Ode to Coffee

“As coffee steeps in the cup it gives off a musky aroma and turns the colour of ink. No one can understand the truth until he drinks of its frothy goodness.”

by Sheik Ansari Djezeri Hanball Abd-al-Kadir, 1857

Today’s entry is dedicated to my doctor, who is after me to stop drinking coffee. Foolish woman. Here are just a few of coffee’s many benefits:

1. Coffee is an excellent source of Vitamin C.*
2. The average adult consumes 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants daily from coffee. That sounds like a lot to me.
3. People who drink coffee daily, or nearly every day, have half the liver cancer risk of those who never drink it.
4. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee per day can raise your I.Q. by 25 points.*
5. Men who drink more than six 8-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by about half, and women reduce their risk by nearly 30%, compared with people who do not drink coffee.
6. Drinking 12 or more cups of coffee per day prevents wrinkles.*

So drink up!

* Completely untrue.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

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