5 Ways Coffee Fights Cancer

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Will coffee help keep you cancer-free? Possibly. Coffee reduces the risk of certain cancers, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Of course, there's no guarantee that a coffee habit will ensure a cancer-free life: cancers are complex and for that matter, coffee's got its own mysteries. But mounting evidence suggests moderate coffee drinking may help reduce the risks of these cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) Colorectal … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Up Coffee’s Caffeine

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Wanna Up Your Cup? Tweaking Coffee's Caffeine The amount of caffeine in your coffee depends on many factors. You can't control growing conditions, but you can raise – or lower – the caffeine in your cup with these tips. (They also affect flavor, so choose wisely.) Longer Brewing Delivers More Caffeine: The longer hot water is in contact with coffee, the more caffeine it extracts. A French press steeps grounds for 4-6 minutes; with drip coffee, water drips through in about 3 … [Read more...]

10 Best Coffee Quotes From *Living* People

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10 Best Coffee Quotes from Living People - Tired of quotes as stale as yesterday's coffee, from dead people like Einstein and Lincoln? CaffeineAndYou.com delivers coffee quotes from living people – folks still kicking and ticking (at least for now). Don't forget to share the fun and leave Comments about your favorites... "Do you love a decaffeinated hazelnut-flavored coffee from Dunkin' Donuts with plenty of sugar and skim milk? If so, please skip ahead to the next section. We're here … [Read more...]

Brain Candy: Sugar May Boost Coffee’s Effects

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Sugar + caffeine = synergy? Combo boosts memory + attention, says one study.  Glucose and caffeine boost brain tasks: Sugar-sweetened coffee improves working memory and sustained attention, according to a study published in 2010 by University of Barcelona researchers. They found that glucose (in the form of sugar) and caffeine boost brain function more when taken together than they do separately. Caffeine and Glucose Synergy MRI brain scans measured forty test subjects under four … [Read more...]

Hit-and-Run Driver Pleads “Starbucks Defense”

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True story: Excessive caffeine, a mental disorder, and no sleep lead to tragic consequences... At 7:30 on the morning of December 8, 2009, Daniel Noble drove his gold Pontiac onto the University of Washington campus and without hesitation, plowed down a student in a crosswalk. One block later, Noble drove up onto the sidewalk and struck another young man. Again, Noble didn't stop. He drove ahead and parked on the same road in the middle of campus, less than 200 yards from his second victim. … [Read more...]

Cheating Death: Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

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Death is inevitable, but a major study shows... "Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death." I read this twice and still wondered: What exactly does this mean? "Older adults who drank coffee, both caffeinated or decaffeinated, had a lower risk of death overall than people who did not drink coffee," says a study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI, a division of the National Institutes of Health) and AARP. Coffee drinkers aren't immortal – and they didn't necessarily live … [Read more...]