“I Didn’t Know That…” Some Surprising Food Facts

We all know that citrus fruits are a good source of Vitamin C – and we’re probably also aware that calcium (found in milk) is good for our bones. But what else do you know – or rather, not know – about the foods you most commonly eat or drink?

Here on the My Appliances blog, we’re sharing with you some surprising facts about some of the items you incorporate into your evening’s meals and weekly shop. Prepare to be amazed…

Coffee Beans Can Help Eradicate Bad Breath

Suffering from bad breath? It’s time to chow down on some coffee beans. Yes, really.  Munching on a roasted coffee bean or two can actually go a long way to eliminate bad breath. If you don’t fancy that idea, though, try chewing on some parsley or mint leaves – either will help.

Dairy Can Cause Acne

While some think that diet doesn’t play a role in your health – and specifically your skin – others are absolutely convinced that some foods can bring on a whole host of condition. There’s a lot of debate, in particular, about dairy products (specifically those from a cow) causing spots and acne. In fact, this article explores the issue in more detail.

So, if you’ve tried everything to curb those pimples, perhaps cutting out milk could help?

Bananas Can Help Fight Depression

So, we all know fruit is good for us – but who knew the humble banana can actually help fight depression? No, us neither. But this article suggests just that – and it’s received over four million views.

The high levels of tryptophan (which is converted into serotonin – the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter) in bananas is believed to be responsible for helping those suffering from depression.

Cucumbers Are Amongst the Most Hydrating Foods

Alongside watermelons, cucumbers are right up there at the top of the list of the most hydrating foods. Made up of over 96% water, the cucumber has now more than earned its place in your lunch time salad.

Egg Yolks Naturally Contain Vitamin D

Concerned you aren’t getting enough Vitamin D? Try boiled eggs for breakfast – or any kind of eggs for that matter. Their yolks naturally contain Vitamin D, so eat up! Chop hard boiled eggs into a salad, or try poached eggs on toast with smashed avocado for brunch.

Greek Yoghurt Contains up to Twice the Amount of Protein than Other Types

Now, if that isn’t a reason to follow your lunch or evening meal with a good dollop or two of Greek yoghurt and some fresh fruit, we don’t know what is.

Ideal for those following a high-protein diet to support their exercise plan, Greek yoghurt is an all-round good choice for anyone looking to swap calorific, unhealthy snacks for a healthier alternative. Try it with a meringue nest and a handful of strawberries, if you have a sweet tooth.

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