Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grande Black Coffee Please!


Many research studies have been done to prove whether coffee is good or bad for us. Like other food and drinks, it has been said that in moderation, it is very healthy. Coffee has many benefits for our body, so I think we should definitely say yes to that morning cup-a-joe! You can fight headaches, speed up your metabolism, and most importantly coffee even fights some diseases and cancers. There of course is a few harmful side affects to look out for, but they are easily avoidable.

The big "con" of coffee
Over-consumption of coffee can lead to most of the negative affects. If you drink excessive amounts of coffee without water, it can cause dehydration. Every time you have coffee, pour yourself a glass of water to go with it. Your sleep can also be disrupted by coffee, if consumed to late in the evening. Try having your last cup of coffee early in the afternoon, and you should have no problems sleeping at night.

Fight headache pains
If you are one of the many people suffering from headaches and migraines, try coffee to help with the pain. Enough coffee from a 16 oz cup is enough to stimulate brain cell activity and constrict the blood vessels, which relieves the headache pressure.  Savor it each morning, or simply have a cup whenever you feel an oncoming headache.

Metabolism boost!
Keeping our weight in check is a necessity for everyone. Drinking coffee is one of many items  that can help speed up your metabolism. Coffee in addition to a healthy active lifestyle can help you burn a few extra calories. Feel empowered knowing that your metabolism is working for you, just by enjoying your coffee.

*Check out some other metabolism boosters listed in the source below!

Fight Disease and Cancer! 
Coffee is packed with antioxidants, and can help us avoid health issues like heart disease and colon cancer. Having two to three cups of coffee a day can bring you close to 1,300 milligrams of antioxidants. Exceeding that can have adverse affects, so moderation is very important. Avoid dressing your coffee up with all of the sugar and creamers. This is only taking away from the benefits and may be causing you more harm. I recommend opting for the all-natural black coffee. It may take a while to get used too, but it's worth it when it gives your body the nutrients it needs.

If you would like to learn more about coffee, please check out the sites below.  You will soon be on your way to becoming a coffee connoisseur!

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