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  • Norokkkk's Avatar
    17 posts since Sep '16
  • nonn.ahs's Avatar
    26 posts since Sep '16
    • for me i'll drink coffee so i'll stay awake for the day.. sometimes will drink 3 cups each day not v healthy but i don't have a choice

  • Alexiestls's Avatar
    11 posts since Nov '16
    • Cool! I didn't know coffee is gd for the eye icon_smile.gif oh.png But I can't take too much caffeine often, I wonder if decaf coffee also serves the same purpose?

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    10 posts since Dec '16
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    1 post since Dec '16
    • unexpectedly! I still think it is not good for health.

      Edited by FireIce 27 Dec `16, 4:00PM
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  • TeaLover's Avatar
    4 posts since Jan '17
    • Just wondering, do you all add sugar into your coffee? If you do , what kind of sugar? I came across this interesting sugar rod which can be added into drinks. Where can i get it? 

      And do you guys think sugar is good for our health if taken moderately?

  • EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
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    82,660 posts since Feb '08
    • Originally posted by TeaLover:

      Just wondering, do you all add sugar into your coffee? If you do , what kind of sugar? I came across this interesting sugar rod which can be added into drinks. Where can i get it? 

      And do you guys think sugar is good for our health if taken moderately?

      you may wanna try qoo10

      and everything must take in moderation

  • TeaLover's Avatar
    4 posts since Jan '17
    • Thank you! :)

      Found it! I also found it on aliexpress as well. But i am wondering if the quality of the sugar will be different compared to those sold in local stalls?

  • Gvfangkz09's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '17
    • Wow great, i used not to drink coofee but because of the studies i want to try. See if it's realy true. I will surely drink coffee everyday and thrice a day even more.

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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • Are You Within the Range of Healthy Caffeine Intake?

      From Esquire

      Generally speaking, about 300 to 400 mg of caffeine (about four cups of coffee) is considered safe for adult consumption. A new review in Food and Chemical Toxicology of almost 750 studies enforces that line of thinking, but with a little more leeway. After pulling data from this huge body of research, the review was able to assert that going up to 400 mg of caffeine a day did not run the risk of negative health outcomes for most adults. Again, that's about four cups of brewed coffee, if you're worried. For healthy pregnant women, the review found that 300 mg of caffeine a day was acceptable, and for children and adolescents, 2.5 mg per kilogram of their bodyweight a day.

      On average, Americans drink about 300 mg of caffeine a day, according to the FDA-not exactly a huge amount, and well within the "safe" range. For reference, a Starbucks tall coffee has about 260 mg of caffeine, and a grande has about 330 mg of caffeine. A small coffee from Dunkin' Donuts has 150 mg; a medium has 210 mg; and a large has 300 mg. A 12 oz Coke has 34 mg of caffeine. Energy drinks vary-a regular 5-hour Energy has 215 mg of caffeine per serving-but it's the ingredients that aren't caffeine that have abnormal effects on heart health and blood pressure.

      This review makes the science of caffeine more concrete, especially with the overwhelming number of studies related to it. Here are the most convincing reasons to limit caffeine intake to 400 mg a day:

      Bone Health

      Consuming about 400 mg of caffeine a day was not linked to a higher risk for fracture or fall, especially when adults also have enough calcium intake. It did not impact bone density, either.

      Cardiovascular Health

      Caffeine at 400 mg did not increase the likelihood of cardiovascular-related death. It did generally raise blood pressure, but not noteworthy levels. Nor was it directly connected to adverse effects. Plus, daily activities like exercising raise blood pressure, too. Cholesterol was also not affected.

      Behavioral Health

      Four-hundred mg of caffeine did lead to small increases of anxiety-though that depended on the individual-and was not associated with increased anger and hostility, nor confusion. There was no measurable increased risk of depression at 400 mg, and for most adults, it was not associated with the onset of headaches. In general, sleep wasn't hampered by 400 mg of caffeine-though of course, that depends on timing and the individual.

      Reproductive Health

      Studies included in the review found that male reproductive health (i.e. sperm count, semen quality) was not adversely affected at 400 mg of caffeine, nor was female fertility.

  • Christianmaxwell's Avatar
    8 posts since May '17
  • <Precious>'s Avatar
    6,590 posts since Jul '06
    • Scientists are so fickle-minded!

      Scientists had hitherto maintained that coffee does not contain anti-oxidants. Now they seem to have changed their tune. Guess BIG pharma has been manipulating these scientists........

      Btw, Anti-aging may not be due to coffee having anti-oxidants! People becominge more youthful could have been due to the blue pill becoming more easily available and not because of coffee! Smile

       

    • Originally posted by TeaLover:

      Just wondering, do you all add sugar into your coffee? If you do , what kind of sugar? I came across this interesting sugar rod which can be added into drinks. Where can i get it? 

      Yes, all things in moderation should be a wise way to go. Normal refined white sugar or the supposedly healthier brown sugar I would use. No artificial sweeteners for me. I believe it is even more poisonous than the real thing!

      And do you guys think sugar is good for our health if taken moderately?

       

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    • Coffee Fest with more to offer at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre

       

      Coffee lovers, it is time to get your caffeine high on.

      The Singapore Coffee Festival is back. Ticket sales start today for the event, which is organised by The Straits Times (ST) and presented by DBS Bank.

      Last year's inaugural event, held at the F1 Pit Building, drew about 24,000 festivalgoers, including industry players, coffee enthusiasts and families, over four days.

      This year's event runs from Aug 3 to 6 at a bigger venue - the Marina Bay Cruise Centre - which is a stone's throw from the Marina South Pier MRT Station.

      The first day is set aside for trade and media (pre-registration required). To improve the festival experience, the other three days - Aug 4 to 6 - will be divided into two sessions: Brunch (10am to 3.30pm) and Sundown (4.30 to 10pm).

      Tickets for each session are priced at a special early-bird rate of $17 from today until June 4.

      DBS cardholders and ST subscribers enjoy a further discount, paying $15 a session.

      After June 4, regular tickets will be priced at $22 a session and $18 a session for DBS cardholders and ST subscribers.

      More than 50 exhibitors are already on board for the event, which celebrates the very best of Singapore's vibrant cafe and coffee culture.

      New entrants include Jewel Coffee, which has cafes in Shenton Way, Claymore Connect and Millenia Walk, among other locations; Caffe Vergnano in South Beach Avenue; Park Bench Deli in Telok Ayer Street; and Brawn & Brains in Guillemard Road.

      They join the likes of well-loved cafes Common Man Coffee Roasters in Martin Road and Chye Seng Huat Hardware in Tyrwhitt Road. Other returning cafes include Symmetry in Jalan Kubor, which will design a breezy alfresco cafe experience; and Dapper Coffee in Amoy Street, which captivated festivalgoers last year with its Instagram-worthy Unicorn Tears drink.

      • BOOK IT / SINGAPORE COFFEE FESTIVAL

        WHERE: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive

        WHEN: Aug 3 (for trade and media only, register at www.sgcoffeefestival.com); Aug 4 to 6, 10am to 3.30pm, 4.30 to 10pm daily

        ADMISSION: Early bird until June 4: $17, $15 (DBS and POSB cardholders, ST subscribers); $22, $18 (DBS and POSB cardholders, ST subscribers)

        INFO: Go to www.sgcoffeefestival.com or e-mail [email protected]

      Do not miss Posh Nosh by Hsueh, presented by Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun. Festivalgoers can sign up to sample her picks of the most delectable food and drink on offer at the event.

      There will also be artisanal offerings from social enterprises at the Asia for Good corner, presented by DBS.

      Other highlights include barista competitions, coffee workshops and demonstrations, as well as local music acts curated by ST Sessions, The Straits Times' online video series featuring home-grown music talents, and live art performances.

      More activities are in store for young families, with storytelling sessions organised by ST Press - the book publishing arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) - and a child-friendly social space created by Singtel, the event's Family & Tech partner.

      Ms Karen Ngui, managing director and head of group strategic marketing and communications for DBS Bank, says: "Given that some of the best conversations happen over a cup of coffee, we're delighted to bring together like-minded festival attendees, entrepreneurs, cafe owners and baristas.

      "In particular, we are looking forward to once again inspiring socially conscious living by providing social entrepreneurs a platform to showcase the good work that they do."

      Mr Warren Fernandez, editor- in-chief of the English, Malay and Tamil Media group in SPH and ST editor, says: "We are delighted to bring back the Singapore Coffee Festival after last year's success. Many of those who took part said they enjoyed the event and urged us to do it again.

      "We are happy to oblige and are working hard to improve on what we did last year, so that we can deliver an even better experience for those who join us."

      As a lead-up to the festival, the Design-The-Cup competition, sponsored by packaging manufacturer Detpak, is being held again.

      The winning design, which comes with a $1,000 cash prize, will be printed on 60,000 cups to be used at the coffee festival, as well as at participating cafes across Singapore.

      Entries should be submitted by May 19 to [email protected].


      A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2017, with the headline 'Coffee Fest with more to offer at bigger venue'.
  • SOI's Avatar
    18 posts since Apr '17
    • remember that too much "good" stuff equals to "bad"

      I am a coffee lover but not to be addicted by it. Again, one can eat and drink in moderation regardless of its proven benefits or otherwise.

      Good Health to All !

  • Sg.btcopys's Avatar
    9 posts since May '17
  • ConquerTop's Avatar
    1 post since May '17
    • Another article I read from Straits Times a few weeks ago says tea is generally better than coffee. Yay!

  • Bles7's Avatar
    11 posts since May '17
  • FoodieMen's Avatar
    7 posts since May '17
    • Conclusions base on studies on mice, still kinda tricky to assume it's the same for humans. Anyways, good to know! How does it compare to tea, I love that more :)

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