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Nutrition Blog

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Banana – Carlos
Banana – Carlos

 
One of the most popular fruits is super tasty and full of important nutrients like potassium, fiber and antioxidant agents.

Marsh Hello – Marshmallows
Marsh Hello – Marshmallows

 
The duo of villains today, MARSH HELLO – “very cute and very evil” – are made of Marshmallow. This delicacy, as sweet as famous, carries in its composition basically refined white sugar (or confectioner’s milk), corn glucose, gelatin and dyes.

Ketchup Jack – Ketchup
Ketchup Jack – Ketchup

 
For a long time that tomato picture in the carton may have fooled us that there were natural food inside! Lets unravel what is inside the ketchup bottle: is made from a species of pulp, vinegar, salt, thickeners – like xanthan gum, sugar, preservatives, corn syrup. All but the long-promissed tomato.

Sir Pretzel – Pretzels
Sir Pretzel – Pretzels

 
Now is the time for the Pretzel villain. This loaf of bread with a knot in the middle, originated from Germany, although cute can also be dangerous, stay sharp!! Behind this disguise he hides a lot of wheat flour, margarine and sugar!! These ingredients can be harmful to our health!

Churrelvis – Churros
Churrelvis – Churros

 
The holidays are here with a lot of spare time for the kids. What we need to pay attention at this period is that is possible to have fun and enjoy everything without loosing track of health and quality of the food we offer our children. The brakes between lunch and dinner can be critical if we don’t prepare in advance healthy snacks for them. 

Bacon Bob – Bacon
Bacon Bob – Bacon

 
The problem with bacon is not the fat it has. The problem is the industrialized bacon, which receives substances like nitrite and nitrate. The same used in the processed and embedded meats. These preservatives are the real villains that turns food into dangerous food. Imagine this adding one of these snacks with bread and fatty cheeses, condiments, preservatives. The whole makes everything even more harmful to the body, especially children.

Rokchoc – Cookies
Rokchoc – Cookies

 
The cookie is a very popular item in most children’s snacks, which besides having a sweet and addictive flavor, is a “practical” product in the eyes of parents who end up opting for packaged snacks. It consists of high amounts of sugar, trans fat, flour, preservatives and dyes.

Pastel – Pastel FU
Pastel – Pastel FU

 
The pastel (a fried pastry filled with cheese, chicken, eggs, and sorts of other foods), served at children’s parties, or the ones made at fairs or even the homemade is not an ally of our health!

Nuggets – Nugge.T.S.
Nuggets – Nugge.T.S.

 
How many of you have surrendered to a box of the famous “nuggets” ?! When it comes to frozen and industrialized foods, maybe this is one of the audience champions in the supermarket list and at the tables of many households in Brazil and the world.

Pizza – Gladipizzas
Pizza – Gladipizzas

 
Ever heard that saying “it all ends in pizza”? Yeah! Although traditional, and on many occasions the plate that marks the meeting between family and friends, pizza deserves attention when it comes to the quality of what we bring to the table!