Every time you listen to the news or pick up a
magazine, there is always something you like that is not good for you.
For instance, take coffee. I, myself, like tea, but my husband likes
coffee. He drank a lot of coffee for years, until we heard that regular
coffee wasn’t good for you, but decaf is okay.
So, he switched to decaf. Then, he got diabetes,
and coffee doesn’t taste good anymore, because of the medicine he was
taking. So, he traded coffee for tea. He still drinks coffee when we are
out, but just decaf.
I was reading in a
Bottom Line Home Health book
that coffee is loaded with more antioxidants than any other food in the
American diet. That also includes fruits and vegetables. Who knew? The
best thing of all is that the antioxidants in coffee are more easily
absorbed by your body.
The book also lists seven reasons why you should
enjoy a great tasting cup of coffee every morning:
--Coffee can help reduce you risk of developing
diabetes by 35% (according to the journal of American Medical
--Coffee acts like the asthma drug, theophylline,
and opens up constricted airways. They claim that it slashes asthma
attacks by 28%.
--Coffee helps keep gallstones from developing. It
cuts your chances of an attack by up to 40%.
--Coffee lowers your risk of aggressive prostate
cancer by 60% (according to
--Drinking at least three cups of coffee a day can
reduce the risk of memory problems by 70%.
--Coffee can cut your risk of Parkinson’s disease
--Coffee not only protects your brain from
Alzheimer’s disease, it may actually stop it.
So, there you have it. Coffee can actually be good
for you, according to medical research, so drink up. It’s cheaper than