Posts made in July, 2012

Coconut Water

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Digestion, Hydration | 0 comments

Coconut Water

Coconut water is being marketed as nature’s perfect sports drink. What exactly is it? It is the clear liquid found in the center of a young coconut before it matures. Once mature, the water has solidified to become the coconut’s tasty white flesh. Grown in tropical regions all over the world, coconut water can be drunk directly from the freshly harvested green fruit. Across the US, pasteurized coconut water is becoming more readily available in cans, bottles and tetra packs. Some health food markets also carry green coconuts in the produce department for a “fresh” source of this...

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Antibacterial Soap Myth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Antibacterial Soap Myth

Have you noticed that practically everywhere you go you see pump bottles of antibacterial soap on the bathroom sink in stores, offices, homes, etc.? Pump. Pump. Signs urge us to protect each other from illness by pumping this liquid soap onto our hands. For many people, this act has become automatic. But is it any better than simply washing our hands the old-fashioned way with regular soap and water? Turns out it isn’t. Antibacterial soaps are no better than ordinary soap and water for germ removal or disease prevention. Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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