Magnesium Stearate: Here’s why it’s not harmful
Magnesium stearate is a type of magnesium salt of stearic acid which, at room temperature, is a white, odourless and water-insoluble powder. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in many foods, including animal and vegetable fats and oils. Cocoa and flaxseed, for example, are foods that contain significant amounts of stearic acid. It is important to remember that this substance should not be considered as a magnesium supplement, as it contains a very small percentage of the mineral. On the label, its presence may be declared as "magnesium stearate", "magnesium salts of fatty acids" or under the acronym E470b.
11 tips to improve your focusing abilities while studying
Finals are coming, we are looking at the schedule, the list of tasks we still have to do and we have the feeling that we will not be able to finish everything on time. We would like to stop the rotation of the Earth for a while to pause the time and focus on what is important: studying! Unfortunately, this is not a solution. However, if you are one of those who feel like their ability to focus is so low that just a passing fly can distract you, and if you have a deadline for an interview or a marathon of finals, this article may help you.
Hidden sugars: Everywhere and Unnoticed
What do we mean by sugar? By “sugar”, the WHO (World Health Organisation) means intrinsic sugars, which designates the sugars naturally occurring in food (fruits, vegetables or dairy) and the free sugars, which are monosaccharides and disaccharides added by manufacturers to food and drinks. This definition also includes sugars within honey, syrups and fruit juice.
Tips and advice to store food in and out of your fridge
Most of us are used to store food in the fridge randomly... The first item out of the bag goes first in the fridge. Tomatoes in the lower compartment, potatoes in the door, cheese above lettuce and we just assume that it will have no impact. Do you also believe that the fridge is just a cold box and nothing else? Then this blog is for you.