5 Reasons to Love Coffee!

I don’t know about you, but I need my caffeine fix first thing in the morning. There is nothing I love more than sitting with a hot cup of coffee and enjoying the quiet before the storm (that is, before the kids and the hubby get up).

There have been many studies lately that have been touting the benefits of coffee. Here are just some reasons why coffee may be a good thing:

· Decreases depression

· Reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

· Reduces the symptoms of asthma, protects against liver disease and prevents the formation of gallstones.

· Reduces prostate cancer in men

· Increases productiveness and wakefulness

Now, keep in mind that if you are adding cream and sugar to your coffee, then you are adding extra calories that you don’t need. So try and drink your coffee black for the most benefit. Also, if you are prone to insomnia do not consume more than 2 cups of coffee per day and do not consume it later in the day.

 

 

 

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