Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’


Is the Pancreas an organ or gland?

Yup, you guessed it… it is a gland! This miraculous gland assists both the digestive system and the endocrine system. Here are the functions for each: Digestive System—The pancreas secretes enzymes that assist in digestion and nutrient absorption by breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats (lipids) in the food matter as it enters the duodenum from the stomach. Endocrine System—The …

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What is Cacao?

To best understand cacao, let’s first omit the other two similar and often confusing terms… cocoa and chocolate. Let’s start with cocoa, it is roasted and ground cacao seeds and then the cacao is heated. Don’t worry, it is not inferior to raw cacao, it’s just been heated to a higher temperature but still retains lots of antioxidants that are …

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