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Coffee May Reduce Heart Failure Risk by 5-30%

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Major Study Suggests

Increased consumption of coffee may reduce heart failure as described in a DAILY COFFEE NEWS article by Nick Brown. This article points to the meta-analysis recently published in American Heart Association journal that found “that drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day may be associated with a significantly decreased risk of heart failure”. There seems to be continued good news for coffee; is it a magic elixir?

The article describes the analysis from three major studies covering a ten year period involving more than 21,000 adults. The studies found that drinking one cup of coffee a day reduced the risk of heart failure from 5-12% and for those drinking two or more cups as much as 30%.

Heart Healthy Dietary Pattern

Even though the studies have been extensive and taken place over fairly long period of time, cause and effect has not been clearly established. However a Penn State cardiologist said that coffee in moderation can be part of a health dietary pattern with the caveat it is consumed without added sugar and cream. The potential added benefit from drinking caffeinated coffee comes in the wake of other studies indicating improved brain function, some protection against prostate and colon cancer, improved bone health, and prevention of type 2 diabetes . Check it out the for more details on the health effects of coffee.

Try That Second Cup

With the possibility that drinking coffee may reduce heart failure, give a second cup a try. Our Colombian Supremo Organic Coffee makes a delicious cup; give it a try. It also makes a great Cold-Brew.

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How Many Calories in Black Coffee

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Calories Answered

This week’s article “How Many Calories in Black Coffee” in the DAILY COFFEE NEWS by Thomas Chandler answers this question. Over the past year of COVID-19, many of us have put on some additional unwanted weight. Has our coffee consumption contributed to that? Now the article talks about black coffee, not that which is loaded with our favorite flavor enhancers and cream. That might counteract the benefits described in the article. Most folks rightfully think that the calorie count in black coffee is pretty low, but there may be an added bonus.

Is it the Caffeine?

Well, as explained by Chandler, yes “the answer is caffeine”. A regular 8 ounce cup of coffee contains about 5 calories but it also contains about 100 milligrams of caffeine. These 100 milligrams of caffeine stimulate the metabolism which causes us to burn an extra “75 to 150 calories”. That works out to a negative 70 to 145 calories. As a popular commercial suggest “Eat the food, lose the weight”. In this case, drink coffee (black of course), get skinny. There is a caution here, if overdone like most things it might not bring the results desired. Check out the article.

Have a Cup of Coffee

So in conclusion, the next time you wonder “How Many Calories in Black Coffee” go ahead, have another. From a calorie point of view, It can’t hurt and might even help to fit into that pair of jeans. For great tasting black coffee try our Colombian Supremo, either ground or whole bean. We think you will like it as we do.

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