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8 Interesting Food Facts You Need to Know About

How much do you really know about what you eat?

With so much food available to us, it’s also imporant for us to know if what we’re consuming or feeding our family is healthy for us. We often just go with the old, “If it smells okay and tastes okay, it must be okay.” But there’s a lot more to food than meets our senses. Sometimes, we might even have widely held beliefs about food that are flat-out wrong and unhealthy!

Here are some food facts that anyone, whether a foodie or not, needs to know.

1. An egg floats when it goes bad.

1. An egg floats when it goes bad.

If you don’t want to get sick for days, never ever consume a bad egg. One way to test this is to put it in water. If it floats, it’s a bad egg. That’s because old eggs accumulate gas which cause it to float.

2. Never feed birds avocado.

2. Never feed birds avocado.
If you’re a well-meaning person who likes to feed birds, never give them anything with avocado in it. Avocado has persin – a substance that’s poisonous to birds.

3. Red and yellow food coloring can make kids hyperactive.

3. Red and yellow food coloring can make kids hyperactive.
Toxic yellow and red food dyes in some of your kids’ favorite snacks have been linked to behavioral changes in children.

4. Coffee "beans" are actually berries.

4. Coffee "beans" are actually berries.

When harvested, these beans look a lot like cherries but they take on that familiar coffee bean shape once they’re dried.

5. Never drink tea unless it's freshly brewed.

5. Never drink tea unless it's freshly brewed.

Tea that’s been left to cool can irritate the lining of the stomach.

6. Honey has no expiration date.

6. Honey has no expiration date.
Honey is acidic, has no water, and has hydrogen peroxide. These three traits keep it from going bad.

7. Sauerkraut can help you lose weight.

7.  Sauerkraut can help you lose weight.
It has probiotics that can help reduce up to 4% body fat in 6 weeks.

8. A little piece of dark chocolate can raise your blood sugar before a meal.

8. A little piece of dark chocolate can raise your blood sugar before a meal.
This can keep you from eating too much, even if you’re hungry. It’s a great tip if you’re on a diet!

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20 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home If You’re Too Busy For The Gym

No time to hit the gym? No worries! These no equipment workouts are perfect for you.

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Don’t have time to hit the gym? Well, that’s not a valid excuse if you really want to be fit and healthy. As the old saying goes, there is always a way if you have the will. Besides, in addition to traditional means of exercising, there are actually other fun, inexpensive ways of getting your muscles moving and finally losing those much-dreaded body fats.

Couples, for example, can take advantage of intimate time and do the so-called sexercise positions. That way, both partners can workout (and literally sweat it out) at the same time.

For those who are single or at least for those who are unwilling to spend money on home gym equipment, listen up.

Yes, there are also many great exercise routines you can perform right at the comfort of your own room.

As you will see below, it is definitely possible to live a healthy lifestyle even if you have limited money and resources. Check out these 20 no equipment exercises designed for busy individuals who may have a little time to spare while they are at home.

Feel free to scroll down and we bet you will thank us later.

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15 Best Indoor Plants For Every Room in Your House

Not only do they make your room beautiful, they also help maintain a cleaner air.

There are plenty of ways to decorate a home without having to spend thousands of dollars. Pot plants, in particular, are capable of turning your house into a cozier and more beautiful haven. But since there are plenty of flowers and/or plants to choose from, finding the right one is no easy task.

Elite Readers has this sorted out for you, though. We have compiled a list of plants – which are basically 3 for every 5 rooms – that are perfect in any room of your house. Scroll down below and let us know which one is your favorite!

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Concrete Tubes Turned Into Affordable Pods Can Be The Solution For Housing Problem

The tubes can be fitted and stacked in narrow alleyways between buildings.

To say that Hong Kong has a housing problem is an understatement. Real estate has become so expensive in the city that high-rise buildings crammed full of tenants have become the norm.

Architect James Law may have a solution to this problem in the form of concrete water pipes converted into tiny homes. Law, who is from James Law Cybertecture, designed the OPod Tube Housing system, which repurposes concrete tubes that are just eight feet in diameter.

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