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Virgin Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil - A Superfood

  The benefits of coconut oil for overall health and well-being have been known to mankind since ages. There are two varieties of coconut oil available in the market- one is the refined variety and the other is the virgin, cold-pressed variety. The former undergoes lots of processing which reduces its nutritional value, whereas the latter does not undergo processing which retains many essential nutrients and leaves them intact.  Here are some benefits of including virgin cold-pressed coconut oil in our everyday routine: 1. Great For Hair Health   Coconut oil has been used since time immemorial as a hair oil. It is the best oil to get thick, shiny and healthy hair. Weak hair health is linked with loss of protein and coconut oil helps in preventing it which leads to better hair health. Because it has all the nutrients intact, virgin cold pressed coconut oil manages to provide various essential nutrients which contribute to healthy hair.  2. Great For Overall Bone Health   Consuming one t

Advantages and Disadvantages of Plant-Based Meat

Many individuals feel that eating more plant-based foods would improve their health as well as the environment. Plant-based meat has the potential to be a long-term solution to global environmental issues. Some individuals, however, may be sceptical that it delivers the same nutrients as meat. People refer to meals that resemble meat but are produced entirely of plants as "plant-based meat." Vegetarian-friendly alternatives to the following types and forms of meat and fish can be found in these products: ●        sausages ●        ground meat ●        prawns ●        burgers ●        tuna ●        salmon ●        chicken ●        scampi   Are plant-based meats good for you? Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are all found in plant-based substances, and they all offer health advantages. In addition, studies shows that plant-based diets can help with weight loss, diabetes, and the microbiota. It also implies that they may aid in the prevention of a varie

Top 10 Vegan Foods

Vegans abstain from consuming animal products for various reasons, including the environment, ethics, and health. While a plant-based diet may offer certain health advantages, it may also increase the risk of nutritional shortages in some people. This is particularly true when vegan diets aren't well planned. Vegans who wish to stay healthy should eat a nutrient-dense diet that includes both whole and fortified foods. 1. Legumes Lentils, peas and beans peas are exceptional protein sources, with 10–20 grammes per cooked cup. They're also high in fibre, slow-digesting carbohydrates, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, zinc, antioxidants, and other plant components that promote health. However, legumes include a significant quantity of antinutrients, which might decrease mineral absorption. Plants, for example, absorb iron at a lesser rate than animal sources. Similarly, compared to meat-based diets, vegetarian diets appear to lower zinc absorption by around 35%. 2

Difference between Ready-To-Eat & Ready-To-Cook Food & Beverage products

  Ready-To-Eat food products require no cooking Food that is ready to eat does not need to be prepared or warmed before serving. Salads, prepared meats, smoked fish, sweets, sandwiches, cheese, and meals made ahead of time to serve cold are all examples. They include all components but need some preparation or cooking via a procedure outlined on the packaging. Failure to follow the preparation and cooking  guidelines   may result in bacterial contamination, which can cause foodborne disease. Confusion between RTE & RTC Food and beverage products Consumers nowadays are altering the way they consume frozen meals by believing that some things are ready to eat. In recent years,  food and beverage development   has led frozen foods to grow in popularity, with more consumers flocking to the frozen food aisle for time-saving meals like pizza or frozen pasta and fast-frozen goods to enhance meals and snacks. Frozen fruit and vegetables are also popular among health-conscious consumers when

7 Fast Food Habits That Are Ruining Your Health

Food is obviously the cornerstone of any healthy diet, but it's not the only thing you need to watch out for. Shredding calories on a regular basis is just as important as what you're putting in your mouth. If you're trying to lose weight, it's very important to know which foods are designed to burn fat, and which foods are just fattening. A new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic shows the negative effects that fast food chains have on our waistlines, and that fast food can cause, among other things, bad hormones, higher risk of obesity, and a shorter life. 1.Mindless Eating When you are eating out, how often are you eating mindlessly? Perhaps you are eating mindlessly because you are caught up in the moment. Perhaps you are eating mindlessly because it is easier to eat mindlessly. Perhaps you are eating mindlessly because you can't be bothered to make the effort to make an informed decision. Some days you just can't make yourself eat right. Whether you're t