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Kaffeabstinenser er reelle!!

Kaffeabstinenser er reelle!!

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Mang en gang har folk påstått at jeg overdriver når jeg bedyrer meg over hvor grusomt livet er uten kaffe, men jaggu tror du ikke jeg har fått bevist rett! Noen sliter med symptomer som hodepine, depresjon, nervøsitet, konsentrasjonsvansker og utmattelse. Noen kan til og med få symptomer som ligner på influensa med oppkast og muskelsmerter. For andre i min situasjon er dette ikke noe nytt, og selv om jeg ikke er rakettforsker behøver ikke eksperter å fortelle meg at dette har med inntaket av koffein å gjøre. Koffein er tross alt beviselig sentralstimulerende, og lettere avhengighetsdannende. Trenger du mer bevis for dette, se kidsa som drikker energidrikker med koffein. Eller hør hva forskningssjef ved Område smittevern, miljø og helse i Folkehelseinstituttet, Helle Margrete Meltzer
Coffee and health supplements might not be a good combo

Coffee and health supplements might not be a good combo

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Yes, even though coffee itself is a most elemental health supplement, the combination of taking supplements and drinking coffee at the same time, might go against its purpose. Some minerals in the coffee actually block for important minerals, for instance magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron. Just give it some time (1 hour) I might not be the complete health nut, but following the Norwegian governments advice of taking Omega 3 supplements have been a staple of my diet. However, before ingesting anything, I like to do proper research. This is to make sure I actually get the wanted minerals and nutrition out of the little food I eat. And since I am no expert, listen to the advice the professional nutritionist has : The nutritionists advice: a smart base supplement is mult...
Poor timing to have poor health

Poor timing to have poor health

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Being the only contributor here, has it´s clear disadvantages, especially when my health is poor, and I disappear almost a month of the most important time of the year. While being ill, there has been a wold championship of coffee roasting, the Norwegian qualifiers for roaster of the year has passed round one, and god knows how much coffee gear has been released since my last reviews? Other contributors out there? I would love to see more of my readers send me articles, comments and any information they feel should be shared publicly. My editorial skills may be lacking, but I swear to do my best to write "original" and interesting articles. My only wish is that so would you. Coffee has no final answer, and the discussion of how to roast, brew and even drink coffee never ends. Maybe you hav
Red Bull? Hah! You should try Vertuo!

Red Bull? Hah! You should try Vertuo!

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I had an article a while back, featuring Nespressos new Vertu-system. Nespresso sentrifugerte kaffe i den nye kaffebrygger maskinen. It appears as if the coffee you get also has a sinister side effect. Having twice the amount of caffeine as a can of Red Bull,the Vertuo advertisement should have some wings somewhere. The rest of this article will be translated shortly . Tallet er så høyt at det kan få nesten selv den mest koffeinelskende kaffedrikke til å begynne å regne ut om man nærmer seg farlige mengder av stoffet. Riktignok har koffein sine positive områder, men som så mye annet forutsetter dette måtehold. Til og med  Folkehelsesinstituttet mener akutt koffeinforgiftning kan oppstå etter inntak av 500-600 mg koffein per dag, noe som utgjør kun tre kopper fra det nye system
Vietnamese coffee scam!

Vietnamese coffee scam!

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As if the Egyptian café owners weren’t bad enough, Vietnamese coffee drinkers meet another challenge, as a coffee company just got busted, diluting their coffee, using batteries and dust. The owner of the company has admitted to running a scam for several years, selling a total of more than 3 tons of “coffee”. Using discarded beans, bought from other roasters, they have then added  batteries, dust and stone, before dying the “coffee” black. All of the coffee has been sold in powder. The coffee business in Vietnam has grown a lot the last decades, and during the 90s, the country experienced a rise of 20-30% annually. They now employ approximately 2.6 million workers, almost 2,8 percent of the population. Read more .. http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnamese-facto
Coffee cause of cancer in California?

Coffee cause of cancer in California?

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Well, one might wonder if coffee consumed in the state of California has a higher risk of causing cancer, than anywhere else in the world. Mostly because of a Californian court ruling, stating that coffee should be marked with a warning of potential cancer risk! En uskyldig bønne ?  While the American Cancer Society have been clear that coffee is NOT among the highest risk items. Even though coffee contains acrylamids, as do fried food and cigarette smoke, the amount of this carcinogenic substance is so low, chief medical officer Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of the American Cancer Society, recommend coffee drinkers to take the warning lightly. However, Californian law states that any vendor of drinks and food should mark any substance containing carcinogenics as a potential cancer ri
Does coffee make you bald?

Does coffee make you bald?

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Bad rumours have a tendency to travel twice or even three times as fast as good news. So people end up believing just about anything, like coffee being an antagonist for early onset of balding? Rumours or actual facts? I felt compelled to investigate. As most of you might know, coffee is rich in antioxidants. These do the work of stimulating healthy cell rejuvenation, preventing the decrease of new hair production. To get the most out of the coffee, darker roasts are recommended, as they have more antioxidants. Research published in the International Journal of Dermatology, has shown that caffeine stimulates hair growth. And as a result of many earlier studies also showing the positive effect off caffeine in hair, it has become a key ingredient to many hair loss “cures”. If st
Is Coffee Cheating at Sports?

Is Coffee Cheating at Sports?

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The short answer to this question would be "that depends how your genes are". We´re all wired in different ways, and for some of us caffein won´t have the least bit of performance enhancing effect. Recent science on genes and how they effekt the bodys ability to handle caffein has show that one single gene can have a lot to do, if you´re looking to enhance your performance with caffeine. And on the opposite side, the same genes effect sleep, tremours and/or anxiety with high caffein levels. The "guilty" gene is named CYP1A2, and is in charge of controlling the enzyme that metablizes caffein in the body. People born inheriting this gene from both parents, can metabolize coffee faster and usually have a notibly quicker effect. Rought estimates say that approximately 50 per cent of t
Decaf coffee? And WHY?

Decaf coffee? And WHY?

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The reasons you might have to drink decaf og caffeine-low coffee could possibly be complicated. Wether it has medicinal reasons, having negative effects of caffeine, or if it´s just because you need a cup of that sweet, black brew before bedtime, I´m not the one to judge. No matter what the reasons might be, whats the harm in knowing how they make decaf coffe ? You didn´t think they had own "no caffeine" coffee plants ? Caffeine and effects Caffeine is a natural occurring substance, not only found in coffee plants. Even though caffeine has a bitter taste, it also stimulates the central nervous system, making you feel energized. Consumed in moderate doses, caffeine can be an efficient help, giving a wide range of health benefits. From improving memory and concentration, to reducing th
Når på dagen passer kaffen best?

Når på dagen passer kaffen best?

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Her har jeg gått i alle år og lovprist frokost kaffeen min, uten å tenke over vitenskapen bak. Så etterhvert i voksen alder har jeg verdsatt mørke ettermiddagskaffeer som jeg har drukket med god samvittighet, vel vitende at mørk kaffe har mindre koffein enn lysbrent, så søvnen blir ikke påvirket merkbart. Men jeg har aldri vurdert når på dagen kaffeen vitenskapelig sett har best effekt. Så da jeg ramlet over en artikkel på inc.com datt plutselig noen puslespillbrikker på plass i tankene mine. Frokost er vel alltid best? Tanken er ikke vanskelig å få, da det tross alt er dagens første kopp kaffe som gjerne assosieres med flest fysiske følger. Men så dukker godeste professor i nevrovitenskap Steven L Miller opp og kan fortelle at kroppens kortisol nivåer allerede er forhøyde når man vå