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Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk

How healthy is your daily cup of java?

For me, coffee is the best part of waking up—I know I am  in great company. Two-thirds of Americans drink coffee every day, The latest research suggest coffee might reduce the risk for several disease including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

The Caffeine Punch

No one would deny that much of coffee’s appeal stems from its stimulant effect, which comes courtesy of caffeine.  An 8-ounce cup contains anywhere from 95-200mg of caffeine.  This chemical’s effects on the central nervous system are well-known; it wards off drowsiness and increases alertness. But there’s more to coffee then just caffeine.  The beans contain a host of antioxidants, which can have anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, coffee offers small amounts of nutrients, such as potassium, niacin and magnesium.

Fill your cup!

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