Showing posts from May, 2019

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Why American Cheese Won't Melt

I recently came across a video in internet town of A New York man conducting a cheese melting experiment. He had a leftover cheese sandwich from his children's lunch and he attempted to do a little experiment with the cheese. he placed the flame from a lighter on the cheese and the cheese did not melt at all. the color became darkened and black as you will see in the video below. for some reason, this was really interesting to me, knowing that American cheese is processed but not actually ever seeing how the processed properties take to a natural earth element such as fire. Is chemistry the reason why the cheese is not melting? Some may argue that the cheese isn't melting because it isn't being heated on an even surface where sustained heat is applied to the entire cheese in an even manner. the flame, applied directly, is a cool flame therefore making the cheese resistant to it. The lighter fluid is made up of butane which is not a good source of fuel because it doesn'

Coconut Oil Benefits

Coconut oil was not always considered to be the nutritious, healing ingredient that it is today. Ten years ago coconut oil was considered to be taboo by nutrition and health experts in the United States. Thankfully, this has changed due to research and the growing body of information that we now have today. Coconut oil is derived from the nutty, edible flesh of the coconut. Coconut oil differs greatly from other oils because of its saturated fat content. It is very high in saturated fat compared to other oils like safflower and sunflower oil. Coconut oil also differs from other oils because of its medium-chain triglyceride composition (MCT). Other oils usually consist of long-chain triglycerides (LCT) in their composition. Over 90% of the fat contained in coconut oil is saturated. How can an oil with an exceptionally high amount of fat be good for any one? Individuals interested in losing weight are usually told to stay clear of foods that are high in saturated fat. Though