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Top 5 Reasons to Eat Watermelon

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  • It soothes sore muscles.
  • It helps heart health.
  • It could be a natural Viagra.
  • It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, but low in calories.
  • It could even combat cancer.

FACTS: MUST KNOW FOR HEALTH CONSCIOUS FELLOWS

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Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free. A decaf espresso, for example, can have as much as 16 mg. In a decaf latte, which contains two shots of espresso that adds up to about the same amount of caffeine found in a can of Coke.

Fruit juice can have more calories and sugar than soda. An 8-oz. glass of apple juice has roughly 115 calories, compared with about 95 in Coke. A cup of grape juice contains 36 g of sugar — about 9 g more than in the same amount of Pepsi. While the sugar in juice is natural (and not high-fructose corn syrup), it’s still sugar.

Cooked vegetables can be more nutritious than raw ones. Whether a vegetable is more nutritious cooked or raw depends on the vegetable, the nutrient and the cooking method. For example, we get more of the antioxidant lycopene from cooked tomatoes than from raw ones. Likewise, boiling carrots increases their levels of antioxidants called carotenoids. But cooking carrots also lowers amounts of other compounds.

“Multigrain” products aren’t necessarily whole grain. While multigrain may appear to be a synonym for whole grain or whole wheat — which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and digestive problems — it’s not. It simply means the food is made from several grains, which may be whole or refined. To make sure the food is rich in whole grains, check the ingredients. The first one listed should contain the word whole.

Adding fat to your salad can make it more healthful. Eating vegetables along with fat can help the body better absorb their nutrients. So using a dressing with fat may make a salad with tomatoes and carrots, which are high in fat-soluble carotenoids, more nutritious than using a fat-free one or skipping the dressing altogether.

Food Facts: Nice To Know Information

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Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free. Most decaf coffee has some caffeine. A decaf espresso, for example, can have as much as 16 mg. In a decaf latte, which contains two shots of espresso, that adds up to about the same amount of caffeine found in a can of Coke.

Fruit juice can have more calories and sugar than soda. An 8-oz. glass of apple juice has roughly 115 calories, compared with about 95 in Coke. A cup of grape juice contains 36 g of sugar — about 9 g more than in the same amount of Pepsi. While the sugar in juice is natural (and not high-fructose corn syrup), it’s still sugar.

Cooked vegetables can be more nutritious than raw ones. Whether a vegetable is more nutritious cooked or raw depends on the vegetable, the nutrient and the cooking method. For example, we get more of the antioxidant lycopene from cooked tomatoes than from raw ones. Likewise, boiling carrots increases their levels of antioxidants called carotenoids. But cooking carrots also lowers amounts of other compounds.

“Multigrain” products aren’t necessarily whole grain. While multigrain may appear to be a synonym for whole grain or whole wheat — which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and digestive problems — it’s not. It simply means the food is made from several grains, which may be whole or refined. To make sure the food is rich in whole grains, check the ingredients. The first one listed should contain the word whole.

Adding fat to your salad can make it more healthful. Eating vegetables along with fat can help the body better absorb their nutrients. So using a dressing with fat may make a salad with tomatoes and carrots, which are high in fat-soluble carotenoids, more nutritious than using a fat-free one or skipping the dressing altogether.

Never heard facts about your Food

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• Grapes Explode when you put them in the Microwave.

• For the same mass, Lemons contain more sugar than Cranberries.

• Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.

• After a meal, Carbohydrates tend to make you sleepy while protein makes you more alert.

• Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known.

• Fats from Junk Foods trigger the brain to want more food and this effect can last for several days.

5 Shocking food facts

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1. Most television commercials that advertise milk actually use a mixture of white paint and thinner.

2. Extremely high doses of caffeine can cause you to hear imaginary voices, and even hallucinate.

3. Coffee was originally called ‘Arabian Wine’ when it was first brought to Europe.

4. Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.

5. Chewing gum after meals not only freshens your breath, but it could help fight acid re-flux and heart burn.

Apples – Fun Facts

  • Apples are high in fiber.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • The apples from one tree can fill 20 boxes every year.
  • Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.
  • There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.
  • If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of one tree, they would all be different.
  • In the winter, apple trees need to “rest” for about 900-1,000 hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in order to flower and fruit properly.

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Why Carbonated Beverages Are Called “Soft Drinks”.

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This is actually due to advertising.  Carbonated beverage makers were having a hard time creating national advertisements due to the fact that what customers called their product varies from place to place.  For instance, in parts of the United States and Canada, flavored carbonated beverages are referred to as “pop”; in other parts “soda”; in India “Cold Drink” or “Coca Cola”; and there are a variety of other names commonly used as well.  Then if we go international with the advertisements, in England these drinks are called “fizzy drinks”; in Ireland “minerals”.  To account for the fact that they can’t refer to their product in the generic sense on national advertisements, because of these varied terms, these manufactures have chosen the term “Soft Drink” to be more or less a universal term for flavored carbonated beverages.