Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Get your caffeine boost, naturally.

It's the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world, and approximately 90% of adults consume it on a daily basis (

Are you someone who NEEDS to have caffeinated coffee to function?

There is plenty of evidence out there discouraging the over-consumption of coffee.

 An average cup contains anywhere from 95-200 mg of caffeine. If over 600 mg is consumed on a daily basis, studies show it may be damaging to our health. It can mess with cholesterol, and even heighten chances for heart disease (  Many of the processed coffee's you'll find at the store are packed with synthetically processed caffeine that absorbs through the digestive system much faster than naturally occurring plant caffeine ( Overall, you're missing out on the value of actually receiving antioxidants from the original, natural botanical, and you'll have a quicker crash with the synthetic kind (,

What are you sippin' on?

Even though studies show the health risks of too much coffee, did you know that a hot cuppa organic, naturally caffeinated java each day may actually be beneficial to your health? Here's why!

1. Gives us a plant-based energy boost

2. It's may be a natural pain reliever (

3. It is a great source of antioxidants (

4. Natural caffeine in coffee may be beneficial in protecting against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Type 2 Diabetes, and liver cancer (,

So there you have it.

A cup a day isn't going to kill ya. But let's be honest, if you're drinking your coffee, get some other things into you with some nutritional value.  If we eat a balanced diet, get movin', and get the sleep we need, we shouldn't have to rely on 7 coffee's a day to function. Doesn't that scream addiction? But I know most of us enjoy coffee. I certainly do. My advice is, if you're going to drink it, pick the right kind. Buy organic. Buy a coffee that is naturally caffeinated. Buy coffee that gives you a boost, and stay under 600 mg per day. 

So hey, here's the kind to buy!

Check out Kicking Horse Coffee. We like our coffee bold, and sometimes decaffeinated, so this was a great kind to try. Kicking Horse is organic, and contains natural caffeine. And trust me, it's amazingly tasty.

This rockin' Canadian company also sells tea, and chocolate bars! You also don't have to be Canadian to buy since they ship to the US, and Internationally. Check out the online store, and the closest place to buy Kicking Horse near you, HERE.

If you'd rather shop's on sale this week at WELL.CA (for you Canadians), and AMAZON.COM (for readers from the US).

Cheers, and be healthy ya'll!


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