What’s the New Buzz about Coffee?
How Having a Cup of Joe Can Provide Health Benefits
You wake up to the familiar scent in the morning of roasted beans in your coffee pot. You put that liquid gold, otherwise known as coffee into your mug and take a sip and hope that the caffeine in it can get you through the long day of work ahead of you. Besides the caffeine, did you know there are many benefits to drinking coffee?
Over half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every single day! Many people drink coffee for only for the caffeine or the taste, but recent studies have been released regarding the many health benefits that coffee can provide! Here are just a few health benefits that coffee has been linked with:
1. Coffee does not cause dehydration.
2. Long-term consumption of coffee may be linked to lessen the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
3. Drinking coffee may decrease the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
4. Those who drink caffeinated coffee may prevent the risk in developing gallstone disease!
The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines that was just released this January, recommends that the average individual can safely consume a moderate amount of coffee per day (up to five 8 fluid ounce cups). It is also important to note, that these studies and guidelines refer to black coffee only. However, if you are not a fan of just black coffee, adding some skim milk or almond milk can help sweeten it without adding additional sugar, flavorings, or calories.
So go ahead, and enjoy that wonderful cup of deliciousness, because not only does it taste great and gives you that extra boost to get through the day, but it is also a healthy addition to your diet!