Friday, July 11, 2008


This is one of the question i found in readers digest:

I read that the chemicals in microwave popcorn are dangerous. Are they?

You can continue to eat your favorite movie munchie without fear, says the FDA. The chemical in question is diacetyl, used to make butter flavoring. Recently, a number of factory workers who work near heated vats of the flavoring developed lung disease. This prompted an EPA study, the results of which are due later.

Diacetyl is found naturally in real butter and it's safe to eat, says George Pauli, the FDA's acting director of food additive safety. But at industrial levels, when large amounts of hot vapors containing diacetyl are breathed in for extended periods, it may damage delicate lung tissue.

Bottom line: The amount of diacetyl released from individual bags is so small that there's no evidence it poses any risk, says Pauli.

Source: RD pg.182 July, 2004

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Health Info

Hubby hand me a paper from our city and the message states the health info that i want to share here.

Did you know that most sanitary sewer backups occur between your home and the city's sewer main?

You can help prevent a costly and unsanitary overflow by following a few simple steps:


1. Scrape excess grease into a container and dispose of it as solid waste in the garbage.
2. Place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags for disposal with solid waste, or start a compost pile.
3. Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid waste, disposable diapers, and personal hygiene products that do not belong in the sewer system.
4. Promote the concept of "3Rs",

DO NOT....

1. Pour fats, oils, and grease from cooking down the drain.
2. Use toilet as a waste paper basket.
3. Use the sewer as a means of disposing of waste food.

Hope you enjoy reading my blog....See you...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gadgets for healthier cooking

Right choice of foods is very healthy for your body...This are the top 7 gadgets for healthier cooking..

1. Pressure cooker

2. Health grill
3. Slow cooker

4. Rice cooker

5. Steamer

6. Salad spinner

7. Wok...