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''IRONIC'' SALAD....Truth about Iron rich diet

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Iron is a mineral that's necessary for  key life-processes in our body. It plays a main role in creation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen. If we are consuming less than the recommended dosage (8mg for adult men and 18 mg for adult women), our body would soon start protesting in different forms such as fatigue, low immunity, breathing issues and anaemia.


Getting a sufficient amount of Iron in diet is essential. We can get iron from the foods we eat as well as from dietary iron supplements. Do you wonder why some people are anaemic in spite of consuming iron rich foods/supplements?
The reason is not quite simple. Iron is available in two different forms: Heme and Nonheme. Heme iron mainly comes from animal-based foods and nonheme iron we get only from plant-based foods. Eating food high in iron does not guarantee our body will fullfill the iron quota because it absorbs the two types of iron differently.The absorption of heme iron is not significantly impacted by other foods, whi…

Rustic Stove

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Rustic Stove stands on the 32nd cross on Jayanagar, an area much deprived of cafes and restaurants.
It is a small but cute little outlet with minimalist decor. We came here as a part of a review invite and were welcomed by Mr Krishna, who owns this place. There is nothing to highlight about the ambiance as everything starting from furniture, furnishings, cutlery, decor was quite basic. Lighting was good and seats were comfortable. This place can be a good option for a quick hangout with friends or even with family as it has a quite peaceful and decent surrounding.

The concept of this restaurant is fusion. If we glance at the menu card, the names of the dishes are very interesting and thought about. Most of the items come with a twist. Some of the eye stoppers in the menu card are: Tomato Orange Soup, Pineapple rasam, Kiwi Potato, Kerala Chicken skewers, Thai BBQ Chicken, Coriander Pesto Chicken, Mutton Coffee day, Bamboo Dum  Chicken Biryani, Omlette Biryani and Chinese Pasta. From the …

Is the glass of water really safe?

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''Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.''

Those famous lines from ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner '' by Samuel Taylor can in today's times not only relate to a sailor stuck in the middle of sea but also drinking water in general.. Basic elements for existence of life is air and water. And both are under serious threat. The water that hails from rivers, lakes and other sweet water bodies are now becoming increasingly polluted to the level that purification by ordinary means is next to impossible.
The largest source of water pollution in India is untreated sewage. Other sources of pollution include agricultural waste and unregulated industry waste and by-products.
Some of the major Types of water Contaminants are listed below:
Microbes- Fecal Coliform, Giardia and E coli are bacteria whose presence indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects like diarrhoea, …