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Improved Lactose Digestion with Kefir

In BONUS by Hannah

One topic I found very intriguing throughout this course was the role yogurt has in improving digestion in individuals who may have an intolerance or maldigestion with lactose. I took the liberty to research its effects on my own, and I discovered a study conducted back in 2003 on the …

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Informative over False Health Claims

In # 11: Gut health by Hannah

I have never supported the use of false advertising and “click-bait” arguments on labels for food products. Phrases like “low-fat” and “organic” are loosely placed on labels for food so companies can receive a greater profit off of their products. Companies tend to create these labels to make consumers rationalize …

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Steak with a Molecular Gastronomic Twist

In # 10: Molecular Gastronomy by Hannah

It was introduced during one of the lectures, but sous vide steak is so fascinating. The concept behind this is vacuum-sealing a raw piece of steak and then submerging it in a temperature-controlled water bath. The idea behind this is to ensure the meat is cooked to the desired level …

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Tea for Fair Trade Market

In # 4: Organic foods and ethical labels by Hannah

Honest Tea is a product on the market that promotes its certification in Fair Trade. The company was actually the first company to sell Fair Trade Certified tea. According to the official website of Fair Trade, a product that is Fair Trade Certified is processed with the utmost ethical standards. …

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For the Love of Good Food

In # 1: You are what you eat by Hannah

I have always had a passion for food. There is something about it I find so beautiful and fascinating every time food crosses my mind. I do believe every interaction I have had and the culture I was brought up in affected and still continues to affect the way I …