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THERE'S NO GARLIC LIKE BLACK GARLIC

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THERE'S NO GARLIC LIKE BLACK GARLIC

The Hero of the Week is Black Garlic Have you ever heard about the amazing antioxidant properties of black garlic? Yes, that’s right – black garlic contains more antioxidants than white garlic (1, 2). Black garlic is a fermented form of white garlic. It is sweeter, and it has a milder flavour than white garlic. This magic plant is particularly rich in flavonoids, compounds that protect your cells from negative effects of free radicals and keep your heart healthy (3). But wait, there's more - by eating black garlic you are potentially reducing the risk of cancer (4)! Not sure...

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DEATH BEFORE DECAF - WHAT’S IN YOUR CUP?

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DEATH BEFORE DECAF - WHAT’S IN YOUR CUP?

    The Pour-Over                      Trends in techniques vary by where the beans are from... ask a barista how they like theirs done! Photo of Michael Tam at Café Sausalito Hong Kong                Many of us live very busy lives - from balancing school, work, a social life, and whatever else life decides to throw at us. So it is no surprise that staying awake during the day can be a difficult task. This is why we find so many caffeinated products readily available for...

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Reminiscing About The Days In Hong Kong

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Reminiscing About The Days In Hong Kong

melissas.com Do you count your blessings? I have so many things to be thankful for that there are not enough fingers or toes amongst the number of people that surround me have to count. There are many ways to give back to the community and it's not just by giving money but also your time and abilities.         Pancake Day 2015 was put on by my favorite charity and non-profit organization,Feeding Hong Kong, 樂餉社 at the University of Hong Kong's Haking Wong Podium.  Once again, they are the bridge between the food and beverage industry with the hungry people of this city that...

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IS THE FAT YOU EAT THE FAT YOU WEAR?

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IS THE FAT YOU EAT THE FAT YOU WEAR?

Is The Fat You Eat The Fat You Wear? By: Amandeep (Andy) Bains Grandma's around the world chant a nursery rhyme to promote healthy eating: "From the lips to the hips, the fat you eat is the fat you wear." Those same grandmas that stuffed you with chocolate chips cookies knew right where those cookies would end up! — Or did they? It’s no surprise that when you are gaining fat, you are consuming beyond what your body needs. Yet, how our body uses the large food molecules, the proteins, carbohydrates and fats is not completely clear. Generally, carbohydrates are...

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - ARE ALL THE CLAIMS VALID?

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - ARE ALL THE CLAIMS VALID?

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has recently gained much publicity, promising dramatic weight loss without time-consuming exercise. Some may believe this to be true, while others brush it off as another misleading health fad that comes and go. Skepticism aside however, is there any legitimacy behind the claims regarding apple cider vinegar? Vinegars in general are one of the few acidic condiments throughout the world and are easily accessible, allowing them to be effortlessly incorporated into our diet. Acetic acid being the main active ingredient in vinegars, is largely responsible for an array of health benefits such as anti-oxidation, anti-bacterial, blood...

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