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Whatever Wednesday: Coffee On

Good afternoon! It is Wednesday and the sun is shining brightly here in the north. How good it is to have blue skies again! Although it is still a bit chilly outside, the sunshine never ceases to continually warm my heart and put a smile on my face. So here’s to another beautiful day of blue skies and butterflies!

Well, friends, today is Whatever Wednesday here on This Darling Adventure, which means that we get to chat about… (that’s right, you guessed it)… WHATEVER! So, today I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorite things in the world: coffee. Now, this is something very near and dear to my heart. Sure, I have gone for seasons without drinking coffee and all was well in the universe, but over the years I have really come to cherish its wonderful aroma and beautiful flavor. There is truly nothing better than enjoying a good cup of coffee in the morning while cuddled up in a comfy chair watching the sun rise.

Before you get upset with me because you only drink tea, don’t get me wrong. I do drink tea as well. I drink tea almost everyday… sometimes multiple times a day! That being said, though, there is just something about coffee that makes my world go ’round.

So, on that note, I would like to share with you 7 fun facts* about the benefits of drinking coffee:

  1. Coffee drinkers tend to be more energetic, more ready for physically activity and have a higher metabolic rate.
  2. Drinking between 1 and 5 cups of coffee a day may help to reduce the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidants found in coffee may prevent some damage to brain cells and boost the effects of neurotransmitters involved in cognitive function.
  3. Coffee consumption is also linked with a lowered risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The antioxidants found in coffee also are known to boost cells’ sensitivity to insulin (especially decaf).
  4. Those who drink 1 to 3 cups of coffee a day have lower rates of stroke than non-coffee-drinkers. Yet again, the antioxidants found in coffee may help quell inflammation’s damaging effects on arteries. However, 5 cups of coffee or more a day is not better. Excess caffeine may sabotage the antioxidants’ positive effects on the body.
  5. Coffee also acts as an anti-depressant, making those who drink it feel happier. Those who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day are 53% less likely to commit suicide.
  6. Drinking coffee is also known to lower the chances of cirrhosis and other liver diseases. Studies show that every 2-cup increase in daily coffee intake can be associated with a 43% lower risk of liver cancer.
  7. Lastly, a good cup of coffee is just good for the soul.

I hope that you have enjoyed these fun facts about coffee and perhaps learned something new! Needless to say, coffee on, my dear friends!

Which do you prefer and why: coffee or tea? Please feel at home to comment below! Have a beautiful day! 🙂

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Morning has broken & the coffee has spoken.

*Sources for fun facts include EatingWell.com and MarieClaire.com.

 

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26 thoughts on “Whatever Wednesday: Coffee On”

  1. I do love a good cup of coffee, so much that I have a proper expresso machine and grinder at home. While owing a cafe I did a course on how to make a proper cup of coffee. I can be a pain when out. How i order my coffee lol… I also enjoy tea, I actually drink Roobos Tea, its like having a black tea (with milk) but no caffeine . Having one right now as I write another page on my blog 🙂

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  2. Well it may surprise many people, I never really had the habit of drinking anything hot except for an occasional cup of hot-chocolate during cold weather. But, these days I have a few sips of tea (the milky one made the Indian way) that my husband prepares every evening after he gets back from work. That said, both of us miss coffee (he more than me), especially the variety known as filter coffee that is prepared in Southern part of India, again with milk. I must also admit that I absolutely love the aroma of coffee even though I don’t regularly drink coffee. Weird, right? 😀

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  3. Does water count as a favourite drink or is it wayyy too boring to deserve the light of day? I guess I can learn to enjoy coffee, and I do love coffee art, but I’m slow to acquire an addiction for its taste, and sadly I’m no more energetic after than before… 😞

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  4. You know what, being originally from England I once would say tea was my go to choice of warm beverage, but ever since I’ve lived in New Zealand the coffee culture is so overwhelming it kinda sweeps you up. So now (even tho when I lived in England I was stubbornly against coffee) I actually love coffee now. Saying that if someone offers me tea no matter what the situation is, day or night, hot or cold I will never turn down a tea.

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