August 30, 2016

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  • Is Hot Tap Water Safe to Drink?
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    Is Hot Tap Water Safe to Drink?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Unless you’re certain your plumbing does not contain lead, never use hot tap water for cooking or drinking. Hot water is far more likely to leach lead from pipes, especially if it has been standing in the pipes for a while.

  • Lactose Intolerance and Yogurt
    Wellness Tip

    Lactose Intolerance and Yogurt

    by Berkeley Wellness

    People who are lactose intolerant have great difficulty digesting dairy products, leading to gas, cramps, and other symptoms. But the live cultures found in probiotic yogurts may ease some of the burden.

  • Can You Eat Cheese Rinds?
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    Can You Eat Cheese Rinds?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    For many cheeses, especially aged Euro­pean-style ones, the distinctive rinds are con­sidered essential parts that add characteristic flavor and texture, usually thanks to microorganisms growing on them during the ripen­ing process.