Calling all coffee addicts like me! Today there are more and more reasons to love your coffee. Like we really needed any more reasons. But in case you did here are a few that may turn you from a take it or leave it coffee drinker to a must have a cup coffee drinker.

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Of course everyone knows that coffee revs energy like a car battery to a zombie. This is why most people gulp it down in the morning. But what you may not know is that coffee reduces your risk of many serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. Along with lowering your risks coffee can also help lower your body weight, just don’t go overboard on the sugar and creamers. Properties in coffee help lower your body weight and boost your work out. Don’t believe me read these articles from Dr. Oz;

http://blog.doctoroz.com/food-doc/8-ways-that-coffee-can-save-your-life

and

http://www.doctoroz.com/gallery/pros-and-cons-drinking-coffee

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Along with these great health bennies (who doesn’t love working out hard without actually working harder?) coffee can even help with your skin.

bc5b616539775ffb8c8389848b81315cFreshly ground coffee can be used as a face scrub to revitalize your skin and cut oil.

I know what you’re thinking it’s too good to be true! Or every week there’s a new super food. What makes this one different? Well the evidence 🙂 Go ahead and have an experiment of your own, fill up your favorite coffee cup and see for yourself. I promise you’ll love the scientific process of drinking your favorite blend. If someone asks just tell them I told you to get involved in the experimental process.

A few words of caution before I sign off. Be aware of the signs of coffee overdose and know your limits. No one wants the doctor telling us to cut coffee (I don’t know about you but I’d cry). It is recommended not to exceed 5 cups of coffee a day, and to space these cups out throughout the day. The symptoms of coffee overload are; twitching, over excitement, restlessness, rambling (trust me this is a problem. Coffee engages my mother’s motor mouth and every time she barely has a sip everyone runs for ear plugs), hyperventilation, red face, racing pulse,  nausea, anxiety, and interruptions of sleep. If you experience any of these symptoms cut down on your intake, heck even switch to decaf. I promise to sigh into a coffee cup at the lost of caffeine with you.

On the flip side of over doing it, you can experience withdrawal if you cut coffee out. These symptoms are; constipation (who knew? I didn’t. Yet another reason never to quit), irritability, depression, headaches, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle pain, trouble focusing, and heart arrhythmias.

-Fully planning to die with a coffee cup in my hand Alyssa-

(picture credits to their owners)