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5 Best Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump (Video)

Tags: brain health, coffee, healthy diet, tired

It’s about 2 p.m., and you’re feeling tired, sluggish and unfocused. Brain health expert Dylan Wint, MD, offers helpful ways to avoid this common afternoon slump.

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Make Your Coffee Healthier: Best Sweeteners, Milks, Spices

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Ah, drinking coffee. Truly one of life’s simple pleasures. But some milks and sweeteners add unnecessary fat and calories. If you do like to dress your coffee up, here are five tips to doing it healthier.

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Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

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When it comes to your heart health, studies show that the amount of caffeine in a few cups of coffee a day typically isn’t harmful. However, the risk of energy drinks isn’t one worth taking. Here’s why.

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Children Consuming Caffeine From Coffee and Energy Drinks

Tags: caffeine, coffee, energy drinks, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet

While caffeine consumption has not changed among children and adolescents since 1999, the sources have, a new study says. Between 1999 and 2010, a steady 73 percent of children ages 2 to 11 consumed caffeine on any given day.

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Don’t Let Hidden Caffeine Kill Your Health Buzz

Tags: caffeine, coffee, healthy diet

When you grab a cup of coffee to kick-start your day, you know you’re getting a stimulant. But caffeine is hiding in more foods than you may think.

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Coffee and the Link to Premature Death

Tags: blood pressure, coffee, heart disease, research

A recent study links the world’s beverage of choice to dying younger than expected, but should you really put down that cup of coffee?

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The Buzz Around Coffee Bean Extract

Tags: coffee, diet, healthy diet, supplements, weight loss

Marketing slogans tout green coffee bean extract as a miracle supplement, but does it work?

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Should You Believe the Coffee-Cancer Hype?

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An American Cancer Society study relating coffee drinking and its possible effects on oral cancer mortality gets the media, and coffee lovers, talking. But is it worth talking about?

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What’s in Your Drink? (Slideshow)

Tags: alcohol, coffee, energy drinks, hydration, myths, soda

From energy drinks to mixed drinks, get the facts about your favorite beverages.

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Do You Know What’s in Your Coffee?

Tags: breakfast, caffeine, coffee, food, morning, nutrition

Caffeine is part of our daily lives, but sometimes caffeine's effects are more than just a pick-me-up. Caffeine can cause headaches, irritability, sleeping problems, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal distress and dehydration. The key is moderation.