Caffeine - Friend or Foe?

Caffeine - Friend or Foe?

Oh sweet caffeine. How I love you. I have no idea how I would function without my morning cup of joe. But coffee has been somewhat controversial in the media when it comes to health. Well, not just coffee, but caffeine in general. Is it good or bad for you? Does it really cause dehydration? Does it help or hurt a workout? There's a lot to sift through. Here is a quick 4-1-1 on the subject.

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Beyond the Banana

Beyond the Banana

Last week I talked about the new nutrition label proposed by the FDA. Assuming the changes are accepted, there would be a new focus on potassium intake...Specifically, potassium plays a role in maintaining blood pressure and a regular heart beat, as well as muscle contraction. Don't forget when I say muscle, I don't just mean your biceps and your quads. Your heart is a muscle, and your body has smooth muscle that helps you digest food.

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