Posts by Ana Coito, PhD

Recipe: Carob almonds for Easter

Recipe: Carob almonds for Easter

This week we would like to present you a suggestion of a healthy sweet treat you can make for Easter....

Artificial sweeteners – are they better than sugar?

Artificial sweeteners – are they better than sugar?

Artificial sweeteners are used as alternative to table sugar. I wrote a few months ago two articles about the detrimental...

11 tips for preventing and overcoming a cold or flu

As the cold and flu season is now here, I decided to write an article about what you can do...

Breakfast bowl recipe: healthy oatmeal with seeds and berries

Breakfast bowl recipe: healthy oatmeal with seeds and berries

  Today, I would like to share with you one of my breakfast meals: a healthy oatmeal with seeds and...

Omega-3 EPA and DHA: problems of fish consumption and better sources for our health and the environment

Omega-3 EPA and DHA: problems of fish consumption and better sources for our health and the environment

This article is the third from a series of 3 scientific facts based articles I wrote about omega-3. If you...

Omega-3: conversion of ALA into EPA and DHA

Omega-3: conversion of ALA into EPA and DHA

In the previous article, I wrote about the benefits of four types of omega-3: docosahexanoic acid (DHA), eicosapentanoic acid (EPA),...

Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important?

Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important?

You have probably already heard that omega-3 fatty acids are very important and that you should be including them in...

Recipe: persimmon carob raw cake (vegan & paleo friendly)

Recipe: persimmon carob raw cake (vegan & paleo friendly)

So, who’s ready for a guilt-free cake?? 😀 Last week, I share with you my healthy chocolate salami recipe, which...

Recipe: healthy chocolate salami (vegan, raw, sugar-free)

Recipe: healthy chocolate salami (vegan, raw, sugar-free)

Have you ever heard about a dessert called chocolate salami? It is a typical raw cake from the Portuguese cuisine....

DIY: Homemade natural body cream

DIY: Homemade natural body cream

What about a special Christmas present this year? Something done by yourself? 🙂 Today, I would like to give you...