So, this sugar-free diet has me drinking water, and only water. I could drink tea, but I’m just not a fan. I have never enjoyed drinking coffee, as much as my family and peers have tried to persuade me (especially during those all-nighters studying for anatomy and physiology!!). However, since I’m limited to water and lemon these days, I decided to try drinking coffee and the verdict is out: I’m hooked. Maybe it’s the cold weather, maybe it’s the long days. I’m pretty sure it’s just the lack of variation in my drink-able diet, but whatever it is, this stuff suddenly tastes amazing!
Now, since I can’t add sugar or sweetener to my coffee, I’m limited to just milk and natural coffee beans. So I’ve been using my mom’s coffee maker with chocolate coffee beans, caramel beans <3, and vanilla beans! Subtle flavors, but they really make a difference, without all the sugar! At Starbucks and the coffee stands on campus I order a latte, which is extra special because they add steamed milk.
I know there are downsides to drinking coffee, but since this blog is about positivity, we are only going to focus on the good things! 🙂
- Increases bowel motility
- Increases energy levels & intelligence (reaction time, mood)
- Lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, & diabetes
- Lowers risk of prostate cancer (men) and endometrial cancer (ladies)
- Has lots of essential nutrients (B vitamins)
- Lots of antioxidants
- Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- Lower risk of skin cancer
- Lower risk of alzheimers & dementia
- Fights depression & makes you happier (even just the smell!)
*Don’t quote me on the science behind these. 😉
So there you have it folks. Coffee makes you happier. Speaking of, I need to go find a cup-a-joe right now – I have a test in 3 hours!
**Update: I totally aced that test. Thanks coffee! Oh and all that studying…