400 million cups of coffee are consumed everyday here in the United States. That’s a lot of coffee! Not only does it taste great, it’s healthful too.
Coffee for an energy boost
Coffee contains caffeine, 95mg per 8 oz cup to be exact. Caffeine wakes us up, enhances our athletic performance and keeps us alert. Caffeine (in moderation) is a great fit for an active healthy lifestyle.
Coffee as a natural appetite suppressant
The caffeine and antioxidants in coffee work together as an appetite suppressant. Caffeine heightens your metabolic rate showing increases upwards of 10%!
Coffee for Antioxidants
Levels of antioxidants are absolutely booming in this dark beverage. So much so, that in a typical diet, Americans ingest more antioxidants while drinking coffee than eating fruits and vegetables combined.
Coffee For Lots of Vitamins
Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 are all present in coffee. With Potassium and Manganese as well, this beverage packs a good dose of vitamins all hidden within your satisfying cup. And while the percentages aren’t very high per 8 oz, (all under 10%) after 2-3 cups, the amounts become an adequate source of said vitamins.
Coffee For Variety
There is a cup of “Joe” out there for everyone. Cold, hot, cold-pressed and iced are all deliciously different in their own ways. Add a splash of almond milk (my personal favorite) or any of several add-ins and enjoy!
Coffee is a staple in the American diet. 65% of coffee is consumed in the morning, another 30% between meals and the remaining 5% at lunch or dinner. Want a coffee for free today? Check out this link for the goods. Happy National Coffee Day!