some starches, dairy products, alcohol, red meat and processed foods.

Conversely, anti-inflammatory foods or foods that do not inflame the body are most vegetables (tomatoes and potatoes can cause inflammation in some people), fish, lean meats, legumes and whole grains consumed in moderation, nuts, and spices such as ginger and turmeric, known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Therefore, this last group of foods must be present in the highest percentage of our diet, avoiding or eliminating completely the foods of the first group.

Anti-inflammatory tips

In addition to the above suggestions for feeding it is important that you do not consume carbohydrates (sugars and flours) after 6 or 7 in the evening unless you exercise at night.

Another anti-inflammatory trick is to take a glass of warm water daily with a splash of natural lemon juice. Wait 15 minutes before breakfast.

Finally, it is important to drink enough daily recommended water (from a liter and a half to two liters), to help the body to properly digest food, stay hydrated and avoid fluid retention.

Weekly anti-inflammatory menu

Here is an example of a weekly menu designed for an anti-inflammatory diet. Goodbye to the swelling!

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Monday: the week begins with inflammation

  • Breakfast: a bowl of sprouted oats soaked from the previous night with inflated spelled cereals and some seeds such as walnuts, cranberries, and chia.
  • Mid-morning: the ideal is to eat the fruit between meals. Take the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that you like most, such as a slice of melon.
  • Food: Quinoa salad with baked turkey crumbled, grated carrot, green pepper, spring onion, tomato and rosemary (you can add all the vegetables you want) and a slice of whole grain bread.
  • Snack: Kefir with flax seeds and a teaspoon of honey.
  • Dinner: Salad of fresh spinach, pineapple and vegan cheese (you can eat some fresh cheese or yogurt since they are less inflammatory dairy). Accompany the salad with wild asparagus omelet.

Anti-inflammatory Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Nutritious milkshake with almond milk, oat flakes, the fruit of choice (for example, strawberries, pineapple …), at least one nutritious ingredient (a vegetable such as carrots or spinach leaves) and flax seeds. If you like strong breakfasts, you can accompany it with a toast of gluten-free bread with honey, ghee or clarified butter or compote of natural apple.
  • Mid-morning: A fruit of choice.
  • Food: Lentil tabby with roasted vegetables with coconut oil, such as pumpkin, spinach, onion, cherry tomatoes, accompanied by slices of avocado. The idea is that you do not eat bread, but if you are going to eat it, it is better to be whole and/or gluten-free.
  • Snack: Yogurt or kefir with fruits
  • Dinner: Try fermented foods such as herring, pickles or fermented vegetables. They will help you improve your digestion.

Anti-inflammatory menu: Wednesday

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  • Breakfast: Rice pancakes with olive oil and tofu or fresh cheese. An orange juice or a fruit smoothie without milk. Green Tea.
  • Mid-morning: An apple with tahini.
  • Food: Steamed vegetables: broccoli, red onion, carrot, zucchini … You can sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil or a natural sauce like tahini. Grilled salmon with garlic and parsley.
  • Snack: a piece of dark chocolate and a green tea.
  • Dinner: Grilled turkey with grilled vegetables of your choice.

Thursday without swelling

  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spinach and tomato. A slice of bread without gluten or wholemeal bread.
  • Mid-morning: try to eat papaya with honey, it helps to improve digestion.
    Food: Whole rice with beans and squash. You can spice your dish with a touch of turmeric and ground ginger. Salad of green leaves with lettuce, kale, and sprouts of alfalfa or broccoli.
  • Snack: yogurt or kefir with chia seeds.
  • Dinner: Cream of vegetables: it can be hot with the vegetables that you have at home or cold, for example of melon and mint.

Anti-inflammatory Friday

  • Breakfast: Gluten-free or whole-wheat toasts with tomato, avocado and flax and chia seeds. A green tea
  • Mid-morning: fruit smoothie.
  • Food: Chickpea salad or other legumes with hard-boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, carrot, and onion.
  • Snack: Brown rice pancakes with ghee.
  • Dinner: Fish with papillote with vegetables (red pepper, onion, carrot …). We recommend choosing a blue fish like sardines.

Saturday anti-inflammatory diet

  • Breakfast: If you feel like making a sweet breakfast, try some coconut flour pancakes with honey or agave honey topping, some black chocolate chips, and nuts.
  • Mid-morning: a toast of whole wheat bread with olive oil, avocado, and ham. It’s Saturday!
  • Food: Couscous with salmon, leek, tomato and spinach and a touch of fresh ginger cooked together with couscous.
  • Snack: a citrus fruit or pineapple.
  • Dinner: Cooked chard with potatoes and a touch of turmeric. You can add a lean protein such as turkey, chicken or a fish.

Anti-inflammatory Sunday

  • Breakfast: Slices of wholemeal or gluten-free bread with olive oil and turkey.
    Mid-morning: Yogurt with nuts and a teaspoon of honey.
  • Food: Tuna marinated in soy sauce and sesame seeds and mushrooms with grilled vegetables.
  • Snack: A green tea and a fruit
  • Dinner: Grilled chicken fillet and carrot cream with turnip and a touch of curry.