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Is Caffeine in Coffee Harmful?

There are many questions than answers these days about the pros and cons of the caffeine that is found in many drinks, especially in coffee. Coffee has been around for hundreds of years and was first developed as a common, cultural beverage in the Middle East. Over time, coffee grown into an international preferred hot drink used to complement other foods. However, Caffeine, which is one of the major ingredients of coffee, has attracted so many debates among the people. What is caffeine exactly? Caffeine is found in different plants and majorly works as a pesticide. Precisely, it is a naturally-occurring pesticide that kills the insects that try to feed on those plants. Caffeine is generally toxic to most insects....

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Cold Brew Coffee

A hot cup of coffee is often a good approach to warm up the stomach early in the morning. It helps to rejuvenate the mind and prepare the body for the work of the day. In fact, hot coffee is very popular among the average working people across the world. To this extent, people used to hot coffees never thought it could be otherwise. You’d definitely be amazed to hear that a coffee can be brewed cold! The truth be told, a cold coffee is as good as a hot one. In fact, it also gives almost the same caffeine boost in the body system. Many people think that cold brewing is never possible because brewing coffee requires a particular...

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Does Your Morning Coffee Really Cause Cancer

Does a cancer risk lurk in your morning cup of coffee? Many coffee addicts are skeptical about a California judge's recent ruling requiring cancer warnings on coffee purchased within the state.  The ruling came after an eight-year legal struggle by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics. The not-for-profit  took the coffee industry to court under a California law that requires warnings if chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects are present. Coffee-roasting creates a chemical byproduct called acrylamide that's a carcinogen; it's found in many foods that are cooked. CERT fought a similar legal battle over potato chips several years ago, and the industry agreed to remove the chemical.  Many coffee and healthcare professionals, oppose the court's...

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change

 by: MERRIT KENNEDY   Pollinators such as bees play a key part of producing the beans that go into your morning cup of coffee. In fact, they are responsible for about 20 to 25 percent of coffee production by increasing the plants' yield, Taylor Ricketts, the director of the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Environment, tells The Two-Way. Bees actually increase the quality of the beans by making their size more uniform. But climate change is threatening both pollinators and the areas where coffee can grow. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says it is the first to model the impact of climate change on both coffee and pollinators. The researchers projected that by 2050, climate change...

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Coffee Naps Might Be The Secret To More Energy

  Have you heard of coffee naps?  It could change your life. A coffee nap is exactly what it sounds like: You drink a cup of coffee, then immediately take a nap. Yes, this sounds like opposite land, but here’s the deal: The caffeine in coffee doesn’t kick in for about 30 minutes, so if you nap right after you drink the coffee, the caffeine will kick in right when you wake up. Power naps have already been proven to be effective in improving alertness and performance, but take one for 30 minutes after having a cup of coffee and you’ll wake up just as the caffeine starts to work. The result? Feeling refreshed and stimulated like never before. Coffee...

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