Neil deGrasse Tyson Believes In GMOs. Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits. “Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn’t in them.” – Unknown Salt is arguably the most important ingredient in cooking.
Without it, most meals would taste bland and unexciting. However… not all salt is created equal and there are many “types” to choose from. We have Himalayan Pink Salt, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Celtic Salt (to name a few)… and then we have plain old refined table salt. Not only do they differ in taste and texture, but there are also some differences in mineral and sodium content. This article explores the most popular salt types… then at the end, gives you a direct comparison of their nutritional properties to help you make the right choices. What is Salt and How Does it Affect Health? Salt is a crystalline mineral made of two elements, sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl).
Most of the world’s salt is harvested from salt mines, or by evaporating sea water or other mineral-rich waters. The great majority of sodium in the Western diet comes from processed foods. Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told. By Dr.
Mercola There is no shortage of health advice out there, and no shortage of bad advice to go along with it. Some misguided notions are harmless—but others are outright dangerous and can lead you down the road to chronic health problems and may even trim years off your life. It is critically important to decipher fact from fiction. Many nutrition myths get repeated over and over until they are mistaken for truth, especially when perpetually spread by public health authorities.
Lie #1: Breakfast Is the Healthiest Meal of the Day, and You Should Eat Many Small Meals a Day How many of you had mothers who would not let you leave the house without breakfast? Lie #2: Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease The dangerous recommendation to avoid saturated fat, which arose from an unproven hypothesis from the mid-1950s, has been harming people's health for about 40 years now.
Lie #3: High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good for You Lie #5: Soy Is a Health Food Now for the #1 Truth... Scoville scale. A display of hot peppers with an explanation of the Scoville scale at the H-E-B Central Market in Houston, Texas The Scoville scale is the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration.
The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test. Unlike methods based on high-performance liquid chromatography, the Scoville scale is an empirical measurement dependent on the capsaicin sensitivity of testers and so is not a precise or accurate method to measure capsaicinoid concentration.
Scoville organoleptic test Scoville ratings Considerations Since Scoville ratings are defined per unit of dry mass, comparison of ratings between products having different water content can be misleading. ASTA pungency units External links References Caffeine. Vegetarianism. White Tea Vs. Green Tea - Difference Between White Tea And Green Tea.
Almost everyone has a fair idea of the health benefits of green tea.
For the health conscious, green tea is a part and parcel of the daily routine. And why not, when for decades people have been bombarded with advertisements extolling the medicinal properties of green tea, and rightly so. But now this esteemed position of green tea is severely threatened, from its pinnacle as the healthiest beverage, by a member of its own family. The white tea, the newest entrant among tea drinkers, is a part of the tea trinity. Caffeine. Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine class. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug.
Unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. There are several known mechanisms of action to explain the effects of caffeine. The most prominent is that it reversibly blocks the action of adenosine on its receptor and consequently prevents the onset of drowsiness induced by adenosine. Caffeine also stimulates certain portions of the autonomic nervous system. Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline purine, a methylxanthine alkaloid, and is chemically related to the adenine and guanine bases of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). Caffeine can have both positive and negative health effects. Caffeine is classified by the Food and Drug Administration as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS). Uses Medical Caffeine is used in: Enhancing performance Specific populations Children.