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How Coffee and Water Stack Up Against Each Other for Hydration

November 20, 2015 Jim Couch

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...

Announcing the first ever HealthWise Sweepstakes!

October 01, 2015 Jim Couch

  We are happy to announce the first HealthWise Coffee Sweepstakes! Prizes range from an Apple iPad, a FitBit, and a 5-pack of HealthWise Coffee! Please checkout the giveaway page for more information!  

Happy National Coffee Day!

September 29, 2015 Jim Couch

The National Coffee Association credits Kaldi, a goatherder, with discovering coffee in the highlands of Ethiopia. It is said that he discovered coffee after noticing that his goats, after eating berries from a certain tree, became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night. A local monastery then made a drink with the berries which kept him alert for long hours of evening prayer, and soon the knowledge of the energizing berries began to spread. The consumption of coffee spread across the Arabian peninsula, and eventually across the globe. Today coffee is grown all over the world,...

Coffee May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence

August 20, 2015 Jim Couch

Coffee May Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrence

Colon cancer patients who drink several cups of coffee daily may have a lower risk of recurrence after treatment, and an improved chance of cure, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is the first study to link colon cancer recurrence and coffee, but comes after multiple reports in recent years suggesting coffee offers some protection against other types of cancers. The link was only found with caffeinated coffee, and the greatest benefit was seen in those who drank four or more cups daily- about 460 mg of caffeine, leading to a 42% lower disease recurrence....

DIY Projects for Used Coffee Grounds

June 17, 2015 Jimmy Couch

Do you throw out your old coffee grounds every day? These projects give new life to your old grounds, reduce waste, save money, and create some useful items! 1.       Body Scrub Grind the beans enough so there are no sharp edges, and use leftover grounds mixed with water to create smooth skin. 2.       Hair Conditioner Approximately once a week, mix coffee grounds with your conditioner and gently scrub your scalp for several minutes. Expect your hair to have shinier, brighter-looking strands. 3.       Hand De-Stinker Have you ever cooked with garlic, onions, or fish and noticed the odors sticking around? Quickly...