For most parents, the thought of giving their young child a cup of coffee ranks right up there with some of the worst parenting sins, like giving a child an alcoholic drink. But what many parents fail to consider is that kids consume caffeine on a daily basis from a number of other sources, including […]
Can Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Drink Coffee?
One moment you’re jumping for joy at the thought of welcoming a new life into the world, and the next, you’ve hit a wall – a little something called caffeine withdrawal. As any expecting mother can tell you, the excitement of pregnancy brings with it a long list of contraindications: foods, drinks, substances, and activities […]
Your Brain on Coffee: How Caffeine Affects Brain Chemistry
In your love affair with coffee, have you ever struggled with a pesky caffeine crash mid-afternoon? For most of us, this mid-afternoon slump is the perfect time to reach for yet another cup of Joe to keep energy levels high so that we can make it through the rest of the workday. Although coffee has […]