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.
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Here are some ideas on how to incorporate healthy habits into your coffee/tea habit.
Have you heard about this coffee trend? It’s called Bulletproof Coffee: Add two tablespoons of butter and some oil to your morning cup of joe. People who love the drink say it increases their energy and improves weight loss. Can such a mixture really live up to what its proponents say?
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Many people look forward to the sweet, creamy seasonal drinks that coffee shops like to serve up at this time of year, such as Peppermint Mochas or Gingerbread Lattes. But are these seasonal drinks a nutritional disaster? It all depends on how you order them.
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You’ve heard that you are what you eat. But what you drink matters, too. More and more studies are unearthing the health benefits of drinking tea. Here’s the tea takeaway: Whether you prefer tea bags or like to go loose-leaf, tea can be a deliciously healthy drink.
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For many of us, drinking coffee truly is one of life’s simple pleasures. But be honest: Do you add cream or sweetener? These extras can add unnecessary fat and calories. If you do like to dress up your coffee, there are strategies that can satisfy your taste and your waist.
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Colas and coffee appear to have some effect on women’s bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea and other sodas do not. Scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with bone density loss, but researchers are still looking for the reason why.
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