Fitoterápicos que ajudam emagrecer – Parte 3 – Curcumina e Açafrão da terra

Nutricionista Letícia Tischenberg


Também chamados de Tuméricos o açafrão e a curcumina são excelente aliados para emagrecimento e outros benefícios à saúde, que fazem valer a pena incluí-los em nossa alimentação.

Um estudo realizado pelo Centro de Pesquisas de Nutrição Humana, da Universidade de Tufts, nos Estados Unidos, mostrou que a ingestão de curcumina (açafrão) mostrou esses resultados. O teste foi feito com dois grupos de ratos que passaram a ser alimentados por uma dieta rica em gorduras. Um recebeu a ração suplementada com curcumina e o outro não. Apesar de não afetar o apetite, os cientistas perceberam que os ratos alimentados com açafrão na dieta não ganharam tanto peso quanto os que não tiveram o suplemento. Também foi notado a diminuição dos níveis sanguíneos de colesterol e gordura no fígado dos ratos.

Conclusão: o tempero açafrão pode ter efeito anti-obesidade, sim!

Cúrcuma, é um membro pungente da família do gengibre, é conhecido por seus benefícios à…

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Elena Perminova : A Cinderella Story


Elena Perminova became the heroine of the September issue of U.S. edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The article titled “A Cinderella Story” reads as follows: “After her rescue from a Russian jail, Elena Perminova is living a modern-day fairy tale as couture’s newly crowned It girl ” .

Perminova,the 26-year-old girlfriend of billionaire media magnate Alexander Lebedev, a53-year-old former KGB agent and owner of The Independent and London Evening Standard newspapersShe grew up in Siberia, to a humble family who imported goods from China and sold them at the local market. When she was 16, Perminova was arrested for distributing drugs in a nightclub in Novosibirsk.Despite helping the police with the arrest of the local drugs barons ,they hence her movements.This is how she met Lebedev,at the time a politician in the Duma lobbying for a witness protection programme.He stepped in and saved her from 8 years of jail. “I was…

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How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

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Learning_a_languageBy Krystian Aparta

They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn’t mean that adults should give up. We asked some of the polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project to share their secrets to mastering a foreign language. Their best strategies distill into seven basic principles:

  1. Get real. Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. German translator Judith Matz suggests: “Pick up 50 words of a language and start using them on people — and then slowly start picking up grammar.”
  2. Make language-learning a lifestyle change. Elisabeth Buffard, who in her 27 years of teaching English has always seen consistency as what separates the most successful students from the rest. Find a language habit that you can follow even when you’re tired, sick or madly in love.
  3. Play house with the language. The more you invite…

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Episode 97: Sebastian and Marcel

Intervention Directory

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Sebastian and Marcel
Age: Sebastian 21, Marcel 20
Location: Palm Springs, California
Addiction: Heroin (black tar, smoked)
What’s memorable: So much! How awful and sick these kids look, how they take advantage of their parent’s kindness, the enabling in-denial sweetness of their father, selling drugs out of the house, the forgotten, ignored, caring older brother.

Note: Sebastian (on the right, above) died in April 2013. Link to memorial service video. 

Official synopsis: Sebastian, 21, and his brother Marcel, 20, were soccer celebrities in their town at a very young age. Cool and rebellious, Sebastian hung out with older teammates and started doing marijuana, cocaine and meth. Then Marcel got strung out on cocaine, Xanax and OxyContin, and also sold drugs. Now their older brother is angry, their mother feels betrayed, and their father is ready to give up his wife, his oldest son, and his own life to save them…

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Episode 62: Charles

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Age: 23
Location: California
Addiction: Heroin
What’s Memorable: “I’ll probably die on the streets, and I hope it’s sooner rather than later.” The scene of him shooting up in the fast food restaurant bathroom is disturbing. What a life. The followup is amazing.

Update: Sadly, Charles died of an overdose on March 10, 2014.  My heart goes out to his loved ones and everyone who was touched by his story.

Official synopsis: A talented motocross rider, Charles, 23, is still dealing with terrible childhood memories. When he was seven, his father went to jail for molesting him and his younger brother, and his mother became an alcoholic. Today, he uses heroin and alcohol to blot out his memories, but he’s pushed most of his family away. Now, his half-sister, Lindsey, is reuniting the family in one last attempt to help Charles with an intervention.
Original Air Date: July 2008

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Living and making friends in America

First, I want to say thank you, Brazilian, American and all kind of people from different parts of the world who are reading my blog. Thank you very much. You guys are amazing! I can’t wait to write about more and more things.


Changing subject, I have to say that I was not pleased on Sunday. One day you guys will know all the truth about it. I cannot tell you right now.
But sometimes good things happen and make things more fun. Sometimes you read things that will give you hope.  Talking about it, I met some cool girls on Twitter.

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One of them (pic above) is Brittany Stipp. She looks adorable and reminds me of cute cupcakes (weird). Sorry, Brittany. Hahaha
She has a cool blog that you can read clicking here. You don’t need to know her in person to notice…

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Jim Morrison

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
Jim Morrison