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Depression and caffeine - is it good or bad?

by Tina Sendin March 19, 2020 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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Link between coffee and cancer: what do studies say

by Tina Sendin March 16, 2020 4 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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Does coffee cause upset stomach?

by Tina Sendin February 10, 2020 3 min read

Caffeine is known to bring a great deal of health benefits day in and day out. From helping you get clear, misty-looking skin, carry a sprightly vibe throughout the day, or win the gold in your favorite sport, caffeine just keeps winning the java-lover in you.

But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, having one too many cups of joe leads to unwanted side effects, turning a regular caffeine hit into a love-hate relationship.

Upset tummy is perhaps one of the *supposedly* negative effects of being too caffeine-happy. Hear a growling tummy or feel a nagging pain in the stomach? Must be your fourth cup of coffee, right?

But is caffeine really to blame?

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

by Tina Sendin February 06, 2020 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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Is caffeine before an exam a good or bad idea?

by Tina Sendin February 05, 2020 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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The benefits of peppermint - and why it's more than just "minty freshness"

by Tina Sendin February 03, 2020 4 min read

Peppermint is healthy and stimulating when eaten, drunk, inhaled or applied to the skin, researchers are finding. The ancients of Greece knew it, as did Renaissance English healers. It sounds too good to be true, that a common candy ingredient that tastes so good is also good for what ails you.

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

by Tina Sendin January 31, 2020 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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Can you have caffeine while intermittent fasting?

by Tina Sendin January 29, 2020 4 min read

Intermittent fasting (IF) is becoming not just a global health and fitness trend, but a way of life.

According to Healthline: [1]

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.

It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.

Doing IF is not just for losing weight, but also for better metabolism, improving medical conditions like diabetes, more optimal brain activity, stronger immune, and basically living longer [23, 4].

While it focuses more on when to eat, rather than what, many people still ask this big question:

Can you drink coffee or tea while going through intermittent fasting?

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Here's how coffee can make you poo

by Tina Sendin January 27, 2020 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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Does green tea have caffeine?

by Tina Sendin January 23, 2020 4 min read

Caffeine has been known to give a whole heap of benefits - from giving that first jolt in the morning to keeping high concentration and perky vibe throughout the day.

The good news for big caffeine fanatics is that our favourite - and most frequently consumed [1] - stimulant can come from different sources.

Coffee may be the most popular, but it can also come from caffeine mints and pills, chocolate (beverage and milk bars alike), cake, yogurt, and tea!

Yes - tea. That seemingly innocuous cup of tea can give you that much needed boost.

It’s such a healthy, delicious drink and there are many ways to drink it. But just the same, tea could give you your daily caffeine fix without the jitters.

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Can you drink coffee before a blood test?

by Tina Sendin January 23, 2020 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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Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

by Tina Sendin January 20, 2020 5 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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