November is National Diabetes Month

According to Real Simple Magazine, Drinking Coffee Has Some Super Benefits—Here Are 4 Health Perks of Your Morning Cup

Those of us who start our day with a cup (or two or three) of coffee tend to look at it as a necessity, not part of a healthy breakfast. As it turns out, that cup of Joe is actually loaded with goodness that can lower our risk for a whole slew of diseases, as well as boost our brain power.

"Coffee intake has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved cognitive function, protection against degenerative diseases, better heart health, and a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes," says Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, a New York City-based dietitian and the author of Unapologetic Eating.

It reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Regular (moderate) coffee intake has been linked to preventing major diseases. One study found that drinking three to five cups per day reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease. Another study by the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that drinking more than a cup of coffee per day was associated with a 25 percent lower risk of stroke in women. According to research, there are certain compounds that help the body use glucose for energy, which lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes as well.

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