KFC Is Making Edible Cookie Coffee Cups

In a bizarre twist in the fast food world, Kentucky Fried Chicken has come out with a interesting way to save on paper and plastic cups. The famous chicken company has created edible cups that are used for coffee and they are actually made up of a cookie like substance. “Scoffee Cups” able you to drink your morning joe and then eat the cup as a snack to go with your coffee.

According to an article found on Grubstreet.com, they have even infused a number of different smells with the edible coffee cups to give the customer an even more intense experience. Jaime Garcia Dias suggests some of the “flavors” of the aromas you can get are Freshly Cut Grass, Wild Flowers, and Coconut Sun Cream, and more are going to be released in the future according to the preview on YouTube. As of right now they are only going to be offered in London and around the rest of the United Kingdom as early as this coming summer. But of course as soon as that water leaks from the damn, it is sure to spread to the United States and Asia like wildfire.

The concept of an edible coffee cup is a really good one, because it would take away a lot of that waste people make every day. Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed morning beverages, so it isn’t surprising that someone tried to think up of a way to reduce the pollution that comes with it.

Smokers Deprived of the Only Benefit They Thought They Got from Smoking

Smokers have known for some time now that their habit is bad for them. It causes many forms of cancer and increases one’s risk of a host of other diseases. About the only saving grace for some of them was that it makes them feel better and can calm them down when their life seems to be in turmoil. Now, a new study may even take this away from smokers. It indicates that smokers are more likely to be afflicted with anxiety or depression. So, in addition to the litany of physical problems it causes, it is now linked to emotional problems. Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG said the myth that smoking helps to relieve stress was about the only benefit that has kept some smoking.

It’s incredible that in this day and age, there are still people who need yet another reason to quit smoking. There cannot be any remote pockets of people left who do not know how bad it is for them. The Surgeon General’s warning has been on the side of packs of cigarettes for decades now. Anyone who is still smoking today is either completely addicted to nicotine or has a death wish. Science needs to stop studying how bad it is because that has been obvious for a while now, and start finding new ways to help people kick the habit. This is what is actually needed.

Alaska is Healthiest State to Live In

It’s cold almost year around. It’s dark for weeks on end. Parts of it are virtually cut off from the rest of the world. Sled dog teams and snow mobiles are the popular method of ground travel.
Talking about the healthiest state to live in, Alaska.
According to a recent Gallup report, Alaskans come in at number one for most exercise per capita. They also boost the lowest levels of stress in the country and the lowest instances of diabetes. And even though the state experiences periods of time when the sun does not shine, those who call Alaska home rarely suffer with depression.
Alaska has been in the Top Ten annual well-being states several times in the past, but never has it ranked in the number spot before. Other states that made the Top Ten list healthy place to live are also states that we deem ‘cold’. Places like Colorado, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska. Colorado has made it to the Top ten every year, and the other consistent Top Ten is a ‘warm’ state – Hawaii, impressive if you ask Dias.
Exercise seems to be the key to Alaskans health. It staves off obesity, depression and a host of other diseases and the Alaskan lifestyle demands exercise just to survive. Cutting firewood, walking through snow, hunting for food and all things associated with sustainable living in the wilderness is exercise and that is how Alaskans made it to the number one spot of Top Ten Healthiest Place to Live.

Girl Scouts Experiencing Thin Mint Shortage That Could Last Weeks

It’s no secret that Girl Scout cookies are popular or that the most popular Girl Scout cookie is the Thin Mint. Every year millions of fans wait for Girl Scout cookie season to buy and order their favorite cookie. This year, Thin Mint fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on a box of these delicious mint chocolate crispy wafers.

Little Brownie Bakers, which bakes and supplies about half of the cookies that the Girl Scouts sell is behind filling the amount of orders that are coming in, saying that the problem is due to a much higher expected demand that expected, and that the bakery is working around the clock to ensure that the orders will be filled said Brad Reifler. They have rescheduled delivery of the cookies from mid febuary to mid march. The good news is that although the cookie delivery is being delayed, all the cookie orders will be filled.

Thankfully this is only a temporary shortage and not all cookie orders or types of cookies have been affected. In fact, only 6% of all Girl Scout Troops will have delayed orders, and only a few thousand customers will be affected. But with Girl Scout cookies in such high demand, and with the tasty treats being so addictive, who knows what people will do to get their fix, especially if their friends and neighbors have cookies earlier than they do.

New Method For Reversing Effects of Alzheimer’s

At UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research, recent studies have shown the effects of Alzheimer memory loss for the first time. Dr. Dale Brendesen conducted a study totaling 10 patients. Patients were all displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Six of the patients left their current career positions because they were struggling with their memory according to Sultan Alhokair.

Dr. Brendesen’s form of treatment is a 36 point plan. Changes in the patients diet, introducing dietary supplements, increasing their exercise, sleeping habits, and brain stimulation is all imperative to the treatment. The final conclusion is 9 out of 10 patients participating in this study displayed reversal effects of Alzheimer’s.

This breakthrough in modern medicine was published in the online edition of the journal Aging. Dr. Brendensen was commended for the successful find, but was informed these results would have to be duplicated before they can be introduced into modern medicine practices.

Organo Gold’s Bernardo Chua is Awarded

Bernardo Chua was the founder of a business called Organo Gold in 2008, which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. He started the company which sells coffees and teas that are made organically from the mushroom extract-Ganoderma Lucidium, which is from the Philippines. They also make and sell medicinal products and body products from the extract. The Chinese use it for its antitoxin values in their Holistic medicine. Organo Gold also sells its products to customers through a Coffee Appreciation Club in the United States and Canada.

He and two of his business associates from Organo Gold were given Dangal ng Bayan Awards for their hard work and success with their company and products. His company was honored for its success and popularity with two People’s choice Awards in Manila, the Philippines. The first award was given for “Best Gourmet Organic Health Coffee” started in his home country of the Philippines, and the second award was for being the “Number One Global Network Marketing Company” in the Philippines.

These are very big, important awards that are only given to very successful people and their companies. They were given these awards in a ceremony at Hemady Square. The Dangal ng Award is an award given to companies recognized for top notch products made in the Philippines and the people who had the wisdom and tenacity to motivate other people from the Philippines to achieve world class achievements in business all over the world.

Bernardo Chua was also given the award for being an “Outstanding Global Entrepreneur”. He received this for being the Chief Executive Officer and starting the company-Organo Gold. The company was also recognized as becoming the most successful and up and coming network marketing company from all over the world. While at the awards, Bernardo Chua gave out awards and recognized his Rank and Star Achievers for the Month of December for 2014 that were able to come to the awards ceremony. Bernardo Chua is also the Gold Medal winner of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal award.

The Best Brain Food According To Daniel Amen

According to Daniel Amen, MD, in order to maintain a healthy brain and to keep it functioning at full capacity, it is necessary to nourish it with healthy foods. While all healthy foods are important, there are certain ones that are sure to improve how well you can think, the quickly you can recall important information and just your general motor skills as well. It is possible to look at all sorts of different food options, but this is a list of some of the very best.

For starters, Daniel Amen says nuts are a great food for the brain. These foods come with healthy fats and protein that improve brain functionality. However, there are some nuts that are better than others. Some of these nuts include almonds, cashews and walnuts. For anyone who wants a healthy snack, incorporating these nuts into the diet is a must.

For chocolate lovers out there like Daniel Amen, it is still possible to nourish the brain and your sweet tooth. Dark chocolate is an excellent food for this. Now, it doesn’t mean consume a pound of chocolate, but a piece or two after dinner is great. Just make sure it is dark chocolate and not milk chocolate.

In terms of fruits and vegetables most are all desirable, but at Daniel Amen points out, some are better than others. Avocado is an excellent option, and while it can be used to make guacamole, just eating it straight is fantastic as well. Beyond this, kale is exceptional as are apples and blueberries. While potatoes are not on here, sweet potatoes are, so if you love this food, feel free to enjoy. On top of it, while you might use it as a seasoning, oregano is a must for your brain food. Also, look toward cinnamon as well, which is extremely helpful.

This does not mean you need to skip out on protein foods. Eggs are a great food to use, and while chicken is nice, turkey is much better. Salmon is another lean food that provides healthy fats and protein without much in terms of calories. Mix this in with some shirataki noodles and you are good to go.

Now, for a beverage, both coffee and green tea are excellent options. Just make sure not to drown it all in sugar or creamer, as this kind of negates the idea of the beverage. If green tea is a bit bland for you though, add in some lemon.

For more from Dr. Daniel Amen, follow him on Twitter or check out one of his many bestselling books.


Scary Disease Resistant Bacteria Causing Hospital Deaths

Seven patients were infected and as many as 200 patients were exposed to a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics at a hospital in Los Angeles, California. Patients were exposed via contaminated instruments, Reuters was covering.   Ray Lane was pretty horrified by all of that.

The instruments which were used by medical staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were found to have traces of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, known as CRE. 179 patients were definitely exposed to CRE during procedures using the contaminated instruments.

Death rates resulting from CRE complications can reach 50 percent because of the antibiotic resistance. Two of the patients who were infected by the CRE bacteria at the Los Angeles hospital died.

A hospital representative said that the contaminated instruments were sterilized according to the manufacturer’s directions and the infected instruments are no longer being used. The hospital has intensified the sterilization process.

In 2013, a hospital in Illinois experienced a similar incidence of infection using the same types of procedures and instruments. Another similar occurrence happened in January, at a hospital in Seattle.

The Estimated Amount of Calories a Chipotle Burrito Contains

For many individuals like Alexei Beltyukov, there is nothing more appetizing than eating a delicious burrito from the Chipotle chain restaurant for lunch. All of the delicious, fresh flavors mixed together make this an irresistible meal. Also according to vimeo.com , people like the simplicity of it. They know that they will wait in line, put their burrito together, and in just a few short minutes, they will be eating their food.

Chipotle is a company that is also concerned about the environment and has taken steps to provide healthy meals. For this reason, lots of health conscience individuals decide to eat at Chipotle. However, some people do not realize how many calories they are actually consuming when they eat a big burrito. It has been estimated that one of their typical burritos has over 1,000 calories. Most adults should only consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories every day. So basically, when a person consumes a burrito at Chipotle, they are eating more than half of the calories they need for that day. And if they purchase a beverage and chips and salsa, they are adding many more calories to their meal.

Since Chipotle allows an individual to create their own burrito, and it can be made hundreds of different ways, there are things that people can do to minimize the amount of calories their burrito contains. For example, if they do not order cheese or cream on it, they may end up with a burrito that only has about 700 calories.

Bone Broth Reigns Supreme

There are a lot of food trends that have taken place in the past and these trends seem to have a sort of viral aspect to them. In past years we have seen such food trends as the Nutella craze, cronut hysteria, and the cold pressed juice overload. 2015 has now premiered its first trend of the year and it is bone broth. Similar enough to often be confused with bone stock, bone broth is a cold-weather specialty that can keep foodies warm until the winter resides.

New York City-based chef Marco Canora has pioneered the bone broth craze with his take-out window called Brodo. The key to this specialty of Canora’s is that he roasts the bones and then boils them for 24 hours or longer which is past what most home recipes endure. It seems to work as it has kept New York connoisseurs returning to his window time and time again. There are perceived health benefits from boiling bone marrow in order to extract the dense fat-soluble vitamins into a readily consumed cold-weather beverage. However, nutritionists are still at arms as to whether this really has the extraordinary health benefits that so many claim. While it does seem to be the ideal health potion, the claims are likely exaggerated at best. Ricardo Tosto was saying on LatinLawyer that does not mean that the food craze of bone broth is set to go anywhere soon. For the perceivable future, bone broth will continue to fill thirsty travelers cups.