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THE MOST COMMON COFFEE MYTHS BUSTED

THE MOST COMMON COFFEE MYTHS BUSTED

by Frosina A. August 30, 2018

MYTH #1: COFFEE IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
The biggest, most widespread myth about coffee is that it’s highly addictive.

If you’re an avid coffee drinker and suddenly stop consuming caffeine, you may experience withdrawal symptoms like mild headaches or slight changes in mood and focus. However, in most cases, these go away after a day or two and your body continues its normal metabolic functions.

What many view as coffee addiction is in fact the body’s tolerance to caffeine and its ability to metabolize it. Most people know their daily caffeine limits and rarely go past them.

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WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE DRINKING SPECIALTY COFFEE

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE DRINKING SPECIALTY COFFEE

by Frosina A. July 31, 2018

If you’re a coffee lover, you can probably distinguish between specialty and commodity coffee with your eyes closed. Your palate recognizes the bean type, tasting notes and intensity as soon as you take the first sip.  Yes, this probably makes you a coffee snob, but there's no shame in being a connoisseur and appreciating nice things!

The problem with mainstream coffees is not only the origin, but also quality. They’re bland, bitter, sour, and the freshness is questionable. This type of bad coffee is cheap and easily available at supermarkets and many chain coffee shops.

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6 MOST COMMON USES FOR COFFEE GROUNDS

6 MOST COMMON USES FOR COFFEE GROUNDS

by Frosina A. July 26, 2018

Americans spend $40 billion on coffee each year and 65% of coffee drinkers have their first cup in the morning with breakfast. This helps them wake up and get enough energy and brainpower to start the day.

For many people, it’s fuel that keeps them focused and productive throughout the day.

But did you know you can use your coffee grounds for more than just brewing coffee? They can be useful for your garden, kitchen, pets, and even your body.

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Create a Bedtime Routine to Improve Your Sleep in 5 Simple Steps

Create a Bedtime Routine to Improve Your Sleep in 5 Simple Steps

by Frosina A. June 25, 2018

Morning routines are all the buzz now, and for a good reason. Having a productive, energized morning is a direct result of self-discipline, having clear goals and implementing a set of useful habits day in day out.

It all boils down to one thing: repeating useful actions. But in order for morning routines to work as well as they do, you have to get at least 6 hours of quality sleep. How you spend the time before bed can influence your sleep and how you feel in the morning.

This is where bedtime routines come into play. Read on to discover how to create the best nighttime routine for your lifestyle and improve the quality of your sleep.

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The Benefits of Meditation on Your Mental and Physical Health

The Benefits of Meditation on Your Mental and Physical Health

by Frosina A. June 18, 2018

The mind is a fascinating, complex and mysterious thing. The entire life of a human being, their experiences, habits, preferences and deepest desires lie in this impalpable but very much existing matter.

Your brain has the ability to make you the happiest person alive or take you down to deep, dark places that are hard to escape without significant self-work.

Most people are not aware of their thoughts and the ability to control them. They keep repeating old patterns of behavior and never discover what’s under the layers of their personality.

Keep reading to discover how meditation can improve your physical and mental well-being and make you a calmer, happier and healthier person.

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The Importance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

The Importance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

by Frosina A. June 11, 2018

Omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids from the unsaturated family of dietary fats. The body is not capable of producing them on its own, so we must get them through food.

Each fatty acid plays different roles in preserving your health. They have to be present in the body in a balanced ratio in order to unleash their health benefits. If the amount of one or the other is too high or too low, they may cause inflammation and chronic diseases.

Keep reading to learn why these two fatty acids are so important for your health and how you can create a diet to balance them out.

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