Archive for November, 2013

Hidden Trans-fats?

Trans-fats promote heart disease by raising bad cholesterol, lowering good cholesterol, and inhibiting healthy fats such as omega-3. This increases plaque buildup in the arteries, which leads to decreased blood flow of vital oxygen and nutrients crucial to organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, etc. Most people are aware of these detrimental effects and […]

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What are Fermented Foods all about?

Fermentation is the process of converting carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide or organic acids, using yeasts, bacteria or a combination. The science of fermentation is known as Zymology. Fermentation is used to produce alcoholic beverages and is also used in the preservation techniques of foods.   Food fermentation has been said to serve five […]

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What is Kombucha Tea?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage consumed by many cultures throughout the world. It has become more popular in the US over the last few years as alternative health care has become more popular. It is possible to make your own kombucha at home, but unless you really know and understand what you are doing it […]

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Why do people use Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is made from the fermentation of apple cider. Unlike other types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar is often sold unfiltered and unpasteurized with a brown, cloudy sediment called the “mother” settled at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment consists mainly of acetic acid-producing bacteria. Apple cider vinegar has been used since […]

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Seasonal Foods

Seasonal foods are fruits and vegetables that are locally grown throughout different times of the year. The benefits obtained with seasonal foods are seen in many different ways: First, because these fruits and vegetables are grown locally, they are fresh and not stored for extended periods of time, reducing the need for chemical gasses to […]

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