How much water to drink each day?

how much water to drink each day

Our body consists of about 60 percent water and our brain even of about 80 percent.  We permanently lose water, through excretions, through breathing and sweating. Depending on physical activity a healthy adult loses on average about 2.5 liters per day. This water loss must be replaced so the body can function. However, the need […]

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Is gluten bad for everyone?

is gluten bad for everyone

You have probably heard Gluten being bad. For most people, it is not. Gluten has played an important role in human diet since the days we stopped being hunters and gatherers and started farming. Gluten is a composite of protein found in grains, rye, barley and spelt. Wheat is just one popular source of gluten. What actually […]

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How much sugar is too much in a day?

how much sugar is too much in a day

The craving for sweets is in our genes – that’s fine in small quantities. But on average people in the industrialized world, consume about four times the recommended amount of sugar per day. But how much sugar is too much in a day? High sugar consumption is not only bad for our weight it is also […]

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Does Alcohol cook out of Food?

does alcohol cook out of food

Adding a bit of sherry or wine to a gravy or a stew may benefit the flavor of the dish. Boiling lets the alcohol evaporate into the air only the flavors of the ingredient are retained. So does alcohol cook out of food? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Especially not if the alcohol is […]

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Which cooking oil is best for you?

which cooking oil is best for you

When searing a cut of meat for the slow cooker to give it some roast flavors it can get quite hot in the pan. Not all cooking oils can withstand high temperatures equally good. When oil overheats it loses taste as its ingredients oxidize and disintegrate. As a result, dangerous toxic substances are created. This is why you should […]

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