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Flush Your “Weight” Out! 10 Food and Drinks That Really Help To Ease Your Water Weight!

Yes, you look like you have gained 10 pounds during sleep.

Have you ever got a panic attack when you saw the drastic increased number on your scale, and then realise you lose all those weight in just a couple days? You might have thought you got some weird metabolic disease, but this symptom could have simply just caused by water. What you have gained is not fat weight, but water weight.

What is Water Weight? Does That Mean I am Fat?

Different from fat weight, you could gain 2 to 4 pounds of water weight in the course of a day. It is basically just a shift of your body’s fluid status. It could be caused by multiple of reasons, including premenstrual symptoms, lack of dietary protein, excess consumption of salt, side effect of medication, or even weather. For most of the times this gain will just last for a few days and is unharmful to your body.

So How to Flush That Out?

In case you would like to control your water weight so that you won’t suddenly look swelled for a couple days, making some changes in your diet could be a very effective way. Here are 10 diuretic food and drinks that could help you flush out the excess water weight in your body.

Water kills water- Drinking “the right amount” is key

This might sound very counterintuitive,…

10 Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace Your Job Interview

Your wardrobe is ready, you have practiced the tough questions, and you’ve visualized the job interview. What else can you do to increase your odds of success? Try eating a balanced breakfast that will keep you alert, provide you with energy, and sharpen your memory. Here are 10 suggestions to start your big day off right.

1. Coffee

Coffee will help you stay alert and focused. The trick is to not over-caffeinate, because that will make you jittery and shaky. One to two cups should be your limit. Not a coffee drinker? Try some green tea, which is also an energy stimulant.

2. Eggs

You’ll need protein for energy to get through an interview, which can be exhausting. There are about five grams of protein in an egg, along with iron, vitamins, and minerals. Eggs also contain choline, which may delay fatigue. Choose your preferred way to prepare eggs and get crackin’.

3. A Whole Wheat Carb Option

Sorry, but doughnuts are not what we want to eat on the day of an important job interview. Complex carbs are what you’re after, such as a bowl of oatmeal, whole wheat toast, whole grain pancakes, or whole grain cereal. Think of complex carbs as fuel to keep your brain moving, which will be handy when you get the “Tell me about a time when you had a difficult situation at…

Changing climate could worsen foods’ nutrition

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CROP FUTURES Experiments using circles of white pipes blowing extra carbon dioxide over crops suggest that certain nutrients may dwindle in crops grown in a carbon-enhanced future atmosphere. Here, researchers in Arizona measure the growth of wheat.

A dinner plate piled high with food from plants might not deliver the same nutrition toward the end of this century as it does today. Climate change could shrink the mineral and protein content of wheat, rice and other staple crops, mounting evidence suggests.

Selenium, a trace element essential for human health, already falls short in diets of one in seven people worldwide. Studies link low selenium with such troubles as weak immune systems and cognitive decline. And in severely selenium-starved spots in China, children’s bones don’t grow to normal size or shape. This vital element could become sparser in soils of major agricultural regions as the climate changes, an international research group announced online February 21 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Likewise, zinc and iron deficiencies could grow as micronutrients dwindle in major crops worldwide, Harvard University colleagues Samuel Myers and Peter Huybers and collaborators warned in a paper published online January 6 in the Annual Review of Public Health. Futuristic field experiments on wheat and other major crops predict that more people will slip into nutritional deficits late in this century because of dips in protein content, Myers reported February 16 at the Climate and Health Meeting held in Atlanta.

“If we’d sat down 10 years ago and tried to think what the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions might be on human health, none of us would have anticipated that one effect would be to make our food less nutritious,” Myers said. “But we can’t fundamentally disrupt and reconfigure most of the natural systems around our planet without encountering unintended consequences.”

Figuring out those unintended nutrient consequences isn’t easy. For selenium, scientists have only a rough idea of the element’s global movements. It’s unclear what proportions erode out of rocks or waft onto land from sea, says biogeochemist Lenny Winkel of ETH Zurich and the Swiss aquatic research group Eawag in Dübendorf. She was the principal investigator for the selenium in soils project in the new Proceedings paper. As far as she knows, it presents the first global look at selenium concentrations in soils and what basic factors influence what’s there. This scale, she says, was “a bit bold.”

Starting with more than 33,000 data points from other sources, Winkel and colleagues pieced together a map of selenium concentrations in soils across much of the globe. Climate popped out as one of the more important predictors of selenium content in soil, a link that hadn’t shown up in small studies. Places where climate turns land arid generally have lower selenium, but soil character matters, too. Places with high organic carbon, as in a woodland rich with fallen leaves, as well as places with abundant clay, tend to do better at retaining selenium.

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Selenium slump

Soil concentrations of the element selenium, essential for human life, could change by the end of the 21st century, according to computer simulations based on an intermediate scenario for climate change (a scenario that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change labels RCP6.0). The analysis identified what influences soil selenium now — including precipitation and concentrations of organic carbon in soil — and predicted future concentrations based on those influences.

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By the end of the century, about two-thirds of heavily cultivated agricultural land would probably lose selenium under an intermediate scenario of climate change, Winkel and colleagues conclude. With a projected average end-century warming of 2.2 degrees Celsius compared with 1986 to 2005, selenium drops in breadbasket regions in the study by an average of 8.7 percent. Only 19 percent of croplands seem likely to gain selenium.

The new map “is worrisome,” says plant physiologist Philip White of the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie, Scotland. White, who studies agricultural plants,…

Food Facts: 70 Interesting Facts About Food

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Food facts: 70 interesting facts about food. This is a fantastic list of weird and mind blowing facts about food that will satisfy you palate. Did you know that carrots actually don’t make your eyesight better.. Yes even I was living with this false fact, before I came across this fact, so these facts include both facts and enlighten you with the false facts associated with some common food. Explore the amazing food facts..

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Obsessed with eating healthy food is called as Ortharexia Nervosa.

In 1830 ketchup is sold as medicine.

To cure hic ups, a person should swallow one teaspoon of sugar.

To carry an ice cream cone in the back pocket is illegal in Kentucky.

The phobia for fear of cooking is called Mageirocophobia.

In 1908 the tea bags were introduced by Thomas Sullivan.

Fear of peanut butter sticking to the upper part of the mouth is called Archibutyrophobia.

The ants and termites are being roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa.

We often consume 1/10 of calorie by licking a stamp.

If a pearl is kept in vinegar it melts.

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Fast food facts

Canola oil is actually called as rapeseed oil, but the name is changed for marketing purposes.

Oregano has more antioxidant than the blueberries.

The chemicals in garlic gloves can cause burns on the human skin.

Kiwi fruit is actually from China called as the Chinese gooseberry.

Many of the processed foods contain coal tar and that causes the hyperactivity in children.

The world wide meat supply companies are contaminated with mad cow disease and is a progressive brain wasting disease that cannot be cured.

Broccoli has double the vitamin c of an orange and more calcium than milk.

The caramel was actually created by the Arabs.

Actually carrots don’t make your eyesight better.

Onions contain Antioxidant, Anti Allergy, Antiviral and Antihistamine Agents in it.

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Fun food facts

Every year a person consumes eight pounds of grapes on…

Best Money Tips: Save $570/Year By Making These Foods at Home

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to save over $500 a year just by making certain foods at home, tips to organize your day for productivity, and ways to be a better leader at any age.

Top 5 Articles

Making These 6 Foods at Home is So Easy — and It Could Save You $570/Year — Hummus is easy to make at home, and the DIY version costs only half of what you’d pay at a grocery store. [The Penny Hoarder]

4 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity — Every hour or two, switch the kinds of task you work on to re-energize your day. [The Order Expert]

7 Ways to be a better leader at any age — Get out in the field and model what you expect from your team. It’s also a great way to gain insights into their perspectives and the problems they face every day. [Untemplater]

How…

Best Money Tips: 25 Ways to Spend Less on Food

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to spend less on food, ways to get free alcohol on a plane, and ways to save money on a wedding by shopping at a warehouse club.

Top 5 Articles

25 Ways to Spend Less on Food — Meat is likely the most expensive part of your meal. You won’t have to get as much of it if you make meat the side dish rather than the main one. [Money Talks News]

9 Ways to Get Alcohol For Free on a Plane — Let your flight attendant know if you’re flying on a special day. If you’re fun and engaging, your flight attendant may want to help you celebrate with a glass of Champagne. [PopSugar Smart Living]

10 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding With Costco, Sam’s, or BJ’s — Consider buying wedding flower…

Naked Juice Will Change Its Labels to Accurately Reflect Ingredients

Naked Juice is getting a makeover, following a lawsuit alleging that the brand’s labels are misleading consumers. The changes will be rolled out within the next eight months as part of a settlement agreement, Fortune reports.

Naked Juice’s parent company, PepsiCo, denied the claim by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy group. In October, the group filed a suit on behalf of customers in California and New York who had purchased popular flavors, including Kale Blazer and Green Machine; a settlement was reportedly reached on February 14.

According to the CSPI, Naked Juice’s labels list the drinks’ main ingredients as fruits and vegetables, when their predominant ingredient is actually apple or orange juice….

Avoid the Harmful Effects of Dietary Lectins

The internet is ripe with foods we should or shouldn’t eat such as fat, sugar and salt. However there are properties in food that has not received as much attention. These are dietary lectins.

What are lectins? Lectins are proteins found in some foods that can have harmful effects on our body. They cannot be digested and end up in our bloodstream resulting in symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These are the signs of food poisoning.

There are ways to protect ourselves. It starts with understanding which foods contain…

People Waste More Food If They Have the Option to Compost It

We throw out a lot of food in the U.S.—an estimated 30 to 40 percent of our supply. To prevent uneaten meals from ending up in landfills, some choose to dispose of scraps by composting them. However, as Co.Exist reports, this well-meaning approach can backfire: According to a new study led by researchers at Ohio State University, diners who know their leftovers will be turned into fertilizer don’t try as hard to reduce their food waste during a meal.

Led by Brian Roe, an agricultural, environmental, and developmental economics professor, and OSU graduate student Danyi Qi, the experiment observed 266 participants as they ate a self-serve meal of sandwiches, chips, and apple slices. They were allowed to take as much food as they wanted, but they weren’t allowed to share meals or save any leftovers. At the meal’s end, researchers weighed diners’ trays to measure how much food they left behind.

Before the meal, subjects were given some reading material, either educational pamphlets about the environmental harm of food waste (this made up the “educated” group) or information about financial literacy (the “uneducated” group). However, around half of the participants in both groups were informed that their waste would be composted, while the rest were told it would end up in a landfill.

Diners who didn’t…

Innovated Recycling Appliance Turns Scraps of Food Into Fertilizer

A new kitchen appliance aims to turn food waste into “black gold” with the touch of a button. As Curbed reports, the Zera Food Recycler is an automated composter that, according to its designers, can turn food scraps into fresh fertilizer in just 24 hours.

Traditionally, the composting process takes weeks—if not months—to complete as microorganisms turn organic material into rich fertilizer (what gardeners call “black gold”). It’s also a somewhat taxing activity because in order to provide oxygen to the microorganisms responsible for the decomposition,…