Drinks

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Approximately 40% of adults in the US drink alcohol at levels that can risk their health. Researchers collected information from over 34,000 people and defined “at-risk” use of alcohol as 14 or more drinks a week or more than 4 drinks on one occasion for men and 7 drinks a week or more than 3 … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Because alcohol has a lower boiling point than water there is a presumption among home cooks and many culinary professionals that alcohol added to recipes cooks off when exposed to heat. The fact is, in many recipes, a lot of alcohol is left after cooking. The US Department of Agriculture Nutrient Data Laboratory calculated the … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Researchers in Malaysia examined how steeping time and water temperature affected the antioxidant levels in tea. Antioxidants are potent chemicals found in food that provide protection in the body against harmful compounds. Tea is rich in antioxidants. What did the researchers discover? White … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Kids as young as 10 know about energy drinks and perceive them as cool to drink with their friends, but few understand anything about their negative consequences. The use of energy drinks by teens is a global issue seen in the US, Europe, the Middle East, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Boys are more … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Glaucoma, a serious eye condition, causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure). Over time this can damage the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Currently, 57.5 million people have glaucoma. Researchers looked at data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Binge drinking, five or more drinks on one occasion for men and four of more drinks for women, not only suggests risky alcohol use but it is occurring with greater frequency in all age groups. Though binge drinking is often associated with college-aged adults, the prevalence of binge drinking in those over 60 is increasing … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

All types of tea – black, oolong, green and white – come from the same plant. They differ in how they are processed after harvesting and before drying. All dried teas, if stored away from light, heat and moisture will last a long time, up to 2 years. Keep loose tea or teabags in an … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Good Earth makes interesting and unique tea infusions. They have added an Organic Sweet & Spicy Green Tea to their line. The name describes its taste accurately – a pleasant sweet tea … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Getting enough fluids daily is important for all children, but when kids drink enough water they drink fewer sweetened drinks, are adequately hydrated, and less likely to gain weight during childhood. AquaBall is … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Simply squeezing a lemon wedge into your next cup of tea increases the levels of catechins, powerful antioxidants found in white, green and black tea. But drink tea the British way, with added milk, and casein, the main protein in milk, inhibits the beneficial effects of catechins. … Read More