Whether you’re cradling a travel mug of coffee on your way to work or dashing out after spin class to refuel with a skinny latte, it’s hard to imagine a day without it. The caffeine perks you up, and there’s something incredibly soothing about sipping a steaming cup of Joe. But is drinking coffee good for you?

Good news: The case for coffee is stronger than ever. Study after study indicates you could be getting more from your favorite morning beverage than you thought: Coffee is chock full of substances that may help guard against conditions more common in women, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

“Caffeine is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about coffee. But coffee also contains antioxidants and other active substances that may reduce internal inflammation and protect against disease,” says Diane Vizthum, M.S., R.D., research nutritionist for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Ah at last I have landed on Planet Anti-Murdery now I can have a cup of Anti-Murdery and not worry about Darth Vader. Good for you baby Yoda. May the force of Anti-Murdery be with you.

What is the difference between roasted and un-roasted coffee beans?

That’s a good question. In a nut shell here’s the difference. Un-roasted beans contain similar if not higher levels of acids, protein, sugars, and caffeine as those that have been roasted, but lack the taste of roasted coffee beans due to the Maillard and other chemical reactions that occur during roasting.

Are Coffee Beans fresher than Ground Coffee?

That’s a good question. In a nut shell here’s the difference. Whole bean coffee keeps its freshness and flavor longer if it’s stored properly. … Once coffee beans are ground up, those essential oils begin evaporating and your coffee begins losing freshness and flavor. Taste a cup of coffee brewed from pre-ground coffee, then taste a cup of coffee brewed from freshly ground beans.

Do I need to roast my Coffee Beans before grinding?

That’s a good question. In a nut shell here’s a thought. The aroma during brewing would be off, the texture of the coffee would be harsh, and the flavor would be downright offensive. Take my word: you need to roast coffee beans before grinding to achieve a flavor and aroma worthy of consuming. Of coulee it’s a matter of preference.

How many cups of Coffee a day is good fro you?

That’s a good question. In a nut shell here’s a thought. Multiple studies have found that a daily coffee intake of four cups is a safe amount. Even federal dietary guidelines suggest three to five eight-ounce cups of coffee per day (providing up to 400 milligrams of caffeine) can be a part of a healthy diet.

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