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Coffee Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Coffee Benefits.

Healthy Beverage Guidelines

Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an...  Read more

8 Healthy Energy Boosters

You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling...  Read more

Danger Drinks and Healthy Alternatives

You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you...  Read more

Caffeine Before Exercise Could be Risky for Some

A 2006 study suggests that drinking coffee just before a workout might not be the best idea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase bl...  Read more

SparkPeople Experts Discuss Beverages

SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac...  Read more

Sugar in tea and coffee
Updated 4/1/2014 4:32:18 PM

Do you put sugar in your tea or coffee? I usually drink one cup of coffee in the morning but want to try adding in some green tea but not sure if I can stomach it without a tsp of sugar. I don't do the artificial sweeteners any more and I'm not a r...  Read more

IC Flavored Coffee Creamer
Updated 3/24/2014 1:19:00 AM

A while back someone mentioned some new coffee creamers, such as the one that is Almond Joy flavored. I normally drink my coffee black so I thought I would try them. It is wonderful! Not so sweet to taste like sugar in my coffee, which I don't lik...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  Read more

Coffee, good or bad ?
Updated 2/25/2014 12:06:35 PM

Soon after I get out of bed I have to brew a cup of coffee to begin my day. Is coffee alright to drink when trying to lose weight? I usually drink 2 cups daily. I use sweet and low, half milk and half coffee creamer in my coffee. Spark people am I...  Read more

Protect Your Coffee's Antioxidants with This Serving Style

You could be putting a stranglehold on coffee's health perks by stirring in the wrong stuff. So consider these rules: no nondairy creamer, and go easy on the sweet stuff.Blood tests then showed that levels of chlorogenic acids (CGAs) -- antioxidants...  Read more

Swap Coffee for Green Tea

It was not so much the coffee that was bad for me it was the rediculous halping of cream and sugar that I needed to make it taste good to me. I have been drinking plain green tea instead and it seems to have enough caffine kick to satisfy my addicti...  Read more

Coffee Junkies of the World!

Caffeine need not be a dirty word when dieting. Our team is for all Sparkers hopelessly in love with their coffee. Drop by the cafe, we're open 24/7 and the coffee is always great!!...  Read more

Infographic: Why Coffee & Tea Are So Good for You

Editor's Note: Coffee, tea and caffeine. Sometimes you hear how horrible they can be for your body. Other times you're told that you're not drinking enough of them. What's the truth?Today we are excited to share a fun and interesting...  Read more

7 Surprising Health Facts About Coffee

Whether you like yours hot, iced, black or with sugar, one thing’s for sure: Coffee serves up plenty of health benefits. Not only can a cup of Joe help ward off depression, but it has even been linked with a decreased rate of skin cancer and i...  Read more