October, 2016 Blog Posts

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Oct
2016

Matcha Tea
What exactly makes matcha so special that everyone is saying I have to try it?
 
Unlike some other teas that are more bitter, matcha has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, plus a sweet taste. 
Matcha usually comes in two forms: usucha and koicha. The translation of usucha is thin tea, and koicha means thick...
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Oct
2016

Sugar Cubes

There seems to be a constant chatter about sugar. Let’s start with the background of carbohydrates and sugars.

Carbohydrates are one of the three basic macronutrients; the other two are protein and fats. Carbohydrates are found in a wide range of foods like fruit, vegetables, grains, and dairy.

When you hear the word “...

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Oct
2016

Sugar in a bowl
1. Consuming sugar alone does not cause chronic disease. Sugars are a source of calories and eating too many calories can lead to poor health and increase your risk of chronic diseases. A combination of factors influence overall health. These include your genetics,...
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Oct
2016

Micorbiome
So what exactly is the microbiome? Let’s first talk microorganisms. Microorganisms are what actually make up the microbiome. Microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These organisms can be found throughout your body. The largest microbial community resides in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. You may have heard it...
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