Saturday, March 13, 2010

Caffeine Awareness Month

March is caffeine awareness month. So many of us are slaves to coffee in the morning. Although it is an amazing and stimulating beverage sometimes too much of a good thing is not good at all.

Some of the health benefits of coffee:

*A lower risk of type 2 diabetes
*A reduced risk of gallstones
*A lower risk of colon cancer
*Improved cognitive function
*A reduced risk of liver damage in people at high risk of liver disease
*A reduced risk of Parkinson's disease
*Improved endurance performance in long-duration physical activities

And some of the health risks of coffee:

*Reducing fertility in women while trying to conceive
*Insomnia, anxiety and irritability
*Heartburn and indigestion
*An increased risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

It's okay to enjoy a cup in the morning and/or afternoon...just not a few pots. Some days I like to drink coffee all day long; I make half a pot and literally sip on my mug all day until it's gone. Some days I drink one cup in the morning and drink lots of water and some juice throughout the day. Know your limit.

In honor of my love for coffee I have created a couple of coffee related items:

Cafe Au Lait Stud Earrings


Sometimes drinking coffee just isn't enough. These stud earrings are creamy, frothy, and beautiful, and perfect for casual everyday wear. They make a great gift too! Surgical steel and 9mm.

Mmm...

Coffee Addition Mini Bookmark

Now you can read with style and an added elegance! This lovely bookmark is available in a cute 3.5 inch size! Perfect to take along with you almost everywhere!

This fun bookmark features the dilemma of a coffee addition (in good humor, of course!) Handcuffs, a key, and yet we always go back to our coffee. :)

I currently do not have a lot of coffee themed designs for sale, but I am definitely going to remedy that.

And in all seriousness, if you or someone you know might have a caffeine addiction please visit this website for some additional information and support: http://www.caffeineawareness.org/ Please also note that I am in no way affiliated with this website.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I like what you say about finding those special places. I have some places that always make me feel like I will find something special.
I like your blog. Found you from the Etsy forums

Rosalie said...

I LOVES COFFEE!

1337 Art said...

Thank you, Lori and Rosalie. I appreciate you stopping by.

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