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Urban Reads: May 2019

Nearly everyone enjoys starting their day with coffee. Some like it black, some like it iced, some like cold brew, some like espresso, and some take a full 5 minutes to detail their order to a patient barista. What all this variety has in common is they are all vehicles for the drug we are seeking: caffeine. With the rise of energy drinks and high caffeine pre-workout powders, some are beginning to wonder, “How much caffeine is too much?” The article below details what current research gives as the answer.
Hopefully by this point, you are well aware of the need for a full night’s sleep (8 hours or more). Risk of injury goes up and our immune system takes a dive when we try to skate by on suboptimal sleep. This article provides some tips for how to actually fall, and stay, asleep.
This article cuts through all the noise regarding nutrition to say what we currently know (and don’t) about the optimal human diet. It answers questions like “Do I need to drink milk at all?” and “Does cooking food make it less healthy?”