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Forget everything you know about taste. Remember that diagram that shows you how different parts of the tongue are susceptible to different tastes? The “tongue map” or “taste map” has been around for over a hundred years. It claims that the front of the tongue, for example, is responsible for sensing sweetness, and regulates the other four tastes...

SALT: FRIEND OR FOE? What is salt?  It is sodium chloride.  We need salt in our bodies.  We need it for nerve and muscle function.  We need it to regulate the proper amounts of fluid in our bodies.  It is a necessary evil.  We need it.  However, we do not need an over abundance of it. There are several types of salt and we use the various types for different reasons. ...

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating canned vegetables can be just as beneficial to your health as eating fresh vegetables. Canned vegetables are a great option for increasing your daily vegetable consumption. They’re inexpensive to buy, easy to store, and last much longer than fresh produce. And once cooked, most fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables...

Why you should never shop when you are hungry It is an established fact that if you go grocery shopping when hungry, you are going to buy more ready to eat food items. What is worse is that your shopping cart will be laden with more high calorie foods than if you were to shop when reasonably full.  Research now shows the validity of this premise according to a report...