All posts tagged: coffee

Black, white, or green?

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We’ve been hearing for a while now of the benefits that drinking a cup or two of tea each day can do for us. From hydration, to relaxation, to managing blood pressure, tea is basically a GP in the form of grass clippings. In this post we will look at the health benefits (and any potential concerns) of each type of tea – black, white, and green.

Black tea

Black tea is typically the strongest flavoured of tea varieties, has the highest caffeine content, and makes up about 90% of Western tea sales.

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The iced-coffee breakfast bomb

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This took a few goes at getting it right, but boy was it worth it:

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 0 mins Total time: 10 mins
Makes one medium smoothie

The iced-coffee breakfast bomb ingredients

  • 250ml oat milk (or whichever milk you prefer – the more you use the runnier it will be)
  • 1/4 cup of raw oats
  • 1 or 2 shots of coffee (pending your caffeine need)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or vanilla
  • Vanilla or chocolate protein (optional)

The process

  1. In preparation, fill one ice tray with whichever milk you will be using and place in the
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The definitive(ish) guide to Paleo

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If you want to divide a social function into two perfectly opposed halves, raise the topic of Paleo, or, The Paleolithic Diet. Some people live by it and those who don’t will likely have friends who like to bring it up at every opportunity. Regardless, it is extremely popular and commonly misunderstood.

Paleolithic defined

Paleolithic is a period of existence that has been defined as approximately 2.5 million years ago, characterised by the creation of basic chipped stone tools as used by early human beings. Quite commonly this period is referred to as the Stone Age. Food …

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Coffee: may cause spontaneous awesome

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Everyone loves coffee. Even those who say they don’t, deep down, they secretly do. It tastes great, it can be enjoyed with company, and is an entertaining alternative to adrenalin. But how good is it for your health?

The research

Harvard University recently (2015) conducted a follow-up study that examined the lifestyles of 130,000 healthy men and women aged in their 40’s and 50’s over the course of 18 to 24 years. During this period, those who passed away had their lifestyles examined to determine if coffee had played any role in their passing. According to the study, no evidence …

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