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Does too much caffeine cause dehydration?

Does too much caffeine cause dehydration?

by Tina Sendin March 25, 2019 4 min read

Achieving a healthy disposition and well-being can be as simple as keeping yourself hydrated.

Can’t put two and two together?

Studies show that poor hydration leads to poor health. 

So what does this mean for coffee-lovers and caffeine junkies?

Some people say that caffeine can make you dehydrated.

But is there any truth to this? Or is it just another #fakenews alert?

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9 ways to have fresh breath

9 ways to have fresh breath

by Tina Sendin March 21, 2019 4 min read

No one’s spared from it.

Most, if not all, of us have had stinky breath at one point or another (like the first time you open your mouth, yawning in the morning).

Usually, there’s no cause for worry. Bad breath happens when there’s a buildup of bacteria in the mouth.

Luckily, there are several ways to fix it… whether you’re on-the-go or in need of long-term solutions.

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Synthetic vs. natural caffeine: a primer

Synthetic vs. natural caffeine: a primer

by Tina Sendin March 15, 2019 5 min read

Is there a big difference between synthetic and natural caffeine? Which gives a stronger jolt? Does it even matter?

Natural caffeine in coffee, tea, and chocolate is much less common than the synthetic caffeine found in so many other products.

Caffeine is found in plant species such as the more popular ones like Coffea arabica and Coffea robusta, as well as tea leaves, kola nuts, cacao beans, Yerba mate and guarana berries.

Not only does naturally-occurring caffeine from said plants keep your cognitive functions at their peak, but it also contains antioxidants that help you fight illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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These plants from around the world contain caffeine

These plants from around the world contain caffeine

by Tina Sendin March 13, 2019 4 min read

When people think of caffeine, they often think of the coffee beverage or coffee beans, which today are indeed the biggest source of the stimulating chemical in the world. But several popular plants worldwide – around 60 species of them – contain caffeine that have been made into delicious food and drinks from antiquity.

Many of the plants below not only contain caffeine but also are good sources of theophylline and theobromine, two other mild stimulants that scientists believe have some beneficial effects. (Theo means “god” in Latin.)

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Is caffeine before an exam a good or bad idea?

Is caffeine before an exam a good or bad idea?

by Tina Sendin February 25, 2019 6 min read

Caffeine keeps you alert, enhances concentration, and alleviates fatigue— so it would only be good to drink copious volumes of caffeinated beverages before an exam in school, right?

Maybe, maybe not.

In this article, we’ll find out what to do pre-exams, caffeine-wise.

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How do Navy SEALs handle 5 days and nights of Hell Week without sleep?

How do Navy SEALs handle 5 days and nights of Hell Week without sleep?

by Tina Sendin February 21, 2019 5 min read

Navy SEAL Hell Week is a five-and-a-half day stretch in which candidates sleep only about four total hours, run more than 200 miles and do physical training for more than 20 hours per day.

Navy SEALs go on missions to raid, ambush and assault enemy forces or terrorist cells. These missions include a lot of sleep deprivation. So in training during Hell Week, as it’s called, Navy SEAL candidates must stay awake for five days in a row to see if they can handle it. And they do this twice.

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How to take caffeine before your workout

How to take caffeine before your workout

by Tina Sendin February 13, 2019 3 min read

If a workout is one of those things you do first thing in the morning, then you must be familiar with the sluggish feeling of getting out of bed,and getting to the gym.

So what do you do?

You make your way to the coffee maker for that extra jolt.

But is caffeine before a workout a good idea?

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What to do when you can't sleep before an exam

What to do when you can't sleep before an exam

by Tina Sendin January 31, 2019 4 min read

Sleep before exams can be elusive.

Losing sleep is frustrating, tiring and can seem like the end of the world to a young scholar who wants to do the best possible on an exam.

But according to the University of Cincinnati Health, if you miss a night or two of sleep, most people can still function well. Even though it may seem disastrous if you don’t get to sleep the night before a test, all may not be lost.

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What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

by Tina Sendin January 28, 2019 6 min read

Caffeine and fasting are controversial in some circles. Is it truly fasting if you have coffee or other liquids during your time of abstaining from eating? Some people say to be a pure fast, one must drink only water and eat nothing. Others maintain that having coffee and/or other liquids is healthier and ensures you don’t become dehydrated.

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Coffee around the world

Coffee around the world

by Tina Sendin January 21, 2019 6 min read

What do you most look forward to when you travel?

The sights? Meeting new people? Learning another language? Immersing yourself in a new culture? Sinking your teeth on the local food and drink scene?

If you’ve caught the travel bug and never get over your daily caffeine fix, then you might want to embark on a certain coffee mission - a fun one.

Find out how people around the world like their coffee. Here’s a list of the most popular coffee around the world.

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Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

by Tina Sendin January 19, 2019 4 min read

Do you find yourself heading to the coffee-maker straight from bed? Then you’re one of 62% Americans who drink coffee every single day. Call it a morning ritual or a habit that can’t be shaken, but it’s pure unadulterated java love. But are you addicted to it? Here's how you'll know if you are and how to dial it down.

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4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

4 ways you can make the most of your caffeine. No. 4 is a MASSIVE HACK

by Tina Sendin January 14, 2019 5 min read

You love your coffee. You drink it to stay awake and ~ insert various benefits of caffeine here. ~

But are you getting the bang for the cup?

There are many ways to get the most of your caffeine fix. But contrary to popular belief, benefiting from caffeine is NOT about quantity. In fact, going overboard with your cup of coffee can throw you off into jitter-town.

It’s all about HOW you consume caffeine. The good news is that you can always hack your way into your best caffeinated self.

Curious? Well here are some power tips to becoming a caffeine ninja.

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