Jan 082012

J’aime Le Cafe
       I Love Coffee

In my first post I mentioned that every month or so a new study comes out saying coffee is really good or really bad.  The latest information I’m using to justify my addiction is from:
Jerru-Ann Jennings, M.S., RD
(Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine)


Below are some of the points made in a recent article:


1.  Coffee Protects your Heart – Moderate coffee drinkers have lower rates of stoke than noncoffee drinkers. (Linked to coffee’s antioxidants that activate nitric oxide that widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure)


2.  Coffee helps Diabetics – Those antioxidants boost sensitivity or insulin that helps regulate blood sugar.  (effects of caffeine may also reduce insulin sensitivity so decaf may be better for diabetics)


3.  Coffee boosts brain and reflex functions – DUH… it’s a stimulant


My advice, if you like it drink it.
(of course, in moderation)


Don’t you just love it when something you like is found to be good for you too! 


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