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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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7 reasons why people prefer caffeine mints over coffee

7 reasons why people prefer caffeine mints over coffee

by Tina Sendin April 08, 2019 4 min read

If you’re on the lookout for great alternatives to coffee, then you’re in the right place.

Many people especially swear by caffeine mints over carrying around a cup of joe.

We looked through some of the product reviews and here are 7 common reasons why people think caffeine mints are better than coffee.

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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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