The market has been flooded with sugar substitutes over the past few decades as healthy living came to the forefront. With everyone nowadays looking for a "natural" alternative, the terminology surrounding sweetener products has become somewhat open to interpretation. But artificial sweeteners are one case where "artificial" is not necessarily a bad thing.
Energy drinks promise to make you feel more alert and energised, to help you to focus and to give you more stamina and endurance. That is what they are designed to do and they generally are effective in achieving all these promises, at least in the short term, but there are some factors concerning energy drinks that we should be aware of.
The early Khoisan people of South Africa did it, Tswana detective Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency did it and thousands of heads of state, kings and commoners here and abroad are doing it! They are all hopelessly devoted to their cuppa Rooibos tea. Here's why…
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, from early Greek to Islamic texts, the praises of honey have been sung! For thousands of years people have consumed honey for its health benefits, but is there any truth to these beliefs?