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"Might as well face it, you're addicted to coffee."

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Now, those aren’t Robert Palmer’s lyrics exactly but you get the idea. I find myself singing these lyrics from time to time when I’m enjoying my morning cup of Joe. You don’t usually rejoice about having an addiction, but with coffee it is another story. For years, coffee received a bad rap for being a dangerous addiction. However, with new studies coming out all the time, people are finally realizing the many health benefits that come from drinking coffee.

Markham Heid, with TIME, wrote an article noting how older studies from the 1970s-80s falsely influenced people into believing that coffee had a great deal of negative health effects. These studies differ greatly from the studies of today. It seems that almost daily new research is released with more evidence of coffee’s health benefits, some of these include lowering the risk of various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, depression, prostate problems, and many more.

To be honest, I always believed the older studies and never was a coffee drinker until a couple of months ago. This all changed drastically with just a few internet searches. With all of these new studies are coming out, everyone’s eyes are opening up to the great benefits of coffee (is that a pun?). There are endless resources online when it comes to yourself on coffee and its benefits, so be sure to do your research!

Being a regular coffee drinker will improve your mood and energy levels so why not sing and dance like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. Since I have become a regular coffee drinker I have been reaping the benefits. Sure, it might seem a little weird when someone sees me singing a Robert Palmer song, but as long as I have my coffee I am good to go.

Now cue the Cocktail bar scene because I know that song is stuck in my head. Is it in yours yet?


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P.S.S.- You can start singing “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to Fortunes Coffee” in the streets if you feel so inclined to do so.

Dave Smallhoover




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