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Benefits of Quinoa

Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wa’ is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. It has twice the protein content of rice or barley and is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also possesses good levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fiber.

Quinoa was known to the Incas as “the mother of all grains” and was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa. Continue Reading

Is brown rice better than white rice?

brown-rice-vs-white-rice

We all have heard that brown rice is better than white rice. But what makes brown rice more special than white rice? Let’s find out!

White rice is created by removing the bran and germ portions of brown rice. As a result of the refining process there is a significant loss of fiber, vitamins, magnesium and other minerals, lignans, phytoestrogens, and phytic acid, many of which may be protective factors for diabetes risk. Brown rice has more fiber contents than white rice. Continue Reading

Is brown sugar better than white sugar?

is brown sugar better than white sugar

In order to take better care of our health, many of us have switched to healthy alternatives of the food items which we use to have earlier. For example, we started switching to low fat milk or yogurt, sugar free sweets, diet soft drinks, whole meal breads, brown rice, brown sugar etc. But the healthy alternatives we moved, are they all truly beneficial? This may or may not be true.

Let’s talk about brown sugar. It has been advertised that brown sugar is healthier than the normal white sugar. Is it really true? Continue Reading

Countries that charge tax to curb obesity

Countries that charge fat tax on food

What is fat or soda tax?

In order to decrease the consumption of foods that may cause obesity, fat tax or surcharge is placed upon fattening food, beverages or on overweight individuals. In various studies it is found out that as the price of a food decreases, obesity increases. Ironically in the world today, the unhealthy food is way cheaper than the healthy one. In the United States of America, three states have exceeded 35% and 22 states have obesity rates above 30%, according to 2015 data. Continue Reading

Breakfast tips for weight loss

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Among the general population, about 28 percent of men and 18 percent of women ages 18 to 34 skip breakfast every day, according to a study by The NPD Group. In a study Harvard School of Public Health researchers looked at the health outcomes of 26,902 men and found that men who skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or death from heart disease compared to men who regularly ate breakfast.Importance of Breakfast The researchers believe that people who do not eat breakfast end up eating more at night, which could lead to Continue Reading