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Value Of Things~MwsR Thoughts

Often we do not look fully at the honest to goodness value of things or people. We should always try to. There is hidden value in almost anyone and anything. Sometimes it takes an earnest double-take to spot hidden values.

How about that mailman? Or postal worker? How often do you fully understand their value to your own life? They make it possible for you to receive correspondence and bill notices, and things you might buy from online web purchases. Often we overlook the much-needed value of having postal workers or mail carriers. Just to name one in particular.

The next time you pour yourself a cup of coffee, take a look at the mug or cup you have your coffee in. We often take for granted that we have something that can hold our coffee. Perhaps you missed the value of having something strong to hold that coffee in. Maybe you haven’t noticed the beautiful display someone painted or superimposed on your mug or coffee cup. Not only will that cup hold your coffee, but it gives you something that may inspire you, explain your thoughts in way of a slogan or quote, but it serves multiple purposes.

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Coffee~How Much Do You Know About It?

Some of the health benefits claimed for drinking coffee are stunning. Two comprehensive studies published in the Annals of Medicine in July 2017 actually found drinking coffee seems to promote a longer life. Apparently, drinking more coffee was linked to a lower risk of death among the 700,000 people from different racial backgrounds, cultural and ethnic backgrounds involved in these studies.

The first study looked at non-white populations. It found drinking two to four cups of coffee translated into an 18 percent lower risk of death during the study period compared to non-coffee drinkers. More surprisingly, drinking more coffee seemed to lower the chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes and chronic lower respiratory disease.

The second study looked at people from 10 European countries. It found the top coffee drinkers were 25 percent less likely to die during the 16-year-study compared to the non-coffee drinkers.

Atop the “cons” for coffee is that this bean can be addictive. Drinking too much caffeine might lead to a caffeine overdose. There’s also the danger a caffeine overdose will overstimulate the body and burn out the adrenal glands. A person hooked to coffee that is unable to consume the quantities he’s used to can suffer from headaches, anxiety, irritability, fatigue and digestive issues, among others.

The other top three benefits of drinking coffee are as follows:

Coffee is high in beneficial antioxidants.

A number of studies show one of the top health benefits of coffee beans is their powerful antioxidant properties. These properties might be even stronger than those present in cocoa or some forms of tea leaves.

Research shows an average cup of coffee might contain more polyphenol antioxidants than cocoa, green tea, black tea and herbal tea. Coffee might be another good source of antioxidants if you can’t get these compounds that inhibit oxidation.

Coffee is effective at fighting free radical damage.

This is because coffee increases the amount of antioxidants in the blood. Two of the key antioxidants responsible for the majority of coffee benefits are chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid. These compounds can help protect cells against damage and oxidative stress.

Coffee protects liver health.

Drinking coffee increases circulation and can stimulate the liver. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that increased coffee consumption was associated with lower rates of liver disease progression in people with hepatitis C. Intriguingly, there was a 20 percent reduction in alcoholic liver syndrome for every cup of coffee a day drank by participants.

The “cons” of coffee cumsumption include:

Coffee can cause digestive problems.

Among the worst are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Coffee causes a laxative effect triggered by the release of gastrin, a type of hormone that stimulates movement in the digestive tract. Caffeine can also worsen symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is characterized by heartburn, nausea and belching.

Coffee could alter mood and boost anxiety.

Caffeine can affect muscles, hormones, neurotransmitters function and nerve signaling. These problems will manifest in people with existing health conditions like heart problems or diabetes .

Coffee can be high in calories.

Mixing coffee with cream and sugar can cause extra calories to accumulate, hindering weight loss altogether. A good coffee option for weight loss is to simply enjoy your coffee black or use a natural, low-calorie sweetener like stevia.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/the-good-and-bad-sides-to-drinking-coffee/ar-BBXPIqN

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Coffee Drinker? Drinks That Won’t Cause Blood Glucose Spikes

5 coffee beverages that won’t spike blood glucose levels

pretty tasty drinks that don’t mess with blood sugars all that much – here are 5 drinks

  1. Regular coffee/tea. Old school, easy to figure out carbs/bolus.
  2. Starbucks shaken green or passion iced teas, unsweetened. No carbs (the website includes carb count for only the sweetened iced teas) and super tasty. The trenti goes a long way and at a somewhat decent price.
  3. Starbucks Cappuccino – skim or 2%, 12 grams of carbs for a grande.
  4. Regular chai tea – Not the “special” chai tea that’s 30 plus grams of carbs and loaded with gross syrup
  5. Flat White – Espresso shots with frothed milk, 18 grams of carbs in a grande. Pricey, but worth the cost as a special treat.

 

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Recipe/Keto

Bulletproof Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot coffee freshley brewed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serve immediately.

Why add butter and oil to your coffee?

The fat provides satiety and helps curb cravings. The amount of fat can be adjusted to your liking. It can be a good idea to start off with a small amount, lets say a teaspoon, of MCT oil and work your way up to a full tablespoon if you feel good doing so. Some people experience stomach problems if adding too much oil at once.

The fat together with the caffeine from the coffee will give you a boost of energy to start your day. If caffeine isn’t your thing, go ahead and try it with decaf. It won’t give you quite the same effect but you will still have a great-tasting and filling drink.

MCT oil can be ordered online, but if you don’t want to use it or can’t find it, try unflavored coconut oil instead.

The recipe for bulletproof coffee was originally created by Dave Asprey. 

Is bulletproof coffee good for weight loss?

Not really. Sure, if you drink bulletproof coffee instead of having breakfast you might lose some weight. But you’d likely lose even more weight with a breakfast consisting of only black coffee (or just a little milk), i.e. intermittent fasting.

Here’s an article on the subject: Is drinking coffee with butter and oil the key to weight loss?

The main benefits of bulletproof coffee are long-lasting satiety and energy, and possibly a feeling of mental clarity (due to ketones, and the caffeine).

Add flavor

Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite flavors to it. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and you’ll have a bulletproof mocha. Or why not try some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. If you feel like adding sweetness to your coffee, check out our guide to keto sweeteners.

This recipe works with hot tea or even bone broth, too, so give it a try. Or if chocolate is your thing, try our keto hot chocolate… a very low-carb morning indulgence!

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Best Time To Drink Your Coffee/Information Share

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According to a study in the U.K, the average person drinks their morning coffee around 8:30 a.m., and drinks an average of three cups of coffee a day, the Metro reported. And, while likely helping during the day, this habit can detrimentally affect the sleep cycle. In the U.S., more than 85 percent of people consume caffeine on a regular basis, and more than 40 percent of Americans also don’t get enough sleep, CNBC reported. Coincidence? We think not.
Health expert Dr. Sarah Brewer told the Metro that the ideal time for us to get our favorite caffeinated beverage is somewhere around 10 a.m. This is considering people who need to get up around 7 or 8 a.m. to get to work in the morning.

Registered dietitian Laura Cipullo agrees, telling CNBC that it’s best to “have coffee when the body is producing less cortisol, about three to four hours after waking.” So if you have to wake up at 7 a.m., the soonest you should have your coffee is 10 a.m.
The reason for this, according to Cipullo, is that our bodies are producing more cortisol when we first wake up. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can make us feel anxious, and it can be exacerbated by caffeine. This leads to morning jitters and extreme crashes later. Delaying your caffeine intake a few hours can counteract this effect.
And the best way to stop immediately reaching for the coffee pot in the morning? Get a good night’s sleep — which is easier to do by avoiding caffeine in the afternoons can also help with too, according to CNBC. In fact, your caffeine intake can still be affecting you up to six hours after having it, said one study by the Sleep Disorders & Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital.
So, delaying your caffeine, in a way, is like breaking the never-ending cycle. Having your morning cup later in the day means you might not need one in the afternoon, which means you’ll sleep better at night.Which also means you won’t need more caffeine over time.
Of course, drinking coffee in the morning is a habit many people have trouble breaking. But considering the average cost of a cup of coffee is over $3 (more if you’re going to Starbucks for a latte), it’s a habit worth breaking – not only for your body, but also for your wallet.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/the-best-time-to-drink-your-morning-cup-of-coffee/ar-BBNPrUZ?ocid=spartandhp

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