• Yummy (And Non-Toxic) Coffee Recipes

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    by Daisy Luther

    I have a confession to make. I don’t just like coffee….I have a deep, abiding passion for it.  If you see me without a mug in my hand in the morning, I’m probably near death’s door. The first thing I do in the morning is stagger into the kitchen for java. My well-trained children rarely attempt conversation before my first cup.  My name is Daisy, and I am a coffeeholic.

    Coffee with cream and sugar… Iced coffee…Flavored lattes….Espresso… The list goes on and on.

    It’s not just me – the nation is coffee-obsessed.  Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and a host of other shops compete on every street corner, at the malls, and anyplace else they can plug in an espresso machine. There are entire aisles at the grocery store dedicated to nothing but coffee from the far corners of the earth and various flavored creamers to please the palate.

    Like nearly everything …

    Coffee itself — whether organically or conventionally grown — has potential health benefits due to its antioxidant content. A study published in the journal “Plant Foods for Human Nutrition” found the antioxidants in coffee decrease oxidative stress in the body and therefore reduce risk of diseases like cancer and reduce inflammation in the body. Another study, published in the “Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism,” found coffee may help to prevent and treat diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels after meals.


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