Considering that this time management game came from Myth People, the developers of The Heroes of Kalevala, one of my very favourite match 3 games, I was a bit disappointed when it played more like The Great Chocolate Chase. We have a spunky redhead with a mysterious past, sort of like Evangeline Baumeister, but in a fantasy world setting. Miriel runs a bakery and food store that supplies baking supplies, breads, cakes, and other items they give the recipes for in the game. Considering that Myth People Games is based in Finland, it explains why I did not recognise the names for some of the ingredients in those lists. Read more...(312 words, 31 images, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
Fruits, Inc. is fun little farming game which you do need to have some patience to play successfully. The only problem I had with this game was the sound. It had to be played at a low volume, because on normal, when you reached a goal, you got a huge blast of hoedown music that would make your hair stand on end. In this storyline, Brooke has is a grad student in business, and her great-grandmother is wanting to retire. She wants Brooke to take over the farms and make them more successful that ever, creating not just bulk produce, but juice, jellies, and pies from the apples, apricots, grapes, and strawberries they grow. It is your mission to help Brooke out by hiring workers and technicians, and buying materials. You plant farm plots, and build factories to get the most from your high quality produce. You diversify your product lines, and go green along the way. The waiting for funds is the only frustrating thing in Fruits, Inc., but it is worth the wait for the chance to see how things work out. Direct your workers and technicians in building new outlets and planting, keeping out pests, and upgrading the factories to produce the tastiest and freshest fruit products. This is a cute farming sim that focuses on one particular thing, so it makes it a bit easier to play. Who knows, you might want to bake up an apple pie after playing it for a bit.
Simple information about the mineral Chromium, from the NY Times:
Chromium is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Chromium stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for brain function and other body processes. It is an activator of several enzymes, which are needed to drive numerous chemical reactions necessary to life. Chromium is also important in insulin metabolism.
Chromium is only needed in trace amounts, but as it stimulates enzymes and and metobolism, it is essential in keeping the body healthy and insulin production on track. Lack of insulin leads to type-2 diabetes, and where that leads to is… going to be discussed in a future blog. Great sources for chromium are also the ones you find copper in. Basic meat proteins, bananas, spinach, apples, are just a few places, and they are foods we all love, so getting chromium back into a HFCS-laden system is not that difficult, once the altered corn sugar has been taken out. That is a slow process, and it takes time and lots and lots of discipline. Some green tea will help one along the way, so long as it is not sweetened with HFCS. Some basic condiments even can provide chromium, like black pepper, and butter. Read more...(257 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)