Can Coffee Actually be Good for You?

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Can Coffee Actually be Good for You?

People usually turn to coffee when they need an energy boost or because they can’t live without it! Sometimes coffee can even get a bad name because of how much our society relies on this liquid gold. But did you know that there are actually health benefits of coffee?

Instead of spending money on fancy pre-workouts, have a cup of black coffee because it actually improves your physical performance! Another bonus is that it can also help burn fat.

Coffee also has a variety of nutrients such as the B vitamins, potassium, and manganese. It also has a LOT of antioxidants, more than most fruits and vegetables!

Of course, there is that great boost of energy we get from drinking coffee, which comes from caffeine. While coffee has health benefits, too much caffeine is what can cause problems such as restlessness and even caffeine withdrawal over time. When it comes to coffee, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Here are 3 ways to make sure you are making the most of your coffee consumption:

  1. Be mindful of your coffee consumption. Each person has varying levels of sensitivity to caffeine. One cup is fine but when you start drinking more coffee than water in a day, that might be too much!
  2. Be smart with when you drink your coffee. First thing in the morning or before a workout are great timings. However, too close to bedtime may make it difficult for you to get good quality sleep.
  3. Skip the add-ins! When you get an energy crash after coffee, it is often because of the extra sugar you are adding in. Start by decreasing your sugar in your coffee by ¼ teaspoon every few weeks. Ultimately, you want to enjoy your coffee without any sugar.

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