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Some of the Reasons Why People Like to Drink Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is the second most traded physical commodity worldwide, ranking second only to petroleum. That is amazing and a good indication of the billions of beans harvested, processed, traded, roasted and sold 24/7 around planet Earth.

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Tea - Why Region Matters

Tea is produced in a variety of regions. Many companies classify their teas by the region in which the tea was grown. Different regions are known for producing special varieties of tea, and the region can be so important that styles of tea are often named after the region itself, such as Darjeeling or Assam (regions of India), or Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Even types of tea that are grown in different regions (such as sencha green tea, or tie guan yin oolong) can have vastly different qualities depending on where they are grown.

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How to Store Olive Oil to Retain Its Health Benefits

Olive oil is sensitive to heat, light and air. So, what is the best way to store olive oil? Here are some practical ways to store your olive oil and keep it away from heat, light and air, so that it'll retain its nutritional values as much as possible and provide maximum health benefits for you.

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Fun Coffee Facts That May Help You Win Your Next Trivia Game

The brain, like any other organ, needs the right balance of stimulation and nutrients to function well. It is very important to encourage good blood flow to the brain and mental activity helps to do this. Drinking coffee increases cognitive functions, physical stamina, wakefulness and can offer health benefits. For this reason, coffee is a popular beverage when playing trivia.

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Chamomile Tea and Its Benefits

Chamomile Tea is a popular herbal tea widely thought to have a calming and relaxing effect. Chamomile, sometimes spelled camomile, is a family of related plants; most of the chamomile used in tea is the species Matricaria recutita. In addition to being consumed as a tea on its own, chamomile is a common ingredient in herbal tea blends. It is used both as a beverage and as an herbal medicine.

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Around the World With Coffee and Back!

Coffee consumption started in a corner of Ethiopia when a young herder discovered the "magical powers" that red beans from a tree had on his goats when they ate them. Monks from a nearby monastery brewed the first cup of coffee after some trial and error. Over time, consumption of this new beverage spread among the monasteries throughout Ethiopia and to neighboring mosques and Muslim regions where alcohol was not allowed.

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Darjeeling Tea Flushes - First, Second, Autumnal, and Others

Darjeeling tea is a famous variety of tea grown in the Darjeeling district of India, a high-altitude region in northeastern India at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range and near Nepal. The Darjeeling region produces some green and white teas, and in recent years, a few oolong teas, but generally when the word "Darjeeling" is used alone, it refers to black tea. Black tea from this region is very diverse and is classified in a special way, according to the time at which it is harvested.

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The Complete Guide to the Many Types of Coffee

Coffee is much more complex than you may even realize, and the most desirable coffee beans are grown at altitudes over 3000 feet. This altitude helps to cultivate complex and elegant flavors within the cherries on the coffee trees that contain the coffee beans. It is essential for fruit to be a handpicked from the coffee trees for the greatest quality, where the outer pulp will then be removed to reveal the two coffee beans inside.

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Buy Olive Oil - How to Choose the Best Olive Oil Off the Shelf

When buying olive oil, how do you choose the best quality olive oil off the shelf? As opposed to plant, olive oil dreads light, heat and air. Over-exposing the oil to these environmental factors can expedite the breaking down of oil nutrients and make it turn rancid easily. Worst of all, consuming such rancid oil may elevate your risk for heart disease and cancer.

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Caffeine in Tea

The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is one of several plants that naturally contain the stimulant caffeine. While tea has many health benefits, people are often concerned about the caffeine content of tea for a variety of reasons. Caffeine is addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms if its consumption is stopped suddenly. If consumed before sleeping, it can contribute to sleeplessness, and it is also thought to contribute to anxiety. Many people, including pregnant women, are advised to limit their intake of caffeine for medical reasons. Others avoid it for religious reasons. Even if you consume caffeine gladly, it is important to know about the caffeine content of the tea and other beverages you are drinking.

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