Want to save the planet? Give up junk food, booze, and coffee

Here’s some extra motivation to follow through with your 2022 New Year’s resolutions: Those unhealthy foods you want to give up are also helping to destroy the planet.

And that goes nearly double if you’re a man, as men’s food consumption contributes over 40 per cent more greenhouse gasses than women’s.

According to a new study from the University of Leeds in the UK, foods such as cakes, biscuits and lollies, alcoholic drinks and caffeinated products like tea and coffee account for over 23 per cent of all diet-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Foods like cakes and sweets have an outsized negative environmental impact

Foods like cakes and sweets have an outsized

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Drinking coffee and tea could lower your risk of dementia and stroke

Your morning cup(s) of joe or tea could be reducing you risk of dementia and stroke, according to a new study. 

Over 10 to 14 years, the peer-reviewed study published in PLOS Medicine followed more than 360,000  participants to estimate the associations between coffee and tea consumption and incident stroke and dementia. 

Researchers found those who drank two to three cups of coffee or three to five cups of tea or a combination of both for four to six cups a day had the lowest risk of dementia or stroke. 

Fact check:No, decaffeinated coffee is not made from dirt

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Drinking tea, coffee lowers risk of stroke and dementia: Study, Science News

A quick cup of coffee or tea is something that we all crave when things get too overwhelming or when we feel sleepy. A few sips and we are ready to tackle life again. But according to a new study, drinking coffee or tea may protect you from stroke and dementia.

The study is carried out by researchers from Tianjin Medical University in China. The study is being called one of its own kind due to large number of people involved.

365,000 people between the ages 50 and 74 were observed for more than a decade. The participants reported how

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Eight great spots in Leicester for coffee and cake

Leicester’s blessed with loads of coffee shops and, as everyone knows, the independents are where it’s at when it comes to chat and atmosphere. Now, we realise coffee tastes can be as varied as the beans that make them, but here’s eight great places for students old and new to check out before settling on where you go for your regular cup of Joe. Oh, and cake. Don’t forget the cake. 

St Martin’s Coffee Roasters, St Martin’s Square

The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans hits you as soon as you walk through the door. It has a cosy home

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Best Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Makinze Gore

Apples work wonders in this easy coffee cake. They add extra sweetness as well as making the cake extra moist and tender. We love it with granny smith and honeycrisp apples, but your favortie baking apple will do the trick!  The streusel topping adds that crunchy texture and makes this cake extremely addicting. It’s only made better by serving it with a hot cup of coffee and a good friend.

Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below!

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Coffee Jelly Is My Favorite Caffeinated Dessert

The only thing better than a good recipe? When something’s so easy to make that you don’t even need one. Welcome to It’s That Simple, a column where we talk you through the process of making the dishes and drinks we can make with our eyes closed.

Years ago, when I was living in Japan, I became obsessed with a dessert called コーヒーゼリー(coffee jelly). My friend Yuko ordered it for me at a small café that specialized in trendy desserts, and I was delighted when our server brought it to the table: a glass dessert cup filled with jiggly

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Lunch, Coffee And Dessert: All About Sonam Kapoors Date With BFF

The Coronavirus restrictions around the world have forced us to stay at home, creating a physical distance from our near and dear ones. As governments slowly ease out the lockdown regulations, more and more people are meeting up and venturing out to catch up with their loved ones. Sonam Kapoor too seized the golden opportunity to spend some quality time with her best friend Samyukta Nair in London. The duo caught up on some delicious food for lunch, followed up with coffee and desserts soon after. Take a look at the stories that Sonam Kapoor shared on Instagram.


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Is It Better To Drink Coffee In The Morning Or Afternoon For Work?

Those who rely on coffee to stay alert at work are very familiar with its benefits. Coffee stimulates the body’s nervous system, helping us to concentrate better and quicken reaction times.

Of course, there are downsides, too. Those who consume a lot of caffeine may also experience negative side effects, including rambling flow of thought and speech, muscle twitches, nausea, anxiety and insomnia.

But we do know that feeling alert after a cup of coffee can last up to six hours, on average. That’s why timing matters, too. So when is the best time of day to drink coffee

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Relying on coffee, junk food may affect exam performance

By Gregory Leddy

If you’re asking college students, there is no question that finals season is one of the most stressful times. Long research papers, nerve-wracking presentations and weeks of studying crammed into just a few days can do a number on even the most committed scholars.

In these intense bouts of stress, students may turn to some trusty foods to get through long study sessions. A quick trip to the C-Store can provide students at the College with every snack imaginable — from a Starbucks espresso to an energy drink, many students need the extra energy.

Students like

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Espresso loaf cake with burnt butter and coffee icing by Diana Henry | Cake

This is denser than regular coffee cake, as it’s made by the melt-and-mix method. I use a coffee extract for it, made by Nielsen-Massey. If you can’t find it, use Camp Coffee, available in most supermarkets.

Serves 10
For the cake
unsalted butter 225g, plus more for the tin
strong coffee 200ml, preferably espresso
soft light brown sugar 150g
golden syrup 225g
coffee extract 2 tsp
eggs 2 large, lightly beaten
plain flour 240g
malted brown or wholemeal flour 100g
salt a pinch
bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp
walnuts 75g, roughly chopped

For the icing
instant espresso powder 2

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