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PHENOLS IN COCOA BEAN SHELLS MAY REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED PROBLEMS-STUDY FINDS

By kristina / July 5, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, a professor […]

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NEW RESEARCH FROM BRITA PROFESSIONAL REVEALS LOW CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS

By Silvia / April 3, 2019

A new research published in November 2018 by BRITA Professional in collaboration with 3GEM shows the differences in behaviour when it comes to drink hot beverages out of home. The findings show that while consumers enjoy coffee out of home, tea isn’t hitting the spot. According to the figures, 52 per cent of consumers say […]

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COCOA MAY HELP CURB FATIGUE ASSOCIATED WITH MS

By kristina / March 15, 2019

Cocoa may help curb the fatigue that is typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggest the results of a small feasibility trial, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Cocoa is rich in flavonoids — substances found abundantly in fruit and vegetables and associated with anti-inflammatory properties. If the findings are confirmed […]

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WHAT MAKES YOUR COFFEE TASTE SO GOOD?

By Monica / March 1, 2019

Ever wondered what makes your coffee taste good? It’s the microbes, finds a study.  The study showed that lactic acid bacteria which help in the longer fermentation of coffee beans results in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom.  “A cup of coffee is the final product of a complex chain of operations: farming, post-harvest processing, […]

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HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING COFFEE

By Monica / March 1, 2019

A rich cup of coffee is one of life’s little pleasures, but it will become more difficult and expensive to obtain in the near future. Coffee is among the crops under threat from climate change. An extensive study published in January found that 60% of wild coffee species — or 75 of 124 plants — are […]

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