So, conventional wisdom says that, since caffeine is a diuretic, drinking coffee would dehydrate you. Not so fast! A new study suggests that moderate consumption of caffeine beverages like coffee can actually be hydrating. from LifeSavvy: As you’re likely already aware, coffee contains caffeine which is a diuretic. It causes your body to create more urine and could increase blood flow to the kidneys. The result is that you pee more, and that could affect hydration. That caffeine content paired with how often you drink coffee can determine whether it could be hydrating. So the idea that coffee dehydrates you? […]
Premium Coffee Has Become More Available
Drinking coffee as a morning treat and smelling its soothing aroma have been enjoyed by coffee drinkers for thousands of years. But Premium coffee has not been available throughout history. People often use it to start off their days in the morning, as a warm drink during the winter, or even as a treat after meals. The coffee industry has evolved over the past few years, as more and more distributors have experimented with new ground coffees and coffee blends. Take advantage of the many benefits that premium coffee can offer you if you are a coffee drinker. Here are […]
5 Ways To Maximize Coffee Health Benefits
If you’re reading this, you most likely are a coffee lover like me! Since you probably drink a lot of coffee you might as well maximize the coffee health benefits. We have previously discussed the health benefits of drinking coffee. Now, let’s discuss making it an even healthier experience. Yes, there are ways to make drinking coffee even better for you! These tips come from Dawn.com Drink Coffee Right Before You Work Out Coffee is know to boost your metabolism. From a previous post: Coffee improves physical performance by increasing the amount of adrenaline in your bloodstream. So, your workouts […]
What Is Golden Ratio Coffee?
I came across a very interesting coffee product called Golden Ratio Coffee. I was researching brewing and roasting methods and techniques and found it online. The owner of this Austin,TX based company discovered this lightly roasted coffee bean on a trip to Seattle. He had given up on coffee for some of its adverse side effects. He loved the flavor of Golden Coffee and the lack of problems drinking regular coffee caused. However, he couldn’t find any golden coffee locally or online, so he decided to start roasting it himself. It intrigued me for several reasons: The Golden Color As […]
Do You have Caffeine Sensitivity? Me Too!
Hi, my name is Phil and I am a caffeine addict! There I said it. Well, I guess the name of the website gives it away. When I wake up and pour that coffee, I love the feeling caffeine gives me. I feel energized, alert and ready to take on the day. Most days, that’s my experience. But, if I drink too much coffee (more that 2 cups), too quickly, without eating, I get light-headed, shaky and start to feel anxious. I lose that energy boost and focus. Is that caffeine sensitivity? Yes it is. Not only am I a caffeine […]
The Word On Coffee And Sex Drive?
Are you concerned whether there is a link between coffee and sex drive? There has been some confusion as to whether coffee can have a positive or negative effect on your sex drive, or whether it affects it at all. There has been very little research on this subject. But what has been done suggests that there is a small positive effect. It is thought that caffeine can increase blood flow to the genitals of both men and women. The effect on Men For men, a 2015 PLOS One Journal study determined that men who consume 1-2 cups a day […]
Can Caffeine Cause Or Increase Anxiety?
I have struggled with anxiety in the past. It was at a point where I was losing sleep because I was worrying and obsessing about ridiculous things that, at the time, seemed very real. I was able to overcome it with therapy, medication and then meditation, eating well and regular exercise. I learned to recognize my triggers and let go of the useless worrying.