Food & Nutrition

The myth of proteins

In the past, some “experts” established that the proteins you consume never enough. In the early twentieth century, they were told the Americans that they should eat much more than 100 grams of protein a day. And in the 1950s, she was advised to health-conscious people who increase their intake of protein. Currently, some diet books insist on… read more »

Ideas for a delicious meal without dairy

If you’re curious to know whether dairy foods are contributing to your allergies, skin problems, asthma, stomach disorders, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or would like to know how it feels when you do not consume dairy products, just get tested for three weeks . Break or create a habit takes about three weeks. And in that… read more »

Health benefits of a body massage

People who normally have taken body massages will vouch about the good effects it has. Not only does it make you feel good but it also improves your health. Tight muscles happen due to numerous reasons, bad posture, stress, injury, disease and due to many more conditions. They make you feel tired and a good massage… read more »

Benefits of watermelon

Benefits of watermelon Let’s look at the benefits of water melons at a glance: It is an excellent source of Vitamin A & C through its concentration of beta-carotene It is rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium that we lose while sweating Watermelons are fat free but helps us in building energy It is a… read more »

What are enzymes

Enzymes   There are thousands of enzymes in your body – it could not function without them. Some enzymes need an extra substance, called a coenzyme, to work. Many coenzymes are vitamins. Most enzymes have names ending in ‘ase’, such as lipase protease and lipase. Pacemaker enzymes play a vital role in controlling your metabolism… read more »

What are Dicotyledons

Dicotyledons   Dicotyledons are one of two basic classes of flowering plants. The other is monocotyledons.   . Dicots are plants that sprout two leaves from their seeds. There are about 175,000 dicots – over three – quarter of all flowering plants. Dicots include most garden plants, shrubs and trees as well as flowers such… read more »

Food Safety Tips

Store to home: Check the expiry date. For fresh foods check for spoilage signs like spots of fuzzy mould, damage such as bruises bad flavours and bad odours Check for the shelf life Foods bought in bulk should be transferred into air tight container. Storing food safely: Buy only what you need Follow the principle… read more »

The Caribbean Mango Fruit

A fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent,[1] the mango belongs to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. While other Mangifera species (e.g. Horse Mango, M. foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis, Mangifera indica – the Common Mango or Indian Mango –… read more »

The Mango Fruit Caribbean Tropical Fruit

Mango is a tropical tree cultivated in many regions of India and now distributed wide across the world in many continents. Usually, fruits grow at the end of a long, string like stem, with sometimes more than one fruit to a stem. Each fruit measures 5 to 15 cm in length and about 4 to… read more »

Fat Soluble Vitamins

  Fat Soluble Vitamins    1.      Vitamin A (Retinol) Sources = liver, eggs, fish and dairy products. Lack of vitamin A ( Causes night blindness) The yellow pigment (carotene), found in leafy vegetables and carrot can be turned into retinol.   Water Soluble Vitamins2.      Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) Sources: Sun light, liver, oily fish, eggs. a.     … read more »