Higher Grounds Specialty Coffee in Freeport closes after 17 years

FREEPORT — Cynthia Faulkner toiled for more than two decades in the financial services industry when heroffice in Freeportsuddenly shut down in 2004.

So, after some brainstorming, she decided to open Higher Grounds Specialty Coffee & Tea, 1709 S. West Ave.

“I was kind of looking for a second act and the idea came to me that Freeport could really use a nice coffee shop on the south end of town,” Faulkner said. “So, I started doing some research and found this great location, which I knew was perfect, and I just kind of rolled with it.”

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Coffee Apothecary, a new Bettendorf coffee shop, looks to differentiate itself | Business & Economy

After eight years of being a “coffee fanatic,” Davenport resident Lindsey Schmidt decided to take the leap and open up a coffee shop of her own.

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Titanium dioxide in the spotlight | 2021-06-22

Donna Berry 2019CHICAGO – Product developers in the late 1980s into the 1990s working on fat-free foods and beverages often turned to titanium dioxide to replace the white color associated with the absence of creamy milkfat. The ingredient was approved as a color by the Food and Drug Administration in 1966, and until the fat-free craze, it was mostly used to provide opacity to candies, baked foods and frostings/fillings.

In the European Union, titanium dioxide (E 171) was authorized as a food additive in 2008. Eight years later, its safety started being questioned, and on May 6, 2021, the European Food Safety

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I Tried Intermittent Fasting for Diabetes and This Is What Happened

My experience reinforced that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diabetes management.

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, especially for health reasons, you have probably come across articles and blog posts touting the benefits of intermittent fasting.

It’s also known as intermittent energy restriction in dietitian, nutritionist, and health coach circles. Regardless of which term you use, intermittent fasting is a method of voluntarily cycling between fasting and nonfasting time periods.

I started reading about it a few years ago, because I heard it was helpful for those with type 2 diabetes.

Reported benefits include weight loss and a

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Monounsaturated fat: Benefits and sources

Monounsaturated fats such as olive oil are a healthy addition to the diet. Unlike saturated fats, which can have negative health effects, monounsaturated fats may support heart health and help someone manage their weight. However, all fats are calorie-dense, and people may put on weight if they eat them excessively.

This article explains what monounsaturated fat is and how it compares to other types of fat. It looks at potential health benefits, how much to eat, and food sources.

Monounsaturated fat is present in both plant foods and animal products. One of the healthiest examples of monounsaturated fat that people

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