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Turmeric Milk’s Golden Touch

Turmeric Milk’s Golden Touch

  Thick, yellow and spicy: that’s golden milk. Also known as turmeric milk, or haldi doodh in Hindi, it is the latest in a long line of health foods to emerge from the Indian subcontinent over the past number of years, following the well trodden path of ghee, coconut oil and homemade yogurt. The yellow-gold spice turmeric holds a special place in Indian culture - the Hindi religion considers it sacred and auspicious. The spice is used in wedding ceremonies to dye the mangala sutra - a necklace used as a kind of wedding ring - and in some parts...

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What is KETO?

What is KETO?

We’ve all heard the buzz about keto, but just what is it?  To answer that question we first need to understand what keto is supposed to mean. Keto is short for ketosis, which is something that happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes things called ketones, which your body can also use for fuel. This is a neat little trick that your body has that allows it to access your body’s energy stores - i.e. body fat - when food is scarce.  So what is a keto diet, then? ...

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The Mighty Mushroom

The Mighty Mushroom

5,300 years ago, a man who we now call Ötzi died crossing the Alps of northern Italy. In a pouch found on his mummified remains, he carried the mushrooms amadou and a birch polypore to help him survive the crossing … not that they did him much good. Mushrooms have long been recognized by a wide range of peoples and cultures, not only for their culinary properties, but also as powerful medicines. Indigenous peoples of North America have long used puffball mushrooms as wound healers. In ancient China, some mushrooms were so prized, particularly the reishi fungi, they were forbidden...

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A New Compostable Coffee Pod

A New Compostable Coffee Pod

Forty billion: that’s the estimated number of single-use coffee pods that end up in landfills every year. It’s a staggering amount of plastic waste; if the pods were placed end-to-end, that’s enough to wrap around the Earth 11 times. This massive global problem is what has driven the team at NEXE Innovations to develop a more sustainable, guilt-free way to start off your morning. “We wanted to create a compostable pod to tackle this problem – and make sure the coffee still tasted great,” said Dr. Zac Hudson, Chief Science Officer at NEXE Innovations and one of the brains behind...

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