How Does Coffee Wake You Up?

What strange science lies behind the beautiful, black magic that we receive from coffee? Here’s a quick overview of how coffee affects your brain…

Coffee is that magical liquid that keeps many of us moving when we’re running on empty. The beauty of coffee is it’s endlessly customizable for any taste pallet and it’s magical ingredients help keep you on your feet throughout the day!

But, you might be wondering what happens when you drink coffee? Why does it wake you up? We’re here to help shed some light into this mysterious and magical brew.  Keep Reeding

What you should know about vitamins & minerals

Years ago, medical professionals noticed that peculiar disease states were directly related to food intake. These diseases were found in the presence of adequate calorie and protein intake.

Scientists also noticed that these diseases were absent among people who consumed certain foods. For example, sailors who consumed citrus fruits on long sea voyages did not develop scurvy.

Thus, researchers reasoned, there must be other important substances in the foods. Eventually, they discovered that compounds only obtained from foods could prevent and cure these diseases. Keep Reeding

Are You Dehydrated? 8 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Newsflash: Intense thirst isn’t the only sign that you should drink more water. In fact, by the time you’re thirsty, you may have already entered into the dangerous territory of dehydration. Chronic dehydration could cause decreased kidney function, dizziness, and contribute to diseases, such as diabetes and, in the most severe cases, death. Whoa! Now that we’ve got your attention, do you need to increase your water intake? Well, here are eight signs of what could possibly happen if you aren’t getting enough water.

Water is essential to our survival—a basic need we all probably take for granted at some point in our day-to-day lives. Yet with a laundry list of its positive benefits, it’s still a challenge for us to drink the recommended allowance of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Drinking more water is not only good for our bodies, but for our minds, organs, skin, and muscles as well. If you’re experiencing any of these eight signs of dehydration, it may be time to refill that water bottle soon.  Keep Reeding

All About Vitamins

We all know that vitamins are important, but why?

Here’s what you need to know about what’s in your food… or your Flintstones chewables.

What are vitamins & minerals?

Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential in very small amounts for supporting normal physiologic function.  Keep Reeding

The Best Sports Drink for Rehydration and Electrolyte Balance May Surprise You!

You’re hot, sweating and short of breath… what should you reach for? That punch-flavored Gatorade in your fridge, or the blue-colored Powerade? Is plain ice water better?

The surprising truth is that coconut water is the best choice when it comes to choosing a drink that will rehydrate you!

What’s So Bad About Mass-Marketed Sports Drinks?

While Gatorade and Powerade appear to have benefits, they are simply full of too much sugar or artificial sugar substitutes, which over time, will make your body acidic and rob you of the very electrolytes you are trying to replenish!  Keep Reeding