Benefits of Your Morning Coffee!

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,

Catherine

To learn more about the studies listed above, click here.

  • Karthik

    Just black Colombian brew. This is good news!

  • LoveThis!999

    Love the benefits. I knew that there was something really good about that coffee… and I do use cinnamon in it!

  • Trojanmama

    I love sugar-free creamers and only use one tablespoon. Low calorie and sugar free. Also great on hot oatmeal!

  • Barb

    For a year or so my first coffee is like a meal. Iput in about a tea.sp of each, cinnamon,honey,ginger cumin,chai seeds and powdered creamer. I am a diabetic but still in pretty good condition fo almost 82.

    • Catherine

      That sounds pretty good! I might have to try that!

  • Lainie Byers

    I used 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar and cinnamon but I have started the diet this week so I had to go without sugar. Wouldn’t you know, it’s not bad. I still have a little 1/2 and 1/2 but that’s my only cheat this week. I’m on day three and feeling good. Day 2 was a little hard, I’m not a big veggie girl but I did it and did not cheat. Proud of myself.

    • Cat

      That is great Lainie am proud of you!!

      • Lainie Byers

        Thanks!

    • Gaby DeLo

      Creamer was my only cheat on day 1 and 2 as well, mainly because it would have gone bad by the time the week was done and I have issues wasting, ha. I’ve gotten used to coffee without sugar, but can’t drink it “black”. I switched to green tea during the diet, so far, so good. You should be very proud of yourself, getting off of sugar in my coffee took me several weeks!

      • Catherine

        You are doing very well. I never use to drink my coffee black until I went to college and couldn’t hassle with sugar and creamer anymore. Now I can’t stand creamer! Maybe in time you will feel the same way! If not just use it lightly!!

        • Gaby DeLo

          I use low-fat creamer and not very much. I prefer it to milk as milk waters down the flavor too much.

          • Catherine

            Well then you are doing great!!

  • DeeDee

    I put 1 tsp of local honey in my cup of coffee every morning. Local honey will aid in fighting off allergies. Also, my grandpa attributes his being 85 years old and being on zero medication to the fact that he has a tsp of honey everyday. Enjoy!