We all know that fermentation and lacto-fermentation are process done to preserve foods without the need for refrigeration while also bringing a generally more pleasant taste. Thankfully, fermenting can be an easy process that only requires some basic ingredients and instruments, as shown in the recipes given in the article. Check them out and see what you can experiment with.
Which recipes are you familiar with? Are you surprised that any of them were a product of fermentation?
Let me just put this out there; I LOVE cheese. I don’t know if we’ll ever get to make cheese in the lab after the session was cancelled, but learning the potential health benefits of cheese was the next best thing for me as a cheese lover. More research needs to be done, but according to this article, it’s possible that milk-related products, especially cheese, may correlate to reduction in levels of TMAO.
Question: What exactly is TMAO and how may cheese correlate to its reduction?
We all know (or at least should know) that too much sugar is bad for you, but it can be easy to overlook the sugar content in certain foods and drinks. According to CNN, Starbucks drinks, which contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar per serving, are such consumable products to look out for. This means that people who drink Starbucks coffee every morning consume more sugar daily than deemed healthy by the American Heart Association and can suffer adverse short-term and long-term effects on their bodies.
Question for Discussion: What are the short-term and long-term effects of drinking a lot of sugary hot drinks?