5 Common Myths about Food and Drink

The debate about health and what’s good for you and not good for you is growing louder. Here are some common bits of advice that have been disproven by recent studies: Low or Reduced-Fat Foods are Healthier. Foods that are low fat often have higher levels of sugar or other...

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Introducing the HealthWise Affiliate Program!

HealthWise Gourmet Coffees LLC has developed an Affiliate Program for online marketers, bloggers, and our own customers.  Under the program, affiliates earn 15% of the dollar amount of sales of HealthWise low acid coffees that are generated as a result of referrals.  Program participants are paid on the 15th and end of the month, through Paypal, or by check at the participant's option.  At the bottom of each of our web pages at www.healthwisecoffee.com is a affiliate button which has the sign up page for new affiliates.  Sharing that page's link and having your referrals purchase through that connection is...

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Another Case for Low Acid Coffee: Reflux Pills Could Lead to Dementia

Long term use of acid reflux pills could lead to dementia.  A new study showed that the risk of developing dementia is some 44% greater from continued use of proton pump inhibitor pills.  Women are more at risk.  Earlier studies had shown that bone fractures and kidney damage could could result from taking these pills.  NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt recently had a story about this.  Click on this link for more information.  http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/popular-heartburn-drugs-linked-to-dementia-risk-study-shows-623341123665

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For Those Who Add Sugar to Coffee

Coffee is the go-to for many people wanting a cognitive boost. While coffee by itself is a very healthful drink, many people add sugar either to reduce the bitterness or add additional flavor. For those who are trying to cut back on sugar who don’t enjoy the original taste of coffee, try adding salt instead.  The sodium chloride creates ions that can suppress bitterness and enhance flavor. In fact, several countries – Turkey, Hungary, and Sweden – all add salt to coffee as a matter of routine. Coffee has many health benefits, but only if you skip the cream and...

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5 Common Myths about Food and Drink

The debate about health and what’s good for you and not good for you is growing louder. Here are some common bits of advice that have been disproven by recent studies: Low or Reduced-Fat Foods are Healthier. Foods that are low fat often have higher levels of sugar or other chemicals, and are therefore counterproductive. You Shouldn’t Drink Red Wine. One study suggests that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, can prevent age-related memory decline. Resveratrol was also found to prevent mice from gaining weight, leading scientists to believe it could have the same impact on...

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How Coffee and Water Stack Up Against Each Other for Hydration

We have all heard that healthy people should drink about 8 cups of water per day. However, does coffee count toward that water intake? It turns out it is an excellent beverage choice. Eric Rimm, a professor at Harvard, says there is no set amount of water all people must consume each day because food itself contains a lot of water, and bodies require different hydration depending on climates and body mass. He says that water isn’t necessarily better than other beverages, except for those high in added sugars, like sports drinks. Coffee is healthier than soda for almost all...

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