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Some Benefits of Having Iodized Table Salt

The iodized table salt is a salt which is mixed with some amount of iodine. Iodine can also be commonly found in some plants and fruits. This salt plays a vital role in preventing the problem of iodine deficiency in the body. In many countries, iodine deficiency has become a major health problem. It is a type of mineral which is already present in some foods. The iodine boosted table salt provides a significant amount of iodine, which can prevent from cretinism, stillbirth, and miscarriage. In a study in 2014, it was concluded that about 90 million people are suffering from iodine deficiency. This figure can be minimized by consuming the iodized salt on a regular basis.

Some of the Major Advantages of Iodized Table Salt are as follows-

Combats Cancer: –

The deficiency of iodine can cause many types of cancer such as breast, lung, brain, heart, prostate cancer, etc. In order to get prevention from these types of cancer, a person should add some amount of iodized table salt in the diet.

Heart Health: –

The deficiency of iodine in the body can stop the proper circulation of heart rate and blood pressure which can be dangerous for the body. For the proper circulation of heart rate and blood pressure in the body, a person should consume the iodized table salt. A person needs only half tablespoon of it every day, as it contains about 200 grams of iodine.

Removes Toxins from the Body: –

It can help to remove dangerous toxins from the body which can be harmful to the body such as lead and mercury.

Reduces Weight: –

Iodine is very important mineral for the humans. The consumption of this salt can effectively boost the metabolism of the body, thereby reducing the weight.

Prevents from Depression: –

Depression and feelings of anxiety and frustration may be the result if an iodine deficiency so this iodized salt helps to fight depression.

Suggestions for the Suppliers of Iodized Salt

Being a product which is regularly used by people from all over the world, it is highly demanded throughout the year. The suppliers of iodized salt must ensure that they are obtaining the product from the credible manufacturers, who are well-equipped with the updated machines and techniques. They must ensure that the product has been producing using industries accepted norms and policies. The packaging of the condiment should be thoroughly examined to avoid the chances of spillage or spoilage during the transit.

Thus, it can be concluded that a plethora of health issues can be prevented with a regular consumption of the iodized table salt.

Nasty Foods

Recently while dining at a local TGI Fridays’ restaurant, Kathy a member of our dining party blurted these words that irk me every time I hear it.

She said, “This food is nasty.”

What’s nasty about the food? I asked, desperately trying to hold back my indignation.

“I don’t like the taste,” She replied.

Well then, I quickly responded with an angry flare of disgust–rather than saying the food is nasty, why didn’t you simply say, I don’t like the taste. Is it spoiled? Is it contaminated?

“No”! She replied. “But something’s missing from the mashed potato, it doesn’t taste right, the steak isn’t cooked, and the corn is hard. I can’t eat this!”

To call any food nasty is an inappropriate comment to be made by anyone. For, while one person may not like the taste, for whatever the reason–someone else will gladly devour a portion and may even ask for more. I’m convinced, It’s our abundant supply that affords us the luxury of waste.

My travel experiences have taught me to embrace customs and cultures, outside my own. The strange taste of different foods of foreign cultures or the lack of a familiar flavor does not mean, the food is nasty. In most instances, it takes several samplings to acquire the new taste.

Anyone who’s been hospitalized for more than a week quickly adapts to the new diet–which in most cases is never the same as at home. Is the hospital food nasty? Some would hasten to answer– yes, but the doctors don’t think so– they recommend a simple diet. The dietitian, the cook, and other staff members gladly prepare and serve all meals–room service–and patients are never required to tip.

Webster defines the word nasty as– dirty, foul, disgusting, filthy or unclean. However, when people describe their food as nasty, they are in fact saying, the taste is different to that which they are accustomed, and so, they refuse and waste.

Furthermore what Americans dispose of as “day-old” would certainly be –fresh supplies to many in foreign countries, as close to us as Haiti.

In a 2012 report, the Natural Resource Defense Council Agricultural Program confirmed that Americans discard over 40% of their food supply–an amount estimated at $165 billion annually. No–not millions, but almost inconceivable-billions-and this occurs year after year.

Yet, prime time television solicits “Feed Americas Hungry.”

Americas Hungry? Yes indeed, right here in the richest country in the world, there are millions of hungry people.

A Hunger and Poverty fact report of 2014 stated that 46.7 million people in America live in poverty. This number includes 15.5 million children under the age of 18, and 4.6 million seniors sixty-five and over.

Sadly, while thousands gather to applaud hot dog eating championships, millions go to bed hungry every night.

Moreover, the sale of cats and dog food rose from $19 billion in 2012 to a staggering $21.4 billion, In 2014. I’m wondering– what is the percentage of hungry dogs in America, as compared to hungry children, under the age of twelve?

I have watched time and again as patrons of all-you-can-eat restaurants pick over their food at the table–putting the greater portion in the trash. It is at times like these that I recall the many days–I wish I could have had, what I now see thrown in the garbage can. I guess if I were to ask, why are you throwing out that food? The typical response would be-“This food is nasty”– yet others in unhealthy, uncontrollable gluttony stuff themselves to discomfort.

In our family of eight boys and five girls, we all learned the value of every precious piece of bread. The only reason we had a dog was–Dad strictly instructed– “I don’t want to see any food in the trash.” Our dog Max, ate the bones, and any crumbs that fell from the children’s table.

Born and raised in a third world country-I remember those dreadful days when we had to eat yams, (not candy yams) cassava or boiled green bananas–these were foods I did not like (even to this day) regardless of their nutritional value. Mom would often say, “If you don’t like it sit close beside it.” What she meant was–there were no choices.

Whatever she cooked is what we eat. If Mom chose to cook her favorite–fried green bananas with smoked herrings for lunch then, we either eat lunch or it was reserved for our dinner.

Remaining hungry was never a wise choice, and to partake of her dinner menu, you had to have eaten what was served for lunch. Mama always insisted-“we should always be grateful for whatever God provides because there is always someone, somewhere who has nothing to eat.”

So, as we celebrate the holidays, (Thanksgiving/Christmas) in this nation of plenty. let us be careful to maintain an awareness of God’s goodness–his bountiful blessings of food and drink.

Instead of wasting, let’s consider sharing–not from the leftovers, but from the abundance. Remembering, the Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

I have learned by my experiences–we’ll never truly appreciate having if we’ve never been without. I don’t mean lacking for that short period before the end of the month when the check comes in, or the time it takes to get to the food pantry-No… I’m referring to the plight of millions who have no clue as to where or when the next morsel of bread will arrive.

Tips Online Cake Delivery For You

Are you looking for gift ideas for an upcoming occasion? If so, you may want to consider cakes. In the past, you had to go to the shop in person in order to place your order and get cakes. But now, you can order online. Irrespective of where you are from, you can avail this service. Since gifts should reach the destination in best condition, make sure you choose the right delivery service. Read on.

The preferences of the recipient

While you can choose online cake delivery, you should consider the preferences of the recipient as well. The type of the cake will depend upon certain factors, such as age, gender and the event.

If you keep these elements in mind, you can easily go for the right type, color, size and the tag message of the cake. Before you decide on the color, type and message, make sure you know what the other person will find appealing.

Evaluate your options

You can choose from several types of cakes. As a matter of fact, if you want to choose the right one, you may want to go to the website of the service provider in order to take a look at different types of cakes.

If none of the cakes appeals to you, you have another option: you can have one baked to your custom requirements. Some providers offer additional gifts, such as cards and flowers with each order. So, it’s better that you evaluate your options before you place the order.

Don’t be Late

One thing that carries the most significance when it comes to online cake delivery is the deadline. Make sure your order will get delivered in time. You can make it possible only if you provide the service with the exact address of the recipient.

Deliver Address

When writing the delivery address, make sure it contains the right information. If you are not sure about the address, you can call the recipient for confirmation. The worst thing that can happen is the package delivered to the wrong address. Therefore, make sure you don’t make this careless mistake or you will have to face the embarrassment later on.

Payment Mode

Make sure you have chosen the best mode of payment. Keep in mind that online transactions may cost you lots of money if done without thinking. What you need to do is pick a mode of payment that you think is the most secure. Good providers offer lots of payment options. According to your preferences, you can go for a good payment option.

Ask for advice

If you have no idea what cake delivery service you should choose, you can always get in touch with a professional for suggestions. With professional help, you can make the selection process a lot easier and swift.

So, these are the 6 tips that can help you with your online cake delivery. Hopefully, with these tips in mind, you will be able to pick the right cake type for your recipient.

About Greece Sesame Product Suppliers

The Sesame Seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to the man-kind and is grown in the wild. It is also known by the name of the ‘survivor crop’ as it can bear the highest of the temperature, droughts, floods and excessive rains. This crop grows at its best on a well-drained fertile soil. An adequate amount of moisture is required for the germination and its speedy growth.

The Production

In 2013, the most productive sesame yielding farms were in Greece. It reported a yield of 0.69 tons per hectare and it was the highest yield nation-wide. Africa is the master producer of sesame seeds followed by India, China and Tanzania.

The Trade

The year 2010 saw the largest global trade of the sesame seeds. It was recorded as one billion dollars world-wide. Till date, the prices have ranged between 800 USD to 1700 USD per metric ton. The seeds are sold across the world with a wide price range on the basis of quality perception, basically upon its looks and size.

Nutritional Information And Cuisine

Dried whole sesame seeds are rich in calories and are composed of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

As far as its use for cooking is concerned, the seeds are used in many different global cuisines. Pasteli, the Greek sweet candy comprises of honey, sugar and sesame seeds. The bifteki is another famous Greek delicacy involving the vegetables and the sesame buns. The sesame cookies are the specialty of Greece.

The Allergies

The ‘survivor’ seed has different qualities and one such quality is possessed by it that makes it unique at the other side. There are people who are allergic to sesame seeds. If one feels any of the symptoms mentioned below, then it is an indication that the person is allergic and should abstain from sesame.

· Nausea

· Vomiting

· Flushing in the face

· Itching in hands

· Coughing

These are common symptoms and the signs that are an early warning for a person. If not taken proper precaution, they may turn from bad to worse in no time.

Health Benefits Of Sesame

The sesame seeds play a vital role as a home remedy. They provide benefits to everyone’s health. Major benefits that people receive are as follows.

· A high protein food- Sesame seeds are full protein food and comprise of 4.7 grams per ounce.

· Reduces blood pressure- Sesame seed oil contains magnesium which helps in reducing the blood pressure.

· Improves digestion- The fiber content present in the seeds improves the digestion.

· Anti-cancer shield- Anti cancer compounds like magnesium and phytolestrols stops the growth of cancer in body.

· Relief from Arthritis- A regular massage from sesame oil heated moderately terminates the joint pain and provides relief. The high copper content is responsible for strengthening the bones and the muscles.