Baking soda is on almost every list of baking ingredients. It is a mysterious and volatile white powder. Many people have no clue how it is made and only a few know it can be mined directly from the earth. You probably still have the packet you bought from a decade ago because recipes only […]
Next time you feel constipated, you can skip taking a laxative pill and snack on natural laxative food instead. Many have accepted constipation and other digestive problems as part of normal life, but they don’t have to be if you make smarter dietary choices. Your kitchen is filled with lots of foods that act as […]
Billions are spent every year on multivitamin supplements and one of the bestsellers is magnesium. This mineral has record-breaking health benefits and is one of the most frequently prescribed by doctors. Most people believe that taking supplements is the only way to get the amount of magnesium they really need. The truth however is that […]
If you like baking your own treats at home, you might have stumbled upon some recipes and asked yourself “what is shortening?” The chemical process involved is a nightmare to understand. It’s usually explained in a string of scientific terms. It is basically a type of fat added to dough to make baked goods softer […]
Lye could come in different forms. Some are pellets, flakes or microbeads while there are others which come in powder or liquid form. This is used for making lye water to create a cleaning solution. It is also an ingredient for making soap and candles. Interestingly, aside from cleaning and manufacturing, this is also used […]
The scarsdale diet is one type of weight loss program that is making a big buzz in the health and fitness world these days. Is this the right diet for you? Before you even venture into doing it just because your friend went through the process or your sister recommended it to you, it is […]
It seems so odd that dieting does not have to entail forgetting about the food that you love, right? Yes, this may sound too good to be true. However, that is the basic premise of the food lovers diet. You do not have to starve or even deprive yourself from the foods that you enjoy […]
The sacred heart diet is a 7-day meal plan that is mainly focused on eating soup to be able to lose about 10 to 17 lbs in one cycle. This is a rigid diet which would only allow you to eat specific types of food per day. Aside from becoming slimmer, this should also aid […]
With the rising number of people who are affected by high blood pressure, people have to be more proactive when it comes to finding ways on how this could be avoided. For those who already have high blood pressure, there is a more serious urgency to find ways on how this could be controlled. Yes, […]
What is the first thing that comes in your mind when you hear the word “Mango”? If you will ask me that question, the first thing that I think of is the Philippines.
In my opinion, I can say, Without any doubt, that the best mangoes that the world has ever tasted came from the Philippines. I know people from other mango producing countries will question my statement. However, I am confident to say that there is no other mango out there that can beat Philippine mangoes in terms of sweetness, sourness, size, and weight. I tried almost all the imported mango varieties here in the US — including local mangoes. They all taste different from the original Philippine Mango. There are even varieties here that says “Manila Mangoes” in the sticker, but the taste does not say so.