Monday, 25 April 2016

The Health Benefits of Rice Water

In an effort to make the food delicious the people throw away the healthy and nutritious things. One of such thing is the thick rice water, which is left after the cooking of rice. This water is generally left when the rice is not cooked in the pressure cooker. Everyone relishes the rice but the intake of the boiled rice water is very beneficial for health.
The Rice Water
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This rice water is rich in several vitamins, proteins and minerals which are very beneficial for health, skin and even the hair.

Rice is the chief food in several regions and cultures. It is a lighter and easily digestible food and is equally preferable to the healthy and the sick people. The rice which is two or three years old is very delicious.
Here are some of the benefits of rice water.

1. The intake of the rice water is very effective for the people with digestive problem. It helps in the digestion of food. It is better to give cooked rice soaked for half an hour in milk to those with weak digestion. 

2. The rice cooked with green gram whole or split and ginger, turmeric, aesfidita in butter oil is a very nutritious diet. It is good for digestion, mind and health.

3. The rice water gives instant energy due to the rich amounts of carbohydrates in it.  

4. The rice water is very good for the mind and the body. It is best for Alzeihmer’s and improves the memory.

5. Prepare the paste of cooked rice in rice water or take rice with curd for diarrohea.

6. The rice water is also helpful for constipation. It cleans the digestive system in diarohea, if taken with brown sugar.

7. The intake of the water in which the rice has been washed with baking soda and brown sugar improves the functions of kidneys and regulates the urine.

8. The application of thick rice water as a face pack makes the skin shiny, supple and soft.


9. The rice water controls the blood pressure as it has least amount of sodium in it.


10. For thick, black, shiny and long hair, wash them with rice water. Apply the rice water on hair and let it remain for half an hour and then wash with clean water.


11. It gives relief in cancer too. According to researches, the rice has been found to contain the tumor suppressing compounds. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Dangers of Cooking in Tap Water

The food cooked in chlorinated water can prove to be dangerous for the health. The recent researches have proved that the reactions of chlorinated water and iodised salt form dangerous chemicals which could lead to hospitalization.

Tap Water
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The researches discovered several new molecules formed due to the chemical reaction of chlorinated water and iodised salt.
The water is generally purified by adding the molecules of chlorine or chloramines
The chlorine and chloramine molecules in tap water react with iodised salt and form hypoiodic acid which nor harmful in ordinary conditions.

But when this acid reacts with other chlorinated molecules in water, food and other carbonic matter during the cooking process, it forms a dangerous iodised insecticide known as I-DPP. 
This insecticide is a new and unknown thing even for the environmentalists and chemical engineers. The scientists have discovered and identified 14 new molecules which are 50 to 200 times more dangerous than other known harmful chemicals.