Stop and Smell the Coffee

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!

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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.

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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! šŸ™‚

  • 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. šŸ˜‰

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…

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