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Interesting Product Feature: Simply Bamboo Toothbrushes

Simply Bamboo Toothbrushes

Recently I came across the marvelous world of bamboo toothbrushes.

According to Wikipedia, one toothbrush manufacturing company in Britain manufactures 70 million toothbrushes a year. Plastic found in standard toothbrushes cannot be recycled. That means that every used and discarded plastic toothbrush ever made is sitting in a landfill somewhere, making the number of now useless toothbrushes astronomical. Obviously, this is not sustainable. Is there a solution?

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Healthy ice lollies, ice pops, bompies, bunny licks, or something

reusable ice lolly pouch

I recently conducted a survey on a South African Facebook group, and asked what people called those plastic packets filled with juice that you freeze. We all enjoyed eating them as children. After letting it run for a while, I tallied up the points by counting each reply as one point. If anyone reacted to that reply, I counted the engagement as a point too. Bunny licks got the majority vote.

I stopped counting after I received 74 comments and likes, and these are my results:

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Additives and Preservatives: What is Aspartame

aspartame found in diet food products

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in diet drinks, yoghurts, chocolate and other food items of a similar nature. It was discovered in 1965 and was approved for use in the food industry in 1981.

Aspartame is made from aspartic acid and phenylalanine which are both naturally occurring amino acids. As Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than standard cane sugar, the amount required to sweeten food is much less than that of sugar. However, despite this, many people are worried that Aspartame may be bad for your health.

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Additives and Preservatives: What is Sodium Benzoate

sodium benzoate in sugary drinks

Sodium Benzoate is a common food preservative. It is produced through a chemical reaction between sodium hydroxide and benzoic acid and is mostly used to preserve acidic foods such as fruit juice, carbonated drinks, pickles and salad dressings.  It is also used in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.

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Interesting Products for Home Life Feature: Panasonic Washing Machine

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Regular readers of this blog will notice that this post is a little different from the standard. That’s because I’ve decided to branch out and share with you other interesting, helpful products I come across that can help parents on the home front. The Sinchies brand is all about helping parents, so why not? My first helpful product feature is an awesome Panasonic washing machine. Drool.

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Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

coconut jelly

Here’s a simple dessert coconut jelly that is full of healthy fats from coconut milk. Your children are sure to love it! Most children love jelly and this one is rich and creamy because of the added coconut milk. It’s also easy to customize to suit your family’s preferred ingredients.  Continue reading Recipe – Kid Friendly Coconut Jelly

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Additives and Preservatives: What is Tartrazine?

unhealthy hotdog tartrazine

Tartrazine is used in commercially processed food as a yellow food colouring. It can also be combined with blue food colouring to make various shades of green. Tartrazine is also used, in smaller amounts, to colour food items which you would expect to have a creamy colour. Therefore, it can be found in many of our commercially processed food items.

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Recipe: Chocolate Custard Yogo

homemade healthy chocolate pudding

Instant pudding: I just love instant pudding, (chocolate of course), with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecan nuts. But we all know that it’s not so healthy with lots of additives. So, when the craving for instant pudding comes along, what can you make that’s healthier? Here’s the perfect solution!

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