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Coffee could be key in cutting colon cancer risk


For years, doctors cautioned their patients against drinking too much coffee. Their fear was that the caffeinated beverage could be responsible for an uptick in cancer, especially cancers of the digestive tract such as colon cancer. In the last decade, though, physicians have come to some surprising conclusions about the real link between coffee and colon cancer.

The most expensive coffee in the world is brewed from beans partially digested and defecated by the Asian palm civet Learn more


The world's most expensive coffee, kopi luwak (literally, "civet coffee") is brewed from coffee beans that have been eaten and partially digested by the Asian palm civet, a catlike wild animal.

Seven natural solutions to overcome morning fatigue and kick the coffee addiction


Overcoming coffee addiction can be tough for many people, especially when the headaches, jitters, and other nasty withdrawal symptoms start kicking in. But finding alternative sources of daily energy to replace caffeine with just might be the best thing you ever do for your health. Here are seven alternatives to coffee that will help you overcome morning fatigue, gain lasting energy throughout the day, and ultimately defeat your coffee addiction.

GOOD COFFEE, BAD COFFEE: HOW DECAF COFFEE IS MADE


A major challenge merchants face when decaffeinating coffee is maintaining flavor. The caffeine contains much of the bean’s yum-factor, and the processing draws out more than caffeine but also other important flavor chemicals. It turns out that the popular stimulant doesn’t separate easily from its vessel, so manufacturers have had to devise methods powerful enough to remove the one constituent without stripping all of the seed’s treasures.
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Caffeine is probably the single most popular psychoactive drug available in the United States of America and around the world. It’s surrounded by controversy because it seems to have health benefits as well as risks. Most people know that caffeine is inadvisable during pregnancy, can keep you awake, help you lose weight, and make you either exceedingly enthusiastic or just plain irritable. But do you know how caffeine actually affects your brain? You should. Even if you’re not consuming caffeine, someone you love is. Here are some facts about caffeine on the brain that you should know!