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    Is Coffee healthy for you?

    Note: this post has been updated in June 2020.

    Do you Drink Coffee?

    Coffee drinkers, do you have any idea of the amount of money that was spent on coffee in the United States last year? Read the facts below and I am sure you will be surprised just as I was. Notice the number of coffee drinkers who consume specialty drinks. Is coffee healthy –  it all depends!

    • The total amount of money spent by importing coffee is over 4 billion dollars. Yes, Billion!
    • The total number of daily coffee drinkers is over 100 million.
    • The total amount of yearly money spent on specialty coffee is over 18 billion.
    • The total number of daily coffee drinkers who drink specialty beverages (lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, etc.) is 30 million. – via Coffee Drinking Statistics

     Interesting News

    I have some in interesting good news for you today. The opinions have changed over the years and is seems that most all health professionals agree that coffee may be good for your health. However, several concerns here. I don’t want to burst your bubble when you drink your 20-ounce latte with whole milk, a sweetener and added favors. That is not what is met by drinking a cup of coffee that is healthy for you.

    The latte below looks appealing and has a great taste (vanilla spice latte), however, it may not be a healthy coffee choice!

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    The cup of coffee below, looks great and has a great taste, and is a healthy choice!

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    Pros and Cons of Coffee

    I have been alerted to an excellent post on the Coffee Abode where the writer discusses the pros and cons of coffee. The post is called the 10 Pros And Cons Of Coffee Everyone Should Probably Be Aware Of. Check it out, I am sure you will find it very interesting.

    Larry Wells, coffee aficionado from Coffee Gear Spy shares his thoughts on the heavenly brew. The research is combined with his personal experience and is all pretty practical and discussed in the article Some Surprising Coffee Nutrition Facts That Won’t Keep You Awake At Night.

    Tom Bolland, Founder of Happybarista.com, has written a highly informative and more comprehensive article on the health benefits of coffee. Tom’s site Happy Barista offers expert advice and reviews on all thing’s coffee related!  Check out Tom’s article:  The Health Benefits of The Worlds Favourite Drink.

    Other comments on whether coffee is good for you or maybe not so good.

    Dr. Mercola has had a change of position on coffee, see below.

    In fact, it’s beginning to look like coffee—at least in moderation—may have a number of unrecognized health-promoting properties. As a result of the rather impressive list of therapeutic benefits, I’ve changed my recommendations about coffee.Mounting Evidence Suggests Coffee May Actually Have Therapeutic Health Benefits. – via Mounting Evidence Suggests Coffee May Actually Have Therapeutic Health Benefits

    Is coffee good or bad for me? Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills — from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But recent research indicates that coffee may not be so bad after all. So which is it — good or bad? The best answer may be that for most people the health benefits outweigh the risks. – via Is coffee good or bad for me?

    Until recently, you wouldn’t have expected to see coffee listed as a health food. For decades, we’ve been advised to drink less of it.

    But now, it turns out, that advice may have been wrong.

    In fact,there’s a lot of evidence that coffee brings a stunning array of health benefits(though it’s definitely not for everyone).

    Surprising Reasons Why Coffee May Be A Health Food – via Surprising Reasons Why Coffee May Be A Health Food

    Express your opinion​

    Do you agree or disagree that coffee may be good for you? How would you answer the question is coffee healthy? The key here is a cup of black coffee, no sugars or creams!

    What changes — for better or worse — have you experienced if you’ve tried drinking good healthy coffee?

    If I can answer any questions or if you an opinion that you would like to express, please let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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