October 19, 2022

Coffee? Approved!

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Your daily cup of coffee is approved by doctors!

Coffee Lovers Unite

Coffee lovers out there, unite! You already know that coffee is the universal pick-me-up. There have been conflicting reports about the benefits of coffee, so let’s go over why the *right* amount of coffee can actually be a positive thing.

The Preventive Properties of Coffee

Coffee has substances that protect against Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Coffee has antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect against disease as a whole.

Coffee may be protective against Type 2 diabetes, by processing sugar more effectively. Recent studies have shown that coffee drinkers, decaf and regular, are more likely to have healthy liver enzymes. Coffee is protective against colon cancer.

The Effects Of Drinking Too Much Coffee

Be aware – too much coffee can cause an increased heart rate, jitters, increased blood pressure, insomnia, and anxiety. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women should have a maximum intake of 400 mg of coffee. An average cup of coffee has 95 mg of caffeine. Therefore, approximately 3-4 cups of coffee a day should be safe. Review the guidelines at dietaryguidelines.gov. As always, talk to your doctor!

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-Written by Paavana Varanasi

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