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4 Signs That Indicate You Should Quit Caffeine

Over the past few years I’ve written a number of articles on the health benefits of caffeine, specifically when it comes to you in coffee or tea. And as much research as there is on the positive benefits of coffee and tea… The truth is not everyone benefits from a constant intake of caffeine. Besides alcohol, caffeine is the most socially acceptable drug you could ever take on a daily basis. In fact, caffeine is more acceptable than alcohol for daily use. No one views it as an issue if you start and end your day with caffeine. If you did that with beer and wine people might suspect that you have a problem (and the reality would be that...

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Great News for Caffeine Lovers (goodbye fat)

It’s funny to me, that for years, caffeine was demonized by the health industry.Yes, most people drink caffeine in some form, but there’s always been this underlying antagonism against caffeine.Mainly, people figure that since it’s technically a drug, it must be bad for us.While an argument against overconsumption of caffeine can certainly be made, the truth is more and more evidence shows that consuming caffeine is actually a boon to health.Take a recent animal study as a growing body of proof that caffeine can positively affect your health. How Caffeine Consumption Helped Prevent Weight Gain and Improved Fat Loss Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to test how caffeine intake influenced body fat composition.So they gave rats...

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Guess What “Too Much” Coffee Does To You

  One of the beverages health professionals like myself are asked about frequently is coffee. Because coffee is a drug (well, caffeine is a drug) and it obviously has stimulatory properties, people can’t help but think it’s bad for you. Makes sense, right? If it makes your heart race and you can’t function without it then it’s got to be bad for you, right? Especially if you drink a lot of it through the day. Not so fast health conscious reader. The truth is because coffee is such a popular beverage (Americans drink 146 billion cups annually) it’s been the subject of a massive number of studies. In fact, It may be the most well-studied beverage on the planet, even more...

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8 Easy Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

For most Americans in the modern age, it’s really hard to get to sleep. That’s because lights are on all the time, we’ve got TVs with captivating programming that keep us up all night, and our phones go with us almost everywhere. This can lead to a big time disruption in our circadian rhythm, which is our bodys’ natural clock. If you struggle to fall asleep within just a few minutes of putting your head on the pillow then perhaps some of the following tips might help. 8 Easy-to-Follow Steps to Fall Asleep Faster 1. Take Melatonin: Melatonin is the body’s natural sleep hormone. It serves other roles in the body, but one of the largest is working to regulate the sleep...

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Good News for People Who Love Caffeine

You might be surprised to know there’s a good amount of research indicating positive associations with caffeine. Then again, there’s also a quite a bit of research highlighting the negative impact of caffeine. It’s frustrating when you’re getting conflicting information like that, isn’t it? That’s like the IRS telling you they have “good news” for you when they say you’ve over-payed your taxes…Huh? But for all the confusion, there is one thing we can say for certain. If you’re a tea drinker who hasn’t yet discovered Yerba Mate, you’re in for a special treat. Yerba Mate is a popular South American tea renowned for its ability to give you a pleasant “stimulated buzz” without causing the typical feelings of anxiety and...

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