Many of us can’t — or won’t — start the day without a mug of something warm to drink. Whether it’s coffee or tea, a steaming cup of brew is a welcome sight on most mornings. So if you’re going to drink something every day, make it as healthy as possible.
Ah, fall … crisp, sunny days, colorful foliage – and pumpkin spice lattes. Many people mark the change from summer to autumn by celebrating with this sweet and creamy seasonal drink, served up at coffee shops everywhere this time of year. But is the pumpkin spice latte a nutritional disaster?
Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. New research finds drinking coffee also may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling neurological disease that affects about 2.5 million people world-wide. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California studied more than 2,000 people, half of whom were … Read More
Bulletproof coffee is the latest trend, but does adding butter and oil to your morning jolt really pack the health punch proponents claim it does?
Colas and coffee appear to have some effect on women’s bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea — even the kind with caffeine — and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You’re not alone. While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of … Read More
It’s about 2 p.m., and you’re feeling tired, sluggish and unfocused — the dreaded “afternoon slump.” Dylan Wint, MD, a brain health expert at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, offers five helpful ways to avoid this common afternoon feeling. 1. Don’t work through lunch. Dr. Wint says working through lunch is a … Read More
Ah, drinking coffee. Truly one of life’s simple pleasures. But I have some big questions to ask you: Do you add cream or sweetener or do you take it black? Some milks and sweeteners add unnecessary fat and calories that aren’t helping your waistline. If you do like to dress your coffee up, here are … Read More
Patients often have questions about the safety of coffee, caffeinated soft drinks and other drinks that contain caffeine. I typically tell them that there have been many studies of caffeine over decades, and to date, the vast majority indicate that there is no adverse effect on heart health with normal doses. Energy drinks, on the … Read More
While caffeine consumption levels have not changed among children and adolescents since 1999, the sources of caffeine 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. But while soda still accounts for the majority of caffeine intake for this … Read More
When you grab a cup of coffee to kick-start your day, you know you’re getting a stimulant. In fact, caffeine is one of the most commonly used stimulants in the world. In the U.S. alone, around 83 percent of adults drink coffee, according to the National Coffee Association. But there are times when you’re adding … Read More