Appreciate Apples Like a Glass of Fine Wine!

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Apple Appreciation 101

The overall flavor of an apple is dependent on the balance sweetness and sourness with a touch of bitter, the presence or absence of volatile aromatic compounds and some polyphenolic compounds contributing to astringent mouthfeels. Continue reading

What’s the Best Non-Dairy Milk?

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For many, consuming dairy, particularly drinking milk, can be problematic due to milk allergy or lactose intolerance. Stomach cramping, bloating, and loose stools may quickly result, leading many to seek non-dairy and lactose-free milk alternatives.

Luckily, food manufacturers have caught on, providing the grocery aisles with TONS of fantastic non-dairy milk options. The question remains, “What’s the best non-dairy milk?” Continue reading

5 Tips for Eating Out With Multiple Food Sensitivities

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People must follow a restrictive eating plan when they have multiple food sensitivities. Often, I see this strange phenomenon occurs where they not only follow a strict diet plan, but simultaneously turn into a hermit crab! No more eating for pleasure, social events, traveling, exploring new restaurants, etc. They lock themselves in their homes and live in a state of fear and deprivation. Continue reading

Have you ever done drugs?  If you answered no, then you are probably lying!

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The world’s most common psychoactive drug is not what you might think.  After hearing the words “psychoactive” and  “drug” most people immediately think of illegal substances and hippies from the 1960’s.  But what you might not realize is that you probably are addicted to a psychoactive substance that you consume every morning: coffee. And in coffee, you’ll find the drug affectionately known as caffeine (yes, even most decaffeinated varieties contain some caffeine). Continue reading