What Are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts?

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What Are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts? By Dr. Kristie Raw sprouts are a popular topping for salads, soups and sandwiches. More often than not, people eat them for their health benefits. No wonder! Sprouts are a good source of cell-protective antioxidants. On the down side, there are some unexpected risks to eating sprouts … Read more

How Much Vitamin B12 Do I Need?

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Modern food trends about eating healthy, have sparked a lot of discussion about Vitamin B12. Also known as Cobalamin, Vitamin B12 is vital. It fulfills a number of essential functions in the body, it is necessary for blood formation, cell metabolism, and nerve function. Our body can not produce vitamin B12 by itself, we have to … Read more

How Much Water To Drink Each Day?

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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 the 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 … Read more

What Is Gluten And Why Is It Bad?

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All of a sudden gluten-free products seem to be everywhere. But what is gluten and why is gluten so bad for you? Actually, for most people, gluten is not bad. Gluten has played an important role in the human diet since the days we stopped being hunters and gatherers and started farming. Gluten is a … Read more

How Much Sugar A Day Is Too Much?

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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 a day is too much? High sugar consumption is not only bad for our weight it is also one … Read more

Does Alcohol Cook Out Of Food?

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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 … Read more

Why Is Too Much Salt Bad For You?

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Every year millions of people die because they consume too much salt. Too much salt is the main cause of high blood pressure and blood pressure-related non-communicable diseases.  The problem is not you putting too much salt on your breakfast egg, the problem is the food industry and processed food. The salt hides in it … Read more

Which Cooking Oil Is Best For You?

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When searing a cut of meat to give it some roast flavors before it goes into the slow cooker, 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 … Read more

Is Teflon Bad For You? Non-Stick Coated Cookware

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Teflon is found in every household. The advantages of Teflon coated cookware are obvious: They are usually cheap to make and much easier to clean than uncoated cookware. But those non-stick coatings can also have a negative side when not used properly. So, when is Teflon bad for you? What is Teflon? Teflon is actually … Read more

How Safe Is A Slow Cooker?

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Slow cooking brings out the best flavors of the food. But the low temperature of 165 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit requires cooking time to be considerably longer than traditional roasting or cooking at higher temperatures. A good quality slow cooker is what you need for this purpose, but: how safe is a slow cooker? The … Read more