Everything You Need to Know About Coffee

Brittany Risher
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Everything You Need to Know About Coffee

In addition to helping you feel more alert, studies have shown coffee can benefit weight loss, boost workouts, decrease the risk of breast, colorectal and prostate cancer and contribute to a longer lifespan. “We are confident that coffee overall can be considered a healthy beverage, as part of an overall healthy diet,” says Dr. Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Mayo Clinic notes that up to 400mg of caffeine a day (or roughly four cups of brewed coffee) is safe for most healthy adults. Just make sure you’re not turning your espresso or brew into a calorie-bomb with added sugars, syrups or creamers.

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Brittany Risher
Brittany Risher

Brittany is a writer, editor and digital strategist specializing in health and lifestyle content. She loves experimenting with new vegan recipes and believes hummus is a food group. To stay sane from working too hard, she turns to yoga, strength training, meditation and scotch. Connect with her on TwitterInstagram, and Google+.

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