Coffee and Health

coffee-makerI love coffee a lot. I drink it pretty much all day at work and even sometimes at home. Why do I drink good coffee so much? Well, I’d be lying if I didn’t say the primary reason was addiction. Yes, I’m addicted to coffee.

Once I tried to give it up for Lent. I succeeded, but the first few days were awful. I had a splitting headache and didn’t even feel like getting out of bed. I was pretty cranky for those forty days of Lent. I went through serious withdrawal! Once Easter came, I happily went back to drinking coffee.

Now, I don’t even worry about drinking coffee. I just embrace my addiction. However, it’s not even that bad of a thing. For one, I get asked if coffee is good for you all the time. People know I’m into my health and wonder where coffee fits into all that.

But, coffee is actually healthy. As the linked article above points out, coffee mimics ADD meds and can help you focus when you need it. It also is a great source of antioxidants. And, it’s been shown in some studies to help with the prevention of diseases.

It’s also a good low calorie alternative. Just yesterday some friends went to a restaurant. They ate big meals (so did I), but when it came time for dessert, they added to the calorie load. I just had a coffee with cream and stevia. My calorie hit was around fifty. There’s was over three hundred. And, I enjoyed my coffee.

So, coffee is actually good for you and has a health benefit. Drink up and don’t feel guilty!

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