Do you really know what's in your coffee?​


Do you mock hot dog lovers for chowing down on mystery meat? Well, even if you pride yourself on being a green smoothie-drinking, salad-loving, clean-eating poster child, you may be shocked to discover that you, too, are unwittingly consuming some dubious substances--and, worst of all, they're lingering in your cup of coffee! Say what? Well, it turns out some coffee companies are trying to compensate for their decreased coffee output by adding fillers like brown sugar, corn, wheat, soybeans, barley, rice, acai seeds, and even sticks to their coffee batches, grinding up all of the ingredients before packaging the finely milled substance. 

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9 Health benefits of drinking lemon water


Forget coffee and milk, it is much more nutritious to start your day with a tall glass of lemon water. Loaded with health benefits, here are 9 reasons why you need to nourish your body with this refreshing and rejuvenating drink ever yday!

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5 Coffee desserts that will blow your mind! (RECIPES)

It's National Coffee Day and, honestly, what's better than a delicious cup of cafecito in the morning? 

I'll tell you what: coffee desserts for National Coffee Day! These 5 Latin coffee desserts, to be exact. Bake one of these today to have with your morning cup or for that perfect ending to a great dinner. 

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Make your own iced coffee protein shake for ultimate weight loss


I don't know what's happened to me in the past year, but I've suddenly become a coffee drinker. It might not sound weird coming from a Latina, but I never drank coffee up until my late 20's. I'm still learning about the different types out there, but so far I've found that my favorite is iced coffee.

It's particularly my favorite beverage to have on hot summer days and you can't go wrong with that. In fact, I decided to add my own little health and weight loss twist to it that you're going to absolutely love!

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5 Reasons to ditch the caffeine to lose weight


When I lived in Colombia I loved my coffee. I sometimes drank seven or eight cups a day. As you can imagine, I often felt fatigued and I had trouble sleeping at night. I finally figured out it was all the caffeinated coffee I was drinking that was causing the problems. Eventually, I also realized that caffeinated drinks were sabotaging my weight loss goals. Once I stopped drinking caffeinated drinks I slept better and felt more energetic. Plus, I lost weight.

If you're serious about losing weight you need to completely eliminate caffeinated drinks from you diet. Here are several of the reasons why:

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New alcohol is made from coffee beans for twice the buzz & yay science!

I have a secret, alcohol makes me sleepy. Okay, I'm already sleepy because I'm the mother of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, but if you throw alcohol into the mix, I become catatonic.

That doesn't mean I don't sometimes want a drink when I go out to dinner at a friend's home. I normally hadle this by drinking a strong cup of coffee before indulging in any alcohol and it seems to even things out. So, imagine my excitement when I heard that researchers have found a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alcoholic beverage! Could this be the answer to my tired boozy needs?

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Old-school is best when it comes to making our daily cafecito

I recently took a vacay to Puerto Rico and made sure I came back with a coffee bean grinder (like the one pictured here) for my cafécito-obsessed dad. My dad actually never been a fan of fancy coffee machines. Like most Latinos, he swears the best coffee is made using old school Latino methods like the greca or the coffee sock. Remember those?

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Could adding butter to your coffee be the key to weight loss?!

When a friend first told me that he adds butter to his coffee for extra energy in the morning, I thought he was crazy. But it looks like this fad has taken over and it's all thanks to David Asprey, the brains behind Bulletproof Coffee. Asprey discovered the concoction of butter blended drinks while traveling in Tibet and noticed the abundance of energy he received from drinking them. This led to his creation of Bulletproof Coffee which has coffee beans that contain unsalted grass-fed butter.

But not everyone is behind this sudden craze and has left medical professionals concerned about the harm it could be causing people's health.  

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Cold brew: 5 Iced coffee recipes to keep you cool

My husband turned me on to the pleasures of cold brews in the summer. Not the beer kind, I was turned on to those before he was even an itch in his daddy's pants. Okay, perhaps I exaggerate. But back to the cold brews. I'm talking about: iced coffees

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Starbucks store used toilet water to make coffee & that's one nasty secret ingredient (VIDEO)

It's not surprising that the upscale financial district in Hong Kong has a Starbucks, I mean they're everywhere. What is surprising is that up until very recently that Starbucks was using water from a spicket next to a urinal to make its coffee. Yuck, yuckity, yuck!

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