May 31: World No Smoking Day

Currants (black corinthian raisins) and smoking

 

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For those who smoke they would try to quit it immediately!

For those who can not, an option to reduce the negative effects of smoking could be the currants (corinthian raisins) consumption. Modern clinical studies demonstrate that the inclusion of currants in the daily diet, cause a positive effect on the health of smokers!

 

Cholesterol: The effect of daily consumption of currants

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Daily consumption of currants improves the lipid profile of individuals by reducing an early form of LDL cholesterol, as recorded after administration to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In particular, there was a decrease of 8 units per liter of blood (U/l) oxidized form of “bad” LDL cholesterol that is a highly atherogenic form of LDL.

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#WorldCancerDay

Anticancer activity of currants (black corinthian raisins):
Ancient Greeks gave great importance to their diet. The father of medicine Hippocrates, by his phrases connoisseurs, “Food let it be your medicine and let your medicine be your food” and “Prevention and care are more important than treatment”, demonstrated the value of the nutrition in human health.
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Melachrino (traditional grape molasses cake)

Good morning, dear friends! When I gave birth to my babyboy, lots of friends and relatives came home to visit and meet the new member of our family. One of them was my mom’s sweet cousin Olympia.

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Ingredients:
550 gr. self rising flour`
1 cup orange juice+zest, 1 shot of cognac (optional)
1 cup sunflower oil
4/5 cup grape molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts
3/4 cup black corinthian raisins

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Cholesterol: The effect of daily consumption of currants

The effect of daily consumption of currants on cholesterol values:χοληστερίνη σταφίδα.png

Daily consumption of currants improves the lipid profile of individuals by reducing an early form of LDL cholesterol, as recorded after administration to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In particular, there was a decrease of 8 units per liter of blood (U/l) oxidized form of “bad” LDL cholesterol that is a highly atherogenic form of LDL.

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