You may have sighted them in your local coffee shop, or on your favorite Instagram account. The dark, mysterious charcoal latte has captivated many coffee enthusiasts. Featuring beautiful art atop a luscious dark background, it’s touted both for spectacular visual appeal and health benefits. Activated charcoal, first showing up as a food supplement 5-10 years ago, could soon be found as an ingredient in everything from ice... Continue Reading →
Is coffee hydrating or dehydrating? Find out!
Coffee is 99% water, but it is it a hydrating or a dehydrating? Actually, it's both. Though caffeine is a mild diuretic, the water content of the coffee balances out and essentially negates the diuretic properties of the caffeine. If this sounds surprising, you aren't alone in your shock.
Coffee, cholesterol, and filters
Coffee filters are a daily feature in many of our lives and choosing the right filter can be, well, tricky. Aside from the numerous brands to select between, there are also a host of different types of coffee filters to choose from, each with its own pros and cons.
Gluten, carbs, and sugar … in your coffee?
Carbs and sugars and gluten in your coffee? Well, it really depends on how you drink it and where you buy it. Coffee, like popcorn and leafy greens, is a healthy option when consumed plain but can become deceptively carb-heavy, fat-laden, and sugar-packed once dressed-up.
Boost the flavor of your coffee with these natural herbs and spices
If you love your coffee and are craving a touch more spice, a bit more texture, or an extra drop of natural sweetness, the following these herbs and spices are that 'little more' you're looking for.
Drink coffee, grow young
Drinking, scrubbing, and just all-out loving your coffee tightens and brightens your skin, gives your hair that youthful glow.
Keep the latte, lose the calories and fat
Pumpkin spice, maple spice, pecan, vanilla...however you take it, a good latte is delightful. A good latte can also be deceptively, unexpectedly caloric -- and fattening if you are topping off your sweet drink with a touch of whipped cream. Think I'm exaggerating? Let's get some perspective: a grande (16-ounce) Starbucks latte made with whole... Continue Reading →
The truth about coffee, cancer, and acrylamide
In 2018, a California judge ruled that coffee companies must post warnings about acrylamide in coffee. Shortly after, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) reversed the ruling, stating that coffee does "not pose a significant risk of cancer"1. The United States Food and Drug Administration supported this decision, stating that warnings "would be... Continue Reading →
Are you addicted to caffeine?
While coffee has countless mental, physical, and emotion benefits if consumed in moderation, excessive consumption can lead to pain, nervousness, and in severe cases, death.
Wellness Series: Boost the health benefits of your coffee
Reduce inflammation, ward off hunger, and give a little extra support to your body, inside and out, by upping your coffee game! Alone, a cup of black coffee offers numerous health benefits from increased alertness to prevention against Alzheimer's Disease. Paired with a few spices or fatty add-ins, your coffee can become a cup of... Continue Reading →
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