Enjoy the benefits of coffee

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Melissa Bess, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Camden County, University of Missouri Extension

Many people like to start the day with a fresh cup (or cups) of coffee. In the past, it was believed that coffee could be harmful. But research has shown that, overall, there is little evidence of health risk and there is actually evidence of health benefits for adults consuming moderate amounts of coffee (3-4 cups per day, providing 300-400 mg per day of caffeine).

September 29 is National Coffee Day and there are reasons to celebrate this beloved beverage. Coffee has many health benefits. Preliminary studies have indicated these possible valuable benefits…

To learn more about the health benefits of coffee, and for tips to reduce some of the fat and calories in specialty coffee drinks, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut437.htm

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