Your Guide to Sugar [infographic]

February 7, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  3 Comments
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I think we can all agree that one of the hardest things about keeping a diet is the whole, “no sweets” part. But sadly, sugar is in practically everything we eat, so even when we think we are being good, sugar is sneaking its way into our diets. Most people think that fruit is the safe way to go when trying to curb a sweet craving, but in fact, fruit is loaded with sugar, and it can ruin a diet if you eat too much of it.

Today’s infographic is a great way to visualize what sugary foods are sneaking their way into your diet. I was sad to see that an apple had a surprisingly large amount of sugar. But hey, ya gotta eat something right? [via]

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The Different Types of Wine [Inforgraphic]

February 6, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Recreation  |  No Comments
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Taken from a suggestion in the comments last week, I’ve found myself a nice little infographic showing the intricate web of the various types of wine. In the beginning, all wine starts with the grapes. There are two varieties – black and green. Red wines use black grapes and can have a variety of tastes. Red wines can be dry or sweet, dark or light. Rosé wines also use black grapes, but they are peeled before the coloring process begins, though a blending of White and Red wine techniques can also result in a Rosé. White wines, as you may have guessed are usually concocted with green grapes and can have a range of rich cream-like or light, vibrant taste. Sparkling wine, like champagne, involves a secondary fermentation process causing bubbles; they can range from Red to Rosé to White coloring. The other type of wine is fortified with spirits, usually resulting in a dessert-like taste though dry fortified wines do exist.

Each of these wines has it’s own subsection of being High Tannin, Round or Spicy. High Tannin refers to a taste that dries the mouth, kind of like the feeling of the tongue after licking a popsicle stick (but tastier). Round taste has less tannin and a more balanced acidity resulting in a lush or smooth sensation. Spicy wines have higher acidity and higher alcohol giving a tartness to the taste. Think pineapple juice over apple juice. All in all, this is a very informative infographic, it taught me a few things about one of my favorite beverages. Hope you felt the same.

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The Different Types of Wine based on Style and Taste

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Hunger Relief Programs [infographic]

February 5, 2013 |  by  |  Food  |  1 Comment
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Hunger is a large problem world wide. Putting food on the table isn’t always as simple as it sounds, and when you have hungry mouths to feed it can spiral out of control. Thankfully, companies like Bank of America are trying to help. Supporting hunger relief programs is a top priority for Bank of America. They have been working to end hunger since 2008 with donations and volunteering. They are bringing food to millions of hungry people, helping to relieve the pain and settle the rumbling stomaches.

Bank of America worked to bring 16 million pounds of food, serving 7 million meals. We thank you for all of the hard work.[Via]

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Avocados and the Super Bowl [Infographic]

February 4, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle, Sports  |  1 Comment
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Regardless of which team won or lost yesterday’s big game, one standard product from the produce section was a clear winner: the avocado. Avocados are becoming an increasingly-popular snack for America’s biggest sporting event, and this year is no different from the others.

Today’s infographics come to us from Shape.com and give us an idea of just how much of the green fruit we eat on game day. We as a country ate 1.5 billion pounds of avocados during all of 2012, but during 2013′s Super Bowl alone we will have eaten 79 million pounds, or 5% of 2012′s grand total.

For more information on America’s favorite Super Bowl snack refer to the infographic below. [Via]


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Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist [infographic]

February 3, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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Hello lovely peeps! I hope that I catch you at a happy time in your week. WOO FOOTBALL!!! This week’s infographic has a little piece of me in it (like all of them), which is appropriate because it’s my last one *tear*. It’s also kind of a metaphor for the way I hope to go forth in the world and the way in which I long for more individuals to act towards each other. If we could embrace each other’s differences (like the e-book and print book), then the world would be SUCH a better place.

This infographic shows some stats that are helpful and easing to the mind for those of us who are not all about the e-books yet. Although I am all about saving trees, it is true that print books might be the best resource for the young ones trying to master their skills. But, from my point of view, the more e-books, the better! They save the earth!

This infographic should apply to many aspects in our culture—we should be able to coexist! The fact stated at the end of the graphic sums it all up, “Nothing beats a good book”. Have a grand week, y’all and give Diego some love when he comes back! [via]

 

Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist

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