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How Good Coffee is for You

Yes, you read it right. There seem to be more credible research studies showing the positive effects from drinking coffee (in the morning so that it’s doesn’t keep you up when you want to go to sleep) than there are those showing benefits from not drinking coffee.

coffee plant illusHere are results I’ve read within the last year or so, with the link to the research findings summary:

1. Overall, the highest coffee intake was inversely associated with a risk of malignant melanoma, with a 20% lower risk for those who consumed 4 cups per day or more. There was also a trend toward more protection with higher intake, with the protective effect increasing from 1 or fewer cups to 4 or more.   (more…)

Brain Fog from Food?

When we are stressed out and tired it’s easy to fall back on mindless eating of sugary and simple carb foods. We actually want them because our body is calling out for quick energy, a fix, at a stressed out time.  But this isn’t the way to get it. When you reach for the sugary and processed stuff, realize it’s not in there before brain fog takes over your senses making it even tougher for you to get out from under the  attraction to the brain-numbing foods.

Food that’s manufactured, processed, GMO’s and sugars of all kinds, can fog your mind and shut down critical thinking,  numbing you out to solutions and clear thinking as you go through your day. If you ever needed a clear head it’s when you are stressed and tired because you’re already at a disadvantage. On the other hand, eating nutrient foods, yes even mindlessly, will help you think better, be more alert and energized.  (more…)