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Glorious Coffee That's Good For You

My husband and I loves drinking coffee. In the morning, it is our bonding moment, to sip and eat bread and talk about our plans for the day. But recently, he was diagnosed to have Diabetes Type 2. So I abruptly cut his coffee from his system because he cannot take black coffee. He is really sad about it but I am trying to figure out how to incorporate coffee again in his system. For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes. While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day. What About Sugar-Free Coffee? For health-conscious individuals, especial

Surprising Candies From Other Countries

Who doesn't love a piece of candy every once in a while? Whether you're into chocolate bars, caramel squares, taffy twists, or fruity chews, there's a seemingly endless variety of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. What's interesting about all these different choices is they come from all over the world. Yep! Some of your favorite brands and treats have been staple sweets in Europe and other parts of the world far longer than here in the U.S. Let's take a look at some popular brands and figure out their history.

Fruity Candies


Perhaps one of the most recognizable of
 imported candy brands is Haribo gummy bears. Haribo is a German company that began in 1920. It's owner, Hans Riegel, started the business in a tiny kitchen in Bonn, Germany, which contributed to the company's name (the first two letters of his first name, last name, and the place he started). Today, the confectionary enterprise has spread into 100 countries across the globe and brings its delicious trademark gummy bears and other treats to people worldwide.



Chocolate


Most people know those delicious little Cadbury eggs started in England, but there's a much richer history to them than just that. In 1824, the founder John Cadbury opened his shop that sold tea, coffee, and "drinking chocolate," which he prepared himself by crushing cocoa with a mortar and pestle. The interesting bit is that he sold these wares in keeping with is Quaker beliefs, a religion that thought these drinking alternatives would keep men away from alcohol. The brand exploded from there. It developed new products, found ways to thrive and aid soldiers during the war, and has become the largest worldwide candy brand.

So next time you reach for a chocolate egg or a bag of gummy bears, consider where the candy came from and enjoy the sweetness of its rich history.

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