Monday, November 29, 2010

Coffee Bean Chronicles - Coffee is Good for your Brain!

I read this article with evening and I would like to share it with you.  Coffee is good for you!

There are few health benefits that are associated with coffee. At the same time, there are many health risks with it. Let’s keep the health risks aside for a moment and let’s check one more proved health benefit of drinking coffee.
According to the scientists, a cup of sugar sweetened coffee a day could boost your brain performance. They believe that the consumption of caffeine and sugar at the same time could supercharge the brain functions.  A team of scientists from University of Barcelona, Spain, has conducted some series of tests on the combined effect of caffeine and sugar. This team studied the brain scan reports of 40 study takers who were divided into four groups.  All the four groups were asked to take sweetened coffee, coffee without sugar, sugar on its own and just plain water.

After analyzing the reports, the scientists have come to a conclusion that the combined effect of caffeine and sugar did boost the two key areas of brain which are responsible for “attention and working memory” by consuming little resources. (comparatively)

So a cup of sweetened coffee in the morning could prepare your brain well for a busy day ahead!

If you aren’t a fan of sweetened coffee, you can still get this benefit by taking a sugary snack along with your cup of coffee.

Source: Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental (Journal)

   Enjoy your morning coffee and remember for the best coffee and prices visit:
                                                BlackGold Coffee Company

Monday, November 1, 2010

Coffee Bean Chronicles - Support Your Local Coffee & Tea Shops This Holiday Season

Most of us are enjoying the cool fall weather and planning to venture out for holiday shopping.  Most of us will pass a StarBucks, SeattleBest or another corporate franchise coffee shop in our area of shopping.  While these shops offer good sweet coffee drinks remember to support your locally own and operated coffee & tea shops in your area.  These shops offer great coffee and tea drinks that can match up to the corporate shops.  These shops are owned by local people like you and during this time of a low economic recovery,  your local businesses are more at risk of closing down than the big bucks coffee shops owned by corporations.  

Now.... I am not saying that all locally owned and operated coffee & tea shops are good; there are good ones and there are bad ones, but think about where your money will go after you hand it over to the cashier,  back into your community or out of your area.

During this holiday season, think of visiting your local coffee & tea shop, stop in and enjoy a quiet hour or so with a good cup of coffee or tea.
                                                      A GOOD CUP OF TEA WILL RELAX YOUR INNER SELF.
Enjoy and Drink!
Deanna, Morning Cupper