Coffee

Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…illnesses. Granted, habitual coffee drinkers who skip their morning cuppa may feel a little headachy or sluggish and too much caffeine can cause unpleasant, jittery side effects; but this time the APA has gone too far. I’ve written about the health benefits of coffee and caffeine too many times to…

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Four Simple Steps to Improve Cognitive Function

…cognitive function. * Drink coffee. You probably know that coffee makes you more alert and improves short-term memory, but did you realize it also may improve cognitive function? Scandinavian scientists recently found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee a day during middle age were 65…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

…mass—and three inches around the waist! Win Your Weight Battle With a Mini-Fast * Don’t eat breakfast. Get up in the morning and have some water, coffee or tea—but don’t eat breakfast. Read on and I’ll tell you why. * Lace up your sneakers. Exercise for 30–45 minutes at moderate intensity. I…

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

I’ve been extolling the health benefits of coffee for years. Now, there’s another reason to go ahead and drink up. A study found that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day can lower risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), one of the most common forms of skin cancer. The researchers analyzed…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…the Whitaker Wellness Institute sometimes express surprise that we serve coffee. Doesn’t it increase the body’s acidity? Aren’t health-conscious people supposed to drink tea instead? Isn’t caffeine bad for you? If coffee were harmful, then every morning emergency rooms around the world would be…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…, I’ve compiled a list of common beverages and their calorie counts. * Water (8 oz.) — 0 calories * Tea, unsweetened (6 oz.) — 2 calories * Coffee, black (6 oz.) — 3 calories * Low-Sodium V8 Juice (8 oz.) — 50 calories * Gatorade (8 oz.) — 50 calories * Light Beer (12 oz.) — 95 calories…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…disease This is yet another reason why I recommend you avoid sodas and stick mainly with water, teas, and coffee. I hear a lot from patients and subscribers that drinking plain water, coffee, and tea can get boring. So here are some options for staying hydrated. * To spruce up your water, try adding…

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Natural Appetite Suppressants

…easiest one to incorporate into your diet is caffeine. When you feel the need to reach for a snack, drink a cup of coffee instead—it often takes the edge off of hunger. If you aren’t a coffee fan, another safe and effective option is green tea. For extra help, try the amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan (5…

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6 Everyday Habits That Keep Your Bones Strong

…your intake of caffeine, which promotes calcium excretion. Coffee has multiple health benefits, so I don’t recommend you avoid it altogether. Instead, try to keep your caffeine consumption under 300 mg per day (roughly 2 cups of coffee). If you regularly drink more than that, be sure you’re supplementing…

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Banning “Supersized” Sodas Is Not the Way to Solve Obesity

…zest of lemon or lime. Tea, with its myriad health benefits, can also be consumed at will. And coffee drinkers can feel free to enjoy a few cups a day. Just remember, if you are going to sweeten your coffee or tea, use natural sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol and forgo the calorie-dense creamers.…

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Diabetes Tip: How to Remember Your Supplements

…the cup upside down. If the cup is right side up, I know I haven't taken them yet.” – Bev P. Keep Them by the Coffee Cup: “I keep my vitamins in the kitchen cabinet by my coffee cup which is the first place I go in the mornings. I'm sure to see them there.” – Don P. Use a Sectioned Box: “Every…

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Manage Diabetes with Cinnamon

…contains are eliminated when mixed in hot water, so drinking cinnamon tea or adding cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing are other great options. To use cinnamon tea or cinnamon-infused coffee to help you manage blood sugar, aim for a quarter- to a half-teaspoon (or the supplement equivalent) twice…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…Because compounds in the saliva can break down the active ingredients in cinnamon, I suggest that rather than eating it by the spoonful you add it to coffee or tea before brewing. Mixing it with hot water also helps eliminate some of the undesirable components found in whole cinnamon. As a natural home…

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8 Secrets the Weight Loss Industry Won’t Give You

…bucks. But the fact is many of the most effective weight loss solutions are free, or cost only pennies to do. 1. Have a cup or two of caffeinated coffee or tea before heading out the door to exercise. It both increases endurance and is beneficial for high-intensity exercise. 2. Make sure you’re getting…

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You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

…protein. Tips for Maintaining Healthy Bones * Eat lots of nutrient-dense plant foods. Eat moderate, not excessive, amounts of protein. * Go easy on coffee and other caffeine-containing drinks, which promote calcium excretion and hamper healthy bone formation. * Stay away from the refined sugars found…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…Caffeine reduces amyloid plaques in the brains of animals, and a 21-year-long Scandinavian study showed that people who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a 65 percent reduced risk of dementia, compared to people who drank two or fewer cups. Caffeinated tea works, too. 4. Get adequate sleep…

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The Fantastic Health Benefits of Fiber

…. As she says, “It sure beats Pravachol [a statin drug] with all its side effects at over a hundred dollars a prescription.” Just buy a cheap coffee grinder, and grind up ¼-cup of flax seeds a day. Mix it in water and drink quickly (it thickens upon standing), or sprinkle on salads, soups, yogurt…

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A Sweet Cure From the Kitchen

…when it is mixed in hot water. Therefore, I recommend taking a water-soluble cinnamon extract, drinking cinnamon tea, or adding cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing. The suggested dose is a quarter to a half teaspoon twice a day.

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Get Back on Track After the Holidays

…cycle of weight loss and weight gain known as yo-yo dieting. Here’s a refresher for following my program. Get up in the morning and have a little coffee, tea, or water but don’t eat any breakfast. Simply cutting out this meal can reduce your caloric intake by 30 percent a day. Next, while your body…

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