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3 Reasons to Drink Your Coffee Black

By Genevieve Cunningham

Coffee. Most of us couldn’t live without it. When we don’t get coffee in the mornings, we feel rundown, unfocused, and a bit moody. Luckily, recent studies have shown that coffee may actually be beneficial to our health. But what about all of the stuff we use to jazz it up? The sugar, the flavored cream, the milk. If you would like to have your cake and eat it, too, when it comes to coffee, take a look at these reasons to learn to love it black.

Black Coffee is Super Low Calorie

Coffee, in and of itself, has very few calories. It’s only when we add the toppings that our coffee becomes as calorically dense as a meal. If you need the pick me up without the calories, just learn to love it black and bitter. You’ll get the caffeine boost and your wake up call, but with less risk of taking in too many calories and gaining weight.

Coffee Can Lower the Risk of Diabetes

Research shows that people who drink one cup of black coffee per day have a 7 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. While this may not seem like much, the rising cases of diabetes in our country would suggest otherwise. It’s important to note that if your coffee is packed with sugar and all the fixings, this lowered risk is no more, and in fact, it may actually raise the risk slightly.

It’s a Lot Cheaper

Coffee is expensive. If you buy it on-the-go, it may cost anywhere from $5 to $15 per day. If you make it at home, it will be much less expensive. But either way, going for black coffee can save you money. Black coffee is much cheaper in the coffee shop, and it will save you from buying cream and sugar for your house. The savings may not seem like much, but over time, it’s likely to save you hundreds of dollars.

Coffee is so good. It’s a lifeline that gets us through the day and keeps us awake and civil toward others. But since we rely on it so much, it’s best to keep it as healthy as possible. Take a look at these reasons to drink it black, and if it sounds good, make the transition slowly in order to make the habit stick for good.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Whittier, Calif.

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