Lipton Green Tea vs Bigelow

Consuming green tea can brings many benefit. According to National Cancer Institute, consuming green tea can lower the risk of cancer such as breast cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer. Consuming green tea in a moderate way (approximately 5 cups per day) also proven to prolong someone life by reducing cardiovascular disease. Green tea is also able to lower bad cholesterol. Green tea may be gaining its popularity from its relation to weight loss but the relation to reducing weight from drinking green tea is still not clear until this days, even though a lot of people are already proving it. It is well known that the best type of tea is the loose leaf tea, but the price for loose leaf is pretty high, so people choose the tea bag with far more affordable price. Lipton green tea and Bigelow are often compared, some people prefer one over the other. Here is some information about green tea, and differences between Lipton green tea and Bigelow.

Green tea is a type of green tea made from Camellia Sinensis leave which are not undergone a withering and oxidation process used to make black tea and oolong tea. Tea was first steeped and drink by a famous Chinese mythology figure named Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. The story said during his travel, Emperor Shennong stopped and rest in some place, at that time tea leaves accidentally flew into his cup of hot water from a burning tea twig that lay nearby. The water turn dark in color, but the emperor wasn’t noticing it and then drink the water. He then found the water taste to be extremely refreshing, after that he told his members to prepare it for him.

In the 5th century drinking tea becomes a social convention all over China. The formalized tea ceremony took shape and tea drinking becomes an important part of social life in China. Green tea is commonly grown in two basic types, those grown in the sun and those which grown under the shade. The green tea plant grown in rows and are pruned to produce shoots in a regular manner, the plant is usually can be harvested three times a year. The first harvest is usually takes place in April to early May. The second harvest takes place from June through July, the third picking takes place in late July to early August. There are also times when the plant can be harvested four times. Green tea is processed either using artisanal or modern methods. Sun-drying, basket or charcoal frying is the most common artisanal methods. While oven drying, tumbling, or steaming are the most common modern methods to make green tea. Processed green tea is also called aracha, this aracha is stored in low humidity refrigerator in 30 or 60 kg per paper bags around 0-5 degree (32-41) F. After the storing process the aracha has to be blend and then pack to finalize the process.

Lipton Green Tea
Lipton green tea is a green tea bag, produced by Lipton. In the US Lipton sells green tea in a six flavored pack and three Superfruit Green Tea. The flavors are mint, lemon ginseng, cranberry pomegranate, and white mangosteen and peach. Tea testers from Lipton blend tea from 35 countries and the company itself own tea plantations in Kenya, India, and Tanzania, this attempt to create a similar taste in every cup of tea. Each batch of tea has to be made in a custom batch and blend under certain conditions. Such as weather, change the taste of tea and its growing conditions.

Bigelow Green Tea
Bigelow green tea is a green tea bag, produced by Bigelow. The Bigelow Tea Company or formerly known as R.C. Bigelow, Inc. is an American manufacturer which produced dried teas based in Fairfield, Connecticut. The company was founded by Ruth C. Bigelow back in the 1940, based on a recipe she marketed as “Constant Comment” tea. The company currently markets over 50 varieties of tea, such as black tea, green tea, and herbal tea. All of them are blended in Fairfield. The company now is still 100% owned by family, it employs about 350 people with an annual sales in 2009 reached $90 million. The company also owned the only tea plantation in America which is Charleston Tea Plantation located in South California.

Lipton Green TeaBigelow Green Tea
- All natural green tea is made from the finest leaves from around the world- Pack of six 40-count boxes of calorie-free green tea (240 total tea bags)
- LIPTON Tea is 100% natural. No additives, preservatives or colorings- Hand-picked green tea grown in higher-elevation gardens
- 165mg Tea Flavonoids per 8 fl oz serving- Gluten free, with no calories and no carbohydrates; Kosher Parve

When comparing the two there is no other way than to directly sipping both of them to determine which one can suit you taste better. A lot of people said that Bigelow can represent green tea in a right view, Bigelow does not taste too bitter even when steeped for too long and not too sweet. While Lipton green tea taste bitter when we accidentally over steep them. But if brew in an exact recommended time the both tea taste equally delicious. Bigelow green tea also offers a gluten free and high antioxidants content. From the price side Bigelow is slightly pricier than Lipton, for a pack of Bigelow you need to pay for about $4.94 while Lipton require $4.97 in the same amount.

Pinot Grigio vs Chardonnay

Over the year white wine is popular among woman, it is said that more women drink white wine than red wine. Both of Pinot Grigio and Chardonnays is the most popular white wine. Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay look exactly the same when pours in a glass, but they have different taste and also characteristic. For a beginner you may not know how to differentiate them, the only way is to taste each one of them and compare which one is suit your preference better. here is some information on both of them.

Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is a white wine grape from the species vinifera. It is said to be a mutant of the Pinot Noir, it has a grayish blue fruit, and sometimes the fruit can also have a brownish pink to black and white appearance. Pinot Grigio can be grown anywhere around the world, it has “spicy” full-bodied Alsatian and lighter-bodied, but the most well-known is the more acidic Italian style. The Alsatian style in Marlborough, Tasmania, South Australia, Washington and Oregon is commonly have moderate to low acidity, contains higher alcohol, and has an almost oily texture which is contribute to the full-bodied wine. The Pinot Grigio grapes are harvested early to keep it refreshing acidity and minimizing some the overt-fruitiness of the variety, so I can produce more natural taste. It is wise to know some difference in this Pinot Grigio type of wine.

Italian Pinot Grigio has a total dry with brilliant acidity combined with a bitter almond note flavor. The French pinot gris has a flesh and more unctuous with faint honey notes from botrytis. While American Pinot Grigio often has a more exaggerated fruit flavors and with less acidity than European counterparts. Pinot Grigio can be a good pair with light fish dishes. Light seafood dishes seem to take on more flavor when matched with equally delicate white wines, such as Pinot Grigio or arneis from Italy or Chablis from France. While the sweet Pinot gris is good to pair with fish, meat, turkey, pork or duck. It is also good to pair with semi-soft to firm cows and sheep milk cheese such as Gruyere, Muenster, and grana Padano. Pinot gris also good to pair with Vegetables like salad as well as braised and well spiced greens. When enjoying vegetable with Pinot Gris use shallot, garlic and ginger as a flavor base. You can eat cucumber, yellow squash, celery, onion, parsnip, jicama, kale, green apple, green melon, white beans, cauliflower, and broccoli.

Chardonnay is a green grape variety used in the making of white wine. This variety of green grape comes from the Burgundy wine region in eastern France. But currently chardonnay is grown in England to New Zealand. The chardonnay is also used in the making of sparkling wine such as Franciacorta. Chardonnay grape has a very neutral taste with many flavor comes from terroir and oak. Chardonnay is vinified in many different styles, start from the lean, crisply mineral wines of chablis, France to New World wines with oak and tropical fruit flavor. When grown in a cool climates like in Carneros AVA of California, chardonnay is tend to have a medium to light body with noticeable acidity and flavors of green plum, apple, and pear. But when grown in a warmer region such as in Adelaide Hills and Mornington Peninsula in Australia the flavor becomes more fruity, like citrus, peach and melon. While in a very warm region chardonnay can gives a more of tropical fruit flavor with buttery mouthfeel and hazelnut notes.

Chardonnay is an important part in the sparkling wine making around the world, including Champagne. The young, from cool climates chardonnay is good to pair with delicate food such as lightly cooked shellfish, steamed or grilled fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta with spring vegetables. Fruitiere chardonnay is good to pair with a slightly richer dishes such as fish pie and fish cakes. While full-bodied chardonnays is good to pair with eggs benedict and steak béarnaise. Mature chardonnays is good to pair with umami dishes such as grilled, seared or roast shellfish, simply roast chicken like poulet de bresse, guinea fowl, and wild mushrooms or tomato. It is not recommended to eat smoked fish and meats or Chinese food, since it won’t go well with Chardonnay.

Pinot GrigioChardonnay
-White wine grape from the species vinifera- Green grape variety used in the making of white wine
- Can be perfectly paired with light foods like pasta, chicken and light fish (sea) dishes- Chardonnay pairs ideally with heavier and more complex meals like pork dishes, lobster and heavy cream sauces
- Pinot Grigio is a wetter than Chardonnay- Chardonnay is a drier wine

Both of Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay have some things in common, both of them serve and easy shippable white wines. The difference is in its taste, chardonnays have a buttery and pinot grigio has a crisp fresh and fruity flavor. Choosing between both of them is practically depending on your taste and what food you want to pair them with. If you want a fresh and fruity wines while eating seafood Pinot Grigio may be the best option for you. While if you want to enjoy richer meals like pork dishes chardonnays is a better option for you.

Mrs. Butterworth’s vs Aunt Jemima

We agree that pancakes can go along with a lot of kind of toppings and can be eaten with some other kind of food. Pancakes is not only delicious but also pretty easy to make and can be prepared quickly, which is why people are eating it for breakfast. The simplest toppings we use is probably a slice of butter or syrup. There are two brand which is very popular and already used by many people since a quite long time ago, Mrs. Butterworth’s and Aunt Jemima. Both of them are brands of pancake syrup we are already familiar to. Both of these syrup are said to be made to imitate maple syrup. Since maple sap is quite expensive, people are making syrup which has a similar taste to maple.

Maple syrup is a syrup made from xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, even so it also can be made from another varieties of maple. In cold climates, these maple trees store starch in their trunks and root before the winter, the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in late winter and early spring. Maple trees are tapped by making a hole, usually by drilling them into the trunks. People then began to collect the exuded sap. Which is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.

It is known that maple syrup was first made and used by indigenous peoples from North America, the practice then adopted by European settlers, who gradually refine the production method. Maple syrup is graded according to the Canada, United States, or Vermont scales based on it density and translucency. Sucrose is the most prevalent sugar in maple syrup. In Canada, syrups must be made exclusively from maple sap to qualify as maple syrup and must also be at least 66 % sugar. There are three kinds of maple trees used in making maple syrup, they are sugar maple, black maple, and the red maple, the reason is because of their high sugar content in the sap. Maple syrup production is centered in northeastern North America, but with the correct weather condition, it can be made wherever suitable species of maple trees grow. Maple syrup farm is called “sugarbush”, or “sugarwood”. Maple are usually tapped beginning at the 30-40 years of age. Each tree can produce approximately 35 to 50 liters of sap, depending on the size of the tree. Maple trees can be tapped for sap until they are over 100 years old.

Mrs. Butterworth’s
Mrs. Butterworth’s is an American brand of syrups and pancake mixes, it is previously owned by Unilever but it is now owned by Pinnacle Food. The syrup was first marketed in 1961 and now is being distributed worldwide. Despite being commercialized as buttered-syrup, Mrs. Butterworth’s is only contain about 1% of butter. Mrs. Butterworth contains fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, cellulose gum, molasses, natural and artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, sodium hexametaphosphate, citric acid, caramel color, and polysorbate 60. In their advertisement from 1970s the bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s comes to life and talks with the help of CGI. In 1987s ad, it was revealed that Mrs. Butterworth’s first name was Joy. She was reluctant to use her first name because he childhood friends refereed to her jokingly, as “Joy Buzzerworth” making fun of her using the “joy buzzer” reference.

Bottles of PepsiCo Inc. Aunt Jemima syrup are displayed for sale at a ShopRite Holdings Ltd. grocery store in Stratford, Connecticut, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. PepsiCo Inc. reported growth for the second quarter of 2011 partly due to the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the leading dairy and juice company in Russia. Photographer: Paul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Aunt Jemima
Aunt Jemima is a brand of syrup and pancake mix made in the US. Aunt Jemima was first marketed in 1889 but the trademarks is registered in 1893. Aunt Jemima’s name was inspired by Billy Kersands song “Old Aunt Jemima”. Aunt Jemima contains corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water, cellulose gum, caramel color, salt, sodium benzoate and sorbic acid, artificial and natural flavors, and sodium hexametaphosphate. Aunt Jemima syrup was first introduced in 1966 and embodied an early twentieth century idealized domestically that was inspired by old southern hospitality. The backdrop to the trademark image of Aunt Jemima is a romanticized view of antebellum plantation life. The myth surrounding Aunt Jemima’s secret recipe, family life, and plantation life as happy slave contributes to the post-Civil War idealism of southern life and America’s developing consumer culture. The first advertisement of aunt Jemima is using a paper doll to attract people to buy it.

Mrs. Butterworth’sAunt Jemima
- It’s a really good syrup. You can include this into your favorite pancake syrup list- Aunt Jemima is a brand that's been around for over 100 years
- Perfect topping for pancakes and waffles- Certified Kosher
- Original Syrup- Rich and thick syrup is the perfect way to top your family’s favorite pancakes and waffles

Both of them may taste good to their fans, there are nothing in particular which can differentiate them from one another. From the taste side, Mrs. Butterworth taste a bit like butter while Aunt Jemima does taste like corn syrup with some artificial flavor added. Both of Mrs. Butterworth’s and Aunt Jemima does not contains any of maple syrup. If you prefer some buttery syrup then you can go for Mrs. Butterworth’s but if you want something no other than sweet then you should pick Aunt Jemima.

Gatorade vs Smart Water

Electrolytes is a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in polar solvent, for example water. They are essential for a number of bodily functions. The dissolved electrolyte separate into cations and anions, which disperse uniformly through the solvent. Electrolytes is the medical term for salt or ion in the blood or other bodily fluid that carries charge. In the biological systems, the main electrolytes are, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, hydrogen phosphate, and hydrogen carbonate. Electrolytes are essential to various body function and electrolytes imbalance may be a life threatening situations if not treated properly. Nowadays we can replenished our electrolytes easier by taking electrolytes replenishing supplements. Gatorade and Smart Water is a well-known electrolytes replenishing supplements. They may have the same purpose but they are still two different products.

Gatorade is an American manufacturer of sports themed drink and food product, built around its signature line of sports drink. Gatorade is currently produced and marketed to 80 countries by PepsiCo. Gatorade was first developed in 1965 by a team of researchers lead by Dr. Robert Cade at the University of Florida to replenish the carbohydrates that schools student athlete’s burns during sports event. The first formulation was a combination of water and electrolytes.

Gatorade was first produced by Stokely-Van Camp then the brand was purchased by Quaker Oats Company in 1987. In the 2000 Gatorade then purchased by PepsiCo and it is still owned by PepsiCo until now. The first Gatorade only contains water, salt, sugar and added with citrus based flavoring with some food coloring in it. The ingredients of Gatorade may varies from which country they were sold. Gatorade Thirst Quencher contains water, sucrose, dextrose, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, and flavoring/coloring ingredients, some Gatorade flavor variations use brominated vegetable oil as a stabilizer. When we doing exercise it is important to stay hydrated. Water is the most important to hydrate our body. Gatorade not only contains water but it also contains sugar and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.

Sport drink like Gatorade can help you replenish the electrolytes lose during exercising, especially when being in a hot environment. The electrolytes and carbs in Gatorade is claimed to be able to replenish our body faster compare to regular water. Even though Gatorade is pretty beneficial it also can affect our body in a bad way, for examples weight gain, the most common consequences of drinking Gatorade is weight gain. In a bottle of Gatorade, it contains about 200 calories. If an athlete burns fewer calorie that that, the excess calorie will be stored as fat. There is also vitamin toxicity, Gatorade contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, and one of them is fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A. Fat soluble vitamins cannot be excreted from the body when they are consumed in a large quantity. So it may lead to vitamins toxicity. Next is high blood pressure, in a bottle of Gatorade contains about 800mg of sodium, which is 33% of our recommended daily intake, drinking it while eating salty food may lead to high blood pressure.

Smart Water
Smart Water is a brand of bottled water produced by Glaceau Company, the same company which produce Vitamin Waters. Glaceau is a subsidiary of Coca Cola. Smart Water is water that are vapor distilled. The water is claimed to be better than tap water. Smart Water is distilled and added minerals and vitamins. When distilling, Smart Water are using the steam distillation process, water molecules are inserted through many different filtering tasks, using their separate technology refining and then re-assembling the molecules. Because the process involves steam, water is heated to dissolve and eliminate toxins and contaminants in water. Smart Water contains calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate. This product is marketed as a superior hydration and as an aid for our bodily process through added benefits of the vitamins included in the water. In an 8 oz. serving of Smart Water contains 0 calorie, o carbohydrates, 2.5 mg of potassium, and 2.5 mg of calcium and 3.75 mg of magnesium.

GatoradeSmart Water
- Gatorade comes in variety of types- Smart Water comes in form of common water
- Gatorade has many flavours- Smart Water is not an electrolyte drink
- Gatorade can fulfill the stamina- Smart Water does not have any kind of taste

When all is considered, it is best to take Gatorade during intense training and physical activity that which can cause a lot of sweat and large loss of electrolytes. But it is not recommended to take Gatorade excessively since it can be harmful to the body by creating hyper solution in the body. Smart Water in the other hand does not contain a large amount of electrolytes, which is recommended for a light workout and physical activity like walking, sitting and standing. If you exercise for less than an hour, you can stay hydrated and maintaining electrolyte by drinking regular water, tap or bottled, also eating a healthy diet then you may not nee

Cabernet vs Pinot Noir

Across the world new consumers groups are starting to increase their influential within the alcoholic drink market, this phenomena are changing the development of new trends. The influence of millennial consumers in regions such as Australia, Europe and North America has been well covered in recent years. They are demanding new flavors and authentic, high quality brands, they have been driving innovation in drinks. Red wine have been a favorite for many people since long time ago. The top three most consumed wine are all red wine. When talking about popularity all wine drinkers are already familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Both of them are red wine and placed as number 1 and number 3 most popular types of red wine in the world. But what makes them different, here is some brief information about both of them.

Cabernet Sauvignon or Bouchet is one of the most popular variant of grapes to be made into wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in every major wine producing country with a different climates start from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. Since it can be grown in a wide range of climates and regions throughout the world, Cabernet Sauvignon taste may varies depends on where it was cultivated. Fundamentally speaking, Cabernet is a full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors and savory in tastes from black pepper to bell paper. Full-bodied means wine which have a mouth coating density. Cabernet Sauvignon is a mix between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc and was most likely crossed accidently in the 17th century. (See also : Merlot vs Cabernet Sauvignon)

Cabernet Sauvignon can grow in a variety of climates, its suitability as a varietal wine or as a blend component is strongly influenced by the warmth of the climate. After the birth of the grape Cabernet began to be adopted in France, and soon after it become the champion in the Bordeaux region. The vine of Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the last major grapes varieties to bud and ripen (usually 1-2 weeks after Merlot and Cabernet franc) and the climate of the growing season affect how early the grapes will be harvested. A lot of region in California give the vine an abundance of sunshine with few problems in ripening fully, which increase the likelihood of producing varietal Cabernet wine. The Bordeaux winemakers loved the grape’s healthy level of tannins, which will make the wine could evolve in the bottle for so many years.

Cabernet Sauvignon has a higher tannins content and it is good to pair it with food which is high in fat and has an umami flavor. Recommended to pair Cabernet Sauvignon with chard gruyere burger, mushroom pizza or marinated rib eye steak. When paired with braised short ribs or mushroom stroganoff, the umami flavor from the food will overcome the savory quality of Cabernet Sauvignon and leaving the berry flavors out in the open. Some interesting fact about Cabernet Sauvignon is in the US the Cabernet Sauvignon labeled wine may not 100% contains the same variety grapes but it may also contains 25% of another variety of wine, since it’s legal in the US to mix Cabernet Sauvignon with another grapes. Some producers are doing it to enhance the flavor, and some doing it to enhance the value.

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is red wine variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name Pinot Noir are derived from the French words of pine and black. Pinot noir are grown around the world, mostly in a cooler climates, the grape is usually associated with the burgundy region of France. Pinot Noir has a lighter and slightly transparent color, it also low in tannins. Making it has a very subtle taste. Pinot noir is served in a large round bell-shaped glass, this is important to collect the delicate aromas of Pinot noir. Light fresh Pinot’s is good to pair with Charcuterie, ham and other cold meats. Sweetly fruited pinot’s are good to pair with dishes which have a touch of spice such as crispy duck pancakes, grilled quail, pulled or char siu pork, seared salmon and tuna. Silky, elegant Pinot’s are good to pair with roast chicken or guinea fowl. Pigeon, rack of lamb, served pink. Rare fillet steak and carpaccio. Rich, full-bodied pinot’s are good to pair with butterfield lamb, chargrilled steak, and venison. Dishes like cassoulet or duck with olives if they are more rustic. While mature, truffley pinot are good to pair with grouse, partridge and pheasant.

CabernetPinot Noir
- High adaptability, can be grown in warm as well as cold areas- Medium adaptability, best grown in cold regions
- Full body, intense color, high tannins, lower acidity- Light/medium body, light color, low tannins, higher acidity
- Best served with a prepared red meat- Best served with grilled salmon, lamb, chicken, or Japanese dishes

The difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir is that Cabernet has much richer and more powerful taste because the grape skin sits in the juice and extracts lots of color and tannins. While pinot noir are on the light side. Pinot noir has a very thin skin, and the grape is fickle. When the thin skin is sit in the juice, color and strength are lost, producing a delicate light red wine.

Coconut Water vs Pedialyte

Our body needs electrolyte as in hydration function. Electrolytes is a substance that produces an electricity conducting solution when dissolved in a polar solvent, such as water. When dissolved in fluids, salts tend to break apart into their component ions creating an electrically-conductive solution. For example table salt dissolved in water dissociates into its component positive ion of sodium a negative ion of chloride. Any fluid that conducts electricity, such as this new saltwater solution is known as electrolyte solution. Electrolyte is needed by our body to function, you can choose the natural one like coconut water or some product which is artificially made but will give the same benefit such as Pedialyte.

Coconut Water
Coconut water is the clear liquid inside the coconuts (which is the fruits of the coconut palm). Fresh coconut are harvested when they are still green. A hole can be made through its skin to reach the water and its flesh. Coconut water is a nutrient rich fluid which is found in young coconuts. Some people may called it coconut juice. If not consumed freshly, coconut water is pasteurized and canned or bottled and the sell in supermarkets. Sometimes it also possible to buy a whole coconut and we can slice it up to get the water and the flesh inside. The nutrients in coconut water include potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. the liquid of coconut water is clear like regular water, and has a refreshingly sweet taste. It also can be adulterated with various spices and seasonings, like ginger, cinnamon, and sugar. It can be drunk chilled, at a room temperature, some people even roast the coconut to give it a different taste.

Drinking coconut water are very beneficial, it can helps improve digestion and destroy intestinal worms if taken with a teaspoonful of olive oil in a period of three days. Coconut water can also relieves the intestines from harmful toxic which will affect our health. It is also act as a carminative, coconut water can relieves the gas that present in alimentary canal. Coconut water also helps dissolving kidney stones, drinking coconut water is recommended to patients with kidney problems to take along their medications. A chemical in coconut water named monolaurin has an antibacterial and antiviral properties. This monolaurin can kill pathogens such as cytomegalovirus and the herpes virus. Since long ago coconut water also used to treat malaria patients to reduce vomiting. Coconut water also can be used as a replacement for an IV. Not just that, coconut water also low in calorie so it still a good choice if you are currently maintaining your diet. Antioxidants in coconut water also a good source to prevent the damage to our bodies caused by free radicals.

Pedialyte is an oral electrolyte solutions, it is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories and marketed towards children. Pedialyte was designed to promote rehydration and electrolyte replacement in children. Pedialyte has a lower sugar contains than most sport drinks, it is contains 100 calories and much lower compare to such as Gatorade. Pedialyte does not contains sucrose and has more sodium and potassium than typical sport drink. Pedialyte has become a popular drink to treat people with hangovers, the sale itself is lean towards adults nowadays. Because of this popularity Pedialytes starts a marketing campaign to trait hangovers towards adults.

Pedialyte is similar rehydration fluids used by the World Health Organization (WHO) such as “New Oral Rehydration” which are used during the outbreak of illness such as cholera and rotavirus. Pedialyte main use are first, to prevent dehydration more effectively than common beverages such as sports drink, soda, apple juice or water. Second, it’s mainly replaces electrolytes and replenished zinc. Third, it can covers up the loss of many essential electrolytes from the body which occurred from diarrhea, vomiting, exercise or heat exertion. Even when Pedialyte is beneficial, there may be some issue and side effects when consuming it which are convulsions, dizziness, fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, irritability, muscle twitching, restlessness, puffy eyelids, or even vomiting. People with hypersensitivity or allergies to any of ingredients of the solution and a blockage in the intestine or a hole in the bowel are not recommended and should avoid consuming Pedialyte.

Coconut WaterPedialyte
- Coconut water is the clear liquid inside the coconuts- Pedialyte is an oral electrolyte solutions
- It can helps improve digestion and destroy intestinal worms if taken with a teaspoonful of olive oil in a period of three days- To prevent dehydration more effectively than common beverages such as sports drink, soda, apple juice or water
- The nutrients in coconut water include potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C- Contains 33% more electrolytes

It may be hard choosing which best between coconut water and Pedialyte. We should choose what rehydration we will consume based on what substance and formula in it, whether it is good or not. If you wished to drink the more natural ingredients in it then you should choose coconut water, it may cannot replenish the electrolytes in one go and faster but it may be healthier compare to the artificial one. While Pedialyte can replenished the electrolytes in our body faster, there may be side effect if consumed not moderately. Vomiting may be the most common side effects for some people

Organic Milk vs rBST Free Milk

People already drinking milk since ancient times, milk has been part of our nutrition since the immemorial. Rich in nutrients, milk in its various forms has a long history. Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary gland of mammals. Milk becomes the primary nutrients for mammals infant before they can consumes other types of food. As the most consumed milk these days, cow’s milk is very popular. There are alternatives cow’s milk which is claimed to be the healthier cow’s milk, they are organic cow’s milk and rBST free cow’s milk.

The official history of cow’s milk begins around 10,000 BCE, when nomadic tribes decided to stop roving and to settle down in farming communities. In the ancient Egypt milk and other dairy products were reserved for only royalty, priests and the very wealthy, by the 5th century AD cows and sheep in Europe started to prized for their milk, by the 14th century cow’s milk becoming more familiar than sheep’s milk. It is in early 1600’s that the European dairy cows were brought to the North America. Louis Pasteur is credited with revolutionizing the safety of milk and, in turn, the ability to store and distribute milk well beyond the farm. Commercial pasteurized machines were introduced in 1895. Nowadays people are debating which is healthier, the organic farmed cow’s milk or the hormone free (rBST free) milk.

Organic Milk
Organic cow’s milk is milk which comes from organic dairy cows. Organic dairy cows is feed with organic food and have stricter guidelines pertaining to outdoor grazing access and not be treated with most drugs (including growth hormone), moreover they have to be treated humanely. Organic dairy cows cannot be treated with antibiotics, once the cows was given antibiotics, it can be used for dairy farming anymore. The main reason cows was given antibiotics is to treat or prevent mastitis, an infection in the tissue glands that can occur during lactation. Organic cows is not given antibiotics because the same antibiotics that were given to cows is also being used by humans. The difference between organic milk and regular milk may be it acidic content, organic dairy cows are required to graze instead of being stuck in a cramp shelters feeding on corn. If cows are grass fed, their milk will contain elevated levels of certain acids (conjugated linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid) and lower levels of certain acid (linoleic acid) compared to conventional milk. The price of organic milk is almost twice the regular milk, the average gallon of organic milk cost about $6.49 in the supermarket while regular milk is only $3.30. Aside from the health benefit organic milk can last longer stored in a shelf, a lot of organic milk brands can be keep up to two months. Because regular pasteurized milk is heated only 165 degrees F or lower, while organic milk are sterilized using high temperatures around 280 F so it can make the milk last longer.

rBST Free Milk
rBST free milk is milk produced by dairy cows where the cows is not given recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST). rBST is the synthesized bovine growth hormone or growth hormone which is used to regulate the metabolic process in cows. This hormone is used by farmers to make cows produce more milk. The reason why some people start to demand the rBST free milk is because it is inhumane to use such hormone on cows. The concern about consuming rBST treated cows have two main issues, first there is no clear information about whether drinking milk from rBST treated cows will increase blood levels of growth hormone or IGF-1 consumers or whether it can increase the risk of cancer or not. Second is cows treated with rBST tend to develop more udder infections (mastitis). These cows are given more antibiotics than cows not given rBST , does the increased use of antibiotics lead to more antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And whether it is concerning for people who consumed it or not. These problems still remains a concern until this day.

Organic MilkrBST Free Milk
- Contain synthetic hormones- Contain no added synthetic hormones
- Come from treated with rBGH cows- Come from cows has not been treated
- Not have the same proteins as the organic foods- Healthier consumed

Cows naturally produce hormone so there is still hormone even in the organic and rBST free milk but they are not artificial. A report from CNN pointing about this topic that there is no difference in milk from cows treated with rBST and cows that were not. It does pretty confusing which kind of milk you should buy, since there are not clear are they actually the same or some might be better for you. Organic milk is pricier than regular milk, you must want to be sure it is worth the expense. As for the comparison of Organic Milk and rBST free milk, neither of them will have artificial hormone. Organic milk comes from cows the fed organic diet-grain or grass. In most cases organic cows are treated better than rBST free and regular dairy cows.

Perrier vs Soda Water

There are so many type of carbonated beverages nowadays, starting from the fancy sparkling water to popular soda drink. Since ancient times, our ancestors are already interested in springs and natural water which was enriched with minerals and especially those which was infused with carbon dioxide. These days there are many terms used to call water that has been pressurized with carbon dioxide gas to produce effervescence or bubbles. Carbonated water can occur naturally like water that comes from springs or it can be created artificially with carbon dioxide cartridges or tanks. This carbonation process will gives the water a slightly acidic Ph. When talking about carbonated water some people may confused it with a soda water and a sparkling water product called Perrier, both of them does contains carbon dioxide but they are slightly different.

Perrier Water
Perrier is a French brand of bottled mineral water or sparkling water, which was captured from Vergeze located in the Gard department. Spring water that Perrier used is naturally carbonated, even so Perrier plant took the water and the carbon dioxide separately. The water was first purified and during the bottling, the carbon dioxide is re-added into the spring water to match the level of carbonation that of the Vergeze Spring. Perrier was first marketed by St John Harmsworth who bought the spring from a local doctor Louis Perrier and decide to change its name into Perrier. Perrier contains natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium which is needed by our body. Pierre also contains bicarbonate which can promote a healthy Ph of the blood so it doesn’t become too acidic or too basic. In a scientific condoned in the UK sparkling water also benefit people with central neurological disease like Parkinson’s, brain injury or stroke in relieving constipation. Perrier also can become a great substitute to other soda since it does not contains any unhealthy additives. Sparkling water are also known to calms motion sickness.

Soda Water
Soda water or carbonated water or some people called it, seltzer water, seltzer bubbly water or fizzy water is water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved. Soda water is an ambiguous term because some people also categorized club soda as soda water. The first man who found a method to enrich water with carbon dioxide is an Englishman named Joseph Priestly in 1767. The early inventory of artificially made carbonated water had a very pleasing taste and mouth feel. When the first time carbonated water appear in the market, the manufacturers at that time were trying to distinguish their product by adding many types of flavor into their carbonated water. When social drinking are becoming more acceptable, the popularity of carbonated water also rises. Carbonated water became other substitute for alcohol, or can be mixed together, allowing the consumer to experience many types of cocktail while lessening the alcohol intakes.

Soda water also have some benefit, first it can help with stomach problem, such as indigestion or nausea. A 2002 study published in the “European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology” examined the effect of carbonated water on indigestion. The test subjects are told to drink carbonated water and tap water. Researchers found that carbonated water significantly reduced indigestion. Second Just the same like sparkling water soda water also can be used to treat patients with constipation. Third, drinking soda water can be a substitute for regular water but with a little bit of kick in it, if regular water not pretty interesting to drink then people may choose soda water to hydrate themselves which will give the same results as regular water. Even though soda water has some benefit in it, it is also known to have some drawbacks, since long ago soda water has been verified as one of the culprits that cause dental erosion. Soda water also has been identified as the cause of osteoporosis even in the soda-drinking community itself.

Perrier WaterSoda Water
- Natural carbonation and minerals- Carbonation and minerals are added through an industrial process
- Strong, distinctive flavor with heavy mouth feel- Relatively cleaner and lighter taste
- Best for everyday drinking without any addition, not recommended for cocktails- Suitable for everyday drinking as well as for mixing cocktails

Purchasing both Perrier or Soda Water can be expensive instead of just consuming regular water but if money is not an issue for you then both of these options are as good as the other. You have to pay for about $17.98 to get a 24 pack of Perrier, each bottle contains 750 ml of sparkling water. Compare to regular mineral water it does more expensive. While soda water may vary from which brand they are coming from, the price is about $30.50 per pack contains 24 bottle and each one of them contains 20 oz. of soda water. Some people may cannot differentiate between soda water and club soda, the difference is in the making process, club soda was added with mineral-like ingredients to enhance its flavor while this is not done with soda water. The taste of Perrier, soda water, and club soda may differ since it was made with different method and ingredients.

White Tea vs Green Tea

Tea is the second most popular beverages consumed by people right after water. A lot of people enjoy tea not only because it taste good but also their beneficial properties. Tea is known for its high polyphenols content, polyphenol itself have been reported to possess antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory activities, modulate detoxification enzymes, stimulate immune function and decrease platelet aggregation. The most common type of tea consumed today are green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, and fermented tea. Green tea and white tea are currently popular among tea drinker due to health benefit from consuming them.

All kind of tea that we have known until now are comes from the same plant, which is Camellia sinensis. Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaf and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is comes from the genus Camellia of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. Nowadays there are hundreds of kinds of teas with their own individual taste, appearance, and aroma. Just as the same as wine and coffee, every harvest of tea will vary from year to year due to changes in climate, rainfall, and other seasonal condition. Thus, tea from the same garden may taste different from one period to another. Aside from that, the method to cultivate the tea plant may also affect it taste, appearance and aroma.

White Tea
White tea is made from the leaves that harvested before the tea plants leaves open fully, or when the young buds are still covered by fine white hairs. This will give a fresh and delicate flavor and snowy/silver colored when brewed, hence it is named white tea. White tea is mainly produced in the Jianyang, Fuding and Songxi counties in Fujian Province.

The most popular types of white tea are White Peony and Silver Needle. White peony is made from the first and second tips of a tea stem, it is known that the first and second tip of the tea stem has the best quality, when brewed the buds will bloom and make it look like the first flower in springtime. The other type is Silver Needle, this type of white tea is most expensive one, it is made only from the single tips of the tea stem which when dried it will look like a silver needle. The brewed tea has a light yellow color and a refreshing taste and aroma. White tea is rich in antioxidants, it contains a type of polyphenols called catechin. Polyphenols are plant based molecules that act as an antioxidants inside the body. Antioxidants is needed to protect our body from free radicals. When preparing white tea it is recommended to follow the instruction which come from the package. Use about 2 grams of the tea and brew it in an 8 oz. cup of water. Use a spring cold water and close the lid when brewing white tea, some high quality type of white can be brewed more than one time.

Green Tea
Green tea is made from tea leaves which are not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make black tea and oolong tea. Just like white tea, green tea comes from the same species as oolong and black tea. In the making process the harvested green tea leaves quickly heated by pan frying or steaming and then dried to prevent too much oxidation from occurring that would turn green leaves brown and alter their fresh picked flavor. Brewed green tea has a green, yellow or light brown color, and it has a taste range from grass-like and toasted if pan fried to vegetal, sweet and seaweed-like if steamed.

There are different types of tea and it may taste different one another. What makes it different is where the plant was cultivated. The most popular and widely consumed types of green teas are the types which comes from Japan and China. Green tea from China and Japan have different flavor profiles based on where and how they grown, but most of them are affected by way they were pan-fried in China and steamed in Japan. When brewing green tea, use cold spring water for best result, do not steep it for too long because the water will become too bitter, the ideal time is 30 to 60 seconds. Use for about 2 grams of the tea in an 8 oz. cup of water and cover the lid when brewing. Just like white tea, green tea is loaded with antioxidant which can help our body against the free radical, green tea also can boost metabolism and burns fat faster.

White TeaGreen Tea
- White tea comes from young leaves and buds- Green tea is produced from leaves that have not withered or oxidized
- White tea is the least processed of all teas, and has a sweeter, milder flavor than green tea- Green tea intake can reduce your risk of heart disease as well as have benefits in the fight against both Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
- White tea contains less caffeine than green tea- Green tea also an extremely healthy addition to the diet

White Tea and Green Tea have the same health benefit if consumed moderately. Tea as we know does contain caffeine, it may not as high as coffee but caffeine in tea may range from 14 to 60 mg per cup. This caffeine may cause nervousness, insomnia and stomach problem. The recommended daily intake for white tea and green tea is about 3 to 4 cups per day.

Loose Leaf vs Tea Bag

Today tea is second most consumed beverages in the world, below water and above coffee. Tea is commonly made by pouring hot water over cured tea leaves. Tea can be served hot or cold, and can bring different health benefits. Tea plants mostly grow in Asia, but tea is enjoyed by people from around the world. There are two type of tea we usually found in our nearby stores, they are loose leaf tea and tea bags.

Tea is likely originated from China during the Shang dynasty as medical drink. Based on Chinese legends, the history of tea began in 2737 B.C.E. when the Emperor ShenNong, a skilled ruler and scientist, accidentally discovered tea. While boiling water in the garden, a leaf from an overhanging wild tree drifted into his pot. The emperor enjoyed drinking the infused water so much that he was compelled to research the plant further. Legends has it that the Emperor discovered tea medicinal properties during research. The only trusted record about tea drinking is dates back to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. Around the early 9th century, tea was brought to Japan by a Japanese Buddhist Monk, named Saicho. It is said while studying in China Saicho discovered tea and then brought the tea seeds back to his homeland. The modern custom of drinking tea is emerges in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), at that time tea was served by steeping the whole leaves in water like how we do it nowadays. Before that tea was served by compressing tea leaves into bricks, or grinding them in a stone mill, then the leaves were dried, rolled and heated in an iron woks to stop the oxidation process.

Loose Leaf
Loose leaf tea is dried and chopped tea leaf. The size of the leaf are not as big as the fresh tea leaf because it was already chop into small pieces and dried. The method to prepare loose leaf tea is pretty simple, by soaking the leaf in a hot water and let it sit for couple minutes, and then the tea is ready to drink. But there are also things you need to consider if you want to brew tea “properly” according to tea lovers. First, use a filtered water or bottled spring water, and avoid using tap, distilled or mineral water. Second is consider the type of the tea, for example you are going to brew green tea, since it is more delicate than black tea, steep them at lower temperature and do not steep it too long. Third is the temperature, tea is generally brewed with a temperature range from 160 to 122 degree depending on the type of your chosen tea. The last is to pay attention on the time used for brewing, if you steep it too long your tea will become bitter and if you steep it for too little time your tea will become weak and watery. To enrich its taste and aroma people also put dried ginger, jasmine, chamomile, mints and other herbs in their tea. This feature also comes in a packaged loose leaf tea.

Tea Bag
Tea bag is a small, porous, sealed bag containing dried plant material, which is immersed in boiling water to make a tea or an infusion. Classically tea bags contains tea leaves, but the term now is also used for herbal teas made from herbs or spices. Tea bags usually are made from filter paper or food grade plastic, or occasionally made from silk. The bag contains tea leaves while the tea is being steeped, this method will making it easier to dispose of the leaves and perform the same function as an infuser. Packing tea in a paper bag was already performed in medieval 8th century in China, during the Tang dynasty when paper was folded and sewn into square bags to preserve the flavoring and aromas. The first modern tea bag in western history were hand sewn fabric bags in 1903. Modern tea bags nowadays are usually made of paper fiber.

Loose LeafTea Bag
- Whole tea leaves, used directly into the water- Broken-down tea leaves contained in a special bag
- Much richer in taste and aroma- Contains less taste and aroma
- More time-consuming to use- Typically easier and faster to use

The main difference between loose tea and tea bags are, loose tea is the dried, large loose tea leaves, usually stored in a tea caddy or canister as opposed to portion sized bags, the size of loose leaf tea also generally larger than the tea leaves inside the tea bag. From the taste tea leaves are chopped into tiny pieces to fit into small bags, this method is severely reducing the tea leaves quality. The aroma of loose leaf tea and tea bag are different, when tea leaves is being blend it will reduce the flavor and there is also an issue about company putting additives and artificial aroma into the tea bag. Compare to loose leaf tea the aroma is tend to be paler and not as good as loose leaf tea. Some people said that tea leaves need room to expand for full bodied flavor, when using tea bags the tea leaves cannot diffuse properly.