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5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

by Tina Sendin July 19, 2019 4 min read

If you’re one of the coffee lovers wondering whether they may be having too much coffee, here are 5 signs that tell you it may be time to take it easy!
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Here's how coffee can make you poo

Here's how coffee can make you poo

by Tina Sendin July 11, 2019 6 min read

We all love our cup of joe. Whether it’s because of the surprising health benefits it brings, the occasional buzz we need, or just a habit we’ve formed, it’s become an indispensable part of our everyday life.

But did you know that “nature’s call” comes with your java fix?

This is NOT a drill.

According to various studies, coffee can make you poop.

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Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

by Tina Sendin July 08, 2019 3 min read

Early 2018, the coffee-cancer connection was making the rounds, causing java regulars – almost two-thirds of Americans - to get all too jittery. 

There were reports saying that coffee may be carcinogenic or cancer-causing (“may” being the operative word here), following a California court ruling warning consumers about a chemical coming from the brewing/roasting process.

So what do us coffee-lovers need to know?

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Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that caffeine kick

Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that caffeine kick

by Tina Sendin June 21, 2019 4 min read

Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that old black magic. If you’re a regular or chronic caffeine user, you may have noticed the stimulating effects of the substance aren’t as strong as when you first started to take caffeine. If you want to experience that near-bliss you used to get from that first cup of java, you can do caffeine cycling where you stop taking it for a while and then start again.

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Do coffee drinkers live longer?

Do coffee drinkers live longer?

by Tina Sendin June 18, 2019 4 min read

Much of what we know about coffee are its benefits: it perks us up, gives that much-needed boost during an afternoon slump, makes us do better in sports, helps us focus, makes our skin glow, speeds up our metabolism, and essentially gets us in a better mood!

But perhaps the magnitude of coffee’s benefits all boil down to what many coffee lovers and researchers believe:

Coffee drinkers live longer.

But is there scientific evidence behind this claim? This article will find out!

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Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

by Tina Sendin June 10, 2019 4 min read

The health and wellness communities have long debated the pros and cons of caffeine, with the latter touching on its effects on mental health. Some studies show that caffeine can help alleviate symptoms of depression, while others say it worsens the condition. This article tackles what the studies show and how caffeine affects our mood.

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All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

All you need to know about the afternoon slump (and how to cope)

by Tina Sendin June 06, 2019 4 min read

The afternoon slump would be OK if you could just lie down for a little nap. But most of us have to earn a living, and management would likely frown on anyone who went home from 2 to 4 p.m. for a siesta. Unless (a) you’re somewhere in Europe – where this is perfectly acceptable or (b) you have the total freedom to create your own schedule every day.

But what if an afternoon nap is out of the question? How can you cope with an urge to sleep after lunch?

This article suggests ways on how you can beat the afternoon slump.

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So you think you know coffee? 3 more myths revealed! [PART 2]

So you think you know coffee? 3 more myths revealed! [PART 2]

by Tina Sendin May 17, 2019 3 min read

If you enjoyed all the myth-busting that happened in "PART 1: So you think you know coffee? 3 myths about coffee... debunked!", then here are three more myths and what the real deal behind them are!
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Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

by Tina Sendin May 14, 2019 5 min read

Caffeine is NOT addictive, but it sure is habit-forming. You don’t hear about coffee addicts robbing stores and hijacking motorists to get money for a fix. That’s because while caffeine does cause dependence, it isn’t in the same category as opiates or alcohol.

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PART 1: So you think you know coffee? 3 myths about coffee... debunked!

PART 1: So you think you know coffee? 3 myths about coffee... debunked!

by Tina Sendin April 25, 2019 4 min read

You have it every day. You know exactly what to tell the barista the moment you step into the café.

Coffee - it’s second nature to you.

You may have heard a lot about what it does to your body – its surprising benefits and side effects alike.

But can you really tell which is truth from #fakenews?

Today we’re going to do some myth busting.

Here are 3 things about coffee – and what the real score is.

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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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