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  • Full Cream vs. Lite vs. Skimmed Milk
    When you are controlling your calories, which is the better choice: full-cream milk, “lite” milk, or skimmed milk? Is it true that reduced-fat milk is just watered-down whole milk? Before you rush in with a quick “Its obvious!” answer, let us take a closer look at these three options…How do they make reduced fat milk?In ...
  • Diet Coke vs. Coke No Sugar
    Since both Diet Coke and Coke No Sugar are sugar-free and contain less than one calorie, are they really different? Let’s take a closer look at both drinks to find out if so and which one is healthier.Different HistoriesMalcolm Fraser was the Prime Minister in 1982 when Diet Coke was launched. In 2017, Malcolm Turnbull ...
  • Cashew Nuts Nutrition: calories, benefits, disadvantages
    They are growing in popularity, so let’s take a closer look at cashew nuts nutrition, calories, health benefits and disadvantages. Are there any general reasons to choose cashews over, say, almonds? Why don’t nutritionists go “nuts” over cashews?Cashew apples look differentcashew seeds below the appleCashew nuts are the seeds of the tropical cashew apple ...
  • Is panela healthier than sugar?
    It is a flavoursome choice for sweetening anything but is panela healthier than sugar? The answer is yes, but not by much.To understand why, first we must think about what sugar is. Sugar is the name we give to a family of sweet-tasting chemicals which are extracted from plants like sugar cane, sugar beet, corn, ...
  • Nutella Ingredients demystified
    Nutella ingredients demystified. Nutella is wildly popular because it tastes awesome and it is marketed like peanut butter. What’s actually in it? Is is a healthy food for everyday consumption?