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Player: United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member Subject: Things I would like to know...

2013-07-02 01:18:27
This is a post for fun. I\'ll start it out and you can post whatever your ideas are.

When you drink black coffee it doesn\'t come out black... so where does that black color go? And if you say \'the liver\' then does that mean that people who drink coffee have darker livers than people who do not?

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1Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-02 02:45:26
Coffee is actually dark brown. Flushing the yellow down the toilet will only change the brown color\'s shade. Therefore I would say that your liver would remain the color of sh...shocolate.

2United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-02 11:22:09
I\'ve seen black coffee.

As you say, the liver filters everything and excretes bile into the intestines, but according to this site a healthy liver is reddish brown and coffee does not change the color of the liver.


3Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-02 11:26:14
As you say - I have never said anything of the sort.

It all depends whose liver it is. For those, I stand by my color.

4United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-02 13:25:54
I stand corrected. I got that information from the site I posted.

BTW, speaking of \'black coffee\', my dad used to say that \'mom made the coffee so strong that it would bend the spoon when you tried to stir it!\'

Maybe someone can post some other ideas?


5Australia  Baggy_Gee2013-07-02 13:33:12
there is no better idea than coffe strong enough to dissolve a spoon, best start, continuation and end to a day. BEAN ME!!!!!!!!!-

6England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-02 13:54:11
The best coffee I had was in the US. Wherever I went there seemed to be 2 of those big vacuum coffee jugs. One had Columbian the other had another blend. Columbian is now my fav.
I used to think ` why don\'t they put &^%$& milk in it, it tastes a lot better`
`Black coffee` just means no milk (cream), it`s not actually black.
`Coffee au lait` (with milk)
Oh yes lets not forget the French who would, I think, lay claim to be THE coffee heads. A cup, mug of coffee for breakfast ? Oh no that\'s for kids They`ll have it in cereal bowls.

7England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-02 15:07:41
..Come to think of it the 2nd vacuum jug was milk. It was still an eye opener to see so many people walking down the street drinking cartons of coffee, just a snapshot of day to day life in downtown SanFran.-

8Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-02 15:38:18
I prefer tea.-

9Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-02 16:22:46
If coffee was black, then black being a total absence of color; there would be no yellow to flush down the toilet. -

10England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-02 16:33:36
The tannin in tea stains the lining of you stomach, so the black of coffee must get deposited there as well.
The more sugar the more yellow.

11England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-02 16:37:00
The acids in the stomach bleach stuff out.
I eat green vegetables but don\'t.......

12United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-02 22:17:46
I started taking Vitamin B Complex and noticed that it turns my urine to a darker yellow. The doctor says it is helping my kidneys flush out toxins.-

13Australia  Baggy_Gee2013-07-03 02:08:38
My sister who is a doctor also told me that after you have detoxed, if you continually take over and above the vitamins you need your urine will stay a funky colour depending on what the excess is.-

14United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-03 02:28:46
13 Baggy_Gee

Help me out here... I have heard that it easy to overdoes on vitamin A, but you can\'t OD on vitamin C because the body doesn\'t store it.

Should I be careful about taking other vitamins like D-3?

15Australia  Baggy_Gee2013-07-03 06:23:15
don\'t think so, I asked the same question and Most of the time your body just pumps the excess out. At least that is what I was told-

16Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-03 11:28:40
Excess vitamins such as vitamin C that are soluble in water are excreted in your urine. Taking excess vitamins that are fat soluble such as vitamin A or D can make you sick and in extreme cases, kill you.

I recall reading about an expedition in the Antarctic where the explorers ate the liver of their dogs and died as a result. An ounce of polar bear liver contains enough vitamin C to kill a person.

17Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-03 11:34:24
An ounce of polar bear liver contains enough vitamin [D], not [C] to kill a person. I stand corrected.-

18Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-03 11:46:15
Following is an interesting link to eating polar bear and dog liver. It mentions the
explorers I was talking about. [In 1913, Antarctic explorers Douglas Mawson and Xavier Mertz were both poisoned (and Mertz died) from eating the livers of their sled dogs during the Far Eastern Party.]

19Europian  cc13741628192013-07-03 13:06:35
That is strange. I was about to mention the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. I recall years ago watching a documentary which claimed that its members fell ill after eating seal liver (foie de phoque) and giving the meat (viande de phoque) to the dogs. If only they had tried the wadding.-

20England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-03 20:16:19
We had cod liver oil capsules every day as kids. I didn`t get rickets but have thing about seaside holidays -

21England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-03 20:17:11
*a thing-

22United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-03 22:53:06
When I was a kid (54 years ago) we had a family from Poland living next door to us in the U.S.

We went to the same school and back in those days everyone carried a brown bag with a sandwich in it for lunch. We all thought it odd that everyday he would have an onion sandwich! Yeah, most of us were eating peanut butter, or jelly on bread.

Anyways, that kid NEVER got sick! The whole school would come down with colds or sometimes the flu, but not that guy. He was always very healthy.

To this day I always order sliced onion rings in my salads.


23England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-04 21:59:49
We had peddlars back in those days, men on bicycles peddling wares. The knife sharpener would turn his pedals and a grinding stone would whirr round to sharpen knives, scissors, garden shears etc.
A familiar sight was the onion seller. He would be a Frenchman , yes a stereotypical Frenchman. Hooped jersey, beret, and moustache ala Parisian . Around his neck he would carry rings of onions platted together.
We have onions with practically every meal.

24Saudi  ANZARBONDChessHere Gold Member2013-07-05 03:04:54
In Saudi Arabia common people\'s drink is Qahwa(Hot drink means Coffee or Tea)(Arabian style without milk or cream).I love to drink in my Break time french coffee from Dr.Cafe.-

25United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-05 10:54:24
We have gas stations that have small stores where you can walk in and find a large counter about 2x3 meters which you can walk around. There will be 12 different kinds of coffee and you pick up a plastic cup and pour whatever kind you like.

I always like to mix the regular blend with the French blend. The French blend here in the US has so much cream & sugar in it that I don\'t need to add those items.

26Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-05 11:20:48
My parents and all people their age in my area drank tea. Therefore I was raised drinking tea. I could drink whole teapots of it at a time. I drank coffee sparingly. Both tea and coffee contain caffeine, which like nicotine take the place of vitamins and essential minerals in your body. I wanted to reduce the amount of tea I drank, but needed a placebo since I was sort of addicted to it. I found this red tea from South Africa, known as Rooibos. This tea is very healthy, full of antioxidants and naturally caffeine free. I drink it pure without milk, cream or sugar. It’s the closest I have found that tastes like black tea.

I am some sort of a health freak I guess… amongst other sorts of freaks.

27England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2013-07-05 12:15:20
I`m a little tea monster. 10-15 cups a day easy. Back in the day the china teapot, cosy and strainer were a central part of home life. Someone in the family had the knack of making the best pot. The 2nd cup was anticipated after more boiling water was poured in, and the slightly `stewed` taste was ok as the pot stood while the 1st cup was drunk. There were lots more different brands of tea available and they all had a picture card in the packet to collect as sets. You could say that teabags are indicative of the slow...( that\'s enough-ed )
When abroad I always forget tea and enjoy the local drink. Mint tea is fabulous though you`d better shut your eyes when you see how much sugar goes in.

28Bermuda  cc13741628932013-07-05 13:49:32
Sugar; now there\'s a nasty culprit for all kinds of illnesses perpetrated just for the sake of the almighty $. We should all view the movie “Big Sugar”. Big Sugar exposes the sugar empire in all its power, from its establishment in the era of slavery to the undeniable influence it still has today. During its long and dark history, marked by corruption and propaganda, this industry managed to keep under its yoke things as fundamental as the nutrition and health of an entire people, creating in passing a worldwide obesity crisis and a new form of slavery our addiction to foods containing sugar. I refuse to eat anything containing refined sugar.

29United  cc1422628594ChessHere Gold Member2013-07-05 16:53:46
I agree with you and being a diabetic I eat foods with as little sugar as possible. However, most people don\'t know that the sugar substitute \'Aspartame is, by Far, the Most Dangerous Substance on the Market that is Added To Foods\'

It hides behind brand names such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure, but its makers cannot conceal that it accounts for 75 percent of adverse reactions to food additives reported...


The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on their findings, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of Defense) vow to \"call in his markers,\" to get it approved.


How Aspartame Became
Legal - The Timeline
From Rich Murray


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