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Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

U.S. research has suggested yet another health benefit of drinking coffee, finding that it may decrease the risk of developing heart failure or having a stroke. Previous research has already suggested that drinking coffee may also reduce the risk of certain cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and even reduce the risk of mortality. For the new study, the team of researchers gathered data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study, which includes information about what people eat and their cardiovascular…

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Should I Be Concerned About Pesticides in My Coffee?

Should I Be Concerned About Pesticides in My Coffee?

Why you should check your coffee label twice. For most Americans, waking up with a fresh cup of coffee is the only way to get out of bed. But next to organic strawberries and organic cereal, you might be forgetting about pesticide-free coffee. Recently, coffee has appeared on a number of lists for containing pesticides. Some groups and articles suggest agrochemicals used on stems and leaves could affect coffee beans, “in which case coffee beans could be carrying their residues.”…

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The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

There are few things more more ritualistic—and to many, more sacred—than a morning cup of joe. 64% of Americans drink at least one cup a day—a statistic that’s barely budged since the ’90s. Despite warnings from doctors over the years that coffee may be hard on the body, people have remained devoted to the drink. Luckily for them, the latest science is evolving in their favor. Research is showing that coffee may have net positive effects on the body after…

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Drinking More Coffee Leads To A Longer Life, Two Studies Say

Drinking More Coffee Leads To A Longer Life, Two Studies Say

Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday. The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee’s health effects. One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person’s risk of mortality. The second study was more novel, as it focused on non-white populations. After surveying over 185,000…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee improves short term memory, creativity and alertness. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. Faking a smile will actually boost your mood.   Chocolate, sex and laughter are all key to a healthy brain. North American school buses are yellow because humans see yellow faster than any other color, which is important for avoiding accidents. Eating strawberries can improve vision and also help to…

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Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

A hot cup of coffee can perk you up in the morning. A soothing cup of tea can help you relax after a stressful day. And the latest research about the health benefits of each might help you feel a little better about them, whichever beverage you drink. After years of studies that seemed to swing between dire warnings and cheery promises about what our favorite caffeinated beverages do and don’t do, much of the recent science regarding coffee and…

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The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

The Dangers of Using K-Cups for Your Morning Cup of Joe

You might want to stick with your traditional coffee machine. BY MACAELA MACKENZIE    February 24, 2016  Women’s Health Opinions on having a morning cup of joe from a disposable coffee pod tend to be pretty divisive—you either love K-Cups or hate ‘em. But as of this week, personal opinions no longer matter for residents of one German city. Hamburg has officially banned all coffee pods (including K-Cups) from government buildings, citing their negative environmental impact, according to CNN. But…

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The Drink That Fights Depression

The Drink That Fights Depression

Sip this to stave off sadness By AMANDA FIRST    MARCH 26, 2013 If you’re a java junkie—you drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day—you’re about 10% less likely to be depressed than someone who has never stepped inside a Starbucks, says a new study from the National Institutes of Health and AARP. (Good news: Other studies suggest that just 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day may be enough to perk you up.) Coffee’s benefits may…

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The Amount of Coffee That Protects Against Dementia Precursor

The Amount of Coffee That Protects Against Dementia Precursor

How coffee intake affects the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment. Drinking one or two cups of coffee a day can protect the brain against a precursor to dementia, a new study finds. More coffee, though, does not lead to a higher neuro-protective effect. In fact, the study found that people who increased their consumption by a cup or two had twice the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is a common precursor to developing forms of dementia, like…

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Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Daily Health Post on March 22, 2013Boost your brain power and keep your cognitive processes running smoothly into old age with these top ten brain foods.1. Olive OilDrizzling your salad with olive oil or using it to sauté veggies may help preserve your brain’s overall health and function as you age. A 2010 study found that diets rich in monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can improve scores on test of overall cognitive function as well as verbal memory.2….

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