There are amazing facts about some foods that are way too baffling. Things we thought we knew about our favorite foods are constantly been proven wrong, and new strange facts emerge. Find out very amazing facts about these foods we didn’t know.
1. Chewing Coffee Beans Can Help Eliminate Bad Breath
Been overdoing it on the garlic and needing to rid yourself of the smell on your breath? Those of you who choose to chew on some gum or even some extra strong mints are doing it wrong as the answer apparently lies in the coffee bean. Yes, chewing on the roasted coffee beans can go some way to ridding you of your garlic or onion breath. Other good options to freshen your breath include parsley or mint leaves. If you prefer to drink your coffee rather than chew it then Israeli scientists have found that coffee can inhibit the bacteria that leads to bad breath, but best to drink it black.
2. Chocolate Is as Healthy as Fruits
While we were telling you earlier to eat more fruit, perhaps we should also be telling you to eat more chocolate. Research has suggested that chocolate can be just as good for you as fruit. In tests that compared dark chocolate with fruit juices made from blueberries and pomegranate, dark chocolate was found to be higher in disease-fighting antioxidants. For maximum benefit, it is best to choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate, as the dairy variety contains added sugar and is much more processed which reduces the health benefits.
3. Your Food is Allowed to Contain a Trace of Insects
You could be forgiven for thinking that when you buy your food that it will be bug-free and that the law would ensure that it stays that way. Well, unfortunately not. It seems that some of these elements are allowable (and often unavoidable) in small quantities. In the US, for example, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows for “natural defects” in food products, meaning your food can legally contain traces of stuff that you probably don’t want to be swallowing. The FDA will only begin an investigation into foods once they go over the allowable levels they set. For example, chocolate would only every be investigated once it reaches 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams – anything below this level is considered ok. For peanut butter, the level is set lower at 30 insect fragments per 100 grams.
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