A single can of energy drink can contain more caffeine than children should consume in an entire day.
Men who drank two cups of coffee the week before having sex had a greater chance of conception, a study found.
Coffee is most Brits' favourite way to start the day but are you taking your java love too far? Here's what to look for.
"People socialise during the day or after work rather than evenings now," said Professor Jonathan Morris, who pointed to the 1990s and the advent of coffee shop-based sitcoms such as Friends and Seinfeld as the moment when the coffee revolution started to take hold on these shores. Britons are now estimated to drink 2.1 billion coffees and 874 million cups of tea outside their homes – and the good news is that our hefty caffeine has some helpful health benefits. According to new research, drinking two cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by a third.
Whether you get your coffee fix from your local barista or you make it at home, a good cup of the black (or brown) stuff can literally serve as a mood booster, a crisis solver or a hangover, er, cure-er. Well step forward the Coffee experts who are here to reveal how to make the perfect cuppa. “Moisture and oxygen are coffee’s worst enemy and accelerate its staling,” explains Jonny England, Head of Coffee for Masteroast Coffee Company and coffee sourcing advisor to Dualit.
Researchers at Stanford University have managed to prove that a few extra cups of coffee can reduce – or even prevent – age-related inflammation in the body. Findings from 100 people showed that older participants had higher levels of an inflammatory protein called IL-1-beta than their younger counterparts. This protein can be responsible for a great number of health problems including a bigger risk of stiff arteries and high blood pressure.
Red Bull, Monster, Red Rooster – whatever energy drink it is you prefer, one thing’s for sure: they do a lot to our bodies to make us that energised. If you’re a regular energy drink guzzler, you’ve probably been building up a tolerance too – it takes seven to 12 days to become so and feel the effects less as a result.
Whether you’re a flat white, cappuccino or skinny latte kind of person, one thing’s for certain: Caffeine is your groove.But besides giving you a handy (read: absolutely essential) boost in the mornings, there are many more amazing things every coffee lover should know about the drink. 7 Reasons You Should Absolutely Keep On Indulging Your Coffee Habit Here’s why you shouldn’t be drinking coffee in the morning
Nothing quite beats that first-thing caffeine fix. Research gathered by Ph.D candidate Steven Miller at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and reported by Metro reveals that that the human body is on something called the circadian clock: a sort of 24-hour hormone cycle that is generally regulated by sunlight. At around 8 or 9 a.m., the day’s first dose of cortisol - a stress-related hormone that makes us feel alert and awake, in a similar way to caffeine – is released, then again between noon and 1 p.m., and then once more between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
The Climate Institute predicts that if global warming continues at its current rate, the amount of useable coffee farmland will have halved by 2050. Throw in fungi and pests like the Coffee Berry Borer (whose numbers are expected to ‘explode’) and coffee could actually be extinct by 2080.
Well according to science how much coffee a person needs/wants may be dependent on their genes. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a gene that may play a role in how the body breaks down caffeine. According to the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, people who have a certain variation of a gene called PDSS2, will break down caffeine more slowly.