Spoilage of Fruit Juices

                                  The squeezing, macerating or crushing of fruits is done in th


Duck Eggs - The Nutrition Galore

Many of us prefer having duck eggs as an alternative for chicken eggs. They are much higher in calories and provides essential nutrients than chicken eggs. While duck eggs are a natur


by Leen B. Jesmas

The World Economic Forum January 2015 has announced water as the number one global risk of highest impact in the next ten years, Analytical studies have projected our global demand for water will exceed available supply by 40% in 2030, and by 2050, an estimated $63 trillion of global GDP will be put at risk under ‘business as usual’ water management practices and productivity.
The facts included in the world wide report says that 750 million people around the world lack access to safe water; approximately one in nine people, Diarrhoea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day  and more than twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.
The World Economic Forum Water Initiative responds to this real, and tangible risk by engaging a leading network of Forum Partners, government, civil society, international organizations, development agencies, and its Global Agenda Council on Water to transform the water security agenda through public-private co-operation. 

The coming years will mark the world’s struggle for safe water.

Spoilage of Fruit Juices

by Bose R C

                                  The squeezing, macerating or crushing of fruits is done in the process of extracting juice from fruits. A considerable amount of pulp is obtained by this process or it may be extracted using water. These juices are used either in their natural concentrations or may be concentrated by evaporation and they are preserved by canning, freezing or drying. Deterioration of fruits results from physical factors, its own enzyme action, microbial action or combination of all these.
Juices extracted from fruits are acidic in nature. For example, In the lemon juice, the pH is 2.4 and for tomato juice is 4.2. They also contains high quantity of sugar about 2% in lemon juice and about 17% in some grape juices. Mold growth is favored on the surface of these juices. Bacteria and yeast grow faster when juices are exposed to high moisture. Removal of solids by extraction and sieving of juices makes the oxidation-reduction potential to become higher which in turn favors the growth of yeast. Lack of vitamin B discourages some bacterias.
The normal change expected from raw fruit juice is the alcoholic fermentation by yeast at room temperature. If acetic acid bacteria are present, the alcohol produced may be converted to acetic acid. Depending on the type of fruit juice and temperature, the type of yeast growing on them also varies. 

Duck Eggs - The Nutrition Galore

by Anagha Mahesh

Many of us prefer having duck eggs as an alternative for chicken eggs. They are much higher in calories and provides essential nutrients than chicken eggs. While duck eggs are a natural nutritious food, it is very high in cholesterol. So they should be consumed in moderation and avoided by individuals sensitive to dietary cholesterol.

Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg and stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell. Duck egg is an alkaline producing food, one of the few foods that leave your body more alkaline which is a great benefit to cancer patients as cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. Chicken eggs are an acid food leaving your body more acid.Higher protein, mineral, and vitamin C content in duck eggs.

Duck eggs have more nutrients and vitamins per 100 grams than chicken eggs. Duck eggs are also a richer source of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids, commonly found in fish oils, are vital for normal metabolism but can’t be synthesized by the body. This means, you have to obtain these fatty acids through your diet.

William James Mayo

by Deepthi T N

                                            William James Mayo was a renowned physician and surgeon in the United States, and was one of the founding members of the Mayo Clinic with six others, including his brother. William James Mayo's brother, Charles Horace Mayo was also a physician and the duo, joined their father's private medical clinic in Rochester, Minnesota after graduating from medical school in the 1880s. In 1919, this private clinic turned into a non-profitable organization and the Mayo brothers worked tirelessly to help the needy. The generosity and the techniques used by William James Mayo at practice, led to the growth and the expansion of the Mayo Clinic, which is still, one of the largest clinics in the world. William James Mayo is best known for his services, treating patients who were seriously injured and needed to be nursed back to life. William James Mayo, along with the help of his father and brother, established the Saint Mary's hospital in Rochester, where the two brothers performed surgeries and remained consulting surgeons for a very long time. William James Mayo and his brother were also depicted on the United States Postal Service stamp in 1964. In a New York Times conference with other medical personalities from all over the world, Mayo made a prediction that the life expectancy of humans would reach 70 years in eighty years’ time. To date, Mayo’s prediction has been considered largely accurate.

Health Headlines

                                               UAE LAUNCHES ACTIVELY FIT
A new health initiative called Actively Fit in the UAE has been launched. The year-long campaign, organised by Medcare Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, will offer sports and health enthusiasts free orthopaedics, diet and nutrition consultations.

Children's welfare a priority for UAE, says Al Zaabi
Investing in children's welfare is a key factor that has ensured sustainable development in the UAE, Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, has said.
Addressing an interactive session on the rights of children, held today at the Human Rights Council (HRC), Al Zaabi said the UAE's wise leadership had placed children at the top of national development agenda.
"The UAE is keen on providing a safe environment to develop children's capabilities and talents. The country has taken appropriate steps in the fields of healthcare, education, social and cultural welfare to ensure comprehensive welfare of the children," he added.[wAM].

Locus of Control

by Gouri Sankar

                           Are you the creator of your destiny or your destiny is been decided by your fate. We consider many of life’s experiences as good, bad, or somewhere in between. We rely our achievements in life to luck or personal effort or, somewhere in between. These perspectives reflect our locus of control, and they have a profound effect on our academic success, career, relationships, and health.

What is your locus of control? What forces are responsible for your successes and failures?

Locus of Control as a principle was originated by Julian Rotter in 1954. It considers the tendency of people to believe that control resides internally within them, or externally, with others or the situation.

Internals Versus Externals: “Psychologists call people who take the credit for success and the blame for failure ‘internals’,” says research psychologist Andrew Williams. “Internals believe they are responsible for the good and bad things that happen to them.” They tend to be self-reliant and take pride in victory; they feel shame in defeat.

Cream of Celery Soup with Saffola Pepper and Spice Oats

by Gayathri Bhavana

2 to 3 freshly chopped celery or celery root
1/2 cup of Saffola Pepper and Spice Oats
2 spring onions
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups of water (or vegetable stock)
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Step 1 :In a sauce pan, heat the butter over a low-to-medium heat. Add the celery and spring onions and sauté for a few minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.

Step 2 :Once cooled, puree the celery mixture, along with the oats and salt, adding water as needed until really smooth.

Step 3 :Strain the puree to remove any residue or fibre. Add the remaining water to the puree and bring the soup to a boil.

Step 4:Season to taste with salt and crushed pepper and serve the Celery Soup warm along with a toasted Italian Bread.


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