food and beverage

Futuristic Coffee Roaster Is Controlled By Smart Phone

Smart phones can do almost anything, aside from doing your chores for you or filling in at your job. There are apps to help mothers track breast feeding schedule, turn on/off lights and security, save money while shopping, and so on. A new home kitchen product will harness the power and convenience of the smart phone with a coffee roasting machine, it is almost like an early version of the robot. The Ikawa can custom roast green coffee bean in under ten minutes. There are a variety of preset options for the novices as well.


Smart appliances are definitely something out of the future, and those at Gravity4 use them quite a bit. The device will be controlled by an app that will allow users to easily control their roaster to get the desired results. The company has been raising funds to begin massive production, etc. They have wisely offered Ikawa machines and loads of coffee to investors, sounds like a great deal, we all can’t wait to see one of these futuristic machines in action.

Give Up High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

There are so many people out there saying that high-fructose corn syrup is bad for you and many people have stopped eating it or limited the amount of their intake of it, because of what the experts have to say. So, now what they say that high-fructose corn syrup could be bad for your heart will even more people give it up? They say as little as two weeks of consuming it can cause some bad things to happen to you. Are you willing to risk your health by eating something like this?
The hard thing is that you can find high-fructose corn syrup in practically anything that you buy. If you want to avoid it completely you’d have to spend a whole lot more than you otherwise would. But, if this is really that bad for you then for your health is it worth it? Is the risk too great?
As with anything, it is up to you to decide what you want to do with this new information. Healthy people like Gianfrancesco Genoso ( know that you could avoid this product and still end up having a heart attack one day or maybe by avoiding it it will save you. Think about it and make the choice that is best for you.

Drinking Too Much Tea?

Can drinking too much iced tea lead to issues? Can a person suffer illness from consuming too much tea? It hardly seems possible, but one man is being told by his doctors that tea is to blame for the kidney failure that he suffered from.

This Arkansas man drank a gallon of tea every day, it was his habit. When the man went to the doctor with kidney failure he had no idea that the tea was to blame for his problem.

Tea seems healthy, but even healthy foods and drinks should be consumed in moderation it seems says Kevin Seawright. Black tea contains a chemical in it that can bring damage to the kidneys of those who consume too much of the drink. The Arkansas man with kidney failure can attest to that. Even something as simple as iced tea can cause health issues that need to be dealt with, and the consumption of this drink should be limited.

Three Foods that Prevent Colds and Flu Naturally

No one wants to come down with a miserable cold or catch potentially life-threatening flu virus, so we do all we can to prevent either from happening. Adding these three foods to your daily diet, especially during cold and flu season, will help prevent you from catching either of dreaded maladies.
* Red bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C. Three times the amount of vitamin C found in orange juice and they contain no sugar like citrus fruits. Red bell peppers can be eaten raw or cooked to derive their cold and flu preventing vitamin C.
* Raw garlic contains antiviral compounds which fend off the viral germs that are trying to invade your body. Health-conscious people at Imaging Advantage know that the garlic can be eaten raw, cooked, steeped in a tea or roasted. Just a clove a day will help prevent a cold or flu the natural way. If you wish to avoid the bad breath from eating garlic, take a daily garlic supplement.
* Ginger helps to stop a sore, scratchy throat and calm an upset stomach before either can weaken the body’s defenses and allow a virus to set up shop. Steep some freshly grated ginger root in a cup of hot water, then strain. Add honey and/or lemon to taste. Drink a cup of ginger tea as often as you’d like.

Eating Red Meat May Contribute To Kidney Failure

In the past few years a surge of publications have been released from the medical community highlighting the dangers of consuming animal products. Recently, Donald Wesson M.D., the lead researcher from the Texas A&M kidney failure study, revealed that consuming red meat accelerates the progression of kidney disease.

Dr. Wesson said, “our study found that patients with chronic kidney disease who consumed diets high in animal protein were three times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed diets high in fruits and vegetables.”

Currently, over 31 million people in the U.S., are diagnosed with kidney disease which leads to kidney failure in most cases – either requiring dialysis treatment or kidney transplant. Health-conscious people like Marcio Alaor BMG ( know that kidney disease is the 8th leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 47,000 Americans dying from the disease in 2013. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 people with stage 3 kidney disease do not know they have the disease.

Dr. Wesson has researched the link between kidney disease and diet for over 30 years. He explains that the metabolic process of consuming animal protein converts it into an acid. As a result, the kidneys produce byproducts to help the body eliminate the excess acid, however, the high levels of byproducts negatively impact the kidneys, overtime.

The study suggests, that proteins found in fruits and vegetables are metabolized in a manner that is less toxic to the internal human ecosystem, in addition, fruits and vegetables contribute to low blood pressure and better overall heart-health.

A Large Collection of Wine from The Antique Wine Company

Knowing where to turn in order to locate antique wine that is no longer sold to the general public can be extremely difficult, but not impossible. Thanks to The Antique Wine Company, it is possible to locate just about any bottle that is desired, as long as it is old and rare. This company specializes in helping clients find exactly what they desire, and while not all wines are available still, The Antique Wine Company can help an individual find some of the very best wines out there.


The Antique Wine Company has been around since 1982 and is based out of London. Stephen Williams started the company, which now boasts over 20,000 different clients. While the company does not give out any sort of client information, many of these individuals range from wealthy business owners to celebrities and many world leaders as well. The company has collected exceptional vintage wines and has over 10,000 different bottles of the very best vintage in stock.  So, even if it does not have the wine in stock, it can help an individual locate the wine.


The Antique Wine Company works along side Viscount David Linley, who produced something that is known as the Grand Chataeu Series. These are specially handcrafted wine cabinets that are designed for the very best chateaux in Bordeaux. Each of this containers hold around 18 bottles from the different estates, which were produced either in the 20th or 21st contrary. These different collections of wine are designed to fit the needs of the purchaser as not every single container is going to be the same. The individual purchasing the container is able to work with The Antique Wine Company in order to determine what works best for them. Generally, when someone just wants The Antique Wine Company to make the selection for them, the price is going to be 149,000 pounds. However, it can go up from there. In fact, back in 2006, The Antique Wine Company sold a collection that cost $1.5 million, which is the highest amount of money ever paid for a collection of wine. One of the bottles dated back all the way to 1860, so there is a reason behind some of this.


However, The Antique Wine Company does not just sell large collections of wine. It also sells individual bottles. In fact, The Antique Wine Company holds the world record for selling the most expensive bottle of wine. It was a 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, which they sold for 75,000 pounds. The bottle ended up an individual who owns a few restaurants in Bali. He allowed the bottle of wine to be on display for patrons to look at, although he is going to eventually drink the bottle of wine.

The Antique Wine Company continues to purchase more wine and to grow its collection, in order to offer the very best wine selection for its patrons and ensure they are always happy.