Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I’ve noticed a new trend in the gym of late, that’s become about as pertinent as one-shoulder sports bras and wide-leg yoga pants: People drinking coffee during their workouts. As a morning-exercise fan, I’ve always gulped down a cold brew before hitting the megaformer, which RDs say is totally … Continue reading Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

Is decaf coffee healthier than regular coffee? Here’s what an MD has to say

July 28, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Let’s get something straight right now: Despite getting a bad rap as a necessary evil, coffee—in all its caffeinated glory—is actually healthy. It’s been linked to better cognitive function, lowering one’s cancer risk, and living a longer life, which one could argue is the greatest health benefit of … Continue reading Is decaf coffee healthier than regular coffee? Here’s what an MD has to say

9 keto-approved muffin recipes that pair perfectly with buttered-up coffee

July 15, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC When making the switch to a new eating plan, there’s inevitably some growing pains. If you’re going vegan, it might be figuring out what veggie burgers actually hit the spot. New to the Mediterranean diet? So begins your Google search into more creative ways to cook with fish … Continue reading 9 keto-approved muffin recipes that pair perfectly with buttered-up coffee

Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

July 09, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Coffee is probably the closest substance we have on earth to actual magic. Just one daily cup provides all kinds of health benefits: it may protect your peepers from glaucoma, decrease your lifetime risk of cancer, and even potentially reduce your risk of an early death. A 2014 … Continue reading Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

Meet the El Salvador region where you can chase all the waterfalls and artisanal coffee

June 20, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Ruta de las Flores is a gem of an El Salvadorian region that winds through five small colonial towns. At less than two hours from San Salvador and Santa Ana, it’s a popular day-trip destination for the weekend food festival in Juayúa, the center of Ruta de las … Continue reading Meet the El Salvador region where you can chase all the waterfalls and artisanal coffee

A coffee-cup reader taught me how to see images, messages, and meaning in my mug

June 18, 2019 at 08:24AM by CWC With my Greek relatives being long gone, all I have left to speak for my heritage is my tasseography abilities (which refers to reading coffee cups, tea leaves, sometimes, wine sediments). And a bunch of gold costume jewelry. And 14 photo albums. And a family-heirloom hookah. (Okay, I come … Continue reading A coffee-cup reader taught me how to see images, messages, and meaning in my mug

8 natural ways to keep your energy up without resorting to coffee

June 07, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC So you’ve decided to give up caffeine—good for you (and godspeed). There are a ton of reasons why people give up coffee and other forms of caffeine, whether it’s to help with anxiety symptoms or to stop feeling such a crash in the afternoon. But whatever your reason, … Continue reading 8 natural ways to keep your energy up without resorting to coffee

This morning yoga routine is more energizing than a cup of coffee

June 06, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Getting up in the morning is hard (coming from a dedicated snooze button hitter), but getting up in the morning to work out is exponentially more difficult. I’ve tried almost every exercise out there to get my bod going for the day, from boot camp to running and … Continue reading This morning yoga routine is more energizing than a cup of coffee

How to make cold brew coffee at home, because damn that stuff is expensive

May 24, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Ahh, coffee. There’s nothing like the intoxicating aroma of a warm cup of joe first thing in the morning (not the mention the much-needed energy boost it provides). At least, until summer rolls around and you switch over to the delight that is cold brew coffee.  “Cold brew … Continue reading How to make cold brew coffee at home, because damn that stuff is expensive

True or false: Using honey in coffee instead of sugar is an easy healthy hack

May 02, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC There may be lively debates about whether putting butter in your coffee is healthy or not, but virtually everyone is in agreement that sugar in your morning brew isn’t great for you. However, it’s hard to go from being a sweetened coffee lover to “just black, please” just … Continue reading True or false: Using honey in coffee instead of sugar is an easy healthy hack

Pass the cold brew, because coffee has a ton of health benefits we’re all (not) sleeping on

April 10, 2019 at 05:42PM by CWC The most frequently used appliance in my kitchen is not the stove or the microwave. It’s the coffee maker. I can’t imagine a morning without a cup of joe. (I can, but the thought is so horrible I try not to dwell on it for too long.) Coffee, … Continue reading Pass the cold brew, because coffee has a ton of health benefits we’re all (not) sleeping on

Science told me the idea alone of coffee is energizing, so I looked at a photo of it for a week

April 03, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC What if simply looking at a cup of coffee could give you Gilmoresque abilities to perk up and talk 80 miles per minute? Well, maybe the concept isn’t so crazy: A recent study published in Consciousness and Cognition suggests cues of coffee alone can promote a sense of … Continue reading Science told me the idea alone of coffee is energizing, so I looked at a photo of it for a week

Why a coffee shop is the most psychologically strategic spot for a first date

March 22, 2019 at 12:05PM by CWC I get heart eyes for anyone who buys me a strong cup of coffee with a splash of oat milk. Maybe it’s the rich, luscious aroma. Maybe it’s the heady taste that signals my brain to leap into a brand-new day ahead. Or maybe, as Scientific American argues, I’m … Continue reading Why a coffee shop is the most psychologically strategic spot for a first date