Did you know approximately 146 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the US every year?
Now that is a lot of coffee! And, did you know coffee drinkers are less likely to have certain cancers, strokes, and heart rhythm problems? Along with these health benefits of coffee,
one cup of brewed black coffee is only 2 calories! Drinking coffee, instead of soda, or juice with sugar is a much better choice to help you reach your weight loss goal.
Coffee also contains manganese, potassium, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and magnesium. Studies have shown the average adult consumes about 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants a day, from drinking coffee.
Although coffee can help keep you alert, awake and spruce up your energy level, it’s best to drink coffee in moderation, and without the traditional added cream and sugar.
Three cups a day is considered moderate, but keep in mind, the caffeine can make you feel jittery, and may keep you up at night.
And the list of flavors for coffee can go on and on and on! It’s wonderful to have so many choices for this tasty beverage treat.
For the freshest coffee: it’s best to grind your beans daily. Store whole beans in an airtight container. You can also freeze your whole beans for about three months.
Fresh ground coffee should also be kept in an airtight container and should be used quickly, as it will soon begin to lose its flavor.
Coffee is also used in many ways besides drinking!
Coffee can be used for a body scrub, cellulite treatment, facial, hair dye, and foot scrub! Now, here are a few ways you can use coffee, not only for its health benefits but also for its delicious flavors!
Try adding a tablespoon of coffee, mixed with a tablespoon of hot water to your next batch of low-calorie turkey chili, stew, or vegetable soup. Your meal won’t have the flavor of coffee, but it will have a darker, richer broth.
Coffee can be added to many dessert recipes.
Just remember to use low-calorie, and low-fat ingredients to prepare your desserts. Coffee can also be added to your blender with some of your favorite fruits for a smoothie.
Have fun enjoying your coffee and remember, black coffee is the best choice for weight loss, as adding milk, cream, and/or sugar will increase the calories, and fat content.
The Power Blast!
Calories: brewed from grounds, 2 calories
- Protein: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Sugars: 0
- Vitamin C: 0
- Calcium: 4.7 mg
- Cholesterol: 0
- Potassium: 116 mg
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Saturated Fat: 0