Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Coffee: How Beneficial Is It?

Coffee is a much debated topic around these parts.  One person listing off all of the reasons they think coffee is bad for you and the other side spouting off all of the reasons it is good for you.  It doesn't seem like anyone is middle ground, it's either bad or good, no gray area.

So what is the case here?  Is coffee good for you or is it bad for you? According to Web MD there is no hard facts on the matter, but most signs point to potential health benefits, and there is definitely more good than bad.

Studies show that people who drink coffee are less likely to get Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinsons Disease, and Dementia.  Researchers believe the fact that coffee is packed with antioxidants (remember the "Benefits of Berries" we talked about?) and minerals that can help lower glucose levels and regulate blood sugar.

Not to forget, theirs caffeine in coffee which gets you up and going and keeps you happy throughout the day.  It's a natural mood lifter, social drink, and diuretic-which means that it helps keeps things flowing naturally in your body.   

Let's not forget that before you add all the milk and sugar, coffee has almost no calories in it.  Isn't that awesome?  Plus if you limit it to only a tablespoon of cream, and a tablespoon of sugar-you're still generally under 50 Calories.

Plus, I'm a firm believer that coffee brings people together and there are so many different flavors and options!

Are you a coffee drinker?
What is your reasoning?


Aubrey S. said...

Coffee is also said to increase your libido...just saying ;)

Brandy@YDK said...

coffee completes me.

Beth said...

I'm with Brandy on this one! :)
I think consuming 1-3 mugs per day is a wonderful supplement (the only downside being the whole teeth staining thing, but at least not as bad as soda). *sigh* Now I'm craving some coffee. ;)


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