We tend to think of our digestive system at a very simple level.
We have had a long-lasting love affair with coffee and caffeine, but now might be the time to assess whether it’s worth keeping the “chipper twins” around.
Once upon a time, we humans ate food to sustain ourselves. You see, we are pretty amazing. We have sophisticated systems to enable us to perform our most essential task; find food for fuel. Our taste abilities have been shaped by the ecological niches our evolutionary ancestors occupied and by the nutrients they sought. They helped us to identify nutrients to survive.
I definitely am not a chef. I've never gone to culinary school, I maybe have taken one cooking class in my life. I learned how to cook at home, but I constantly cook restaurant-quality meals and dishes, without recipes because of two things. I've learned about flavor pairings, and I learned about food science. Here's why you should too:
Decomposition of carbohydrates by microorganisms or enzymes is called fermentation. Fermentation of food results in the production of organic acids, alcohol, etc., which not only help in preserving the food but may also produce distinctive new food products.
Veganism is on the rise like never before, and this leaves the door wide open for every man and his dog to promote not just their idea of the optimum diet, but medical opinions as well. Please take everything you read in blogs or social media with a grain of salt, yes - my material included, although I do maintain that I share only personal experiences or peer-reviewed/medical research, and I do so to spark discussion or further research by the reader.
Disclaimer: Diet is not a fix all for feeling sad, and sadness or depression can be an appropriate response to things that do happen in our daily lives. This piece is aimed towards the ongoing chemical imbalance which results in depression and how diet may help.
The controversy of soy is an interesting mixture of misunderstanding and confirmation bias. I would like to start off by saying there has never been any scientific connection between soy and testosterone levels. Many people like to make the claim that soy has an affect on testosterone levels and will make men more feminine. There is no scientific evidence to back these claims up whatsoever. The majority of these claims come from a misunderstanding of biochemistry and people then latching onto that misunderstanding and spreading it as fact. Media sources who do not cite nor check sources then spread the misinformation to the public.
Being a barista is much more than just knowing how to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup. Being a barista means pouring (get it?) your heart and soul into every cup, every time you brew.
Ever wonder how your tasty treats are created?