Category Archives: Nutrition

Tres – Weekend Roundup III

The Weekend Roundup shares some great blogs I have read and a few I have writtenHere we are at the end of another week, or the beginning of another week depending on how you look at it. Either way, it is time to take a look back at some of the interesting blog posts that I have read lately.

Last week all of the posts I shared were about blogging. This week is more diverse, only one of them has anything to do with the web at all. I’m interested in a variety of topics, as most people are, and these posts look into some of those other areas. Here’s the Weekend Roundup:

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Is It Safe, Essential, or Outright Dangerous?

Nutrition StudiesI read a great blog post by Brittany Bullen titled 21 Seemingly Harmless Things That Will Destroy You, Your Marriage and Your Children. It is hilarious, so I highly recommend reading it for a good laugh. It got me thinking about what we are told is safe, essential or dangerous, especially about nutrition and health care.

What you “know” about nutrition changes, sometime significantly, from one day to the next. New nutrition studies are published every day and they constantly conflict with one another. You should eat plenty of meat because we need the protein. Then you hear that you should not eat meat because humans have a vegetarian digestive tract. Then you learn that you must eat meat because a vegetarian diet cannot provide all of the nutrients that you need. Which is true if any of them?

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Matcha PowderI had never heard of matcha green tea powder before so I was curious. What is matcha tea and what makes it different from other green teas? So I did some research.

With most teas, green or otherwise, you only drink the water that the leaves have steeped in. You don’t actually consume the leaves. With matcha green tea you actually consume the leaves, so you get a lot more of the nutritional benefit. Since you are actually drinking the tea plant, it doesn’t come as whole leaves in a little bag. It comes as a powder.

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