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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

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 Cancer Causing Candy that You Must Stop Eating!

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They’re tiny, cute, fluffy and squishy and they usually come in an array of colors but don’t let the cute looks fool you! Nor should you savor that gooey, chewy bunny-shaped airy confection that you might like to eat around Easter time.  What candy could this possibly be...?? Peeps is a marshmallow candy manufactured by Just Born Quality Confections.  The company produces its colorful confections with FD&C dye no 3.  This particular FD&C dye produces pinks, purples, and reds and is also known as erythrosine.  Folks, if you’re still purchasing foods with FD&C dyes and artificial colors, it’s high time you think and stop.  There are a host of FD&C dyes that are quite harmful to the human body.  Many of these dyes are carcinogenic and can lead to cancer. Carcinogenic food dyes such as Red no. 3, Red no. 40, Yellow no. 5 and blue no. 1 are banned in Europe.  These artificial dyes are linked to behavioral problems in children with ADHD, allergic reactions and sustained infla

The Healthiest Vegetable in the World

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Move over kale and broccoli. There’s a new vegetable star in town!! The CDC (US Center for Disease Control and Prevention) announced that watercress is the world’s healthiest vegetable. Complete nutritional profile scores for vegetables range from 1-100.  Watercress scored a perfect 100. What’s So Special about Watercress? The scientific name of watercress is Lepidium Sativum.  This powerhouse leafy vegetable has a fresh, peppery flavor.  It has a deep rich green appearance with long slender stems.  It was first commercially cultivated in England by horticulturalist, William Bradberry, in 1808.  Watercress has also been used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments.  Native Americans used it to treat kidney diseases and to help alleviate constipation. The Turkish used it as a drug to treat stomach pain and Iranian traditional medicine administered it as an antidiabetic solution (Panahi Kokhdan et al., 2021).  Ancient Persians and Romans believed watercress was an aphrodisiac.  Ind

The New Beyond Steak: Green News Guide Reviews

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The new meatless steak by Beyond Meat is a hot item.  I can count at least two times where I intended to purchase Beyond Meat’s new meatless steak and it was completely out of stock in both stores.  I am going to give you the real deal nitty gritty about Beyond Steak.   When I first heard about Beyond Meat’s new steak and looked at a picture of the package, I thought, “hmmmm….will this be similar to the taste of Gardein’s beefless tips?" They do look kind of similar to each other.  Even though I have used Gardein’s beefless steak in various recipes, I’m not sold out about the taste.  That product has somewhat of a cardboard taste (not gonna lie)!  When I finally got my hands on Beyond Meat’s Steak courtesy of Amazon Fresh, I instantly thought about the recipe that I would use it for.  I decided to do a seared mixup with some peppers and onions on top a bed of fluffy rice.  I was pleasantly surprised at how great Beyond Steak tastes as well as how similar the texture is to real ste

Man Quits Veganism after Ferocious Dog Bite 😱 !!

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Mariano de la Canal was the victim of a dog attack that left him scarred for life! 34 year old de la Canal was a vegan influencer who regularly campaigned on behalf of animals and promoted veganism to his 454,000 instagram followers.  He was so committed to the lifestyle that he essentially gave up eating meat.  When discussing his original commitment to veganism he said:                          @marianodelacanal IG "I stopped being a vegan because a dog bit me, so I got angry and said: 'I'm campaigning for the animals, and then one of them comes and bites me,” he told Infobae. “That's when I stopped being a vegan." "The truth is that I campaigned for all that, veganism, vegetarianism, all that." He felt betrayed by the Animal Kingdom The date of Mariano’s attack is unknown but it really affected his views about his current lifestyle as a vegan.  He was hurt that this animal had carried out such a violent attack on him. In a bout of anger, Mariano swore

Vegan, Dairy Free & Organic Baby Formulas Complete List

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Parents play a significant role in helping their child understand the importance of health and instilling healthy eating habits in them.  As veganism and vegetarianism pervades society and people learn more about it, some may parents desire to raise their children as a vegan or vegetarian.  A child can be raised as a healthy vegan , vegetarian or flexitarian and grow into a heart healthy adult.  The key is understanding the nutrients that the child needs as a vegan or vegetarian and incorporating them into the diet (B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Iodine).  Others such as calcium, zinc, B2 and iron can be added on an as needed basis. Growing baby up vegan or vegetarian can be very simple and is completely safe with the right knowledge.                                              Of course, babies should be breast fed but some mothers cannot provide their babies with breast milk or don’t produce enough. Other mothers may simply choose to supplement breast-feeding with an infant formula or t

Is Summer Walker Wrong for Feeding Her Baby Vegan Milk made with Hemp and Honey?

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Summer Walker recently came under fire when she posted a photo of her and her baby as well as a photo of products that she was feeding her baby.  The photo showed a picture of hemp seeds, raw honey, and mushroom powder.  It’s clear she was prepping the drink for her baby as there was a bottle next to the items.  Summer Walker innocently shared a photo of plant based nutrients seemingly wanting to show others that she is a health conscious mother who cares about the foods that she’s feeding her baby and I’m sure she was expecting a positive response from others but the opposite came running. A whole host of ignorant comments were suddenly then spewed towards Summer after she made her posts. One person criticized her in a tweet saying, “I just know Summer Walker not really feeding her baby seeds honey & shrooms. CPS go get that baby before I do it.”  Another ignorant comment stated: “Not y’all acting like people need to have kids to know it’s wrong for summer walker to feed her child

Eleven Madison Park Restaurant Switches to All Vegan Menu

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The owner of Eleven Madison Park here in NYC announced that the restaurant will reopen as a plant based vegan restaurant.  The restaurant, which once served main course menu items such as foie gras, dry aged veal, suckling pig confit and honey lavender duck, is scrapping ALL of that and creating a completely meatless menu.   Chef Daniel Humm, owner of the three Michelin star restaurant, has kept his 3 Michelin stars even though the restaurant is making a switch to an all vegan menu. Who said that vegan and vegetarian restaurants can’t have the honor of being Michelin rated? There are less than two handfuls of Michelin starred vegetarian restaurants around the world and Eleven Madison Park is now one.   However, this number may rise as more restaurants begin to see the vision for the future.  Michelin guides awarded Eleven Madison Park another three star rating after Chef Humm made the announcement. Michelin guide, Gwendalle Poullene expressed that the restaurant is embarking on an exci