Research Into Yeast Hybrids Could Mean More Brews And Better Chocolate – AskMen

… own, the odds of a similar hybridization are one in a billion. But new research has found a way to speed up the hybridization process to as quick a turnaround as just a week. And that could mean a whole slew of different flavors and pigments to some of our favorite foods, according to Chris Todd Hittinger, senior author of the study published in Fungal Genetics and Biology and a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of genetics. I’m not joking about yeast being used in all the best …

Want a Better Gym Performance? Drink Coffee

… workout,” says Ori Hofmekler, founder of Defense Nutrition and author of The Warrior Diet. Indeed, a recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition found that athletes who consumed 4.5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight before exercise burned about 15 percent more calories for three hours post-exercise than those who ingested a placebo. For a 185-pound man, that comes out to about 378 mg of caffeine—roughly the amount in about 16 ounces of brewed …

Try all natural hibiscus tea for UTIs 

… from back to front and often is a cause of UTI. It is important to prevent fungal and microbial growth in the urinary tract to avoid infections and hibiscus flower tea can be a good choice. How hibiscus helps? In a study [1] conducted on 61 women with frequent incidences of UTI, it was found that women consuming hibiscus concentrates showed a 77% decrease in the infection. Other studies[2][3] have indicated that the antifungal and antimicrobial properties of hibiscus have proven to be effective …

Organization raising money for coffee shop designed to employ students with autism

… the chances for people in the D.C. area with developmental disabilities to get a job. The principal at a local special education school is looking to raise $95,000 that she will match with grants to open a fully operational coffee shop in D.C. The Independent Grounds Coffee House will serve lattes, cappuccinos and more through a vocational work-study program for teenagers with intellectual disabilities. “There is a huge need,” Pickard said. “We’ve had a lot of people reach …

The best sugary drinks alternatives and how chocolate milk is better than sports drinks

… sugary drinks a day will increase your risk of having a heart attack by 35 per cent, researchers warned last week. Your chances of developing diabetes will go up by 26 per cent and the odds of having a stroke will jump by 16 per cent, according to the study by scientists at Harvard University. They also single out fructose, a form of concentrated fruit sugar which is often used to sweeten drinks, saying it increases production of uric acid which can trigger gout — a painful inflammatory …