Well, it’s that time of the quarter. Midterms. Just think, it seemed like yesterday it was Week 1. The world was exciting and new; Stress was nowhere to be found. The Golden Age. Now, not so much. If you’re a serious student, you’ve probably turned to coffee—classic move.To help you out, the Dlush Team has done some research on the benefits and pitfalls of coffee so that you can use this caffeinated elixir wisely and crush those midterms.
1. Coffee makes you smarter: It has been shown in studies to improve memory, mood, and general, higher cognitive functions.
2. Coffee holds about 1,000 anti-oxidants that quell inflammation in your nervous system that fights off everything from arthritis to cancer.
3. Coffee has been found to decrease incidents of depression.
4. Coffee quickens your metabolism and can help you burn fat.
But, there are some kinks in coffee’s armor. Coffee raises your blood pressure and if consumed too much in a short period of time, can actually reverse the improvements in memory and cognition mentioned above. The solution? Be smart and drink coffee in moderation. More is not always merrier.
Pro Tip: The caffeine in coffee causes dehydration, which can cause sluggishness and lethargy (everything you don’t want to be the evening before your midterm). To combat this, drink something that will quench your thirst along with your coffee, like water or a sports drink. It will replace the water you lose due to caffeine and keep you firing on all cylinders.
At Dlush, we’re definitely known for our lemonades, teas, and fruity blended drinks. But, did you know that we’ve added breakfast to our repertoire? That’s right, Dlush is the place to be to get your day moving on the right track. We’ve got hot, organic, fair trade coffee supplied by our friends at Cafe Moto, any specialty coffee drink you could dream of, fresh pastries delivered daily, fresh fruit, and breakfast melts that’ll change the way you think about mornings. Our Spinach, Feta and Egg Melt (below) is packed with fresh ingredients all atop a thick piece of fresh, wonderful brioche toast. If you’re in serious need of a spectacular start to your day, we can bring out the big guns: our Stacked Breakfast Melt. With two eggs, cheese, two slices of bacon stacked between two slices of brioche toast, the Stacked Breakfast Melt is the true pinnacle of the Dlush breakfast. So, set that alarm and don’t hit snooze—we’ll be up early waiting for you!
Want your next Dlush drink to pack a nutrient filled, anti-oxidant punch? Superyoba is your new best friend. A mix of blueberries, chia, and quinoa, superyoba will add crazy flavor and nutrition to any drink on our menu. What makes it so amazing? Let’s start with the blueberries. They have one of the highest concentrations of anti-oxidants of any natural food on earth, can help improve memory, and help to detoxify your digestive system. Chia is an Omega-3 acid powerhouse, having more of it than any fish! It also helps reduce your blood pressure and make you feel fuller faster, as it absorbs 10 times its weight in water. Lastly is quinoa, nature’s wonder. It’s packed full of fiber and protein, all while being all natural with no gluten.
Sweet deal, right? A scoop of superyoba in the bottom your Dlush drink will have you on the road to fit in no time at all. Head over and try it with our lemonades or teas today!
Especially today, there are no excuses. Living in a world on the teeter of climate change and the habitual exploitation of the economically challenged, companies, regardless of the industry, need to step up their social responsibility and do their part for a sustainable globe. That’s why we’ve partnered with Cafe Moto for our coffee, espresso, and teas. Cafe Moto is a local roaster based here, in San Diego, sourcing their coffees and teas from organic and fair trade growers. To top it off, their facility where they roast and prepare their products is solar powered (Check them out here to find out more about their story and the products they offer). So, the next time you swing by Dlush and grab an americano or latte, know that you’re doing your part in helping promote a sustainable world.