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How our sense of taste works

A two-phase chemical reaction affecting both our mouth and throat (taste) and our nose is what combined together enables us to taste.

We are born with around 10,000 taste buds on our tongue, on the roof of the mouth, and in our throats. In transmitting the flavours we experience into our taste buds, saliva plays a significant role. Each taste bud is responsible for starting the taste action with approximately 10-50 cells and is replenished about every 7 to 10 days. Around 50 to 60 years of age, we naturally begin to lose these taste buds. (more…)

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Where does Vanilla come from?

Vanilla, as the band Bare Naked Ladies sang is “the finest of the flavours”.  The band were referring to the flavour in ice cream (brought to North America by a future President when visiting France after the War of independence no less!) but it can be used in way more cooking and baking than just the cold dessert option. Organic Vanilla Extract from Foodie Flavours is a great vanilla hit provider. Where does this luxurious treat come from? (more…)

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How to own 100% of your house

People looking to handle the legal work in a shared ownership staircasing process need to hire a solicitor. The housing association who partly owns the property being purchased need to know the details of the solicitor. Shared ownership staircasing is when a person buys more than their pre-existing shares in their shared ownership property. It can also refer to the process of paying off a chunk of a help to buy equity loan. Usually fragments of 10% to 25% are bought from the housing association, this can be done 3 times. Staircasing in steps is called [atrial staircasing, when an individual buys enough shares in one go to own 100% it is referred to as full staircasing. This process cannot start without a valuation to determine the remaining payments. (more…)

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Increase your Covid Blues with a healthy lifestyle

It has been said that hell hath no fury like a woman on a diet, and this can certainly be true in some cases; however, a recent study carried out by the Ingestive Behavior Laboratory at Louisianas Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed that a calorie-restricted diet actually improved mood, reduced stress, increased sex drive and improved sleep in a significant number of the 220 participants in the study. (more…)

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Diets can help improve with your health

Rather than falling into the trap of yo-yo dieting, a balanced diet is a better way to maintain a healthy weight and ensure your body gets all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it requires. Not only does this mean you can lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle but you can also have a positive impact on your skin. This is particaulrly important if you are looking to prolong you youthful look and have used a Gloucester Botox compnay such as http://doctorkate.co.uk/gloucestershire-botox-treatments/ to help with this. You will want to help this new youthful appearance last for as long as possible. (more…)

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Want to change your outlook on life? Get FIT and EAT HEALTHILY!

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and sighed a deep sigh of despair at the person that is reflected back at you? In our busy and hectic working lives its easy not to take the time to stay fit and eat healthily. After a long day working at the Office, School, Hospital, etc, its difficult just to make the effort to work out! Let alone prepare food that not only tastes good but is full of nutrition. It is however possible to change if you are determined and make a plan that will help you to remain focused. (more…)