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Tag Archives: Coffee

Food for thought…

6 Sep

 

For some September marks the beginning of a new year. And with a new year, a new diet is usually in the works. With schools reopening, and new ventures being sought, it’s important to make sure that your brain is happy and functioning the way that you need it to. Diet plays a huge role in the way your brain Processes all of your thoughts, keeps them in order, and effectively accomplishes them.

“The brain is an extremely metabolically active organ, making it a very hungry one, and a picky eater at that. It’s becoming pretty clear in research labs around the country that the right food, or the natural neurochemicals that they contain, can enhance mental capabilities—help you concentrate, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, magnify memory, speed reaction times, defuse stress, perhaps even prevent brain aging.” (http://www.psychologytoday.com)

Here is a list of brain foods that will keep that “picky eater” happy and healthy…

 

Avocados

 

Blueberries

 

Broccoli

 

Dark Chocolate

 

Coffee

 

Egg Yolks

 

Flax Seeds

 

Mixed Nuts

 

Salmon

 

Whole Grains

Now that doesn’t sound so bad does it?

If you have any questions about the above listed brain healthy foods, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at simplyhershey@gmail.com.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

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Writers Block Yields the Perfect Cup of Joe

5 Jul

Let’s call this the food bloggers blah! So today I am having a hard time writing. Yes it is a national holiday, and no I actually did not have ANY alcoholic beverages.  So what is my problem? Honestly I cannot tell you.  I thought of several different things that I could write about, but I kept coming to road blocks.  Where does this leave me you ask?… In the middle of food bloggers “no man’s land”.

Coffee is the answer for some when a situation like this arises. I don’t drink that either. LOL But I figured that while we wait for my personal writers strike to end, we could watch Sir Alton Brown rant about how to make the perfect “Cup of Joe”. I hope that you are okay with giving me a pass on this one. I admit that I am completely messing this one up. I hope there is no love lost…

Your Culinary Cousin,

Hershey 🙂

Hershey’s Fun Food Fact Finds…

15 Sep

Did you know that…

Blueberries fight the bacteria that causes diarrhea.

Most of the nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin layer.

An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.

Bananas are a natural antacid. They soothe heartburn or gastric distress.

Cranberry juice is good for urinary tract infections. Why? Because the juice inhibits a type of bacteria that clings to the wall of the bladder and causes infection.

Ginger root fights nausea caused by motion sickness and relieves migraine headaches. Make a tea of fresh ginger root by simmering it in water for ten minutes.

After oil, coffee is the world’s second-most-valuable commodity exported by developing countries. The global coffee industry earns an estimated $60 billion annually.

Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish. – The world renown English sauce is made with liquefied anchovies. The anchovies are soaked in vinegar until they are totally melted down. This includes the bones and all!

Cilantro is a member of the carrot family and Cilantro may be useful to treat urinary tract infections. Both the leaves and seeds aid digestion, relieve intestinal gas, pain and distention. They also treat nausea, soothe inflammation, rheumatic pain, headaches, coughs and mental stress.

Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma. The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts-not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm- it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.

Does anything here surprise you?  I didn’t make the facts; I’m just passing them along. I hope you had as much fun reading them as I did.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Sources:  Fact Monster, Forensic Science Technician, How Stuff Works