Category Archives: Diet

Bring Up Coffee—What Is In Besides Caffeine

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The most enduring morning staple is probably coffee. Most people may even swear that their ritual cup of coffee is the only thing that keeps them going. Without coffee, some people might feel lost or incomplete. And even though we can all agree that heaps of people drink coffee, they do not all drink it the same way. Some may prefer filtered coffee, and others instant coffee. Yet, the differences are not so disparate. In a sense, instant coffee begins as a brewed cup of coffee. Only its transformation doesn’t stop there. To make instant coffee, we need to extract all water molecules from the brewed mixture. The drying will leave only dried coffee crystals that are quickly soluble in water. And if you don’t mind the slight change in flavour palette, switching to instant coffee might be an incredible eco-friendly move. If you can’t seem to tolerate caffeine, instant coffee might also be your best ally as it offers a great variety of decaffeinated options.

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Bring Up Water—What is Behind Hydration

Most people don’t drink enough. We don’t drink because water doesn’t taste like much, we don’t drink because we forget, we don’t drink because we overeat. Whatever the reason is, we must change our habits, if only for the wellbeing of our brain cells, our kidney cells and any other living cells in our body. Still, we must introduce water wisely. Bottled water might be convenient, but it can be very detrimental to your health. As a substitute for bottled water, you may consider getting yourself a sturdy and beautiful reusable bottle. That might be especially useful for the next heatwaves to come. If you’re in the sun, drink a lot and drink often to avoid dehydration. But beware that there exist things like overhydration. Our cells definitely don’t like either one. Dehydration may cause some unnecessary stress to them. On the other hand, overhydration may cause the cells, in very extreme cases, to die.

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Bring Up Alcohol—What We Can Expect From Drinking

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Some people would believe that there is no Summer without alcohol and others would prefer to abstain from consuming it entirely. However, it really doesn’t matter what your relationship is with alcohol. In the end, we all came in contact with alcohol in one form or another. That’s right! I am not talking here about the different kinds of drinking alcohol like wine, beer, liquor, cider, etc. I’m referring to the more general sorts of alcohol we get to encounter during the course of our lives. Of course, we all know our ethanol which is most commonly referred to as drinking alcohol, but there are also methanol and isopropyl alcohol (or rubbing alcohol) – just to name a few. What’s interesting about alcohol -other than its inebriating properties- are its disinfectant and antiseptic properties. So whenever we clean or injure ourselves, we most likely come in contact with these forms of alcohol. But not all alcohol is safe to drink, so please stick with your ethanol of choice.

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Bring Up Ageing—What We Can Expect With Growing Older

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It’s hard to accept, but every year we are getting older. There seems to be no way around this. Well, that was until very recently. More and more age-related researchers are coming up with new observations suggesting that it could actually be possible. Still, I wouldn’t get too excited as those studies are still in their infancy. Yet, it brings us hope. Until futuristic technologies get developed to revert signs of ageing, we will have to rely on current strategies which aim to slow down the process. If you desire to extend your youth, there are cheap and accessible ways to do it. The principles are quite straightforward, we must remember to take care of our physical health as well as our mental health. From doing more physical activities to learning a new language, we all have the capacity to extend our youth, even if it’s just by a little. I, for one, will attempt these techniques. Who’s with me?

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Bring Up Intermittent Fasting – What should my eating schedule look like

Finding a middle ground between losing weight and staying healthy is not easy. Some fad diets have tried multiple times to make us believe that they were the one. Still they all seemed to fall short somehow. Recently intermittent fasting has been gaining a lot of traction which begs to wonder if this whole trend is worth investing time doing. I, being no different than most, wanted to find a healthy way to lose weight, or at the very least manage it. Given the multiple claims and praises this fasting method has accumulated, it really grabbed my attention. I had to figure out what the fuss was all about and if it holds its ground when dissecting science studies. Turns out that it really is a wonderful method, it has definitely surpassed my expectations. However, it definitely isn’t suited for everyone. Read this article to find out what I discovered, from both the science studies and my own experience.

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