Isn’t it confusing when the news or a magazine first tells us that something, like coffee, is good for us?
Then, the next week, it’s bad for us.
And then, the next week, it’s good for us again. It’s exhausting!
Well, good news in science lately says that coffee is indeed okay for us to consume.
That’s great news for me – I love my morning coffee! Here is what they are saying lately!
Benefits of Coffee
Coffee has been linked to:
- helping to prevent diabetes
- lowering your risk of liver disease
- giving off helpful antioxidants (studies show this is how most Americans consume them!)
- helping to prevent Parkinson’s disease
- assisting in protecting against heart failure
And, on a more light-hearted note, coffee also is vital in helping us to stay awake at the office and to be more pleasant each morning!
How to Drink It
Enjoy your coffee, but drink it in moderation. Aim for 2 cups daily, max.
Most importantly, regardless of any reason listed above, if your Doctor says avoid it, listen to the Doc!
In your cup, flavored creamers are a definite no-no – have you seen how much sugar are in those?
Try to skip the sugar altogether. Add cinnamon or nutmeg instead.
Black coffee contains the highest concentration of the good stuff and the lowest calories – try it!
If not, try unsweetened almond milk in your coffee instead of calorie heavy flavored creamers.
How do you take your morning coffee?
To your health,
To learn more about the studies listed above, click here.