Processed Food

Why taking too much carbs can easily make you fat

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We often do not see the calories in the small little innocent items that we consume daily. But with each bite, it adds up to our caloric consumption. If we consume mostly carbohydrates, especially refined carbs…..really…we can really gain weight even though we may not feel that we eat a lot. This is especially if [...]

So you think instant noodles is good for you?

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Few years ago, I posted an article on the downside of instant noodles.  Up till recently, I started receiving some ‘strong’  feedback on the post- opposing about instant noodles. My respond to all this is: “only you know what’s best for you”. If we love a certain food and people criticize it, it may really [...]

Don’t Blame Coke or Fast Food for Obesity

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There is a recent protest going on because a number of parties are angry that Coke is sponsoring an established website, familydoctor.org. Concerns rose because Coke, soda, McDonalds, and a host of other fast food have been blamed for the rising in obesity pandemic on developed countries. While I agree that taking too much sodas [...]

Possible Causes of Sudden Skin Rashes

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Read also: Emotional Causes of Skin Rashes & Unexplained Eye Pain Do you suddenly find that you develop skin rashes for no apparent reason? Probably you find that a certain area of your skin becoming itchy and when you give in to the urge to scratch it, a red patch formed- the rash seemed to have [...]

Danger of Eating Too Much Instant Noodles & Correct Way to Cook Them

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Over the past years, I have received some forwarded emails from friends about the dangers of instant noodles. Some people may not be aware of the dangers and just to save money or due to no time to cook, they may be slowly poisoning their systems. There is no harm to take precautions. Many kids [...]

Canned/Bottled Juices- Are They Good for You?

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Many folks will take a glass of Orange Juice for breakfast. The juice normally comes in a cartoon in various brand names. Are those really good for you? Question: How can a cartoon of alleged “pure orange juice” is cheaper and provide more volume that if you were to squeeze the real fruit? Most of [...]

Dangers of Processed Meat

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City folks mostly led busy lives- work late and by the time we get home, we just pop in convenient meals. Who has the time to go to the market to buy chicken meat, marinate and cook for meals? Most of the time, we resort to either eating out or just having a quick-fix meal. [...]

How Processed Foods Affect Us

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Normally, I don’t watch the show Downsize Me- I prefer the show ‘How to Live Longer’ which was previously shown on Discovery DH&H. But today, the show “Downsize Me” caught my eye. The participate in the show was someone who is addicted to sugary treats and fat foods. She does lots of binge eating- eating [...]

Free Radicals in Your Body

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A number of studies done had linked free radicals towards development of cancerous cells and tumor growth. The higher the levels of free radicals in our body, there comes an increased risk of getting cancer, least the normal cell mutates. Recently, while buying my favourite drink, tea with evaporated milk, I chanced upon a roadshow [...]

Feeling that does during food preparation have impact on health

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Last Friday, while helping out in a course organised by my unit, I helped myself to breakfast that is provided by the course. I ate 2 pieces of fried chicken wings and a bit of meehoon. After that, I did not feel quite well. Hard to describe but it’s probably due to the fact it [...]