To reduce cost and increase margins, some unscrupulous honey manufacturers have resorted to adulterating pure honey by mixing sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup or rice syrup, with the honey. Most of the adulterated honey is known to originate from China. Chloramphenicol, a powerful form of antibiotics is also frequently detected as a contaminant […]
Numerous studies have demonstrated that cinnamon can lower the blood sugar in diabetes patients. A recent meta-analysis concludes that “The consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-C, and triglyceride levels, and an increase in HDL-C levels.” But before you go running off to […]
A snack bar with claims of being “all natural” or “containing Superfoods” printed on its label may just contain as much calories, fats and sugar as a candy bar. Read what testers at Consumer Reports found.
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a problem that has plagued human kind for centuries. There are few things less pleasant and comfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. Commonly most individuals would choose a mint, a piece of gum or alcohol mouthwash gargles as their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. […]
Grains offer health benefits due to their nutrient content and composition. Quinoa, named as the “The Supergrain of the Future” by mindbodygreen.com, is no exception to that, containing more nutrients and fiber as compared to other grains. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is […]
Consumers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to skin care products. From products boasting the latest anti-aging formulae to all natural moisturising creams, picking the right product that best suits your skin type can be daunting. Below is a quick 4-step guide that can help in your choice of skin care products. 1) Check for […]
The skin is the largest organ on your body. Most of us often underestimate the importance of eating right to maintain healthy beautiful skin. Although having the right skin care products and a good skin care routine are important, knowing and eating the right foods that can provide the essential nutrients your skin needs is essential as well. Here […]