Studies have shown that consuming vitamin C supplements does not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. While the multitude of health benefits of vitamin C has been associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer. Carrots as well have been shown to have small but significant effects on colon cancer while beets are currently being studied for their effects on colon, stomach, nerve, lung, breast, prostate and testicular cancers. Beets are also a significant source of folate, which is critical during pregnancy, and magnesium, which is severely deficient in the typical Western diet.
Liz and I love our coffee. Liz is more of a “bucket-sized” regular coffee kind’a gal and I love my espresso and espresso-based coffees. But with our very hot summer temperatures of 30+ °C (86+ °F) for our good friends south of the border), plus humidity—I don’t really crave hot beverages. Cue the frozen caffeine! Who’s the genius that came up with the idea for cold coffees? This person should win an award… or maybe they already have? A standing ovation to you [applause applause applause]. Well, to get the facts, a quick check-in with our good friends Google and Wikipedia (where would we be without them?) brought up information about this frozen cup of awesomeness.