Do you need a cup or two of coffee to get you going in the morning? Many times I do! And with all the conflicting information about whether coffee is good or bad for you, you may wonder what to do. Now you can relax, take a breath and enjoy your daily cup of joe!
Turns out that coffee has antioxidants to help fight disease and according to The Journal of Nutrition, who studied different food groups to the total antioxidant intake, they found “Surprisingly, the single greatest contributor to the total antioxidant intake was coffee.”¹
In 2015, The American Heart Association did a study and found that “Higher consumption of total coffee, caffeinated coffee, and decaffeinated coffee was associated with lower risk of total mortality.” They also found “Significant inverse associations were observed between coffee consumption and deaths due to cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, and suicide.”²
Need more reasons to drink coffee? Many studies suggest that coffee can help decrease inflammation.³
Well there you have it! You can enjoy your daily cup of coffee. Just a reminder that the studies were performed on regular coffee. Not that 3 pump latte or frozen blended coffee drink that tastes like a milkshake. Those types of drinks have a high sugar content and best drunk sparingly.
Not a coffee drinker? Many teas also have caffeine and are full with antioxidants and their own health benefits. As with everything, moderation is key. Drinking 10 cups of coffee is not going to benefit you more and may make things worse. I know I cannot drink more than 2 cups otherwise I get jittery. To me, the scent of coffee brewing first thing in the morning really starts my day off right. Coffee is the elixir of the gods!
“To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” – Hugh Jackman