Coffee, Caffeine & Fitness

 
One look at a line at the local Starbucks in the morning and you don't need to be convinced of the huge amount of coffee consumption in the U. S. The National Coffee Association found in 2000 that 54% of the U. S. adult population drinks coffee daily. Guess there's nothing like the first double espresso in the morning to clear the cobwebs from our heads so we can face the day. But what are the effects relating to fitness? If that grande-no-foam-double-whipped-extra-shot-no-fat latte gives us the get-up-and-go to start our day at work, will it do the same if we're headed to the gym?...
 

Flavored Coffee Syrup Adds A New Dimension To Beans

 
Flavored coffee syrup is a popular addition to any coffee beverage and a welcome change for any regular coffee drinker. Whether you are looking to satisfy a sweet tooth or just want something different, flavored coffee syrups put a great kick into any drink. If you own a coffee business, these syrups are another great way to attract customers, allowing them to customize their own drinks so they can enjoy exactly the flavors that their taste buds desire. Coffee, of course, has a wonderful taste itself, but it also acts as a catalyst for many other flavors....
 

Coffee and Alzheimers Disease

 
With the American population aging rapidly, diseases that affect the health of the elderly are becoming increasingly important. The prevalence of these conditions is increasing and is costing both insurers and taxpayers billions of dollars each year. One of the most widely-known such conditions is Alzheimers disease, which is a condition that affects the neurological health of the afflicted patient. Several studies have been done recently to determine whether there is a valid link between drinking coffee and reduction in the risk of Alzheimers disease....
 

Are Coffee Enemas The Real Thing?

 
Coffee enemas detoxify the liver, as well as cleans the colon. Some people claim that they provide immediate relief to toxicity symptoms, such as congestion, indigestion, pain and headaches. There are even some small studies that suggest that coffee colonics can aid in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. At the very end of the colon, before reaching the rectum, is an "S" shaped segments called the sigmoid colon. There is a special circulatory system between this portion of the colon and the liver....
 

Does Coffee Make You Fat or Help with Diabetes?

 
Who the heck knows? According to two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association the opposite is true and it states if you have diabetes you should get rid of caffeine. Duke University Medical Centre in a 2004 study proved that caffeine ingestion significantly impairs the control of blood sugar and insulin after a meal. According to one study, if you're under 60 years of age it can actually help you lose weight and over 60, well then you're on your own. A recent study provided by the International Journal of Obesity shows that with a study group of 7006 people, aged 32-88, there were significant interactions between age and caffeine and ground coffee....
 

Portrait of a Barista

 
The barista is the Italian word for the skilled person who prepares coffee (ultimately espresso) in a coffee house. What would you want your barista to be like? This is not a trick question. The more I think of it, the more I believe it, that the world of coffee making must be laying on the shoulders of a barista. I believe that because the coffee I am beeing served in a coffee house, I expect it to be good. On the other hand, the manager of the bar expects me to be pleased with the service and come again....
 

Gourmet Coffee Stops Decrease Gas Mileage;Home Brewed Premium Coffee Reduce Traffic Congestion

 
A researcher has stirred up the commuter coffee mug with the suggestion that morning rush hour traffic is worsened by stops for daily morning gourmet coffee at Starbucks and other premium coffee houses. Nancy McGuckin, a travel behavior analyst, studied a report called "National Household Travel Survey" by the U. S. Department of Transportation as the basis for her provocative conclusions. It has long been known that frequent starting and stopping during a commute drastically reduces fuel economy due to the need to rev up the car engine to accelerate to traffic speeds and then stop for traffic lights and accelerate once again....
 

History of Arabian Coffee

 
Arabian coffee is the quintessential coffee of the world. Arabia lends its name to the highest quality coffee plant in the world, Coffea Arabica. Arabian coffee accounts for about 80% of all coffee produced in the world. It prefers higher elevations and drier climates than its cousin C. robusta. The tropics of South America provide ideal conditions for growing Arabian coffee which grows best between 3,000 and 6,500 feet but has been grown as high as 9,000 feet. Generally, the higher the plant is grown the slower it matures....
 

Is Caffeine a Hero or a Villain in Your Life?

 
Many sober, law abiding people who would never dream of knowingly taking a mind - altering drug, actually consume one every day. Chances are that youв??re doing it too! What is this drug? в?" Caffeine! Caffeine is so pervasive in our culture and in many other cultures that we often forget it is literally a drug that affects our brain. Caffeine is present in coffee, tea, many cola drinks and over the counter medications. The real question isв?"is caffeine a bad drug, or is it в??okayв?...
 

3 Simple Tips For Making Perfect Coffee

 
Want to brew the perfect cup of coffee? Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink. Tip #1 Clean Coffee Pot A clean pot is essential and can make a world of difference in the taste of your coffee. Old oils from previous batches of coffee and soap residue left on the pot makes coffee taste bad. Baking soda and water work well for cleaning coffee mugs and pots. Be sure to rinse extra good so no residue is left behind. Tip #2 Clean Filtered Water The water you use for your coffee will affect the taste more than anything....
 
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