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You've been drinking coffee WRONG your whole life!

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Think your coffee is tasting particularly bitter this morning? Then you might want to take a closer look at the mug it's in rather than the brew you're drinking. A new research has found that the color of your coffee mug could have an effect on how you perceive its taste. Crazy, right? Turns out our brain associates various characteristics with different colors and that, in turn, changes how we taste our drink. Read on to find out what color would make your coffee taste sweetest.

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10 Weight loss smoothies & juices Latina celebs swear by

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Celebs have been swearing by the beautifying and slimming properties of smoothies and juices for a while now, but I'll admit that I've long thought them to be more for waifish, Gwyneth Paltrow-types. Well, it turns out I was wrong. Several Latina celebs, like Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara, have come out of the juicing closet over the several years, crediting these designer concoctions for their tone, taut and enviable curves. Now, that's what I'm talking about!

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5 Ways black coffee helps you lose weight

I've read all about the crazy amazing health and diet benefits of green tea for years, but I've never been able to get myself to choke the stuff down. I'm just not a tea girl. Now coffee? That's my drink of choice! So when I recently learned coffee may promote weight loss, I just about lost my ever loving mind. Surely, this news is too good to be true, right?

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Do you really know what's in your coffee?​

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Do you mock hot dog lovers for chowing down on mystery meat? Well, even if you pride yourself on being a green smoothie-drinking, salad-loving, clean-eating poster child, you may be shocked to discover that you, too, are unwittingly consuming some dubious substances--and, worst of all, they're lingering in your cup of coffee! Say what? Well, it turns out some coffee companies are trying to compensate for their decreased coffee output by adding fillers like brown sugar, corn, wheat, soybeans, barley, rice, acai seeds, and even sticks to their coffee batches, grinding up all of the ingredients before packaging the finely milled substance. 

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9 Health benefits of drinking lemon water

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Forget coffee and milk, it is much more nutritious to start your day with a tall glass of lemon water. Loaded with health benefits, here are 9 reasons why you need to nourish your body with this refreshing and rejuvenating drink ever yday!

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5 Coffee desserts that will blow your mind! (RECIPES)

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It's National Coffee Day and, honestly, what's better than a delicious cup of cafecito in the morning? 

I'll tell you what: coffee desserts for National Coffee Day! These 5 Latin coffee desserts, to be exact. Bake one of these today to have with your morning cup or for that perfect ending to a great dinner. 

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Make your own iced coffee protein shake for ultimate weight loss

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I don't know what's happened to me in the past year, but I've suddenly become a coffee drinker. It might not sound weird coming from a Latina, but I never drank coffee up until my late 20's. I'm still learning about the different types out there, but so far I've found that my favorite is iced coffee.

It's particularly my favorite beverage to have on hot summer days and you can't go wrong with that. In fact, I decided to add my own little health and weight loss twist to it that you're going to absolutely love!

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5 Reasons to ditch the caffeine to lose weight

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When I lived in Colombia I loved my coffee. I sometimes drank seven or eight cups a day. As you can imagine, I often felt fatigued and I had trouble sleeping at night. I finally figured out it was all the caffeinated coffee I was drinking that was causing the problems. Eventually, I also realized that caffeinated drinks were sabotaging my weight loss goals. Once I stopped drinking caffeinated drinks I slept better and felt more energetic. Plus, I lost weight.

If you're serious about losing weight you need to completely eliminate caffeinated drinks from you diet. Here are several of the reasons why:

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New alcohol is made from coffee beans for twice the buzz & yay science!

I have a secret, alcohol makes me sleepy. Okay, I'm already sleepy because I'm the mother of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, but if you throw alcohol into the mix, I become catatonic.

That doesn't mean I don't sometimes want a drink when I go out to dinner at a friend's home. I normally hadle this by drinking a strong cup of coffee before indulging in any alcohol and it seems to even things out. So, imagine my excitement when I heard that researchers have found a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alcoholic beverage! Could this be the answer to my tired boozy needs?

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Old-school is best when it comes to making our daily cafecito

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I recently took a vacay to Puerto Rico and made sure I came back with a coffee bean grinder (like the one pictured here) for my cafécito-obsessed dad. My dad actually never been a fan of fancy coffee machines. Like most Latinos, he swears the best coffee is made using old school Latino methods like the greca or the coffee sock. Remember those?

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