Milk is not an antacid. An antacid is a nonprescription drug that is used to treat heartburn and acid reflux. People should not take antacids with milk, because milk can absorb antacids and reduce their effectiveness.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
According to the nutrition information listed on the box and at major retailers, Swiss Miss hot chocolate is 99.9 percent caffeine-free. This information applies specifically to the milk chocolate and chocolate with marshmallows varieties.
A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
Drinking pickle juice provides multiple health benefits and also acts as a remedy for some common ailments. According to Medical Daily, pickle juice replenishes depleted sodium levels and rebuilds electrolytes, making it a popular hangover cure.
Master Cleanse is a juice fast that involves drinking a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water, for a period of ten days, according to Natural News. The Master Cleanse detox diet was developed by Stanley Burroughs over 50 years ago, as a means to detoxify the human body of toxins acquired from food and the environment.
KidsHealth recommends that babies younger than six months of age not be given any kind of juice, including apple juice. Even at that age, many pediatricians recommend a very limited intake of juice for babies.
There are 79 calories in each piece of white bread. The average person uses two pieces of bread to make a sandwich. That means that a person consumes 158 calories from bread with each sandwich.
The length of time it takes to boil whole potatoes depends on the amount of potatoes and being cooked. A 1 3/4 pound bag of small potatoes cooks in about 15 minutes, once it reaches it reaches its boiling point.
Miche and baguette are terms for different shaped loaves of bread with a miche being a large, round loaf and a baguette being a long, thin loaf. Both are types of French bread.
Chicken parts take anywhere from 8 to 17 minutes to cook properly in a deep fryer with a consistent cooking temperature of between 350 and 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Whole chickens are deep-fried for 4 to 5 minutes per pound at temperatures between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Other types of vinegars, wine, lemon juice and lime juice work as effective substitutes for white wine vinegar. To maximize the usefulness of the substitution, select an option that complements the other flavors in the final dish.
According to Betty Crocker, spaghetti noodles require eight to ten minutes to cook. Cooking times are based on an al dente preference, or slightly under-cooked texture.
In the United States, one stick of butter equals 8 U.S. tablespoons. If you are using the British Imperial measurement system, one stick of butter equals 6.66 U.S. tablespoons. In the metric system, this is equivalent to 118.29 milliliters.
The Mayan are known for the controversial farming technique know as "slash and burn." Slash-and-burn farming involves cutting down trees and shrubs in heavily wooded areas and burning the area to create fields for crops. Rapid deforestation often results.
Plain flour is the same as all-purpose flour. It is an combination of hard and soft wheat and generally contains 8 to 11 percent wheat protein or gluten.
As a rule of thumb, soft cheeses, including cottage cheese, should not be kept out of a refrigerator for longer than a couple of hours. Some hard cheeses can be left out of the refrigerator nearly indefinitely, provided the room in which it is stored is maintained in a temperature range that does not exceed approximately 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the cheese is stored appropriately.
Common utensils in an American kitchen include pots and pans, sharp knives, chopping boards, wooden spoons, serving spoons, graters, measuring spoons and cups, and peelers. A kitchen is not complete without some basic utensils, but the minimum requirements vary between cultures.
Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka and is a product of the laurel tree. According to InDepthInfo.com, the first mention of cinnamon was a reference in Chinese writings from 2800 B.C.
In the United States system of measurement, 6 tablespoons are equivalent to 3/8 of a cup. According to this rule, there are 16 tablespoons in a full cup measure. The English measurement system is comprised of teaspoons, tablespoons, cups and pints.
An average serving of meat is 3 ounces per person, so cooks should prepare portions of meat in this size. Lean meat, fish and fatty cuts all fall under this generalization. Ground meats vary in size, but the weight is consistent with other kinds of meat portions.
Quaker 100% Natural Oatmeal Raisin Granola cereal contains 250 calories per serving, according to Walmart. One serving of the cereal is 15 grams and each box contains about 16 servings.
There are eight slices in a 14-inch pizza. According to Pizza Hut, a top pizza chain, one slice is 1/8 of a standard 14-inch large pizza. This number is subject to change depending on the pizza.
The average packaged, presliced slice of cheese weighs about 0.6 ounces. The dimensions, thickness and type of cheese impact the weight of each slice.
To serve 40 people 4 ounces each of potato salad, one needs to make approximately 10 pounds of it. When planning food per person for a large gathering, the serving portion for each person should be one pound.