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Month: August 2017

Chicago, Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

Chicago, Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

It’s no surprise that Chicago consumers are not eating enough fruits and vegetables during a day to get the optimum amount of health benefits. Scientists from Imperial College London found that to get the best health benefits, individuals need to consume 10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. That is a lot more than the minimum number of five servings per day that the USDA recommends. To understand which fruits and vegetables to add to your daily diet, it…

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Tea Varieties in Chicago

Tea Varieties in Chicago

Tea, one of the world’s most popular beverages, has recently undergone a makeover that has changed what scientists understand about tea. Chinese researchers determined the genetic makeup of tea tree leaves or the leaves of an evergreen shrub known as Camellia sinensis. The new information has impacted how scientists determine if other species of the Camellia family are suitable to be processed into tea. Previously, research suggested that tea’s flavor came equally from caffeine, theanine (an amino acid), and catechin…

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