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Is Instant Coffee Good For You
Caffeine effects: Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system. It is most commonly used to improve mental alertness. People who are more sensitive may have nervousness gastrointestinal upset, insomnia and temporary rise in heart rate and blood pressure. Some research stated- Caffeine may harm voice quality Women consuming higher amounts of caffeine had an increased risk for miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what?: Not sure what you are asking. What is it you don't like about coffee and what effects of coffee do you wish to achieve? Coffee has caffeine and many people use it to increase alertness and some people just like the taste and for others it is simply a habit. There is some suggesstive evidence of positive effects, but there are also some negative consequences such as withdrawal headaches. ...Read more
Is ginger good for a diabetic or good for anything? I use it with tea and coffee. They taste good with it.
YES- many benefits: Yes, ginger improves Insulin sensitivity ; lowers cholesterol ; inflammation so it is very good for diabetics- see http://bit.Ly/15zcnkz. In fact ginger is very good for everyone- it has a wide range of health benefits. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=72 for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced...: Good balanced meal with adequate protein. Protein will help keep you satisfied, and prevent quick return of hunger. Some carb is good to help fuel brain, and fat is necessary, but not excessive. I like a small omelet made from egg whites + one egg for a little yolk (fat), with whole grain toast, maybe a little fruit. About 400-500 cal. Quick stuff (donuts, pastries etc) will have you craving more. ...Read more
Caffeine: Caffeine is a mild bronchodilator and can stimulate improved breathing. This is not a good long term solution for treating asthma and not the best short-term approach, but in a pinch and you are without your albuterol, drinking caffeinated coffee may help a little. Iced coffee (with caffeine) will work but the cold if inhaled may aggravate twitchy inflammed airways. ...Read more
Caffeine: Not on regular basis, due to effect on cardiovascular system. ...Read more
Green tea: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. Try decaffeinated tea because too much caffeine can cause problems. ...Read more
As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?
It certainly is : A source. However, for many people its benefit is overwhelmed by caffeine. There are therefore better antioxidant sources. The "feeling of having more energy" from caffeine is misleading for many people that take it to overcome fatigue. They are actually consuming energy that they can ill afford. ...Read more
What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade? I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you! Thanks
I just finished eating chocolate and drinking cola. Would it be a good idea to use mouthwash straight after?
I usually stock up with chobani for breakfast. I figure it is still having some sugar which is not good. Any healthier options please?
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Coughing is a way the body gets rid of mucus. Please see your doc to get a proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. Chamomile is used to relax, often good prior to sleep. ...Read more
Dark is healthy: Dark chocolate over 75% is the only healthy chocolate. Do not let the advertisers get to you. Most commercial dark chocolate is only 40% so look for the label of at least 75% before buying. Its healthy because its low in sugar and loaded with antioxidants to help nourish the body. ...Read more
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