Properties and Benefits of Buttermilk

Buttermilk

What is buttermilk? Buttermilk is a name given to a variety of fermented milk-based products. Originally, buttermilk referred to the liquid left over after extracting butter from fermented whole milk or cream, hence the name. Nowadays, the term may denominate several sour, milk-based products obtained through addition of special bacteria cultures to previously pasteurized whole ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Buttermilk

Properties and Benefits of Soured Milk

Soured milk

What is soured milk? Soured milk is a thicker, almost yogurt-like type of milk with a sour, acidic taste. Traditional soured milk is obtained naturally through fermentation from sweet or raw, whole cow’s milk. Commercial soured milk is obtained from milk to which an acidifying agent and sometimes also specific bacterial cultures are added. Soured ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Soured Milk

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is Bad for You

Apple cider vinegar bad for you

The dangers of apple cider vinegar are diverse and range from skin burns to eye, nose and lungs irritation, laryngospasms and asthma episodes, acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis and even dental and kidney problems. Most, if not all of these side effects have to do with its acidic nature. Apple cider vinegar contains two acids: acetic ⭐ Continue ReadingWhy Apple Cider Vinegar Is Bad for You

Chocolate Allergy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Chocolate allergy

What is chocolate allergy? Chocolate is a compound food made from several ingredients. As such, chocolate allergy is actually an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients used to make it. The allergic reaction may be to cocoa, caffeine in cocoa or a more common allergy to milk, soy, corn and corn syrup, peanuts ⭐ Continue ReadingChocolate Allergy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Lung Sounds and What Causes Them

Lung noises when breathing

Lung sounds are a common occurrence among people of all ages, especially those suffering from a chronic respiratory condition or infection or having recently gotten over a more serious respiratory tract infection. Different types of lung sounds may occur, the most common being whistling, wheezing and stridor. Whenever they occur, lung sounds represent a reason ⭐ Continue ReadingLung Sounds and What Causes Them

Urine Odors and What They Mean

Urine odor

Urine odor represents an equally important indicator of kidney and general health as urine color. Normally, urine doesn’t have a pleasant smell, especially if you keep yourself from going to the bathroom for too long. But it shouldn’t have a too unpleasant or strong smell either and neither should it have a sweet smell. For ⭐ Continue ReadingUrine Odors and What They Mean

Side Effects of Eating Bananas

Banana side effects

Unripe bananas, too ripe bananas and sometimes bananas during all ripening stages can cause stomach upset with symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, burping, nausea or diarrhea, headaches, coughing, breathing difficulties, rash and a whole range of other side effects, the most severe being anaphylactic shock. The different side effects of eating bananas can have various ⭐ Continue ReadingSide Effects of Eating Bananas