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? […]
A new study shows that drinking coffee may prevent kidney stones. From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Our findings show that going from, for example, one cup a day to 1.5 cups per day, reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent,” study co-author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, said in a press release. “Our findings strongly suggest that regular coffee consumption reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.” A kidney stone is a hard object made from chemicals in the urine. After formation, the stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract into the ureter. More than […]
Another study from The Annals of Internal Medicine links drinking coffee to living a longer life. From MSN: “The newest study analyzed coffee consumption habits of more than 170,000 people in the United Kingdom ages 37 to 73 and followed them for an average of seven years. Researchers found that those who drank between 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee per day were 16% to 21% less likely to die from all-cause, cancer-related and cardiovascular disease-related mortality during the study period than non-coffee drinkers.“ Yup. A steady stream of studies that continue to show how beneficial coffee can be to improve your health and […]
Did I read that correctly?!! There is some good news for coffee addicts regarding COVID-19. According to a recent study in The UK, drinking at least one cup of coffee a day reduces your risk of contracting the disease! From WION: A study conducted by researchers from the Northwestern University has revealed that people who consume one or more cups of coffee per day have nearly 10 per cent less chance of getting infected by the deadly coronavirus, in comparison to those who are not consuming coffee at all. So, what are we to take from this study? Is it […]
So, this is a bit off topic for those of us who love drinking coffee. We have previously discussed the benefits of drinking coffee. How about using coffee as a skin care product? A coffee scrub, when used on your body can have several beneficial effects. They are easy to make at home and easy to use. You only need a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry and about 20 minutes to combine and use. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using a coffee scrub: 1. It is a natural exfoliant Yes, coffee grounds […]
The past year has been hard on many of us who miss the one on one interaction of other people. Being shut in and separated because of the pandemic has added to loneliness and stress levels for millions of people. And this can have serious mental health repercussions. It turns out, coffee can mitigate this and the most recent research says coffee reduces suicide risk. From The Harvard School Of Public Health: The authors reviewed data from three large U.S. studies and found that the risk of suicide for adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per […]
What is protein coffee? Yes, we’re talking about another coffee trend that everyone simply must try. Or maybe not. Let’s take a look. Simply put, protein coffee, or proffee, is adding some form of protein to your coffee. It can be animal, whey or plant based protein. Actually, this has been a thing for like ever because people have been adding milk to coffee for like…ever! And, milk has a good amount of protein. But now it is becoming more fashionable to add animal or veggie protein powders, or high protein veggie based milks, among many other protein sources. Are […]
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 […]
Is there a link between coffee and liver health? We reach for our morning coffee to help us wake up and stay alert. We know that studies continue to show the many benefits of drinking coffee such as improving brain function and living longer. Now there is another showing there is a link with coffee and liver health. Overall, coffee is very good for your liver. Via Cleveland Clinic: “Coffee is especially helpful when it comes to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease,” says Dr. Wakim-Fleming. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease occurs when extra fat builds up in liver cells. It affects 1 […]
A new study shows that caffeine does not help sleep deprivation.
We’ve all been there. You wake up after a night of poor sleep. Feeling groggy and exhausted, you reach for that magical elixir called coffee. You get your energy boost. You start to feel less tired. But do you perform better after drinking coffee? Not according to a new study.