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Food Additives: harmful or not?

There are over three thousand food additives listed in the database of the USFDA and these are usually used in processed foods. They vary from the most usual food ingredients like sugar and salt to the unknown like the acesulfame-potassium along with BHA. These food additives work by keeping the food fresh for a longer time and they add flavor too....
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Are You Familiar with Comfort Foods?

Foods does more than just merely satisfying hungry tummy. Foods are actually comforting to the soul whenever you are stressed out, bored, depressed and unhappy. There are some sort of hunger that comes whenever there is mixed emotions and this is very common these days. It was said that eating because of emotional reasons may comfort the soul and t...
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The Best Foods for the Respiratory System

Poor quality of the air can badly affect humans. It can badly affect the cardio system and the respiratory system as well. People who are exposed to air pollutants and stay outdoors all the time can badly affect the health. The respiratory system is composed of the trachea, lungs, nose and throat. It is mainly to release old air and then inhale fre...
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The Basics of Food Poisoning

Introduction Food is life and the way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach. These are     age-long but relevant maxims that every human being knows, believes and approves. Food is not just a basic human right but also a preserver of human existence. However, combining such an unequalled and priceless life-preserving commodity with poison...
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Food Poisoning - Home Treatment and Medications

Introduction Food is life and the way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach. These are ancient but relevant maxims that every human being knows, believes and approves. Food is not just a basic human right but also a preserver of human existence. However, it is not strange that the same all-important blessing meant to nourish our bodies to...
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Food Poisoning- Exams, Tests and General Treatment

Introduction Food is life and the way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach. These are   ancient and relevant maxims that every human being knows, believes and approves. However, combining such priceless life-preserving commodity with poison sounds like an illegal paradox because poison kills while food preserves life. But in as much as t...
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Experiencing a Chinese Teahouse - Part 2

My best friend and my husband are both tea drinkers. I wouldn’t trade either of them for all the tea in China. So when I went to China without them in tow, I decided to visit a Chinese teahouse to buy them special gifts—despite my non-tea-drinker dread of having to sample all the tea myself. I found myself in Old Shanghai, surrounded by myriad ex...
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Why do we fear foreign food?

Why do we fear foreign food? When visiting exotic locales, I have trepidation regarding unfamiliar foods but it’s compensated by the rewards of sampling unknown delights. To understand a people, you must share their food. I can’t adequately describe or explain why visits to a Mexico City bakery and a Turkish café impacted me so, but the adventures ...
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Food traditions form family identities

All families have food traditions that go beyond the necessity for sustenance. Habits formed around the eating process have evolved traditional culinary grooves that are major components in defining families. Some of these develop even during times of hunger: Older generations fondly remember oranges in their Christmas stockings while persons of ce...
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