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Who Knew Coffee is Actually Good for You?

By Stephen R. Farris

If you're like a lot of folks, you normally start your mornings with a favorite beverage to help you wake up and get going.

For some, it might be a soda, or an energy drink. While those may be fine, they're not always the healthiest choice. Both can bring you down sharply around mid-morning, and you may find yourself drinking them more than you need to.

For others, it's simply a good, hot cup of roasted coffee to start the day. With increased technology in the food industry, coffee is also available as a cold brew and comes in a variety of flavors.

Research has found that there are some health related benefits from drinking coffee, or java, as some purest prefer to say. However, there are some unhealthy traits related to coffee; mostly from drinking too much.

Too much coffee can cause you to have anxiety, become more jittery, or produce insomnia. 

On average, researchers suggest drinking coffee in moderation to reap its health benefits. 

Those benefits may include:

  • Protection against heart disease
  • Lower chances of getting diabetes
  • Protection or reducing your chances against certain cancers

Researchers aren't quite sure why coffee can be classified as healthy, but it could be due to the fact it contains several key ingredients such as:

  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B

The combination of these -- classified as phytochemicals -- can help lower oxidative stress and serve as a metabolism booster as well.

Researchers suggest drinking coffee in moderation, about 400 milligrams per day -- equivalent to approximately five 8-ounce cups. Although some people could actually get away with drinking more, due to the fact their body can metabolize caffeine quicker than most folks, it's still a good idea to drink in moderation.

If you have questions concerning your health and nutritional needs, consult with your local chiropractor, as they may have tips and suggestions that can be useful and help you get started to a better lifestyle.

And if you are experiencing any aches and pains in your back, neck, or joints, they can help provide relief for those as well.

If you're looking for a chiropractor, check out The Joint Chiropractic. They have more than 500 nationwide locations, no appointment is necessary, and they have treatment plans available to fit anyone's budget.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Flowery Branch, Ga.

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