Health Tips

The Case for Coffee

Your “Morning Joe” addiction may not be good for your bank account, but researchers are continuing to uncover its health implications. While research is ongoing and the jury’s still out, there are a few pro-coffee studies worth noting.

A WORD OF WARNING:  While all of this research may lengthen the lines at coffee shops, researchers also know that coffee can produce adverse results for some, like increasing the likelihood of anxiety, depression and rapid heart rate. Additionally, while black coffee only has a few calories, adding ingredients like milk, cream and sugar can negate many of the health benefits.

While coffee remains one of the world’s most popular drinks, with billions of cups consumed annually, the case for coffee remains a work in progress.

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