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The Benefits of Drinking Coffee

The majority of adults have at least one cup of coffee per day. Aside from the morning pick-me-up, and delicious smooth flavors, studies keep showing us that coffee has so many other benefits...

People who drink coffee every day, are less likely to have Type 2 Diabetes. This is attributed to the magnesium and chromium that coffee naturally contains. These two minerals help your body use insulin, which in turn helps control your blood sugar levels. 

Did you know that the number one source of antioxidants in America, is coffee?  Antioxidants neutralize and reduce free-radicals in the blood stream, which are known to be an underlying source of many chronic illnesses. While coffee is considered a stimulant, studies show that within moderation, it also helps in lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. 

Drinking coffee with caffeine has also been associated with a decreased risk of Parkinson's disease; and has also been linked to lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Did you know that one cup of coffee contains just about 7 calories? That is until you start adding any cream or sugar, which of course increases the amount of calories your cup contains. 

With just 7 calories, delicious smooth flavor, and all of these health benefits, it's a wonder more people don't start of their day with a cup o' joe.

I recommend fresh, fair trade, ethically sourced coffee. Packaging is important too! The way the coffee beans are treated every step of the way makes a difference in flavor. Whenever possible, choose a coffee that has had a short shelf-life, and makes it from the tree to your cup as soon as possible - you will taste the freshness. 

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