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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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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

The Superior Qualities of Medicinal Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are an extremely tasty food, which boast earthy umami flavors.  They can be excellent sources of protein for those seeking healthy meat substitutes and they work so well in a variety of dishes.  There are over 140,000 mushroom species 10% of which have actually been classified.  Aside from your average mushroom, are the medicinal mushroom varieties. Medicinal mushrooms have become popular wellness ingredients and can be found in a range of items from teas to coffees to tonics to tinctures.  These medicinal mushrooms are not your average mushrooms that can be found in your local grocery store.  They’re more so “super” mushrooms! How Super Are They? Medicinal mushrooms are powerful natural sources that can help to improve vitality of the body.  Medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds such as beta-glucans, polysaccharides, triterpenoids and ergosterol.   The bioactive compounds found in medicinal mushrooms have superior anti-inflammatory effects on the body and help to p