The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today | CBN.com (beta)

… conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if they drank at least three cups a day. Dr. Patrick Fratellone is a cardiologist who practices integrative medicine New York City. He advises his patients to make tea a part of their daily life. “The active component in green tea is EGCG,” he explained. “And that’s a polyphenol that helps reduce cholesterol, heart disease, and protects …

Cascara ‘Tea’: A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

… word,” she says with a laugh. “I was like, nah, nah, nah, this is cascara.” Cascara is the Spanish word for the peel or skin of a fruit. Coffee is a fruit, though most people don’t think of it that way. Like cacao, it’s processed opposite most fruits: The skin and flesh are discarded, and just the seeds are dried, roasted, and ground to make the beverage many Americans drink daily. Batlle first used the skins of coffees processed as “naturals,” which are …

Soup Tuesday: Kakósúpa, Icelandic Chocolate Soup – The Reykjavik Grapevine

… soup. There are many variations of savoury chocolate soup all over the world. Italy has one served with pig’s blood (Maybe I should try making one with lamb’s blood?). Mexico makes chocolate soup with chilis. Iceland uses potato starch, and cocoa. Some people like to put cinnamon or vanilla with their kakósúpa, but I wanted to really focus on the savoury flavours. The roasted oatmeal compliments the bitter, salty dark chocolate in a way that makes it hearty and comforting. Obviously, this …

How is chocolate made? – Ask Dr. Universe, Washington State University

This article is from Ask Dr. Universe, a science-education project from Washington State University. Here’s a question posed by Lydia, age 6 from Bedfordshire, England “How is chocolate made?” This is Dr. Universe’s response: Dear Lydia, A few thousand years ago, humans discovered that beans inside the bright green pods of cacao trees could be made into a real treat. In South America, people harvested the beans to make a warm, chocolaty drink. Ever since, we’ve found …