So coffee isn’t the first thing I think of when discussing the Birds and Bees…? But here me out! Birds help control pests that eat/ruin the coffee fruit and Bees help to pollinate the coffee plants! Plus, there’s more! From Phys.org: A recent study researched how birds helped control pests and how bees helped pollinate coffee farms. The research showed how working with wildlife can help farmers make more money. But it is just one example of the benefits nature gives us that we take for granted. Nature purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe, it helps […]
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 […]
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.
We are learning more and more about how coffee benefits so many aspects of our biology. Now, a new study shows that coffee benefits brain function! A study out of Portugal’s University of Minho School of Medicine compared several factors of brain function with coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers. The team led by School of Medicine President Nuno Sousa used MRI scans for the study. EatThis.com reports: As a result, Sousa and his team discovered that there is, indeed, a connection between drinking coffee and “a more efficient and beneficial pattern of connections with respect to motor control and alertness.” In […]