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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...

5 Unusual Uses of Coffee


Coffee has always been a staple in many breakfast tables because of its ability to jolt one wide awake. Even those late afternoons when your energy level is dipping, it’s always coffee that you reach out to. But did you know that aside from giving you an energy boost, coffee can be used in other ways? As a matter of fact, you’ll be surprised on how versatile coffee can be. Here are some of its surprising uses.   Fix furniture. Yes, you read that right. If your dark wooden furniture is showing some cracks already, you can mix 2 to 3 tablespootabtabl of ns of instant coffee with water until you create a paste. If the furniture that you are fixing has...

How to Tell If Roasted Coffee Is Good Quality


Doctors' Choice beans are roasted using the most advanced equipment to protect the beans' flavor and goodness and produce lower acidic coffee. Only 2 % of roasters in the world use this technology because it takes longer, produces smaller quantities and results in higher costs. BY AKILA MCCONNELL Updated 01/26/18 If you're bewildered by the array of coffee --- ranging from $1 per pound to $12 per pound --- here's one simple trick that will help you determine if the coffee you're purchasing is high quality roasted coffee.Just put one tablespoonful of coffee on top of a glass of ice water. If your coffee stays on top of the water and does not leach into the water after a few minutes, it's been...

The Effects of Antidepressants & Caffeine


BY  IRELAND WOLFE  AUG. 14, 2017 Caffeine is a stimulant found in many beverages, such as coffee, soda and energy drinks. Antidepressants are a specific class of prescription medication designed to improve mood. The major classes of antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs; tricyclic antidepressants; monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or MAOIs; and so-called designer antidepressants. According to MayoClinic.com, SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants because of the low risk of side effects and toxicity. Caffeine Effects According to Brown University, caffeine is mildly addictive and consumed by up to 90 percent of the people in the world. The stimulant activates neurons, which then release adrenaline. Caffeine also increases levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for mood,...

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Top 10 Coffee Consuming Nations


With a Starbucks on almost every corner, McDonalds converting to McCafe, and Dunkin Donuts as an integral part of many morning commutes, it's hard to believe that anyone drinks more coffee than Americans. Yet, on a per capita coffee consumption basis, the USA is medium sized beverage, in a sea of extra large coffee drinking nations. While coffee drinking originated in Yemen in the 15th century, and the image of a Parisian cafe or a Roman espresso bar are often the first thought when it comes to the "home" of coffee drinkers, none of these nations break the top ten in terms of how much coffee each citizen consumes. So how do the countries of the world stack up when...

Know Your Joe: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee


WRITTEN BY:  Alison Eldridge  Lots of people are unable to function before their morning cup of coffee. You may have singled out caffeine as the source of its power, but how much do you really know about coffee? Here are five tidbits of trivia to ponder as you percolate. 5. To bean, or not to bean? First things first—although widely called “coffee beans,” the part of the plant that is roasted and ground to make your morning (or afternoon, or evening, or snacktime) cup is actually a seed. It is the pit of a red fruit called a coffee cherry. (Technically the word “bean” only refers to the seeds of plants in the family Fabaceae.) 4. Snack that packs a punch...

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Signs of acid reflux: Is it only heartburn?


By  Dr. Ali Lankarani - Gastroenterologist, Internist, Esophagologist, pancreatologist, Advanced Endoscopist, consultant, lankarani.info   "I was given a few of the Paleo blend to try and I absolutely love this coffee. A great cup of coffee without the acidity. Normally I do not drink a lot of coffee due to getting heartburn, but Doctors’ Choice Coffee does not give me heartburn at all. Try it and see for yourself!" - Jill F. St. Paul, MN Acid reflux is the most common chronic disorder affecting adults. Heartburn is considered the hallmark of the disease and if a patient is not experiencing heartburn, GERD is usually not considered. In contrast to this general belief, there are several signs and symptoms associated with GERD that could...

Spring Allergies: How to Prevent Them Before They Start


By Sunit P. Jariwala, M.D., Contributor |April 4, 2017, at 9:55 a.m. With spring upon us, many children and adults suffering from seasonal allergies and asthma are starting to feel their symptoms worsen. While seasonal allergies are very common, certain strategies can help reduce discomfort or prevent symptoms even before they start. It's important for allergy sufferers to know what causes their allergies, how to control their environments, which medications to take and when to consider allergen immunotherapy. Allergies are very common and can be debilitating. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. Allergies affect 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the United States. An estimated 10 percent...

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat


The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. Doctors' Choice® Testimonial Diana – Great Coffee This coffee is the best I have had, it is so good I don't even use sugar or cream I drink it straight from the brewer, love this coffee I talk about it to family and friends. I even share a few pods but can’t let them have too much, wish the price was a bit lower, I would definitely stock up. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in...

This is your 7-day anti-inflammatory meal plan


Want to reduce inflammation by changing your diet? Follow these simple food rules and meal suggestions.  What if we told you there was just one thing in your life making you fat, unhappy and sick? You’d want to get rid of it, wouldn’t you? Well, medical experts are, increasingly pointing the finger at inflammation – and for many of us, a primary cause is the food we eat. The good news is our diet can also be our best protection against inflammation – and the rules of eating to lower inflammation are simple. You need to start by limiting foods that cause inflammation in the body. US-based inflammation researcher Dr James Hébert says the foods that seem to be most strongly related...

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you


By Kendall Powell    “It’s impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy,” says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next. To address this vexing situation, Grosso and his colleagues collected all studies on the health effects of coffee, systematically reviewed the evidence, then offered up their bottom line in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Specifically, they looked at 127 meta-analyses, which lump together and statistically analyze studies on similar topics. A few of the studies were randomized controlled trials on coffee or caffeine administration, but most were observational studies of real-world coffee and caffeine consumption habits. (None of the review’s authors were...

10 Reasons Why Sugar is Bad For You


One of the biggest reasons why Doctors' Choice® customers love our coffee is because it's so good they don't need to add any cream or sugar. Read our testimonials to find out more...   Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.   1. Added Sugar Contains No Essential Nutrients and is Bad For Your Teeth You've probably heard this a million times before... but it's worth repeating.   Added sugars (like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) contain a whole bunch of calories with NO essential nutrients. For this reason, they...