Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yahoo! Pour Me Another Cup of Coffee!

I really love my coffee.  I love holding a warm mug (yes--even in summer) and just sipping.  I am not a coffee connoisseur, though.  I have been known to warm the same cup of Tim Horton's coffee at school a few times, then finish it on the way home.  Coffee is best when it is hot and strong (I don't even need the caffeine).  I THINK I drink a lot of coffee--but I really don't.  I probably actually drink about 16 ounces a day.  I was relieved when I saw this article from NPR: How many cups of coffee per day is too many?

According to this article, a person can consume no more than four eight-ounce cups of coffee per day before significant health side-effects take place.  Wow--that's a lot of coffee!  Even better news--coffee consumption has little effect in people over 55 . . . well, that it quite some time away.

I know this does not mean that the amount I drink per day is healthy, but it doesn't make my habit seem quite so bad.  I'm off to pour a one-inch "warmer" into my mug.

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