Friday, June 23, 2017

Drink coffee for your health!

A review of the literature seems to indicate that there is a positive benefit to a few cups of coffee a day - prevents type 2 diabetes, lowers body weight and waist circumference, and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease!

Here is the paper (hurray for open access): 
How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its componentsB. Baspinar,*a  
Food Funct., 2017,8, 2089-2101

and a cool summary of the findings in this diagram

Time for summer drinks - gin and tonic!!

Here is an excellent explanation as to why gin + tonic does not taste like gin or tonic but something more subtle;

In contrast, a rum and coke tastes like rum + coke.