If you love (or, let's be honest, are addicted) to coffee, you are not alone.
It is a habit that many people cherish. The ritual of having a coffee in the morning or meeting up with people and having a coffee is beloved by many.
The health effects of coffee, however, are controversial.
Is Coffee Healthy For you?
Recent studies bring good news for people's favorite morning beverage, showing that coffee does show positive health benefits.
An article in One Medical explores how the antioxidants found in coffee "fight inflammation, an underlying cause of many chronic conditions, including arthritis, atherosclerosis, and many cancer types. They also neutralize free radicals, which occur naturally as a part of everyday metabolic functions, but can cause oxidative stress that leads to chronic disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Studies have shown that coffee may have health benefits, including protecting against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver cancer. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression."
Health experts warn to stay away from or at least limit the number of things such as full-fat dairy products, sugar, syrups, as this is where coffee can become unhealthy. Full-fat dairy products are considered unhealthy in large amounts as they are full of saturated fats. Saturated fats have been linked to health issues such as high cholesterol, leading to a higher risk of heart disease or stroke.
Not in the mood for coffee? Or want to try something different?
Not in the mood for a coffee? This might sound crazy to some coffee lovers, but hey, why not try something different?
Hot Chocolate can be really comforting and help you relax.
Hot Chocolate is a yummy treat and can be used with any milk.
Green tea has many health benefits, including the fact that it can improve your endurance during exercise.
For our guide on how to make a great cup of great tea, click here.
Honey, Lemon and Ginger Tea
Sometimes, it is nice to keep things simple.
Place a teaspoon of honey, a big squeeze of lemon, and few fresh ginger pieces in a mug or Uppercup and pour in the hot or boiling water.
It will help with any cold or flu symptoms and is often found to help people relax.
The Uppercup is perfect for all drinks, both hot and cold. The double-wall retains the temperature and remains cool to hold.