Heart Health Month and Coffee

February is Heart Health Awareness Month and you’ve likely been hearing about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through nutrition and exercise. Some people have avoided caffeinated coffee for fear of potential health risks despite decades of research suggesting otherwise. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about your heart...

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From the Coffee Shop

Proton Pump Inhibitors

With all of the acidic foods in the typical American diet, it’s no wonder why Acid Reflux is one of the most common complaints at the doctor’s office. In 2009 there were over 9 million visits related to it!  Acid Reflux has caused millions of people to take PPIs, or Proton Pump Inhibitors, the most common type of medication used to suppress stomach acid production in people with reflux.  Most people who take this stay on it for years, or the rest of their lives.   PPIs have some nutrition implications associated with long-term use, mainly with bone and blood...

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Coffee Reduces Pain

In addition to all of the other recent discoveries about coffee’s health benefits (protecting against dementia, certain types of cancers, risk of premature death, and more), reducing physical pain may also be added to the list!  A group of participants recently spent 90 minutes performing fake computer tasks, meant to mimic a day doing office work.  Typically, these tasks can cause pain in the shoulders, neck, forearms and wrists.  Participants were told they could drink coffee or not before the study, whichever was their typical routine.   The researchers at Norway’s National Institute of Occupational Health found that the 19...

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!  Everyone knows nutrition plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy body and protecting against chronic disease, and here are some ways HealthWise Coffee can help: - Antioxidants: These help protect the body against disease, by fighting off free radicals which attack healthy cells and cause illness. Coffee is the leading source of antioxidants in the US diet, and over half of Americans enjoy it each day. - Minerals: Minerals are essential for normal body functioning, from bone health to the ability to focus. HealthWise Coffee has a patented roasting formula which allows it to...

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Heart Health Month and Coffee

February is Heart Health Awareness Month and you’ve likely been hearing about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through nutrition and exercise. Some people have avoided caffeinated coffee for fear of potential health risks despite decades of research suggesting otherwise. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about your heart health when enjoying your daily cup of HealthWise! Actually, the caffeine from two cups of coffee will increase blood pressure slightly; however, the effect is temporary and may not even occur for regular drinkers. Coffee is not a factor in abnormal heart rhythms either. For those worried about cholesterol, filtering...

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5 Reasons to Say Yes to Coffee

Lowers Risk of Overall Disease: Numerous studies have shown those who regularly drink coffee are at a lower risk of certain types of cancers (breast, liver, prostate, skin), Diabetes, and Parkinson’s Disease, and depression.   This isn’t surprising considering coffee is the #1 source of disease-preventing antioxidants in the US diet! Increases Memory Function: Two cups of coffee per day improves memory function for up to two hours after consumption, mainly due to the effects of the caffeine. Lowers Stroke Risk: The American Journal of Epidemiology has published that drinking 3-4 cups daily reduces stroke risk by about 17%- wow! Improves...

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