Category Archives: Health

Potato Chips

Here’s a cool video on how potato chips are made and some health tips just below it.

Pros Cons
  • Tasty
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily available
  • Satisfyingly crunchy snack
  • High in fat & calories –> Increase risk of weight gain, obesity and high cholesterol level
  • High in sodium –> Increase risk of high blood pressure
  • Low in vitamins & minerals–> Displace more nutritional snacks

Alternative:

“Make your own baked potato chips as a healthier alternative. Cut raw potatoes into thin slices and scatter them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle the potato slices with olive oil and sprinkle them with your favorite dried herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme or chili powder. Bake the potatoes until they are crispy for chips that are low in fat and sodium but supply good amounts of potassium, vitamin C and fiber.”

Source: healthyeating.sfgate.com/

The truth about the colored squares on your toothpaste

Every now and then, a random hoax gets viral over the social media, and people start sharing it without even bothering to investigate if it’s true or not. All that it takes is just a one minute search.

One of these hoaxes claims that you can tell the composition of the toothpaste based on the color of the bar or square found on at the bottom of the toothpaste tubes, as follows:

Green: natural;

Blue : Natural + Medicine;

Red : Natural + Chemical composition;

Black : pure chemical.

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This is simply nonsense. These bars or squares are called Eye Marks and used during the manufacturing process at the packaging stage as they are read by sensors to detect and align squeeze tubes.

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Moreover, I compared two toothpaste tubes from the same brand that I use and found that each time it’s a different color. So do not be fooled by any hoax just because people are sharing it.