Health bits and pieces

Sugar overload in kids’ cereals Eating a bowl of kids’ cereal every day would add up to 10 pounds of sugar a year, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group of 1,500 cereals, including 181 marketed for children. EWG reported that children’s cereal contained an average of 40 percent more sugar per […]

Controversial coffee: Is it good or is it bad?

Many previous studies have shown that coffee cuts the risk of Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Now, according to a new Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, coffee may also aid in the prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, […]

Too much of the wrong kind of energy drink can kill you

Many harmful foods and drinks can be taken in moderation with little consequence. There are others, though, that probably shouldn’t be consumed at all. Energy drinks are a candidate for this category . Anecdotal evidence seems to be mounting that consumption of these beverages is extremely harmful. At the extreme energy drinks actually pose a […]

Deadly fungus savaging coffee plantations

First it was bananas, then citrus fruits, now it’s coffee crops under attack. Coffee rust, or roya, in Spanish has already caused $1 billion in losses across parts of Latin America, according to  Roya is highly contagious, due to its airborne fungal spores. Arabica coffee beans which come from smaller, high-altitude farms and are the […]

Honey plus coffee beats systemic steroid for treating a cough

An interesting study from Iran has shown an incredible benefit of coffee and honey: relief for a persistent cough. The researchers were looking at natural alternatives to medications, so performed a randomized controlled study comparing a systemic steroid to a natural treatment of coffee and honey. They found the latter was superior in reducing symptoms […]

Coffee Drinkers, Unite!

Despite the fact that many of our respected natural health friends believe that coffee is a no no for those who are really serious about a healthful lifestyle, there are more rays of sunshine for we dedicated caffeine consumers. Earlier studies found that coffee drinkers had a substantially lower risk of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s […]