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What’s the buzz on caffeine?
How coffee makes you fat and wrinkled
There are so many health reasons to give up coffee, but today we’re going to simply appeal to your vanity.
Does coffee contain fungus?
Cynthia Pasquella writes an entertaining post about why and how she gave up coffee. Many of the reasons why are pretty standard, particularly around the stress it causes the body, and how it impairs digestion and increases blood pressure.
You won’t miss coffee as much as you think
Shavonne at Lovin the healthy life has a great inspirational post written one week after giving up coffee. The method she used, which is one we very much agree with, was to cut down to one per day before giving up completely.
Why does coffee give me the jitters?
The caffeine in coffee can effect people in different ways, particularly depending on your size, gender and metabolism.
Quit coffee to avoid diabetes
On Diabetes Health, Lynn Cuny talks about some of the changes she has made to her diet to ward off diabetes. Due to her American Indian genes and predisposition she was more susceptible to diabetes but she promised her uncle, who had diabetes, that she would do everything she could to avoid diabetes. She always […]
Give up coffee to lose weight
In a recent survey by Life Time Fitness, nearly half of the 2,300 respondents said they would give up coffee to lose 10 pounds. The press release also suggests that high doses of caffeine ‘and lifestyle stresses’ also hinder weight loss, and are proven to be ineffective for long-term weight loss results.
Quitting coffee can improve your palate
Mel Johnson is a Yogi who gave up coffee 10 years ago. She doesn’t say how but the yogis view of cause and effect helped explain how drinking cause caused her to be up all night.
Jim Carrey says world is ‘insane’ on caffeine
Whatever your views about his, Jim Carrey talks a lot of sense about how cutting back on coffee can help a healthier and saner lifestyle. A lot of it has to do with living more healthily. I’ve eliminated wheat, dairy products and sugar from my diet because they make me less clear. I’ve also cut way […]
How coffee affects your energy levels
It is a myth that caffeine in coffee gives you energy. In reality it just gives you chemical stimulation. The perceived ‘energy’ comes from the body’s struggle to adapt to increased blood levels of stress hormones. While there is a short-term ‘lift’, caffeine’s ultimate effect is a letdown. Below, various experts talk about what caffeine is actually doing […]