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Why do sweet things stop tasting so after we eat anything sugary

You had a doughnut and topped it with a cup of cappuccino, which suddenly tasted plain despite two sachets of sugar. This has sometime happened with all of us when something sweet ceases to taste sweet when had after something sugary. Here we decode why this happens. First let us understand how our brain functions. Our sensory organs receive sensory information from the brain and the body acts on these messages. Once your brain becomes accustomed to a constant signal, it tends to ignore it, and focuses on looking for…

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New weight-loss aid: sweet potato wastewater?

The skinny on sweet potatoes is “promising.”  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Tired of Thanksgiving weight gain? Next year you might want to pass on the sweet potato pie and drink a tall glass of sweet potato wastewater instead. That’s what a new study in the Heliyon journal hints at with what Modern Farmer says “might be the weirdest weight-loss discovery of the year.” Scientists in Japan had been brainstorming on what to do with all of the wastewater left over after people had boiled or steamed their sweet potatoes. They fed…

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A Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole So Good You Won’t Miss the Marshmallows

Photo: Beth Lipton There’s nothing wrong with indulging a bit during the holidays. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, pies—there are so many treats to savor. But we’ve never fully understood the sweet potato casserole thing. Sweet potatoes on their own are, well, sweet. Why the need for sticky marshmallows, or tons of added sugar? Plus, it makes the pumpkin pie feel a little redundant. (And we love pumpkin pie.) So we set out to create a sweet potato casserole that’s satisfying and luscious, but with healthier ingredients and a bit more balance. This one…

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15 Amazing Mosambi Juice (Sweet Lime) Benefits for Skin, Hair and Health

Mosambi (sweet lime) is a citrus fruit, which has many points of origin, straight from Indonesia to China. But according to a 2004 report published in the Agriculture Review, the origin of mosambi points to the hills of Meghalaya and Nagaland. You’ll usually spot people drinking a refreshing glass of mosambi juice spruced up with chaat masala and kala namak during the scorching months of summer. Mosambi in fact contains less acid than ordinary limes, and is thus praised for its mild and palatable flavour. It’s slightly difficult to eat…

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Sweets for your sweet

  I can honestly say that children have far more hectic social lives than adults do. From birthday parties and festivals to school events, they are out of the door as soon as they come in. The little ones now have big lives and with their ‘big little’ lives, come big problems. From cakes, pastries, ice-creams to popsicles served at various events and birthday parties that they attend, kids now have far more access to sweets. Sugar is bad for children’s teeth, metabolism, concentration, weight maintenance, energy and fitness levels……

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Soda and other sweet drinks tied to risk for some rare cancers

People who drink lots of soda or other sugary beverages may have a higher risk of developing rare cancers in the gallbladder and bile ducts around the liver, a Swedish study suggests. Little is known about the causes of biliary tract and gallbladder tumors, but emerging evidence suggests obesity as well as elevated blood sugar levels that are a hallmark of diabetes may increase the risk of these malignancies. Because sodas and other sugary drinks have been linked to high blood sugar and weight gain, researchers wondered if these beverages…

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