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Coffee and Caffeine

Coffee and tea can easily thwart your diet: Here's how

Jan 30 2017 - 9:07pm
Coffee, tea calories

Coffee and tea drinkers may be doing one thing wrong by adding extra calories. What researchers discovered could be thwarting your weight loss efforts.

Most people who drink coffee add a little something that can boost calorie intake. And it's sneaky the way those calories can add up.

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Best Diet for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Oct 24 2016 - 3:40pm

Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD is a narrowing of the blood vessels – most commonly in the legs – that can lead to an increased risk of very serious health conditions. Diet plays a very important part in the care of PAD.

About 8.5 million Americans have peripheral artery disease, according to the American Heart Association.

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Macular degeneration risk is cut with a Mediterranean diet

Oct 18 2016 - 6:00pm

According to a new study people who closely adhere to the Mediterranean diet, particularly by eating fruit, may be significantly less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration is a devastating illness which often leads to blindness. The finding that dietary factors can dramatically decrease the risk of this condition is encouraging.

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Caffeine based compounds offer hope for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease

Oct 2 2016 - 6:58am
Brain neurons

Researchers have found caffeine based compounds prevent the death of brain cells which produce dopamine.

Parkinson's Disease is a very painful disease which manifests itself as a progressive disorder of the nervous system that has negative affects on movement.

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National Coffee Day: Grab a Cup for Your Health Today

Sep 29 2016 - 2:11pm

Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee per day. This comes out to 146 billion cups each year. It’s a good thing that it’s good for us!

We may not celebrate by giving gifts or by getting a day off of work, but today is National Coffee Day. Many of your favorite spots are giving away cups at reduced rates – or even free!

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Would You Eat Coffee Grounds?

Aug 25 2016 - 11:43am
eat coffee grounds

Many people truly love their coffee, and some scientists are wondering whether that love affair could go so far as getting people to eat coffee grounds. Don’t worry; chances are you won’t even taste them, yet they could provide some important nutrients and perhaps help with various health issues.

What’s special about coffee grounds?

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Why Your Weight Loss Stalls: When You Think You Are Drinking Sugar Free Frappuccinos with Base

Jun 4 2016 - 11:43am
Sugar Free Frappuccino secrets

What you call a sugar free frappuccino at Starbucks, is made with "base," which includes sugar. One Starbucks Barista spoke with me on condition of anonymity and explained the differences between regular and sugar free frappuccinos and what you need to know if you are trying to lose weight. Let's call her Lyssa. Here is what Lyssa told our readers.

Hello everyone. Starbucks is a hot topic I'd like to discuss. I am a Starbucks barista and I have seen a couple of scary topics discussed here.

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The Health Benefit of The Second Cup of Coffee

Nov 20 2015 - 1:57pm
Coffee Benefits

Whether you’re a Starbuck’s fan or a Dunkin’ donuts coffee addict, a new study published in the medical journal Circulation authored by Dr. Ming Ding, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts will interest you. The long term study has shown that drinking moderate amounts of coffee may not be a bad idea. Researchers followed more than 200,000 doctors and nurses for up to 30 years has found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee daily had a 15 percent lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, and suicide. Cancer was not a disease process found to have an improved life expectancy. [1]

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Energy drinks raise blood pressure in caffeine naive

Mar 14 2015 - 1:04pm
Energy drinks increase resting blood pressure

Individuals who do not regularly consume caffeine experience a significant rise in resting blood pressure after consuming energy drinks, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic.

Researchers recorded blood pressure and heart rate before giving either a can of a commercially available energy drink or a placebo drink to 25 healthy adults between the ages of 19 and 40.

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Coffee, Heartburn and Your Stomach

Jan 21 2015 - 12:28pm
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Americans love the taste, aroma, and even the health benefits of coffee. What some people experience but can do without are the heartburn and associated stomach problems.

Approximately 83 percent of Americans drink coffee, says the National Coffee Association (NCA), and the latest figures from the NCA is that 61 percent consume it daily.

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Spend Less Than $1 on Your Iced Coffee Drinks Advises Consumer Reports

Jul 11 2014 - 10:11am
Iced Coffee

Summer time is time for iced coffee drinks to give us the kick we need without working up a hot beverage sweat. But are you paying $4 to $5 for that cup of iced coffee heaven? You shouldn’t be, advise researchers from Consumer Reports. According to their research, cold supermarket mocha coffee drinks for as low as $1 per serving offer both taste and calorie choices that are attractive and easy on the wallet.

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Believe It or Not: Coffee and Smoking May Protect you from Liver Disease

Dec 16 2013 - 2:03am
A cup of refreshing coffee

Discussions about liver disease sets off shock waves in people due to the generally catastrophic consequences of diseases of the liver. Concerns about potential extreme pain and suffering and premature death from liver disease rose to new heights after the shocking news of the premature death of Steve Jobs in 2011 from primary pancreatic cancer, which lead to a liver transplant prior to his death at 56 years old.

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3 Coffee Choices that Won't Add Inches to Your Waist

Nov 15 2013 - 10:33am
Coffee Choices

Dr. Oz reveals his smart coffee choices from Starbucks, McDonalds and Dunkin’ Donuts that will appease your cravings without adding inches to your waist.

Do find it difficult to bypass a Barnes and Noble coffee booth or skip going to Starbuck’s with friends because you know that venti-sized café mocha is going to add inches to your waist? Fear not as Dr. Oz reveals his smart coffee choices from Starbucks, McDonalds and Dunkin’ Donuts that will appease your cravings without adding inches to your waist.

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Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk and Much More

Oct 25 2013 - 6:40am
Coffee reduces liver cancer risk

You can reduce your risk of liver cancer every time you drink a cup of coffee, according to Italian researchers. While a new study explains this potential benefit, coffee consumption can be good for your liver in other ways as well, and the benefits of that cup of java don’t end in that organ either.

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