Tuesday, December 15, 2020

happy world tea day

Happy world tea day ! 

Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world with records dating back to 2737 BC. It is one of the most popular and widely consumed drinks in the world.  

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea before bed , tea in the dark, yeah after yoga ?  Tea all day.  

Many studies also claim tea might actually be a super health food beverage when consumed in the right manner and dosage depending on the type of tea. 

So what kinds of tea exist  ? 

Green tea is usually processed by raw tea leaves and roasted in a  pan, making it stay as close to its natural form as possible. Green tea is exceptionally high in flavonoids, which play a key role in maintaining a healthy heart by lowering bad cholesterol levels and reducing blood clotting.

Other recent studies have shown green tea can help lower blood pressure, triglycerides and total cholesterol. It's also shown to be an anti-inflammatory and aids in weight loss.

The black tea variety is the most popular tea and consumed by the most people around the world. It is made by drying and fermenting the tea leaves and thus ,  brings out a stronger and richer flavor. 

One cup of black tea holds many various benefits like packed with flavonoids, which combat inflammation and support a healthy immune system. 

Oolong tea is a partially processed tea. While green tea doesn't oxidize and black tea is oxidized until it turns black,  Oolong tea is a amalgamation between both the oxidized black tea and non-oxidized green tea. 

The partial oxidation is responsible for oolong tea’s color and taste.  It is notable for containing l-theanine, an amino acid that reduces anxiety and increases alertness and attention. 

Scientists have also found that l-theanine can help prevent cognitive diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

So what else is healthy about drinking tea ? 

All 3 (black, oolong, and green tea) polyphenols have shown to reduce body fat and  increase calorie expenditure.  A number of other scientific and nutritional studies have demonstrated that individuals who consume 2-5 cups of green tea a day for longer than 3 months ,  had lower body fat and body weight than subjects who did not.

All types of tea, especially green tea, are rich in antioxidant polyphenols. These polyphenols are highly effective in combatting inflammation. Many sudies have shown that antioxidants in green tea is 100x more potent than antioxidants in vitamin C.

Drinking tea is a great way to boost a between digestive system and help improve gut health. Research has show  that tea's polyphenols can beneficially modify gut bacteria. This can lead to a host of positive health effects like reduced carbohydrate absorption, improved blood sugar levels and weight loss.

Green tea helps reduce the variety of complications caused by diabetes. Research has shown green tea can improve insulin sensitivity, protect pancreatic cells from further damage and decrease inflammation.

Individuals who consume tea daily have shown to be a lower risk for neurological diseases as well as having decreased stress levels. There are other studies claiming tea may lower the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

The combination of caffeine and L-theanine in tea has been shown to improve reaction time, visual processing, memory, and brain concentration.

So on world tea day, go have yourself a nice cup of hot tea.   And smile. It's good for you. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

augmented & virtual reality In performance entertainment

Due to covid 19 and the quarantine nature of 2020  performance entertainers, musicians and others have gone virtual. 

VR helping to enhance viewer  experience.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

tensorflow magic

tensorflow magic

" TF-Coder considers 134 tensor-manipulation operations of the 500 in TensorFlow including reshapes, filters, aggregations, maps, indexing, slicing, grouping, sorting, and mathematical operations. It’s able to handle problems involving compositions of four or five different operations and data structures of 10 or more components, which have little room for error as the shapes and data types must be compatible throughout."

Monday, March 2, 2020

The blockchain ecosystem helps farmers receive fair prices and provides consumers with trustable and transparent data on product origins


UK-based startup Agriledger has created a blockchain system to help Haitian farmers sell their products at fair prices. The system fosters trust on both sides of the transaction, leading to better income for farmers and better goods for consumers.

The startup’s system offers farmers a number of services, and access to global markets and banks. Using blockchain technology, it provides registered farmers with a unique digital identification number, which makes the farmers key players in the supply chain, and gives them access to financial services, logistics, insurance and other services.  

The farmers can also tokenize their assets, making peer-to-peer trading easier and giving them further access to the commodities market. This digital system provides the farmers with several benefits; the data is inherently trustworthy, so the entire supply chain is more transparent and traceable, and it also simplifies record keeping, so it is easier for farmers to get loans and access financial services. Finally, the system includes a digital wallet, so farmers can receive payments faster. 

Eventually, Agriledger plans to create a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enabled marketplace. That would include communications and an order management platform, easing transactions between food suppliers and retailers. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

computer tech security and public policy

Digital computer security and connected IoT smart  everything have become public policy priorities in an increasingly digital and data-dependent always on and connected economy and society.

Fortifying the Cyber Frontier: Safeguarding LLMs, GenAI, and Beyond

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