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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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Shall We Bring Back The Use Of Flat Sheets?

A viral tweet brought back the idea of using flat sheets. Are we supposed to follow?

Who would've thought that linen, like flat sheets, could get so much attention on the Internet? Just a few weeks ago, a viral tweet about millennials "killing" flat sheets circulated the Internet.

Its use and importance seemed to have been forgotten by the generation nowadays.The tweet surprisingly gained over 20,000 retweets and over 71,000 likes. So much for a debacle about flat sheets, right?

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How To Get Rid Of House And Carpenter Ants The Natural Way

Here are tips on how you can get rid of those pesky ants.

Ants are everywhere - it's perfectly natural. But when they start to trail along your kitchen, your sink or anywhere inside your house, that's when trouble starts and that's when you feel the need to do something.

While there are commercial chemical-laden products specifically made for getting rid of ants, there are natural ways that will save you money. Not to mention, it's also considered a health-safe alternative for you and everyone in the house.

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34 Clever Home Improvement Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

Here are the smartest ways to improve your home’s look without breaking your bank.

Home is indeed where the heart is. While you may enjoy staying in hotels, nothing compares to being in your own house. In fact, you always look for ways to make it more comfortable and efficient (and look more beautiful while you are at it). Interestingly, there are plenty of ways to make your home more functional, and you do not have to spend thousands of dollars just to do so.

We here at Elite Readers have compiled a list of improvement ideas designed to give your home a huge bump. From moving your outlets to adding an end table, you will see how the magic unfolds. Just follow these tips and you change cool factor of your house.

Scroll down below and be sure to keep them in mind!

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