Brown Rice vs White Rice, Which Is Better?

Brown rice vs white rice

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love rice dishes. I could literally eat rice each and everyday and not get sick of it.

As you may already know, Japanese food has been my favorite international cuisine, ever since my first visit to the land of the rising sun many years ago. Perhaps this is where my love for rice stems from.

There are various types of rice available these days, but most people differentiate between brown rice and white rice.

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White Turmeric vs Yellow Turmeric, Spot the Differences

White turmeric versus yellow turmeric

Turmeric is not typically on top of people’s grocery shopping lists, yet this spice is very diverse and offers great health benefits.

I must confess, until recently I had never really cooked any meals with turmeric as an ingredient. Until I stumbled upon an interesting recipe that had turmeric in it. Since that moment I’ve been happily experimenting with turmeric and it has slowly become one of my favorite herbs.

Did you know that there is white turmeric and yellow turmeric? Although they look quite the same (apart from the color of course), there are actually quite some differences between the two.

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Can Whey Protein Make You Gain Weight, or Even Fat? Time to Bust a Myth!

Does whey protein make you gain weight, or even fat?

The term whey protein is often associated with weight lifting and body building, as it is known to help build and repair muscle tissue. Whey protein as a nutritional supplement has therefore become very popular in recent years.

The question often comes up whether the consumption of whey protein can make you gain weight, or even fat.

The answer to this question is not that simple, so let’s first have a closer look at what whey protein is and what the health benefits and the potential side effects are.

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10 Nutritious Foods That Give You an Instant Energy Boost

10 Nutritious energy boosting foods

Feeling sluggish or lethargic? It’s easy to resort to another cup of coffee, but why not try one of the below energy boosting foods to help you get yourself through the day?

Whether we’re in the office occupied with our daily tasks or at home doing chores, we all have our moments in the day when we lose focus and productivity. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. That happens to me all the time!

But instead of going for another caffeine hit, or worse, a processed sugar-laden office snack, I prefer to get my focus back by eating a nutritious and energy boosting snack. It really does work.

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How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Ginger at Home (Outdoors and Indoors)

How to plant, grow and harvest ginger at home (outdoors and indoors)

Ginger has a long history as a herbal medicine for preventing and treating a range of ailments. Fresh ginger is also a popular ingredient in many recipes because of its unique flavors and health benefits.

I personally love the taste and smell of fresh ginger and a few years ago I was surprised to find out that it’s actually not that hard to grow your own ginger at home. Although ginger loves a humid climate, it is in fact possible to grow ginger indoors as well as outdoors.

Read this helpful guide around how to plant, grow and harvest your very own fresh ginger at home.

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Discover the Tiny Kumquat (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Kumquat health benefits and nutritional profile

A tiny version of an orange with a super exotic name, that’s perhaps the best and quickest way to describe a kumquat.

Kumquats really are an interesting citrus fruit, and not because of their looks and name. The small kumquat also packs a punch when it comes to nutrition and health benefits.

I had the pleasure of eating a few kumquats after spotting them in my local grocery store, and I have since been somewhat intrigued by this exotic fruit.

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Discover Rambutan Fruit (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Rambutan fruit health benefits and nutrition profile

In my never ending quest to discover as many exotic fruits as possible, it was now time for me to dive a little deeper into the rambutan fruit.

This tiny fruit with a peculiar outer layer and with soft, creamy flesh inside, not only tastes delicious, it also has an interesting nutrition profile.

Let’s have a closer look at what the tropical rambutan fruit is, how to eat it, where to find it, and also what its nutritional health benefits are.

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Refreshing Kiwano Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Refreshing kiwano melon smoothie recipe

As you may already know, I love experimenting with exotic fruits. I often visit markets and specialty grocery stores, hunting for new fruits and vegetables to try out.

One of these weird fruits is the kiwano fruit, otherwise known as horned melon. An interesting looking fruit that is a mix between a melon and a cucumber.

This kiwano fruit smoothie recipe with spinach and blueberry is surprisingly refreshing. Unfortunately I can’t make this smoothie all too often, because kiwanos are quite hard to find.

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15 Common Types of Olives Explained

Types of olives explained

Olives are certainly not for everyone, but my appreciation for this high-fat fruit has grown to a point where I try to eat them almost on a daily basis.

Over the years, I’ve slowly acquired a taste for olives, so much so that I often even eat them as a quick snack in the afternoon. Yum!

Having learned more about the health benefits of the different types of olives that exist, I really do try to regularly add olives to my meals and salads whenever it suits.

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Energizing Dragon Fruit Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Dragon fruit blueberry smoothie recipe

One of my absolute favorite tropical fruits is dragon fruit. The flavors, the texture, dragon fruit just ticks all the boxes for me.

Dragon fruit can be hard to find, but I’m lucky to live near a grocery store that often sells exotic treats such as dragon fruit. Sometimes I buy them in bulk so I can share them with others, but also to blend them with other fruits.

This particular dragon fruit smoothie recipe with blueberry is my favorite. It’s got all the right flavors, and works best in the morning or on a warm day.

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