Few days ago I made sourdough bread with dried mixed herbs. It smelled awesome while baking, but unfortunately the taste wasn’t very herby. I had it with chorizo and it had a subtle but pleasant mild aftertaste. This reminded me of one of the most delicious breads I ever had. It was made with sundried tomato. I tried making it at home once but it was nowhere near as delicious. It is probably because I had it in a pleasant environment, and was in a good mood. The surprising thing is that I haven’t seen sundried tomato flavor bread anywhere. But it was one of the nicest breads I ever had. Maybe I have weird taste.
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Source: The Guardian
Coconut water has been becoming more popular. Perhaps the reason is its nutritional profile. But is it really as magical as we think it is.
According to Dana James, a nutritionist, "Coconut water is rich in potassium, which enhances the body's ability to hydrate, making it perfect to drink after exercise". "People drink it as a hangover remedy for the same reason. The magnesium also helps to enhance hydration."
On the other hand a 2011 report by the LA Times took a slightly different view. Some nutritionists contest its value as a post-exercise drink, because it contains more potassium than sodium, but "we lose more sodium than potassium [when we exercise] and coconut water cannot really replace it," says Sue Baic, a registered dietician and nutritionist. "There doesn't seem to be a lot of evidence to support claims for sports recovery."
So it seems the conclusion is that coconut water is healthy, best consumed in moderation and perhaps not the ideal post exercise drink. Coconut water fans might be a little disappointed with this conclusion.
PS: the article started off by saying “Coconut water contains natural sugars and some important vitamins and minerals”
One reader said “Please could you define "natural" in this context and explain why "natural" glucose is different to unnatural glucose.”
Another reader answered “Unnatural glucose mean it was added by a man/woman in a factory. Natural glucose mean it was put there by God/Richard Dawkins.”