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      Coffee and Tea for Health

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      By Dr. Mercola If you’re thirsty, pure water is always a good bet for a healthy beverage. But if you’re looking for a beverage to sip and savor while you start your day, take a work break, or relax in the evening, water doesn’t always hit the spot. Fortunately, while...
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      Another Perk for Drinking Coffee

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      By Dr. Mercola Nearly 60 percent of Americans drink coffee, and for many the habit is a daily one.1 Coffee drinking has long been viewed as more of a vice or a crutch to get a quick energy boost to power through the day, but this view is now changing...
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      More Consensus on the Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee

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      By Dr. Mercola For the first time, a government advisory committee included a mention of caffeine in its recommendations for the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Rather than suggesting it be eliminated, however, the report said Americans could safely consume up to five cups of coffee a day,...
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      Regular Coffee Drinkers Have Cleaner Arteries

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      By Dr. Mercola Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, with more daily devotees than even soda. According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), 61 percent of Americans drink coffee daily (compared to 41 percent for soda).1 Personally, I almost never drink coffee. I don’t like the...
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      Can Coffee Keep Your Ears from Ringing?

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      By Dr. Mercola I personally don’t drink coffee as I don’t like the taste and have only used a few cups in my life to treat jet lag. However, there are ways to include coffee in a healthy lifestyle, provided you’re not using it as a crutch to mask symptoms...
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      Why Therapeutic Benefits of Coffee Do NOT Apply to Pregnant Women

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      By Dr. Mercola In recent years, research has emerged demonstrating that coffee—in moderation—may have a number of previously unrecognized health-promoting properties. As a result of the rather impressive list of therapeutic benefits, I’ve modified my stance on coffee. However, it’s important to understand that coffee is both a potent drug,...
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      Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid For Treating Cough

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      A remarkable new study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior in reducing symptoms associated with a post-infectious cough (PPC). PPC is a cough that remains after a common cold or an upper respiratory tract infection...
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      Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half

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      With the CDC’s recent warning that deadly, antibiotic resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ are taking the lives of at least 23,000 U.S. patients a year, the discovery that regular consumption of coffee and tea slashes the risk of nasal colonization of MRSA in half is all the more remarkable.
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      Coffee Good for Mental Health and Reduces Suicide Risk, Study Finds

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      A meta-analysis of more than 208,000 people found that drinking two to four cups of caffeinated coffee daily was associated with a 50 percent reduced suicide risk among adults. Caffeine promotes production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. It also triggers the release of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which...
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      Coffee May Reduce Your Suicide Risk, Study Finds

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      By Dr. Mercola For years, coffee has suffered a bad rap, suspected of causing high blood pressure and contributing to heart disease, ulcers, and diabetes. Most recently, Senator Durbin used caffeinated energy drinks as an example of the dangerous and ‘unregulated’ supplement industry, which he proposes should be regulated like...
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      Could Your Morning Coffee Ward Off Skin Cancer?

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      Is coffee a health elixir or an addictive toxin? The evidence goes both ways. But a study from Rutgers University now casts another vote for the health benefits of coffee. It finds that in addition to drinking that morning cup, you may even want to bathe in some coffee as...
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      Climate change affecting Kenya’s coffee output

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      Climate change has affected Kenyan coffee production through unpredictable rainfall patterns and excessive droughts, making crop management and disease control a nightmare, a researcher said on Thursday. Intermittent rainfall in the 2007/08 crop year, for example, caused a terrible bout of the Coffee Berry Disease that cut Kenyan output 23...
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      Coffee May Be Good for Your Liver

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      Study finds caffeine in sources other than coffee does not have similar effect Good news to start the new year for the leagions of coffee drinkers.  Another study that finds coffee may have positive health benefits.  Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) determined...
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      Coffee May Stop Multiple Sclerosis

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      Study says caffeine may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS). A new study finds that mice immunized to develop an MS-like condition were protected from the disease by drinking caffeine. Giving mice the equivalent of 6 to 8 cups of coffee a day prevented mice from getting the animal model equivalent...

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