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Why Does Coffee Hurt My Stomach?


Coffee is a widely consumed beverage and common source of caffeine. For some individuals, drinking coffee causes stomach pain. Coffee contains a complex concoction of chemicals, several of which may be the culprits responsible for causing stomach pain and discomfort. If you experience stomach pain after drinking coffee, you should consult your doctor, because in rare cases, stomach pain induced by coffee may be a sign of a health condition requiring medical care. Acid Coffee contains large amounts of an acid called chlorogenic acid, according to an article published in the medical journal "Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition" in 2006. In certain people, regular exposure to the chlorogenic acid in coffee, especially on an empty stomach, can lead...

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What is the point of shade-grown coffee?


Shade-grown coffee is a form of the beverage produced from coffee plants grown under a canopy of trees. A canopy of assorted types of shade trees is created to cultivate shade-grown coffee. Shade-grown coffee refers to coffee beans that have grown in the shade, typically beneath the canopy of banana trees. The coffee grows more slowly, which may improve the flavor, but more importantly means less water is needed for irrigation, fewer herbicides and chemicals are used, soil erosion is reduced and the trees give wildlife a place to call home.   All of our coffee is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, Mountain Grown and or Shade Grown. Our goal is to support the education of farmers and their families, to provide them with healthcare, and ensure their land is taken...

A Brief History Of Rock Music And Coffee


By: Tiffany Do There’s nothing better than listening to your favorite band’s latest album while sipping on some coffee — at least, that’s what the Strokes think. The New York City–based quintet behind such hit songs as “Last Nite” and “Reptilia” has opened a pop-up record store and coffee shop in its hometown as part of what seems like a celebration of the group’s latest album release as well as their headlining position at Governor’s Ball this weekend, according to Noisey. No Room is situated on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is open every day until June 5 from noon until 9 p.m. The shop will stay open later on June 2 for a midnight release of the band’s upcoming album, Future Present Past. This isn’t the first time that prominent musicians have mixed...

Here are Benefits of Drinking Black Coffee without Sugar


Drinking coffee should be enough and not excessive. It is also recommended to be consumed without sugar twice a day, a cup in the morning after breakfast and a cup on the afternoon after meals. Chairman of Research Institute of University of Jember, East Java, Professor Achmad Subagio, said this in a written statement Netralnews.com. This appeal is said because drinking unsweetened coffee can improve memory, help the brain stay active also helps activate the nerves to prevent premature dementia. In addition it can increase intelligence, because caffeine is simultaneous psychoactive that reacts with the body and can improve mood, energy and cognitive function of a person. "Coffee without sugar is also able to help clean the 'contents of the stomach',...

Keto Drinks and Beverages: What You Can and Cannot Drink on Keto


We talk a lot about which foods are keto friendly, but what about drinks? When it comes to drinks on keto, plain old water is your best option. On special occasions though, you might want to enjoy a refreshment. Below, you’ll learn which beverages are keto-friendly — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Non-Alcoholic Drinks Below are non-alcoholic drinks you can enjoy any day of the week. Certain beverages like water, tea and bone broth can be consumed in abundance. Kombucha, coconut water and other options should be limited to one serving or less per day. PLAIN WATER Water is your best option on keto (or any healthy diet) and should be your number one source of hydration. Water is beneficial for...

The Secret Fat-Fighting Power Of Mushrooms


Mushrooms, a key ingredient in our blends, are a superfood that are essential for the Paleo diet. Compounds found in certain mushrooms have the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. As a valuable source of dietary fiber and the five B vitamins (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folate, they are sans (virtually without) fat, sugar or salt . What we also know is that they contain the essential minerals potassium, copper, phosphorous and iron, important for those who are especially enduring intense workouts or have bouts of exhaustion. Probably most convincing for anyone on the Paleo diet is the fact that they contain selenium which is a mineral that is not found in many...

Drinking Coffee Prevents Eye Damage, As Antioxidants Keep Your Retinas Healthy


By Lecia Bushak  We already know that coffee can provide you with a boost of energy, and that its antioxidants may be good for you in various ways. But a new study out of Cornell University found that coffee’s strong antioxidant, chlorogenic acid (CLA), is actually therapeutic for our eyes, protecting the retina and preventing retinal degeneration in mice. Researchers treated the eyes of mice with nitric oxide, which leads to retinal degeneration by developing free radicals and oxidative stress. The mice that were penetrated with coffee’s antioxidant, chlorogenic acid, actually did not end up developing any retinal damage. It’s “important in understanding functional foods, that is, natural foods that provide beneficial health effects,” Chang Y. Lee, professor of food science...

Caffeine Reduces Muscle Pain


Caffeine’s pain reducing qualities have long been known and researched. In fact, caffeine is one of the main ingredients in such pain relievers as Excedrin and Anecin. However, with caffeine and pain relief there is definitely a catch 22 situation. Consuming occasional caffeine can be a great pain relief enhancer, BUT using caffeine everyday and then stopping caffeine can actually cause headache and muscle pain. Let’s look at some of the research behind caffeine and it’s pain relieving qualities. Pain Relief and Caffeine Research 1. The University of Georgia has found that a moderate dose of caffeine (about two cups of coffee) can reduce post-workout pain by up to 48%. Anyone who has ever done any weight training is familiar with the pain of sore muscles. It’s particularly...

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A Cup of Coffee After Surgery May Get You Home Faster


It’s been documented that coffee—in moderation—can be good for your health, but what about a patient just coming out of surgery? Recent studies show that a cup of coffee right after an operation may lead to faster recovery times and happier patients. Dr. Kirtly Jones from University of Utah Health discusses what the research shows and why you might want to ask for an espresso after your next procedure. Dr. Jones: Post-op Jell-O in the hospital? Make mine a double espresso Jell-O. This is Dr. Kirtly Jones from Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Utah Health and we're talking about coffee in the hospital on The Scope. Announcer: Covering all aspects of women's health. This is the "The Seven Domains of Women's Health" with...

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After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone but 1 Select Group


By By Geoffrey James In what's got to be the dumbest idea yet from the nanny state of California (sorry, guys, but it's true), coffee sold in the state may need to be labeled as a carcinogen. The science is beyond feeble. You'd need to drink 2,000 cups of coffee a day to get to the level that caused cancer in mice. And humans metabolize coffee differently anyway.  More importantly, according to CNN, there is "no statistically significan association between dietary acrylamide intake and various cancers."  So the great California coffee cancer scare is pseudoscientific bullsh*t. Want to know what's not bullsh*t? The actual science, which proves overwhelmingly that drinking coffee is incredibly good for you (with one exception, which I'll get to in a bit). A recent article in the Annual Review of Nutrition described...

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science


By By Minda Zetlin Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and that maybe you should cut back? Nope. It seems you should be drinking more coffee, not less. That's the surprising finding from a team led by Giuseppe Grosso, a of the University of Catania in Italy. He and his team reviewed 127 "meta-analysis" studies on coffee consumption. Each of these studies was itself a review of a number of similar coffee-consumption studies, and Grosso and his team ranked them all according to the methods used and reliability of the conclusions drawn.  They had...

Drinking Hot Coffee in the Summer May Actually Help Cool You Down


As the weather turns warmer and the bitter winds of winter become a distant memory, many of us make the switch from hot coffee,  to ice coffee.  While few things can beat a delicious and refreshing cold brew when the sun is shining and the heat cranks up, some researchers have suggested that drinking hot coffee when it's tropical outside could actually be more effective at keeping you cool! While this is surely fantastic news for those of us who embrace hot beverages no matter the season, you are likely wondering how that's possible! Eager to learn more? Read on! Hot Coffee Could be the Key to Staying Cool Research has shown that drinking hot beverages when it feels like...