Sunday, 24 July 2016

Ajinomoto or MSG is a Slow Poison

Ajinomoto, in reality, is a sodium salt known as monosodium glutamate or MSG, which comes in the form of white crystals.
Crystals of Food AdditiveMSG
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It is generally used in Chinese foods in the form of spice. Some manufacturers are using it in sauces and ketchup.

This flavor enhancer is a slow poison and instead of giving flavor to foods it suppresses the taste buds and we fail to ascertain the taste of the food we eat. 
It is actually used to camouflage the cheap quality of food and poor preparation. It is very harmful for health and causes addiction to the foods in which it is added. That is why the people become crazy for Chinese food. The production of MSG is also controversial and it believes to be synthesized from the body of animals. 

The intake of MSG causes several health problems.

1. It causes excess sweating, headache,  and giddiness.
2. It damages the brain cells of those who are given to excessive use of it and have become addicted to it.
3. It causes dehydration or the water loss in the body.
4. The facial swelling and the stretching feeling in the skin are some of its side effects.
5. The excessive use of MSG slowly causes the problems of chest pain, respiratory problems or loss of breath and indolence.
7. The presence of an acidic chemical in MSG causes the inflammation of stomach and throat. 
8. It causes pain in lower part of the abdomen and leads to nausea or vomiting together with diarrhea.
9. It may cause pain in the muscles of feet and knees.
10. It weakens the bones and reduces the levels of calcium in the body.
11. The people having the problem of high blood pressure should desist from the intake of MSG, as it suddenly increases or decreases the blood pressure.
12. It causes a severe migraine and in case of a headache, it is better to stop eating the foods containing MSG.
13. Excessive intake if MSG leads to the decay or degeneration of intestines.
14. It may cause heart problem or stroke.

Children are the Worst Hit 

Chemical structure of MSG
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It is very dangerous for the children as they report a headache and a loss of appetite. The regular intake of MSG-containing foodstuff or junk and processed foods badly affects their physical and mental health. Several pieces of research have confirmed that MSG is the chief cause of obesity among children. It also makes the children oversensitive towards foods. The child may become allergic to other food items due to the excessive intake of MSG. It has also led to the behavioral changes among the children. 

Throughout the world, the children are passionate towards noodles or chow-minThe secret is the addiction to MSG. Another reason is the presence of hydrolyzed groundnut protein and taste enhancer 635 Di-sodium ribonucleotides. 

The manufacturers claim that their products do not contain MSG. But after cooking the hydrolyzed groundnut protein turns into MSG and the Di-sodium ribonucleotides act as a catalyst. 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Right Way to Drink Water

It is advisable that everyone should take water in empty stomach after getting up in the morning. It will control obesity, stomach disorders, skin problems and regulate the digestive system

A glass of Water
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1. The water should be taken in small droughts as it helps the saliva to enter the stomach with water.

2. The acid oozes out from the stomach, while the saliva is a base and it is a well known chemical formula that Acid + Base = Salt + Water. So the pH value of digestive system gets neutralized.

3. Therefore it is advisable to take small droughts to send antacid to the stomach. It will regulate the digestive system and the stomach will remain soft and loose like water.

4. Always drink water in sitting position. The blood supply to the brain becomes low due to gravity in standing position and may further lead to the risks of brain haemorrhage.

5. The saliva has medicinal properties and helps in internal healing too.

6. The temperature of the drinking water should be that of the body. The water should neither be too hot nor too cold. The chilled water puts extra stress on the stomach and the working capacity of different organs including heart, brain etc. starts becoming slow.

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.  

Sunday, 20 March 2016

How to Keep vegetables fresh and cooking art

Here are few tips to keep the kitchen items fresh and cook the foods. 
Women in Kitchen
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1. Keep an apple in the basket of potatoes to save them from getting rotten and to keep them fresh.

2. Wrap the bananas in newspaper and put them in the fridge so that they may remain fresh and do not turn black.

3. Do not put the milk directly on gas stove after taking it out from the refrigerator as the temperature variation may split it. 

4. Put few leaves of guava into the frying oil for fried loaves or puris to avoid froth formation and to make the puris white. 

5. Add a teaspoon of butter oil or lemon in case the excess chilies had been added to the cooked food. It will lighten up the effect of chilies. 

6. Before washing the water bottle add few grains of rice and little water and shake it. It will completely clean the bottle. 

7. Add few grains of rice into the potatoes during frying to keep them free from moisture.