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Monday, July 6, 2009

Start Your Day Healthy - Drink Coffee!!

I LOVE coffee. Words cannot describe how much I look forward to that warm cup of freshly ground french roast in the morning with a generous serving of french vanilla creamer.

My day wouldn't be the same without it.

Because of my love of coffee I am so thrilled when I read about it's numerous health benefits. Maybe I am behind the times but I just read the other day that coffee has antioxidants in it! In fact coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet! Wow! (especially when you grind the beans right before brewing)

Coffee has so many things going for it, check out just a couple of it's other benefits:

- Cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease, especially when you drink a lot of it.
- Two cups daily translates to a 25% reduced risk of colon cancer, and nearly half the risk of gallstones.

And what about the saying that coffee dehydrates you? Well, it's not true!!

The caffeine in coffee has a mild diuretic effect, increasing the frequency of urination but not the amount of fluid passed. According to science caffeine in fact is no more a diuretic than water.

After reading all these benefits of coffee who wouldn't want to drink it?!

I can't wait for tomorrow morning to come....

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