I thought I would do a little research and put together a post on coffee for you today because… Monday.

You’ll be happy to know coffee is really not considered bad for you, like at all, and actually science shows us it can be really good for you!

Studies have found coffee to be associated with:

  • Lower rates of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduced overall cancer incidents
  • Lower risks of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Lower cognitive decline
  • A potential protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

*Please note that these studies aren’t talking about those sugary coffee drinks loaded with pumpkin spice or other syrups. This is just straight coffee, so keep that in mind!

When it comes to pregnancy and caffeine March of Dimes recommends no more than 200 mg of caffeine a day. Dang it, right ? Not really! That’s actually a lot! A shot of espresso typically contains between 70-90 mg of caffeine, while a 12oz cup of drip coffee is more like 120mg. So  if you are an espresso drinker you’ve got the green light to have a couple of cups!

As always talk to a professional, and educate yourself with the many resources online! Below are two of my favorite educational videos about coffee! So in your gobs of spare time (wink, wink) pour yourself a cup and learn a little about coffee!

Healthcare Triage on Coffee

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

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