If you’re looking for a reason to have that extra cup of coffee in the morning, there is good news. Drinking two more cups of coffee each day has been linked to a dramatically lowered odds of the liver damage caused by excessive alcohol, a recent study found.
Do you have 80 calories to spare for a creamy chocolate dessert? This creative recipe calls for tofu, bananas and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Blend them them all up into a sweet treat that can stave off your wildest chocolate cravings.
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