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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

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

Is Creme of Nature's Straight from Eden line all Natural?

After viewing an advertisement for Creme of Nature's Straight from Eden line in a popular urban magazine, I think it is high time to explore the "jump on the natural bandwagon" craze that many commercial and mass-market companies have been embarking on. The advertisements, commercials, billboards and pr releases concerning products from companies who did not originally begin business for the sole purpose of selling products that are 100 percent natural. This is directly in regards to hair, beauty, food and skin care companies that have been around for decades that have never marketed, created and sold products that are considered to be natural or plant-based. If you haven't noticed, many companies are now starting to create products for health conscious consumers. However, many health conscious consumers are being duped by mass market, commercial companies that use certain keywords designed to grab these consumers' attention. Don't be fooled by a word on a

Shea Terra Organics Mongongo & Banana Hair Food Masque Review

If you haven't heard of Shea-Terra Organics, your skin, hair and body are definitely missing out on some luxurious and scrumptious treats.  Shea Terra Organics utilizes shea butter as a main ingredient in many of their products.  The ingredients used in the skin and hair products at Shea Terra are sourced from Africa and contain therapeutic and healing properties.  The Mongongo & Banana Hair Food Masque is a rich shea based conditioner.  The masque is 30% shea butter and this can certainly be felt when applying the masque to the hair.  Light orange in color, the masque has a lightly whipped consistency.  It's a thick creme and  It doesn't disintegrate too well.  This product was applied to thick, textured, curly hair over the course of three months.  The product has a tendency to sit on top of the hair.  Shea butter has very strong emollient properties and can be a really awesome moisturizer.  As much as we wanted to really love this product, it failed to happen.  Deep