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Should I Store Coffee in the Freezer?

Coffee, that ubiquitous drink that is enjoyed the world over. Who has not woken up to that delicious smell off freshly brewed coffee or warmed their hands on a mug on a chilly winter’s evening? We all enjoy our coffee, whether hot or cold, sweet or bitter, black or white or anything in between but how do we store coffee to keep it as fresh and delicious as when we bought it? If you are a coffee aficionado then correct method for storing coffee is second nature, but to most of us who simply enjoy this delicious brew, the correct [...]

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Factors Influencing Caffeine Levels in Tea

Who doesn’t enjoy a great cup of tea? How many of us wonder about the factors that influence the caffeine levels, and quality of different tea varieties? What is Caffeine? It is a stimulant, which naturally occurs in several different plants. Since it is water soluble, it can be extracted into a cup when brewing tea, coffee, or other beverages that contain caffeine. Various factors influence the caffeine levels in tea They include but are not limited to: climate, geographic location, preparation, blends, and environmental changes. For example, tea harvested during peak season tends to have a higher caffeine content than tea harvested [...]

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Foods guaranteed to help you sleep at night

Sometimes getting to sleep easily at night can be difficult but good sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. Ideally, you should be getting between 7 and 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. A good sleep could keep your brain and digestion healthy and boost your immune system. There are many strategies you can use to promote good sleep. The most important of them is to include making changes to your diet. There are many foods that contain naturally occurring substances that bring on sleep. If you are having problems with falling asleep and staying asleep, you can help [...]

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Three Delicious Coffee-based Recipes

If you’re a lover of coffee it will come as no surprise to you that not only is it one of the most popular beverages worldwide, but it is also an excellent cooking ingredient – I’m not just talking about desserts. Although coffee is an excellent accompaniment to sweets –  yes I’m looking at you Tiramisu – coffee also works extremely well in savory recipes too. If you’re used to taking your coffee in a mug and fancy trying something different, take a look at these coffee-based recipes and add a bit of a buzz to your kitchen!   Dark Chocolate [...]

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PBFY Blog Mindfulness in the Work Place

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Performance at Work

If there’s one thing the last few years has taught us it is that we’re living in stressful times. More people than ever are suffering from anxiety or stress-related problems and are seeking help from family, friends and professional services to help deal with these issues.  Is mindfulness the answer? Many people who suffer from anxiety or stress are recommended by medical professionals to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is a technique not too dissimilar from meditation, and focuses on slowing down the breathing and bringing oneself into the present moment. This technique enables people to empty their mind of worries, stresses [...]

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Why Do We Hate Fruitcake So Much?

The oldest known recipe for fruitcake dates back to ancient Rome and included pomegranate seeds and raisins. It wasn’t until the 1500s when sugar from the American Colonies became widely available and it was discovered that large quantities of sugar could help to preserve fruits that fruitcakes became a more affordable and popular dessert. Using the word popular in the same sentence with fruitcake, however, may seem a misnomer to most unless “popular” is immediately preceded by the word “least.” Fruitcake in modern times has developed, pardon the pun, a less than savory reputation. What’s behind the ire for this [...]

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Small Changes You Can Make To Be Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally friendly is a term that is discussed a lot these days, with climate change regularly talked about in the media, organised protests and activists campaigning for a more protected planet, it’s no wonder that many of us are starting to become more conscious of our choices and how they affect our planet. And let’s face it, this is great news! The point of wanting to be environmentally friendly is to help to preserve our planet and make it a better, safer, greener and more sustainable home for our future generations. There are plenty of business owners, communities and [...]

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