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Foods to Stop Avoiding: Coffee

Just like anything else foods can get a bad reputation. The thing about reputations is that they can be repaired and scientists are working round the clock to make sure we're not skipping out on foods just because we've heard it through the grapevine that they're bad. Avocados, peanuts, eggs, and coffee top the list of the top foods with the worst reputations that you should stop avoiding.

Here are highlights on why you should stop avoiding coffee:

  • Coffee
    Misconception: The only thing you get from drinking coffee is a caffeine buzz.
    Why it's good for you: The average cup of coffee has hundreds of different chemical compounds. Maybe that's why news reports about coffee vacillate between lauding its health benefits and labeling it harmful. Still, the benefits of coffee seem to outweigh the negatives.

    To name just a few: Some Arizona researchers recently discovered that caffeinated coffee helps improve memory in older adults. A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that small amounts of coffee consumed throughout the day can increase alertness and improve performance on all kinds of tasks, including those that require hand-to-eye coordination and attention to detail. Preliminary studies suggest regular coffee drinking may lower risk of type 2 diabetes.


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pinkofperfection pinkofperfection 9 years
the best news i've heard all day!
bellechic bellechic 9 years
i love all those things!!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
Woo-hooo! i love coffee! and now i'll feel less guilty drinking it, too! :D
amofoz amofoz 9 years
What about the creamers and sugars that people mix in their coffee? Doesn't that make the coffee unhealthy at the end of the day?
gooselicious gooselicious 9 years
I think the problem is that people over do it and drink like 3 LARGE cups of coffee a day. I think one small 6 oz cup a day is just right.
girllovewarrior girllovewarrior 9 years
I don't know about the accuracy when it comes to coffee, but avocado and peanuts (any natural raw nut) are DEFINITELY very very healthy for you...
gd007 gd007 9 years
I have to have my coffee in the morning! But, now I don't have to feel bad about it! Thanks, FitSugar!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
yum yum i love coffee... my one once a day! .. LOVE IT! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ooooo good to hear :D I like my coffee, although I'm starting to turn to tea a little more as it's nicer on my tummy.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I hateeeeeeeeeeeee coffee.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
has anyone gotten the starbucks christmas blend coffee yet? It made me so jittery and it didn't taste too good. what a dissappointment :(
bostonanna bostonanna 9 years
It really should be noted that the suggested correlation between risk of diabetes type 2 and caffeine intake should be carefully regarded. Many people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes are overweight, and not only may have acid reflux-related problems, blood pressure problems but also heart-disease related problems. For people falling into any of these categories, caffeine consumption may only aggravate their condition!
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 9 years
Thank you for posting this and making me feel better about my LOVE of coffee. MMM. I want a cup right about now.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Mmmmm I love all of those! =D
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Coffee is one of those things that no matter how many times I try it I will never like it. Ill stick to my tea thanks I do love avocados, eggs and peanuts though
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