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The Health Benefits of Coffee and a Few Recipes to Keep You Going

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


Coffee. I’m the only coffee drinker in my family. My grandma indoctrinated me at a young age, sharing her cup of warm liquid when I was but two years old. To some, this may look like a weakness. However, after having returned in the last three years to the caffeinated beverage after an eight-year hiatus, I’m happy to hear that my creamy cup of jo has health benefits. Health benefits that I intend to shove in the face of anyone who challenges whether I can curl up with a cup whenever I please.

Yes, that’s right. It turns out that there are benefits to drinking a moderate amount of coffee each day (2-6 cups depending on the study), and the good folks at Friends Eat were kind enough to lay them out for us. So, on to the facts and a few recipes to help you get your coffee in each day.

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The Health Benefits of Coffee and a Few Recipes to Keep You Going

Iced Coffee with Coffee Cubes

So, apparently, coffee consumption (that 2.2 cups a day) is "associated with reduced fibrosis compared to lesser amounts or no caffeine intake" for people with chronic liver disease. Pass the ice cubes and a bit of cold coffee, please. Read the study.
Make a Iced Coffee with Coffee Cubes

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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2 thoughts on “The Health Benefits of Coffee and a Few Recipes to Keep You Going

  1. Alexa Bernales says:

    Nice one. Did you know that im not a coffee lover? i rarely drink coffee, actually only the hot ones, i consume one hot cup every morning and that’s it. But i always order ice coffee’s or pastries and sweets with a bit of coffee bitterness. Hope you can feature sweets with coffee. Yum yum cant wait :D

    Hope you can visit http://www.cupdepot.com.

  2. LaWanda says:

    Yum, i love my coffee, in fact i am having a cup as i write my comment. I do not drink as much coffee in the summer months as i do the winter months. It keeps me warm and also curb my appetite. Go coffee drinkers!!!

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