Dot to Trot

My world is expanding as my butt is shrinking!

It’s Official: Coffee Is Awesome For Your Health!

It's official: Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day is awesome! Photo courtesy of amenic181 and

It’s official: Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day is awesome! Photo courtesy of amenic181 and

It’s a good thing I took up drinking coffee in December. Turns out there are lots of health benefits to having a cuppa’ Joe…or 3-5 cups per day.

Not only do you get a boost in metabolism (by 3%-11%), but coffee drinkers have a lower risk of serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and liver disease.

Last week the nation’s top nutrition panel recommended people drink more coffee, citing the minimal health risk with drinking up to 5 cups a day and the overwhelming benefits. Now as readers of this blog, you know I have a big issue with any group identified as the “nation’s top nutrition panel” as they are the bozos that gave us the low-fat diet. But, there is much evidence on coffee’s health benefits…and even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Check out this list of 13 health benefits this magical liquid offers you.

Fat Burning Juice
As I mentioned, coffee can boost your metabolism by 3%-11%. How can this be? It’s the caffeine in your java. Caffeine is one of the key ingredients in fat burning supplements. Hmmmm…maybe it’s time to stop buying that junk and drink and extra cup of coffee?

Of course, coffee isn’t the cure-all for weight loss. You still need to eat right. Plus, the science is still out on whether the fat burning effect diminishes for long-time coffee drinkers.

Just Avoid Those Sugar-Laden Concoctions (I’m Talking About You, Starbucks!)
As for the fat burning part, it only works if you don’t load your coffee up with crap. Yes, I’m talking about going to Starbucks (or any coffee-house) and ordering their sugary drinks. Many of their most popular drinks have more sugar than candy bars.

One of their Mocha Frappuccino Light (with nonfat milk!) has nearly 20g of sugar. For those who love their Caramel Frappuccino sans the whipped cream, you’re consuming 34g of sugar and 40g of carbs.

In my book, you pretty much void the health benefits of coffee when you load up your drink with sugar and carbs. Be warned!

So proudly drink your coffee…just don’t load it up with crap!


Single Post Navigation

5 thoughts on “It’s Official: Coffee Is Awesome For Your Health!

  1. Yeah, I love my coffee, love when a study confirms it does our bodies good😁

  2. Eeep i just blogged about how I am off coffee today :] But I do like this post, I try to limit my caffeine because it affects my iron levels but when i do have a lapse one day I will remember this post 🙂

  3. I love my coffee. Thanks for telling me that it’s good for me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Crime Time Podcast

A book podcast | mystery, thriller, sci-fi, horror, & crime fiction.

John L. Monk

Double space. In the face. SASE.

Shea Oliver

Living the Dream - Snapping Pics - Building Companies - Hiking - Traveling - Blogging - Writing - Eating - Drinking - Enjoying

The Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner

The story behind the stories, and the story tellers

Thought Scratchings

the bit your brain can't itch, served in a packet of alternative pig shit.

Knite Writes

The Official Blog of Therin Knite


Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts

charles french words reading and writing

An exploration of writing and reading

C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

Write and publish with love and fury.


My interviews with many authors

Next Stop . . .

Author and Dreamer.

The eBook Evangelist

Singing the praises of ebooks


Effective Cover Design and Creation Made Easy


Author and Book Reviewer

T. Ellery Hodges' The Never Chronicles

Lots of things never happen here...

1103 Boutique

Bath, body, fashion

%d bloggers like this: