By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers. Three or four cups a day confer the greatest benefit, the scientists said, except for women who are pregnant or who have a higher risk of suffering fractures.
On National Coffee Day, or any day really, these celebs also depend on a kick of caffeine to jumpstart their mornings.
According to a new study, people who drink large amounts of coffee (four cups or more) have a lower risk of death than their less caffeinated peers.
One leader at the apex of nutrition and neurology is David Perlmutter, MD. He has spent his career taking an integrative approach to neurodegenerative disease and writes a lot about the power of food in modulating brain health.
By Spoon University Sometimes more than 2 cups of coffee a day can feel like a bit much, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still need your caffeine fix. So what if there were even yummier ways to get that quick spike of energy (and inevitable crash) in a way that doesn’t come from a coffee maker? Well, we teamed up with our friends at StumbleUpon and there are plenty if you click through the gallery above. We know, we just made your day so much better.
Your taste buds may indicate your personality. Specifically, the potential that those who enjoy bitter foods have sadistic tendencies. Say what? Researchers had participants report their taste preferences, and then complete a series of questionnaires that screened for the “Big Five” factors of personality. Those who reported that they favor bitter flavors — such as black coffee, tonic water, radishes, and celery — were more likely to have “malevolent” personality traits, including narcissism, psychopathy, Machavellianism, and everyday sadism, the study found. Other tastes (sweet, sour, and salty) had some connections to personality types, but bitterness was by far the strongest predictor of the bunch.
Cameron Diaz declared in her book, The Body Book, that the first thing she does in the morning after brushing her teeth is chug a liter of water. “Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately.
“Can you believe these jeans are made of recycled coffee grounds? Perfect for #NationalCoffeeDay! Thank you@AmericanEagle #ButFirstCafeX” Photo: @hilaryduff/Instagram American Eagle Outfitters really loves April Fools Day and annually punks its customers. Once the company released a fake ad for spray-on jeans and another time they introduced a line of doggy clothes (which actually proved to be so popular they produced it).
Speaking of light, researchers compared the effects of caffeine on circadian rhythms to that of bright light, which is already a well-established mechanism for extending the circadian phase. Participants in a double-blind study took either a 200-milligram tablet of caffeine or a placebo just five minutes after studying a compilation of photos.
“Caffeine is a stimulant, and some evidence shows that it can increase mental functioning and strengthen your ability to concentrate,” says Marc Leavey, MD, a primary care specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Caffeine is a psychoactive compound that modulates these neurotransmitters, allowing them to operate more efficiently. Too much caffeine can overwhelm your system and sabotage your concentration, so that instead of feeling amped up, you’re anxious and jittery.
Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.
The history books are vague on this point, but it’s very possible that in the annals of skin care, nothing’s ever made women more obsessed with exfoliation than Frank.
here has been a bevvy of research in recent years about the health benefits of drinking coffee, leaving regular coffee fans feeling validated — and more than a little smug.
It’s National Coffee Day! We got on the horn with Todd Goldsworthy, who dominated the competition to take home the United States Brewers Cup, a sought-after coffee industry title, for his 5 top at-home coffee brewing tips. So go forth and caffeinate.