6 Fruits To Combat Acid Reflux Stress

Acid reflux, also known as heart burn, is a chronic condition in which acid or bile flows from the food pipe into the stomach, irritating its inner lining. It is a long-term disease which causes a burning sensation in the lower chest region due to the flow of the acid back up the food pipe. It results in an acid-like taste in the mouth, vomiting, chest pain, breathing problems and the wearing out of teeth. The lower esophageal sphincter, a ring of muscles near the stomach valve, usually closes as…

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than the others. No nation, whether it’s large or small, rich or poor, will be immune from the impacts of climate change. We are already experiencing it in America, where some cities are seeing floods on sunny days, where wildfire seasons are longer and more dangerous, where in our arctic state,…

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11 snacks that you have to endure if you are an Indian guest

1. Indian guests, beware! Almost all of us have gone through the ordeal of being a guest. We call it an ordeal because irrespective of the fact that you might be watching your weight, are a diabetic, have gluten allergy or have a thing against sweets, you are bound to be goaded with those typical snacks which are offered to almost every guest that comes visiting an Indian family. If the guest refuses to oblige by gorging on the booty on the table, it is dexterously transferred to air-tight containers…

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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

Traditionally investigations of a foodstuff’s implications for human health focus on the content of individual nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. However, newer research shows that the health effects of a food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual nutrients it contains. The food must be evaluated as a whole – together with other foods eaten at the same time. The findings of the expert panel have been published in the highly respected scientific journal the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. We consume foods and meals…

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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

Traditionally investigations of a foodstuff’s implications for human health focus on the content of individual nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. However, newer research shows that the health effects of a food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual nutrients it contains. The food must be evaluated as a whole – together with other foods eaten at the same time. The findings of the expert panel have been published in the highly respected scientific journal the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. We consume foods and meals…

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Newsletter Gardens and fields and Filipino food

  Clockwise from top left: Twice-cooked pork belly with smoky eggplant and bagoong from Lasa; bringhe adobo from Rice Bar; cassava cake toasted fig Leaf tres leches from Lasa; fried baby anchovies, kare kare, prawns, ube brown sugar pie, adobo at Irenia. (Los Angeles Times) We’re more than halfway through May, as crazy as it sounds, and thus well into Food Bowl, our month-long food festival. Hope you’ve been enjoying it! It’s been a good month to celebrate this town’s dining scene, which we’ve continued to do this past week,…

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These 12 mango dishes are total game changers

1. Here’s why mangoes are loved so much! The king of fruit, Mango is the best gift of summers to humankind. These fleshy, pulpy, juicy fruits have a fan following that pervades all age groups. Whether raw or ripe, made into pickles or dessert, Mangoes are versatile and oh so tasty! Rich in anti-oxidants, mangoes protect against colon, breast, blood and prostate cancers. This delicious fruit has high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C that help lower cholesterol levels, particularly the bad cholesterol. In fact just one cup of…

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10 super easy egg recipes you must try now!

Egg is that versatile ingredient that adds magic to any dish. In fact, now it has been scientifically proved that if you breakfast on eggs, you are more likely to lose weight because egg not just fires up the metabolism but also keeps you satisfied for long. Egg based recipes are easy to make and are less time consuming. One egg is a nutrition packed tiny little ball and if you add a little roasted ragi or some powdered oats in your omelette, your complete meal is ready. Egg also…

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Welsh laverbread awarded EU protected food status

A traditional Welsh dish has been successful in applying for protected food status. Welsh laverbread has been awarded special designation under European law, meaning no other producer can use its name. The dish is made from cooked nori seaweed picked from the Welsh coast. It joins the likes of Anglesey sea salt, Pembrokeshire early potatoes and Welsh lamb which have already been granted the status. The status recognises foods which are produced, processed and prepared in a specific region using recognised expertise. There are currently 80 protected names in the…

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The Milky Shahi Shikanji in Indore is Nothing Like You’ve Ever Had Before!

The tangy and lemony shikanji that we’ve grown up loving has another cousin that you probably haven’t heard of (unless you’ve traveled to Indore) and surprisingly, they have nothing in common! Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the city of Indore lies at the heart of the Malwa plateau. Today, Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and we’re going to talk about the business of food which is a distinctive part of the city – you’ll soon know why. A regular day in Indore starts with a…

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