Does caffeine stunt growth?

Does caffeine stunt growth?

by Tina Sendin April 22, 2019 4 min read

About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine in one product or another.

Does caffeine really stunt growth? Or is it a mere urban legend? Here are some reasons why this may NOT necessarily be gospel truth, plus some evidence-based studies bringing us good news that caffeine does not hamper growth.

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Coffee breath? Here's how you can avoid it!

Coffee breath? Here's how you can avoid it!

by Tina Sendin April 11, 2019 3 min read

For us coffee junkies, coffee is a staple part of our day.

Without it, we’re essentially a zombie rolling out of bed.

One cup is all it takes to bring us to life. And there’s nothing better than an aromatic smell of freshly brewed coffee right?

Unfortunately, sometimes this aromatic smell comes with a not-so-pleasant odor.

Coffee breath is the bane of the otherwise epic experience of enjoying your daily cup of joe.

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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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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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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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Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

by Tina Sendin January 06, 2019 5 min read

You’re a coffee lover. Coffee’s part of your morning routine.

But what if you have to take a blood test first thing in the morning? Can you still have your caffeine fix?

This seems to be the million dollar question for many. So today, we’re embarking on a mission to find out the real deal behind this.

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Here's the best way to drink coffee and stay awake

Here's the best way to drink coffee and stay awake

by Tina Sendin December 06, 2018 5 min read

Ever wondered how to get the best bang for the cup? Of coffee at least.

What if I tell you that the best way you can stay awake after drinking coffee is to get some shut-eye?

Ironic as it sounds, it's how you can recharge and make the most out of your tall cup of cappuccino, or a shot of espresso.

In fact, coffee naps are a thing. If you take caffeine before you snooze in the afternoon or whenever, when you wake up you'll feel less groggy, experts say.

The effect comes by getting the benefit of the sleep, add to that the stimulating benefits of caffeine when you wake up. Both caffeine and sleep alleviate tiredness, so the double whammy works well together.

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How long does it take for caffeine to kick in?

How long does it take for caffeine to kick in?

by Tina Sendin November 29, 2018 6 min read

If you’re one of the many coffee-drinkers who regularly drink a cup of joe for that morning jolt, then you must’ve wondered at one point:

When’s the ideal time to drink coffee? How many minutes before caffeine kicks in?

Those are valid questions. In fact, caffeine’s nothing like Popeye’s spinach that works the moment he pops in that can of power. It takes some time before it goes into full gear.

So the million dollar question is - how long does it take for caffeine to work?

That’s exactly what we’re going to find out in this article.

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