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Coffee Break

posted Mar 9, 2012, 8:05 AM by Amanda Bontempo   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 7:22 AM ]
Time for a break to Spill The (coffee) Beans on java facts versus fiction. 

It’s a widely held myth that even a single cup of your morning joe can be dehydrating.  Coffee can hydrate! It’s made from water, right? 

It’s only when you drink more than 3-4 cups per day that it becomes a diuretic. With more antioxidants per sip than green or black tea, coffee (both regular & decaf) may boost brain function and may protect against for heart disease, stroke, gallstones, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and many cancers.

Before you brew a fresh pot, know that most adults should limit their coffee to about 2-3 cups per day at which point the caffeine reaches the 300mg maximum recommendation. Stick to decaf after the first mug and avoid any possible shakes too.

Skinny Tip: Be sure to avoid all the fancy-shmancy additions like sugar, brown sugar, flavored sugars, flavored syrups and cream that will quickly negate coffee’s healthy benefits and pack on the pounds instead. Steer clear of these Starbucks booby traps... 

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