4 Benefits Of Adding Baking Soda To Your Coffee – thenutritionwatchdog.com

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Add some baking soda to your coffee, give it a try. MwsR

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Diabetes Awareness Month~ How Coffee Affects You And Your Sugars

If you’re an avid coffee drinker, chances are you’ve thought about whether that morning cup has any effect on your blood glucose levels. If so, you’re not alone. Some studiesshow that drinking coffee might cause some people to experience blood glucose spikes or crashes. Still, the effects of caffeine on your blood sugar are a little more complex than that.



Coffee, Oh! So Good For You.

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According to the study findings:

“The maximum benefit was seen in the group who drank ground coffee, which contains high levels of the ingredients Kahweol and cafestol, which have been shown to be beneficial against chronic liver disease in animals.”


New Health Benefit of Coffee Discovered (msn.com)

Side Effect of Decaf Coffee

Slide 1 of 5: You might think caffeinated coffee is not good for your heart health, thanks to effects like the increase in heart rate and higher blood pressure. However, a team of researchers for the American Heart Association recently stirred up some surprising findings about the effects of coffee on the heart—including that decaf coffee leads to a higher risk of one serious heart condition.The American Heart Association recently backed a study that closely examined previously unidentified factors that lead to death from heart disease. David P. Kao, M.D., lead author for the study, pointed out that "among the most well-known heart disease risk factors" are age, high blood pressure, and smoking. However, said co-author Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D., and member of the American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee, findings about the effect of diet on heart disease "remain relatively limited due to inconsistencies in diet assessment and analytical methodologies, as well as inherent problems with self-reported dietary intake."RELATED: 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually WorkThe researchers looked back at longitudinal data that had been taken on more than 21,000 participants in three past studies, including the original cohort of the Framingham Heart Study—the famous 1960s study that uncovered the health dangers of smoking.At the current study's conclusion, said Kao: "The association between caffeine and heart failure risk reduction was surprising. Coffee and caffeine are often considered by the general population to be 'bad' for the heart because people associate them with palpitations, high blood pressure, etc."However, he continued: "The consistent relationship between increasing caffeine consumption and decreasing heart failure risk turns that assumption on its head." Read on to see what the researchers found as the intriguing effects they say coffee on the heart. (Also don't miss These 5 Foods May Naturally Lower Your Anxiety, New Study Says. Read this original article on Eat This, Not That!)

You might think caffeinated coffee is not good for your heart health, thanks to effects like the increase in heart rate and higher blood pressure. However, a team of researchers for the American Heart Association recently stirred up some surprising findings about the effects of coffee on the heart—including that decaf coffee leads to a higher risk of one serious heart condition.


One Major Side Effect Decaf Coffee Has on Your Heart, New Study Says (msn.com)

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.


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.



Bulletproof Coffee


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


  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!