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Coffee. Do you ever worry about your coffee drinking habit? Well, you can stop. Unless you're drinking an exorbitant amount of coffee each day, you just might be reaping some health benefits from your daily cup or two of java. How cool is that? Coffee contains phytochemicals with antioxidant properties. This is especially helpful for anyone predisposed to diabetes because the antioxidants in coffee can build up insulin sensitivity. This can cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 30 percent! I wish I had known that back in my tea-drinking pre-diabetes days!
Other suspected benefits include:
- boosting your brain power (I know I certainly can use that!)
- cutting your risk of
- Parkinson's disease
- colon cancer
And that's it for this week's Truths and Tidbits. I think I'll go grab a cup of coffee to wake up my brain.
Do you have any myths you would like to debunk? Feel free to comment!