9.11.2015

Studies show 3-5 cups of black coffee per day may in fact be good for you.

I've had this in my files for a few weeks now, but admittedly, I didn't get it posted, because it's from a long and boring PDF that when you copy a section of text from, it formats it pretty much in the most difficult, hard to read format ever with about 3 words per line, many spaces and each line number included in the middle.

Today I finally retyped it in a format you could read so I could add it to my Coffee Talking files.  This little tiny 'blurb' is in regard to food safety. Updated and previously unexamined areas of food safety were studied and is published on this government website.



"Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range 3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors"

"However, it should be noted that coffee as it is normally consumed can contain added calories from cream, milk, and added sugars. Care should be taken to minimize the amount of calories from added sugars and high-fat dairy or dairy substitutes added to coffee."

The government wants to you to watch your health in regards to the extra fat and calories all those additions to your morning coffee might bring you, but for people like me that like it strong, hot and black; that's not an issue at all.  Drink on!  And enjoy your morning brew.