Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Researchers in Malaysia examined how steeping time and water temperature affected the antioxidant levels in tea. Antioxidants are potent chemicals found in food that provide protection in the body against harmful compounds. Tea is rich in antioxidants. What did the researchers discover? White … Read More

  We love to try new foods and new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Fire Department Coffee based in Rockford, Illinois is owned, operated, and roasted by active duty firemen. These firefighters appreciate that good coffee with a punch of caffeine … Read More

The energy drink market is exploding with sales of $12.5 billion annually. Men, Hispanics and those with children in the household are the largest users. The majority of this group is made up of young to middle-aged adults who are entering the age where risk factors for heart disease are starting to appear. Yet, few … Read More

Eighty-five percent of Americans drink caffeine-containing beverages every day and 65% of postmenopausal women report being bothered by hot flashes and night sweats. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic questioned over 1,800 women who visited their Women‘s Health Clinic with complaints about menopause. The results showed an association between drinking caffeine-containing beverages and the occurrence of bothersome … Read More

Simply walking 10,000 steps a day can reduce your risk for diabetes. An Australian study of close to 600 middle-aged adults, who walked 10,000 steps a day had lower body weights, smaller waists, and better insulin sensitivity. Walking daily can both lower your risk for diabetes and help manage the condition once diagnosed. Coffee, your … Read More

For most of us coffee, equals its energizing properties. Coffee — or more specifically the caffeine it contains — can increase alertness and stimulate performance in high-intensity, short-duration activities, like sprinting. Drinking caffeinated coffee regularly is mildly addictive. And, stopping caffeine intake abruptly can cause headaches and other annoying symptoms. But, the caffeine habit is … Read More

Do you drink coffee regularly? How much do you know about it? Test yourself here! True or false? Coffee causes high blood pressure True and false! Moderate intakes of regular coffee have no effect on blood pressure readings, but habitual high intakes can cause a rise in blood pressure. True or false? Caffeine is dehydrating … Read More

Americans love caffeine—close to 90% of us consume it. As popular as it is, is caffeine actually safe? Not for everyone, including pregnant women. Pregnant women should avoid or at least cut back on caffeine, especially if they are heavy users. The March of Dimes and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend no … Read More

Many of us enjoy a daily cup of coffee, but few of us would offer caffeine-containing drinks to our kids. Yet because of the lack of labeling requirements and the avalanche of advertising directed at children, many kids are regularly drinking energy drinks that pack a wallop of caffeine per can. A cup of coffee … Read More