Coconut water is the aqueous part of the coconut endosperm (not to be confused with coconut milk, which is the liquid product obtained by grating the solid endosperm). It comes from green coconuts and is best drunk straight from the coconut. If you travel to or live in a tropical country you will no doubt find roadside vendors who will chop off the top of a green coconut to … [Read more...]
Is Dehydration Draining Your Employees?
Are your employees suffering from dehydration in the workplace? Dehydration is a condition in which body fluid is lost and not replaced. There are three types of dehydration: where electrolytes are lost, where water is lost, and where there is equal loss of water and electrolytes in the body. The last one is the most common type of dehydration. To prevent dehydration in … [Read more...]
Learn More About the Basics of Human Nutrition With This Free Course
The rise in diet related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease means we must all pay greater attention to our diet and eating habits. The free ALISON online two-hour course "Introduction to Human Nutrition" looks at the importance of maintaining a balanced diet, the role of nutrition in our health and well being and the important role of ongoing scientific research in … [Read more...]
How Can I Tell If I Am Dehydrated?
There are numerous medical reports recommending that you should drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Some water-drinking exponents claim increased consumption significantly lowers your risk of certain cancers, heart disease, diseases associated with aging, and even helps you to lose weight. Whatever the merits of these claims, it is certainly the case that if you … [Read more...]
Can You Drink Distilled Water?
Water is an essential element that is needed by our body to survive. Without water, life on earth will not last for a long time. Water serves a lot of purposes in our day to day activities. It is used for drinking, washing, cooking and even for cleaning. There are two types of water on our earth namely the salt water and the fresh water. Under the latter type of water, only a … [Read more...]