They claim to be health foods, are they, though? Don’t buy into bogus health claims or deceiving ingredient lists. In some cases, despite your best intentions, you may inadvertently opt for foods that offer one or two great nutrients-but have more calories, or grams of sugar, or milligrams of salt than you should be taking.

Q: Why is it recommended to put in salt to the water when cooking pasta?

Q: Why is it recommended to put in salt to the water when cooking pasta?

A:Tradition is the reason for it, above all. It is typically deemed that pasta will cook faster as salt boosts the temperature at which water boils. When you look at it from a chemistry viewpoint, this is true. But if you add 1 tablespoon of salt (beyond recommended) to 5 quarts of water, you just boost the water’s boiling point by 7/100th of 1 degree. This is not enough to shorten the cooking time.

Facts About Parsley

Parsley is an efficient digestive aid.  It aids in purifying the blood and stimulating the bowels. It’s also a known anticarcinogen. It’s packed with three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach. Parsley is also a good source of vitamin A as well as of copper and manganese. Have a sprig of parsley to naturally freshen your breath! Where do you use parsley?