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Coffee ~ It Does a Body Good!

Upon awakening, my first course of action is to reach for the coffee. This post might have been entitled "Don't Talk To Me Before I've Had My Coffee!". Most coffee lovers will attest to that statement.

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 As much as I love coffee, I don't drink it at night since it keeps me awake. 


On a recent trip to the grocery store, I bought a container of chocolate protein powder for my smoothies. I couldn't read the ingredients without my glasses, but since I love chocolate, I plopped the container in my shopping cart and brought it home.


Last night I whipped up the concoction and it looked so tempting in all its chocolaty, velvety glory. 


Before taking the first sip, I glanced at the ingredient list, and there it was...




Rather than be awake until 3 a.m., I opted to forego the smoothie. This morning, I researched how much caffeine is in a regular cup of coffee. The amount varies, of course, on how strong you make it, but the average is between 80-150 milligrams per cup.


My research uncovered the BENEFITS of that morning cup of joe, benefits that my body knew all the time.


  • Coffee is rich in antioxidants
  • Coffee can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Coffee has nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins
  • Studies also say that caffeine is a mood-booster, aids in metabolism, improves memory, and reduces the risk of suicide


As with anything, moderation is key. Don't overdo or there can be side effects. Consume less than 400 milligrams a day, or no more than 4 cups. (P.S.: I am not a doctor so do your research).


The moral of the story: I knew there was a reason I don't function well without my morning cup, and science backs me up.



Coffee - It Does a Body Good!




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Comment balloon 24 commentsPat Starnes, Brandon, MS • July 04 2016 08:30AM
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