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Shelf Life of Food

20131126-Food Shelf Life

Ever wondered if it’s okay to eat a 2 months old cheese? Or, if that organic honey that you bought last year is still suitable for consumption? Here’s a cheat sheet which will always help you. by LindsaySnowOsborn. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  


Why do I need Antioxidants?

Antioxidants – A term that you must have heard more than often, every time you visit the grocery store and pick up a food item. But, what exactly are antioxidants and why are they so important in our life? Going by the definition, An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.  But, isn’t oxidation a natural process that is bound to happen? Well, it is. But the problem arises when Oxidation produces Free Radicals, which can […]

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Why should I eat Flaxseeds?

  Is Flaxseed the new wonder food? Though you might think that we have discovered the benefits of Flaxseed only a couple of decades back, you will be surprised to know that it was cultivated as early as in 30,000 BC and in the 8th century King Charlemagne is believed to have passed a law requiring his subjects to consume flaxseeds. So, what exactly do flaxseeds offer?  Omega 3 Fatty Acids which is vital for metabolism and is effective for a […]

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Figthing Inflammation with Food

While inflammation is a natural and essential process of our body whenever it encounters foreign invaders, chronic inflammation is now being seen as a cause of many diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, food intolerance, diabetes, heart disease and in some cases even cancer. It also accelerates the aging process. (Source – Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association) Apart from unavoidable conditions, chronic inflammation is caused by our modern lifestyle and eating habit. Stress, […]

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Easy Way to remove chemicals from raw food

Though it’s always advisable to purchase organically grown food, there are time when we can’t help ourselves. Non-availability of organic variant of a particular food item or lack of an organic store in the locality or an emergency purchase are some of the reasons when we are forced to eat non-organic food. The problem aggravates when we are talking about food items that need to be eaten raw. Think about all those fresh fruits, salads and raw vegetables; and, now […]

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3 Apps that will help you Chose and Cook Healthy

1. Harvest  Remember those tips that your mother gave you on how to squeeze tomatoes to choose the perfectly ripened ones or how to knock on melons to identify the best quality ones. Well, given our busy lifestyle, we can’t remember all those tips & tricks. And, that’s where Harvest comes into picture. It has a collection of intelligent tips on choosing the best quality fruits and vegetables. It will also tell you about the general pesticide residue on different […]

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Swap it! – Healthy Eating through Easy Alternatives

We love this post from http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au. Easy swaps such as from Soft Drink to Coconut Water, or from White Sugar to Honey/maple Sugar, or from Coffee to Root Tea can do wonders for your health. The best part is that by using these healthy alternatives, you are not compromising on the taste and your craving is still getting satisfied. Try one today!

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Artificial Sweeteners – Friend or Foe?

For a lot of people suffering from diabetic related ailments, artificial sweeteners are a God-sent. They can help you enjoy the sweetness in your food without compromising on your health. But, are they really healthy? One of the Harvard report quotes the following – Non-nutritive sweeteners are far more potent than table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. A miniscule amount produces a sweet taste comparable to that of sugar, without comparable calories. Overstimulation of sugar receptors from frequent use of […]

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Brain Fog – Get Rid of It

How to Get Rid of Brain Fog

Forgetfulness, Confusion, Lack of Clarity & Focus are just some of the symptoms of Brain Fog or Clouding of Consciousness. Some of the reasons of Brain Fog are Stress, General Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Nutrient Deficiencies (Vitamin C, E, B Complex, Minerals, Essential Fatty Acids), and Depression. While Brain Fog can mean a lot for your performance at workplace or home, here are some food products which can help you get rid of it. (Source: WebMD) Pomengrenate Herbal Infusions & […]

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4 Tips To Improve Your Digestion (And Your Life)

We recently came across a great article by MindBodyGreen which talks about some very easily implementable tips which can help you improve your digestion. But, why exactly is digestion that important? Inefficient nutrient absorption, low energy, constipation, loose bowel movements, excess gas, bloating, acne, skin rashes, headaches, migraines, irritability, stomach pain, lower back pain – All these are symptoms of an ineffective digestion process. So, how do you take care of your digestive system. Just follow the following – Ensure sufficient […]

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