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Cucumber Extract Mint Drink (Recipe)

I tasted this drink and thought I should share.  Especially for those who have been struggling with losing some weight. Its as simple as it gets: Lime, cucumber, tonic water, Gin and mint work together to create a refreshing sip.

This drink not only helps in reducing the swelling of your stomach but also burn fat in the areas of the stomach.

  • Ingredients
  •  1.5 oz gin (or 3 Tbsp)
  •  1/4 lime, sliced
  •  4-6 cucumber slices
  •  6 mint leaves
  • 4 oz tonic water
  •  1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Instructions
1. Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
4. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.

For those who prefer a sweeter drink, add sugar to taste. However, it’s also quite enjoyable without sugar.

Keep in the fridge and serve chill.

Coca-Cola Launches Newest Brand In Order To Reduce Obesity

Coca-Cola announced it has launched a new brand in Great Britain “Coca-Cola Life” which is made with a mix of sugar and natural sweetener. Its UK and Ireland boss says the product proves Coke’s commitment to tackling the “challenge of obesity”.

The company said  that Coca-Cola Great Britain has reduced the amount of sugar in Coca-Cola Life and upped the stevia content. That means increasing its artificial leaf sweetener.

The new drink contains a higher proportion of plant-based sweetener stevia, containing 19 calories per 100ml.  A 33cl can of Coca-Cola Life will now contain 76 calories and 19g of sugar.

The company further explained today that the new recipe for the Coca-Cola life contains 45% less sugar than regular colas, with an equivalent drop in calories. The first version of Coca-Cola Life, launched in the UK in September 2014, contained a third less sugar.

At last week’s launch of its global marketing strategy for Coca-Cola which sees all variants of Coca-Cola come together under one brand, executives said stevia still required further development,.

A spokesperson for the company Jon Woods, general manager, Coca-Cola GB, said ”The new recipe is “specific to GB” (Great Britain) and Investing in reformulation is just one of the actions we are taking to help people reduce their sugar and calorie intake alongside offering smaller pack sizes, putting colour-coded nutrition labels on the front of all our bottles and cans and increasing the marketing investment in our no sugar colas.”

The company said Coca-Cola Life is now worth GBP35m (US$50m) in sales since its launch. The new version of Coca-Cola Life will be available from April.

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3 Important Tips You Can Apply To Stop Sugar Free Drinks From Damaging Your Teeth, Doctor says

The human teeth is designed to do several things in our body as well add beauty to our smile. But when not given proper care, the countless of Sugar-free drinks produced may be as damaging to your teeth as those that contain the sweet stuff says Medical News Today

“Many people are not aware that while reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion,” said Eric Reynolds, a professor at Melbourne Dental School.

According to the medical News Today, Sugar forms a plaque on the tooth surface that bacteria digest and covert to acid. This acid attacks teeth by dissolving outer layers of tooth enamel, it can expose the soft pulp inside the tooth by creating a hole inside the tooth. So to protect tooth decay, The following  3 steps can help to preserve our teeth health:

  •  Look for acidic additives such as cirtric acid and phosphoric acid in the ingredient list of sugar free products
  • After eating or drinking any acidic products, rinse your mouth with water then wait for an hour before brushing
  • Chew sugarless gum after drinking acidic beverages to increase saliva flow to neutralize the acid.

Reasons Why NAFDAC Fines Guinness Nigeria 1billion Naira

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has fined Guinness Nigeria Plc, N1bn for violating laid down rules.

According to Punch Newspapers, reports have it that NAFDAC accused Guinness of allegedly revalidating expired products without authorisation and supervision, and exposing its raw materials to rodents.

An excerpt of the letter from NAFDAC, which was obtained from Punch, reads “In view of the above, you are further required to take the following actions: disclosure of all your warehouses in the country and submission of inventory level of the stock thereof; submit a written voluntary consent of forfeiture for destruction of the expired and revalidated raw materials discovered in your warehouse; and submit a notarised undertaking to comply with all the guidelines, rules, regulations and enactments of the agency, and to refrain from any future violations.”

Guinness Nigeria Plc is expected to pay the fine, in two weeks.

 

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Niigeria Beverage Industry To Rise By 50% In 2019

The consumption level of most Nigerians, especially for beverages and allied products, is expected to rise by the year 2019, says ”Sidel” a leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging  who revealed this at the recent Value Creation Day.

The event tagged: ‘The Value Creation Day’ provided an opportunity for Sidel to meet and network with approximately 100 of its biggest customers in Nigeria and Ghana about the new technologies and services that the company is offering.

Oliver Fraise, Managing Director, said that  NIGERIA’S beverage industry, which is led by an estimated 27.2 billion liters packaged water market, is expected to grow by 10.8 percent.

Sidel’s delegation from its Greater Middle East and Africa office said that the opportunities for estimated growth in the Nigerian market would afford local producers a chance to deliver greater value to customers with better packaging solutions, especially with Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles

Well, it feels good to know that Nigeria beverage consumption level is really high and has potentials to increase its growth.

Question: Is Incompatible Drinking A Major Factor In Future Marriage/ Relationship?

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You love alcohol, and you’ve been used to having a drinking mate. Now, assume you meet someone that fits your dream of a lifetime partner and soulmate, possesses every quality you want except one which is ” she doesn’t drink alcohol”. Bear in mind that you love him/her so much but as same time love your alcohol, what would you do? Would you still go ahead to propose? Would you still think you have found your soul mate?

Bear in mind that an incompatible drinking marriage could pose several problems in the future. like creating a wide intimacy gap between you and your spouse or causing constant argument and many more.

So my question still stands, do you Think you have found a soul mate and would you go ahead with the proposal?

Please share your view.

Champsonthego.com is Live! Get a 3L Jeroboam Free + Other Exciting Promo Offers!

Editor’s note; This article first appeared on techloy.com

Following the successful launch of Montaudon Champagne in Nigeria in December 2013, 3 Inclusive Limited, the exclusive importers of the Award-winning Champagne have launched champsonthego.com, an e-commerce platform that allows you to order your cases & bottles of Montaudon Champagne and have it delivered right to your doorstep or event.

If you are celebrating soon or need to restock on Champagne, Champsonthego.com offers top of the line deals and with next to none same day delivery service in Lagos. That’s right! All Lagos orders placed before 4pm are delivered on the same day, free of charge!

The platform also provides all the information you need on Champagnes such as Brut Réserve Première, Demi Sec, Millésimé (Brut Vintage), Grande Rosé, Classe M, Brut Réserve Première Magnum and Brut Réserve Première Jeroboam to help you make the right choice.

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According to the Managing Director, Jide Adenuga,

The e-commerce sector in Nigeria is very buoyant. With an estimated (5.2) million Nigerians spending online. For the top notch value we create with our periodical special offers and consultation on stock planning for events, www.champsonthego.com has emerged as a key platform for the brand to interact with consumers, drive brand experience and respond to their demand for our Champagne.

The platform also offers special introductory promotions that lets you buy a bottle via ‘The Sampler’ package, ‘Mix any six’ bottles of Champagne Montaudon and pay the wholesale price or buy 5 cases of Montaudon Champagne and get a free 3L Brut Jeroboam

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How Tea May Help The Brain

Caffeine is probably the best known brain-booster found in tea. It’s effects are immediate: increased alertness, wakefulness, and attention. However, caffeine is a stimulant whose effects subside fairly quickly.

If, over the course of your life, you want to maintain cognitive function and memory, prevent a decline in brain function, and avoid memory loss, then drink tea regularly throughout your life. This may be particularly helpful if you have metabolic-related issues (such as Type-II Diabetes).

Uniquely, Research shows that tea contains the amino acid L-Theanine which is more calming.  It relaxes without inducing drowsiness. Caffeine and L-Theanine are a naturally-occurring pair found only in tea, which is why tea has been the drink of choice for persons needing concentration and focus when settling into a long meditation.

Consuming this combination of caffeine and L-Theanine (in extract form) has been found to help reduce mental fatigue while increasing reaction time and working memory. When taken over time (e.g., 16 weeks) this combination also helped with improvements in memory and cognitive alertness.

So, how does all this research apply to you?

If you need to be focused, alert, have a quick reaction time, maintain short-term memory, accurately process information, and want to be in a good mood, opt for a few cups of tea. It may be a better choice for focused productivity.

When you drink tea, what effects do you notice? What does tea help you accomplish?

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5 Mixers You Should Never Drink

Ever mixed a drink you thought would be heavenly and it ended up messing up with your body system? Hum… I hear you say. Yes, at one point in time, most of us must have had a bad day or night due to wrongly mixed drink. Although, sweet mixed drinks comes with a very sweet flavor.  Unfortunately,  these sugary libations could be contributing to your expanding waistline or a turn of other health ailments, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

So how do we know what kind of mixtures to avoid? Here they are:

Diet Soda

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Many people turn to diet sodas when trying to cut out sugar and calories. While you are avoiding the extra calories,do you know you’re still consuming an abundance of artificial sweeteners and other chemicals. A 2013 study conducted by Northern Kentucky University also suggests that diet soda mixed with alcohol may lead to faster intoxication than if you were to consume regular soda in your mixed drink.

Alternative: Vodka Soda

Soda and Coke

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A Jack and Coke typically has around 200 calories per beverage. If you have like 3 to 4 rounds with some friends, you’re adding approximately 800 calories to your daily intake, not to mention the sugar and carbs. You’re better off ordering neat or opting for something with club soda instead.

Alternative: Bourbon Rickey

Energy Drinks

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Energy drinks aren’t a wise choice when it comes to mixers. Of course they’ll keep you going all night but at what cost?

Studies have shown that caffeine-infused alcoholic beverages tend to mask the effects of intoxication so you don’t feel as buzzed. The end result is you drink more and become more and more intoxicated.

Alternative: Kiwi Kwencher

Heavy Cream

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Found in White Russians and Irish Coffee, heavy cream has a lot of calories and fat. One 6-ounce White Russian contains approximately 500 calories. Which can increase your waistline drastically.
Instead, opt for drinks that contain coconut water. It gives you a hint of a milky taste, minus the fat found in heavy cream. It’s a great choice for those who like their libations rich.

Alternative: Leblon Coco Caipirinha

Tonic Water

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The problem with tonic water is that it’s often confused with club soda. Many people assume they are opting for a healthier drink when they order a gin and tonic. But what they’re really getting is a dose of sugar and calories that are equivalent to regular soda.
One can of tonic water contains 32 grams of sugar. Large isn’t it? So do your waistline a favor and stick to club soda. Add a few lime wedges if you’re looking for that bitter-fresh taste.

Alternative: Gin Rickey

Have you ever had issues with wrong mixtures? Please share your experience here.

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