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Born on this day!! Actor Renee Taylor (“The Nanny”) is 88. Actor Ursula Andress (“Dr. No,” ″Casino Royale”) is 85. Singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry is 84. Singer Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 75. Actor Glenn Close is 74. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 69. Actor Bruce Willis is 66. Actor Mary Scheer (“iCarly,” ″MadTV”) is 58. Actor Connor Trinneer (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 52. Guitarist-keyboardist Gert Bettens of K’s Choice is 51. Rapper Bun B of UGK is 48. Drummer Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World is 45. Actor Virginia Williams (“Fuller House”) is 43. Actor Abby Brammell (“The Unit”) is 42. Actor Craig Lamar Traylor (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 32. Actor Philip Bolden (“Are We There Yet?”) is 26.


1853 – During the Taiping Rebellion in China, the rebels captured Nanking and renamed it T’en-ching (Heavenly Capital).
1920 – The United States Senate voted down signing the Treaty of Versailles for the second time.
1931 – Nevada state legislature legalized gambling.
1953 – The Academy Awards were first televised.
1996 – Sarajevo became a united city again after four years when Moslem-Croat authorities took control of the last district held by Serbs.
2003 – Operation Iraqi Freedom is launched with air strikes on Baghdad, the beginning of the war with Iraq (March 20 in Iraq).

Today Is: Client’s Day, Goddess of Fertility Day, National Certified Nurses Day, National Chocolate Caramel Day, National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, National Farm Rescuer Day, National Poultry Day, Operation Iraqi Freedom Day, Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day, World Sleep Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  NCAA Basketball
NBC – 8:00  – Blacklist  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line Is It  /  8:30 – Whose Line Is It  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Seth Meyers: Eddie Murphy, Guy Fieri, Josh Herndon (R 3/8/21)
James Corden: Liam Neeson, Annaleigh Ashford, Pillow Queens (R 1/12/21)
Lilly Singh: Bob the Drag Queen (R 2/22/21)
The View: Meredith Vieira, Paul Lima
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Cynthia Erivo, Dayna Isom Johnson
Ellen DeGeneres: Garth Brooks, Antonia Gentry, guest host tWitch
Wendy Williams: Trendy @ Wendy (R 3/15/21)
The Real: Judge Lauren Lake
Kelly Clarkson: Milo Ventimiglia, Folake Olowofoyeku, Ronnie Woo
Drew Barrymore: Nick Offerman, Mae Whitman, Kevin Frazier

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Do you BELIEVE THIS?? A French soccer player insists that he and his wife have sex 12 TIMES A DAY!!! (We hope he drinks a LOT of water!!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: Does he STILL HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?? Oh, yeah.. competitive eater Joey Chestnutt devours 33 boneless wings in only 33 SECONDS!!! Burp!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Rectum??? Damned near KILLED ‘EM!!! A Tik Tok’er reveals the list of things her mother, a trauma surgeon, REMOVED FROM PEOPLE’S BUTTS!! Yikes!!!


QUESTION: Which human being would be best at BATTLING AN ALIEN INVASION? Brit survey says: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER! (Top politician: DONALD TRUMP!!)


QUESTION: Are you spending you time FILLING OUT YOUR BRACKETS?? Former Prez Obama did.. and he picks GONZAGA to GO ALL THE WAY in the NCAA!!

Britney Spears Wants New Conservator

Britney Spears hopes to name Jodi Montgomery as a permanent conservator of her person and estate.  Spears’ attorney, Samuel Ingham, said at a remote court hearing Wednesday that he plans to file a petition to request the court make Montgomery a permanent conservator for Spears according to NBC News.  Entertainment Tonight said Ingham will file the petition on behalf of Spears, rather than Montgomery’s attorneys filing the petition.  Spears has been under a conservatorship headed by her father, Jamie Spears, since 2008.
*********So… she’s not competent to manager her own affairs… but she IS competent to pick the person who does?? That sounds.. not right!!
*******We’re thinking this won’t end well!!

Piers Morgan Goes After Gayle King

Piers Morgan is now taking shots at Gayle King, after she continues to air Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s dirty laundry with the British royal family.  He slammed King for vocalizing information shared to her by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, such as revealing that Harry has spoken to his father, Prince Charles, and older brother, Prince William, following the now-viral interview with Winfrey. King revealed the conversations were “not productive.”  “Hi @GayleKing – rather than acting as your Sussex friends’ PR mouthpiece to facilitate their ongoing public trashing of our Royal Family, how about doing your job as a journalist and ask them about all the lies they told in @Oprah’s interview? America should hear THE truth,” Morgan tweeted Wednesday night.  King also said Markle has “plenty of receipts” to back up her racism allegations.   Last week, Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, insisted his family is not racist. The 38-year-old was the first British royal to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by Markle and his younger brother.
**********It’s almost as if Gayle and her squeeze Oprah only care about money and ratings? Nahhh… that couldn’t be it!!
*******If Meghan and Harry think this is making them look good, they’re dreaming!!
******Piers and Sharon Osbourne may be the only winners here!!???

Angelina Jolie Divorce Heats Up

Angelina Jolie is willing to show proof of Brad Pitt’s alleged domestic violence in their ongoing divorce case, according to a new court filing.  She filed a court document on Friday, March 12 stating that she and her children are willing to provide “proof and authority in support” of her abuse claims against Pitt.  The filing specifies that Jolie has agreed to provide testimony, as well as “testimony of minor children,” according to reports.  Jolie, 45, and Pitt, 57, share six kids: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.  A source says this is “just another case of Angelina changing the narrative when it suits her,” adding that it’s “important” to note Pitt was cleared of allegations of child abuse by the FBI and the Department of Child and Family Services back in 2016 following an alleged fight that occurred between Pitt and Maddox on a plane.  “When they first divorced in the fall of 2016 [Angelina] made similar allegations which were reported to the authorities and thoroughly investigated before no action was taken,” the source said.
******Which means they must be true!!
******Either that, or she’s doubling their allowance if they’re willing to lie!!!
******It’s good to know that celebrity divorces are just as f’ed up as regular people!!

JLo and ARod Still Engaged

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s reunion in the Dominican Republic is reportedly helping to mend their relationship.  A source told People that this time together in person “has been great for them.”  “They are taking things slowly though,” the source continued. “They still have a lot to figure out before their relationship is great again.”  Although things aren’t perfect in paradise just yet. The source said she is “struggling with trust issues.”  “They are far from planning a wedding again, but they are still engaged,” the Lopez insider claimed.  Last week’s breakup reports pointed to rumors stemming from earlier this year regarding an alleged romance between Rodriguez and “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy. A source told Fox News that a third party “did not contribute” to their recent issues.
*****She realized she’d better hang on to him… she’s aging out!!!
******If they do break up, she can replace him with a musk ox!! It’s the same size and just as smart!!

Mama June Opens Up About Addiction

Mama June of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has opened up about the effects of her addiction.  She has struggled with drug use in the past and was arrested in 2019 on suspicion of drug possession and later that year indicted.  Now, in a new interview with Access Hollywood she has revealed that by the end of March 2021, she’ll be celebrating 14 months of sobriety and opened up about her struggles with addiction.  “I was around drugs all my life, my brother-in-law had gotten busted several times for selling dope, my sisters have had pill addictions after surgery, so addiction does run in my family,” said the star. “When I was 20 years old, I went from nothing and started using meth — as it was known back in the day, crank.”  “I went to rehab with a dollar 75 to my name and I came out with nothing,” she recalled. “But I built that up, even during COVID virus.”  The addiction not only cost Shannon her relationship with her four children but also left her “mentally and emotionally kind of f—– up.”  “[My] bank accounts [were] overdrawn tens of thousands of dollars,” she said. “I would say the last year of our addiction, [we spent] probably a good $900 thousand.”  As far as her relationships with her daughters, Shannon called them “a work in progress.”
*******”Mama June Opens Up” is NOT an enticing headline!!
*****Truly: congrats on sobriety!! It aint easy!!
*******Take a hillbilly and add money.. it won’t be pretty!!!

Prince William Doesn’t Trust Meghan and Harry

Prince William is reportedly worried his attempts at peace talks with brother Harry “will be plastered over American TV” after Meghan Markle’s pal Gayle King blabbed about them on CBS.  Both William and Prince Charles have had private chats with their brother over his Oprah Winfrey interview — just for Harry to tell King about them in a weekend call, she said.  “William is now worried that anything he says to his brother will be plastered over American TV,” a source told Vanity Fair.  “There’s a lack of trust on both sides which makes moving forward very hard.”  Harry has also been in touch with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and “they are continuing to speak regularly” about his 99-year-old grandfather, Prince Philip, who this week left a London hospital after a four-week stay that included heart surgery, Vanity Fair said.  However, the royal family is concerned that the story is becoming a soap opera at a time when they are focused on Philip.  “The family is focused on the Duke of Edinburgh and as far as they are concerned his health is paramount,” a family friend told Vanity Fair.
********Just look at her dad… and remember she’s his daughter!!! Not much difference!!
*******Every time they leak something, they make the whole operation look more and more like a publicity stunt!! Which it is!!
INSIDE WORD is that they had to do the Oprah interview as part of their podcast deal with Apple +!!! It was required by contract for publicity.
*******Take all these people out of their palaces and put ’em in a trailer park… and you’ve got “Honey Boo Boo*!!”

David Foster Upset About Baby Name Reveal

David Foster was angry that his wife Katharine McPhee revealed their new baby boy’s name, Rennie David Foster, on national TV.  “My husband was kind of annoyed,” she said on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.” “I said, ‘What was I supposed to say [when asked]?’ Nothing?”  McPhee explained to Cagle that she ended up spilling because “we don’t want to be, like, that pretentious over the name,” but understands where her husband was coming from because, “It’s the only kind of thing you can hold onto that feels private.”  Rennie is an “old family name” for the Fosters.  They welcomed Rennie to their family last month.  He is the first child for McPhee and the sixth for Foster. He has five grown daughters from his previous relationships: Allison, 50, Amy, 47, Sara, 40, Erin, 38, and Jordan, 34.
******Is it awkward that most his kids are older than Katharine?? Knowing him, probably not!!
*****Hopefully, the kid will reveal which gender they want to be before they start school!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kanye’s Doorbell To Play His Tune-(National Enquirer)

Kanye West is shopping for a post-divorce home-with one must-have item!  “Kanye has been designing his dream house since he was a kid growing up in Chicago, and now he doesn’t have to compromise his vision to accommodate anyone else,” an insider spilled.  “His new home must be all white and be very private.  As for the doorbell, Kanye insists it will play his music!”

Liam’s New Gal’s No Wrecking Ball-(Globe)

Miley who?  Liam Hemsworth’s short-lived hitch and glitch to Miley Cyrus seems but a bittersweet memory quickly fading into the Australian sunset ever since the “Hunger Games” hunk hooked up with 23-year-old Sydney-based model Gabriella Brooks more than a year ago!  In fact, the perfect pair’s easily adjusted to cozy coupledom, holing up at the Hemsworth family compound where the lovebirds spend plenty of romantic time smooching on sunny beaches and playing with their dogs.  Word on Aussie streets is that his family’s giving a unanimous thumbs-up to this one!  Stay tuned.

Dave & Emma:  Start the Countdown-(Us Weekly)

As her due date nears, Emma Stone is getting “so excited” about becoming a mom, a source says.  The Oscar winner, 32, “has been waiting for this new chapter a long time” and can’t wait to experience parenthood with hubby Dave McCary by her side.  The comedian, 35, “gives her all his energy and love,” says the source.  “He treats her like a true queen.  She feels blessed.”

Kim & Kanye:  Post-Split Negotiations!-(Star)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce docs don’t list an official date of separation.  But sources say the pair have been quietly negotiating their split.  At the top of the agenda:  What to do with the rapper’s $14 million Wyoming ranch, where the 43-year-old had been spending more and more time as his marriage to the reality star, 40, crumbled.  “He’s talking to real estate agents about renting it out,” adds the insider.  “He’s not opposed to renting it out for camps or retreats and making it the place to be in Wyoming.”

Justin Hates the Chaos-(Life & Style)

Last summer, Justin Timberlake, 40, and Jessica Biel, 39, secretly welcomed a second son.  The singer waited until January to confirm the news, saying Phineas is “awesome and he’s so cute…and nobody’s sleeping.  It’s not the only issue in the house.  “All the money in the world can’t buy you patience, and that’s Justin’s biggest problem,” says a source, explaining that the family’s newest additieson is now more mobile and, like big brother Silas, 5, “is always getting into something.”  According to the source, “Jessica is a super mom.  And Justin loves his boys, but he has zero patience when it comes to bath and feeding time.  He likes everything to be orderly, so when one of them makes a mess, it can set him off.  He doesn’t do well when there’s chaos and disorder.”


MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, married Seattle private-school teacher Dan Jewett.  “I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know,” Jewett wrote of Scott, 50, on his Giving Pledge page.  Scott and Bezos finalized their divorce in July 2019.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Kanye West.  Right now they’re trying to decide who gets to keep the $14 million worth of sweaters with holes in them.”-David Spade.

“Restaurants in New York are open with limited capacity, so one steakhouse teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures fill up the restaurant.  It’s a very realistic group of wax celebrities.  Here’s how realistic it is:  My wax figure wasn’t invited.”-James Corden.

“A cat in California was recently reunited with her family after she went missing 15 years ago as a kitten.  Or-and hear me out-cats look alike!”-Seth Meyers.



NASCAR Using COVID Sniffing Dogs

NASCAR officials plan to use trained dogs to detect COVID-19 among essential personnel for Sunday’s Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The procedure will be deployed on a trial basis as a potential first line of at-track defense designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. NASCAR said teams were notified of the plan Tuesday.  “We think that these dogs and this capability is going to allow us to rapidly confirm that all of those people entering the essential footprint on Sunday — that’s race teams, that’s NASCAR officials, that’s the vendors that work inside the garage — all those folks are COVID-free or not,” said Tom Bryant, NASCAR managing director of racing operations.  Officials are working on the procedure with 360 K9 Group, which has training facilities in Anniston, Ala., and New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
********They’ll also be sniffing all the drivers’ butts!! Just because!!!
********The way these people behave, we think STD-sniffing dogs might be a better idea!!
*******COVID is hard on your lungs, but breathing NASCAR fuel?? No problem!!!

Way Overdue Library Book

A woman who checked a book out from a New York library in 1957 mailed the overdue volume back to the facility with a $500 donation.  Betty Diamond, 74, of Madison, Wis., said she checked out Ol’ Paul, the Mighty Logger, a collection of Paul Bunyan stories by Glen Rounds, from a Queens Public Library branch in 1957.  Diamond said the book ended up lost among her own books, and she came across it over the years, but was unsure what to do with a book that was so long overdue.  Diamond, who teaches literature at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, said she recently decided to make amends and mailed the book back to the library branch in Auburndale with a $500 donation to cover any late fees.  Buron said an estimated 11,000 library materials currently in circulation are seven or more years overdue, but the 63-year overdue book was a once-in-a-lifetime arrival.
***********The FBI showed up with an armored vehicle and SWAT Team to take her into custody!!
********What can we say?? She obviously had a thing for Paul Bunyan!!!!

Man Gets Last Paycheck In Pennies!

A Georgia man who was expecting his final paycheck from a former employer said the money instead arrived in the form of 500 pounds of oil-covered pennies dumped in his driveway in the middle of the night.  Andreas Flaten said he submitted his two-weeks notice in writing in November, and Miles Walker, the owner of Walker Luxury Autoworks in Peachtree City, had a noticeable negative reaction.  “He gets up, puts his hands on his head, walks out the door and disappears for like an hour,” Flaten recounted to WGCL-TV.  Flaten, who said he left the job due to a toxic work environment, said he was still owed $915, which the owner told him would be delivered in January.  He said the owner accused him of damages when he called to inquire about the check not arriving at his home, so he contacted Georgia’s Department of Labor. Flaten said the money then showed up — as 500 pounds of oil-covered pennies that were dumped in his driveway in the middle of the night.  He said the pennies are currently being stored in his garage while he works on cleaning them so they can be cashed in.
*********Sounds like he was right about the “toxic environment!!!”
TOPIC: Do you have a drawer full of coins at home??? How much do you think you have???

Mom Tried To Rig Homecoming Queen Election

A Pensacola teenage girl and her mother, an elementary school assistant principal, were arrested Tuesday for allegedly hacking hundreds of student accounts to fraudulently vote for the teen as homecoming queen in the fall, police said.  Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter, Emily Rose Grover, have each been charged with offenses against computers, unlawful use of a two-way communications device, criminal use of personally identifiable information, and conspiracy to commit these offenses. An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement began in November when the Escambia County School District reported that hundreds of student accounts had been illegally accessed.  Investigators determined that Carroll, an assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School, and her daughter, a student at Tate High School, had accessed student FOCUS accounts.  The investigation came after hundreds of votes for Tate High School’s Homecoming Court were flagged as fraudulent, with nearly 120 votes coming from the same IP address within a short period of time, the FDLE said.
*******It was weird… they said those Dominion Voting Machines worked perfectly!!!
********We all know that people do NOT cheat in elections, unless it’s something really important, like Homecoming Queen!!
********The people accusing the principal have all been kicked off Twitter!!!







Best And Worst Ingredients To Add To Your Coffee, According To Experts

Huffington Post


  1. Artificial Sweeteners (Neutral)

Sugar substitutes have many names, from Sweet’N Low (saccharin) to Splenda (sucralose) to Equal (aspartame). But they all do one thing, which is to provide a lower-calorie alternative to traditional sugar, which contains 16 calories per teaspoon. Depending on the brand, artificial sweeteners can actually taste 200-700 times sweeter than table sugar, so a little goes a long way.

While artificial sweeteners did receive a bad rap from studies conducted in the ’70s linking consumption to bladder cancer, these substitutes are generally thought of as safe, nontoxic alternatives. “Sugar substitutes not only increase the palatableness of coffee, but they can prevent tooth decay and even blood sugar spikes for individuals who have diabetes,” registered dietitian Kimberly Rose-Francis advises.

But be warned, excess consumption can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea or discomfort. If you’re looking for a low-calorie option, Rose-Francis recommends trying a natural sugar substitute like stevia or monk fruit sweetener.


  1. White Sugar (Negative)

Sweetening the bitterness of your morning joe with a spoonful of sugar is a classic method to bring balance to the drink. Unfortunately, sugar doesn’t fulfill any nutritional need, and consuming too much can lead to many health risks, including diabetes and weight gain, according to registered dietitian Stefani Sassos.

If you drink multiple cups and add multiple sugar packets, the calories can really add up. A double-double (the Canadian coffee order of choice) is two creams and two sugars, equating to about 8 grams of sugar and 32 calories. “The American Heart Association recommends men get 9 teaspoons of added sugars daily and women no more than 6,” Rose-Francis explains. “If the average person drinks one to two cups of coffee daily and adds roughly 2 teaspoons of sugar, that could be approximately 20-65% for women or roughly 30-40% for men. That is a lot!”

If you need some sweetness, Sassos recommends adding coconut sugar to your cup, which contains more vitamins and minerals than the more refined white sugar and has a lovely caramel-like flavor. And sugar substitutes, as mentioned above, can also provide sweetness without the calories.


  1. Plant-Based Milk (Positive)

Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint or lessen your dairy consumption, plant-based beverages can be a delicious choice to add to your morning brew. The category has expanded to include grains, nuts and legumes, like oat, almond and soy. There is a version for every preference with high protein, flavored, sweetened and plain options. Rose-Francis recommends this ultra-versatile addition because “plant-based milk contains three major nutrients: carbohydrates, fats and protein. These macronutrients enable the body to function properly; moreover, they can reduce coffee acidity,” which can make your morning drink easier on your teeth and your gut.


  1. Powdered Creamer (Negative)

A combination of sweeteners, flavoring agents and partially hydrogenated oil (i.e., trans fat), coffee creamers can be a flavorful yet calorically dense addition to your cup. But they’re also incredibly flammable, which should be a red flag.

“Coffee creamer also comes with a lot of bells and whistles that you may not want,” Rose-Francis notes. “It can easily pack on extra calories and fat that may not be ideal for some people.”

If you’re looking for the addition of sweetness and flavor, Rose-Francis advises a combo of plant-based milk and sugar-free substitute to mimic this option.


  1. Cow’s Milk (Positive)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends 3 cups of dairy per day for adults, and registered dietitian Amanda Frankeny says adding milk to your coffee can be an easy way to inch toward that goal. A source of calcium, vitamin D and protein, milk ― whether that be skim, 2% or even half-and-half ― contains less saturated fat and sugar than processed creamers. Frankeny explains that the direct impact of milk isn’t clear, saying, “Some research warns against consuming too much dairy while other studies show benefits of eating it regularly. Again, milk in your coffee, alongside a relatively balanced diet, doesn’t seem to bring on any negative effects.”

If you’re experiencing side effects like bloating, gas or diarrhea after consuming dairy, you may have an intolerance and find that a plant-based option is better. Talk to your doctor.


  1. Butter Or Coconut Oil (Neutral)

Bulletproof coffees, a favorite of those on the keto diet, are made with 1 to 2 tablespoons of fat ― either coconut oil or grass-fed butter ― whipped up and consumed as a breakfast substitute. Fans boast the benefits of the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil, which can aid in satiety and prevent fat accumulation. Unfortunately, commercially available coconut oil isn’t made of pure MCTs.

This drink can equate to nearly 500 calories with almost 50 grams of fat, the equivalent of 14 pieces of bacon. While fat is an essential component of a healthy diet, overeating fat can raise cholesterol levels. “The problem with this drink is the claim that it’s the secret to losing weight and eliminating hunger,” Frankeny says. “No non-industry-based peer-reviewed studies support the idea that drinking hot buttered coffee in the morning sets you up to shed pounds.”

If you love the richness that butter or oil adds to your drink, Frankeny suggests adding half a teaspoon or trying a plant-based creamer like coconut milk, which would provide fewer calories and less saturated fat.


  1. Spices (Good)

A shake of cinnamon on your cappuccino or a swirl of turmeric in your golden milk latte can amp up the flavor and provide some additional health benefits. Cinnamon may help balance blood glucose due to the chemical cinnamaldehyde, which lowers blood sugar. We love the addition of cinnamon to bitter drinks like coffee. “The theory is that cinnamon brings out the sweetness in the food without adding sugar,” Frankeny explains.

Another trendy spice to mix into coffee is turmeric, which is packed with the antioxidant curcumin. The wellness community loves this spice for its anti-inflammatory qualities, as well as its performance in early clinical trials demonstrating that it reduces pain and potentially slows the development of dementia. Adding black pepper to your golden milk latte can aid in curcumin absorption.

If you love spicing up your beverage, Frankeny says spices “can be strong and complex, slightly floral, a bit sweet and of course, delicious. They’re a perfect addition to any coffee.” A small sprinkle shouldn’t cause any side effects.


  1. Supplements (Neutral)

Popular health brands, like Four Sigmatic, boast the benefits of supplements like reishi, cordyceps and lion’s mane in their brews, ingredients that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. These are adaptogens that claim to help regulate your body’s stress response. Limited animal studies have proven that reishi has benefits to the immune system, but registered dietitian Tamar Samuels, co-founder of Culina Health in New York City, stresses, “There is little to no research on humans that have proved conclusive of such benefits.”

Collagen, typically seen in skin care products, is now being hyped in collagen creamers. It claims to help you glow from the inside out by boosting collagen, which is a key component of our bodies in our muscles, organs and connective tissues. A 2015 study demonstrated just how beneficial this supplement is for our skin, aiding in hydration, elasticity and reducing wrinkles.

But Samuels recommends looking for whole food sources of this ingredient, which can be found in chicken, bone broth and fish, among other foods. “I always encourage my clients to get most of their nutrients from food, rather than powders and supplements,” she says.


  1. Flavored Syrups (Negative)

Caramel, vanilla, crème brulée, peppermint and white chocolate are a few of the yummy options we can pick from to add some variety to our coffee. A perfectly formulated mixture of simple syrup and extracts, these flavoring agents are fine in small doses but can add up. According to Samuels, many specialty coffee drinks pack in the added sugar and calories with around six shots of syrups or flavorings. “For example, a typical four-pump serving of caramel syrup contains about 100 calories and 25 grams of sugar ― that’s the recommended daily limit of sugar for adults,” she says.

If you love the sweet stuff but want to limit your sugar intake, consider a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey or stir in some spices or vanilla extract. Flavored coffee beans are another fun way to mix up the flavor of your joe without adding extra calories.


  1. Whipped Cream (Negative)

Whipped cream is a delicious treat, but Samuels cautions against adding it to your coffee: “Similar to flavoring agents, whipped cream will add calories, fat and sugar to your morning coffee ― starting your day off with an inflammatory sugar high. I say skip it!”

While a squirt of whipped cream won’t dramatically increase your calorie count (it can range from about 30 to 80 calories per serving), this ingredient is often seen on especially sugary coffee concoctions rather than enjoyed on a simple Americano. The recommendation is to enjoy it as a dessert. For extra creaminess, froth up some whole milk or swap in coconut milk, which has a higher fat content so will froth up better.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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