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RECYCLING STEEL! totally rocks

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Steel is created when iron is mixed with carbon and a few other compounds. It is one of the most versatile, man-made alloys, being used. We use steel for almost everything, from automobiles, ships and bridges to utensils, cutlery and jewellery. But, did you know that steel is one of the most environment friendly components, being almost 100% recyclable. According to a statistic from 2009 about 66.8% of the steel in the world was recycled that year.



White-hot steel pours like water from a 35-ton electric furnace, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, Pa.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recycling of steel is not a new phenomenon. It was put into action years ago, and because it was more economical than mining iron ore and making fresh steel from it, recycling steel gained popularity over the years. More importantly, steel, on recycling, does not lose its inherent strength. So if you think of it, your fork and spoon may have someday been a part of the world war tanker, a sword that foug…

6 fun facts about food you should know before you eat your next meal!

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We have long known that food and nutrition is a science in itself, and like every science, eating food and the assimilation of nutrients also has a formula to it, if not done right and with the right coupling agent, can be useless, and render absolutely nothing.

This may come as a revelation for you, but scientists have been working on right combos, for a while now. There have been a number of studies done and experiments carried out on both mice and human, that have led to various discoveries about nutrition and food about the importance of eating not only the right food, but eating it the right way.

Here are some fun facts that’ll get you thinking

The consumption of coffee or tea during a meal reduces the body’s uptake of iron from food in comparison to a glass of orange juice that actually doubles the uptake. (J.M. Bourre, Vol 10. Number 5 Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, 2006)
Animal protein (milk, cheese, curd, meat etc.) increases the uptake of iron from food, than protein fro…