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    Arepas, a traditional food

    As someone born in Bogotá, Colombia, the idea of eating arepas for breakfast regularly is a desire that constantly comes and goes. On one hand, it is quite an easy side dish to make if we use the modern process: using pre-cooked corn flour. On the other hand, I am a person who values variety enormously, but I do not have all the utensils and ingredients I need to make the at least 55 types of arepas you can find in Colombia. What is an arepa? An arepa is a flat, unleavened bread traditionally made by soaking and pounding dried corn in a large mortar and pestle. The moist pounded…

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    The Significance of Movement and Exercise for the Body

    Everywhere we look around us, we see advertising campaigns about the health benefits of moving and doing exercise. Colorful, visibly displayed, beautifully designed advertising banners about yoga, Pilates, or tai chi classes, the next fitness center around the corner, and even a walking retreat in the Swiss Alps attract everyone’s attention for a moment. It’s a fact: we are not a sedentary species by nature, on the contrary, we are a very active one. Moving our bodies daily and regularly is vital for our mental and physical health. Movement is one result of the constant energy flow that courses through our bodies as a biological norm of our existence. Movement…

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    Why Changing Eating Habits is Challenging

    One of the most important milestones we need to be fully aware of in developing healthy eating habits is learning how to develop and establish steady ones. As human beings, we always learn and develop habits by repeating patterns and establishing routines that help us structure our daily lives. We are driven to seek them because they’re predictable, and predictable means safe. We like to automate many of these too in order to fully concentrate on ways of developing our skills and carry out tasks like learning, studying, working, socializing, reading, etc. For example, we eat to obtain the fuel we need to function properly. Almost never, do we stop…

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    Essential Benefits of Chewing Properly

    I like to be an avid observer and analyst of the information that is published regarding nutrition and any other information relating to the topic. Quality, quantity, and sources of cultivation and the production of foods are the main subjects. Whether we buy organic or not, whether the organic label went through the entire evaluation and examination phase of the certification process are two commonly discussed topics. Whether we should eat this or that depends on our personal needs, and whether we should count calories and measure the number of grams we eat or not, are also commonly discussed. Most of the information is based on what we eat, but…

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    4 Reasons For the Importance of Water in the Human Body

    The human body is 70% water. That’s more than 2/3 of our human body weight. H2O: known as one of the most essential elements of health and body function. The pH of the body One of water’s main tasks is to help regulate the pH balance in the body because it is neutral – neither low pH (acidic) nor high pH (basic). The concentration of hydrogen in the body creates an acidic or basic level in your blood and organs. Water allows these free hydrogen ions to move in and out of blood, cells, and water to maintain the body’s pH, which is around 7.4. It also helps to regulate…