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? […]
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.
Where Does Coffee Come From?
Great question! And one that has been speculated for generations! “Where did coffee originate?” Legend has it that an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi saw some of his goats eating the cherries of the coffee plant and noticed that they were very hyper and energetic. He tried the berry for himself and gave him the same experience. He felt energized and jittery. Word spread of this and led to coffee becoming one of the most consumed drinks around the globe! There are other origin stories but I like this one the best! So, let’s talk about coffee beans. They are […]
Why Coffee Is Good For You!
If you’re worried about being addicted to coffee, you may want to take a deep breath and read the rest of this post. Coffee may be one of the healthiest addictions on the planet! A huge study out of the UK in 2018 showed that people who drink coffee are less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers. Are you breathing easier yet? In fact, drinking coffee has many health benefits that you may or may not be aware of. Let’s go through them, shall we? First, and most obviously, coffee can improve energy levels. We all know this to be […]