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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,540
5/14/13 7:13 P

Not sure of any health benefits, but I do love my coffee

VATRUCKER SparkPoints: (20,629)
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5/14/13 6:47 P

I gotta have my 20oz of 1/2 decaf in the morning emoticon

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (323,331)
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5/14/13 6:21 P

I start my day off with my mug of coffee. Only add FF milk to it. I really enjoy it and savor every sip while I do my puzzles. That's the only coffee I have for the rest of the day. Then its water, water, water.

LAST20FORME SparkPoints: (4,152)
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5/14/13 5:30 P

I have to have a cup first thing in the morning, about a half hour before breakfast. I feel sluggish without it. They say it sharpens memory and there is supposedly other benefits as long as you only have one or two cups a day. Like wine that is beneficial but only in moderation or it becomes detrimental.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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5/14/13 5:18 P

Every day starts with coffee for me -- 2 cups along with my oatmeal and fruit and I am go to go!....until snack time that is

5/14/13 12:41 P

One emoticon every morning makes me a happy person!

CJ2BHEALTHY SparkPoints: (20,320)
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5/14/13 12:36 P

emoticon emoticon I love my coffee especially that first few sips in the morning!

DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (187,199)
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5/14/13 11:46 A

I enjoy coffee in the morning. have 16 oz usually with half and half but am working on cutting in out

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (199,650)
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5/14/13 11:35 A

Love my coffee--and I enjoy it LOADED...with chocolate, sugar, flavored creamer, cinnamon...whatever I am craving that morning. It's my daily indulgence--the one time I don't care about calories! :)

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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5/14/13 11:08 A

I love my coffeee, I have one cup in the mornings and it is rare that I need another. I use sugar free creamer and a couple Splenda so I don't think it's that bad.

SADAPARIBHUTA SparkPoints: (39,121)
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5/14/13 10:39 A

I love coffee, too, but only one cup and only in the morning. If I have afternoon coffee, I always regret it!

MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 291
5/14/13 10:32 A

I always do, I like my coffee in the morning.

SHURNP SparkPoints: (12,008)
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5/14/13 10:29 A

I ALWAYS have coffee with my breakfast.

JANCARD SparkPoints: (120,356)
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5/14/13 10:13 A

Love a nice strong cup of black coffee. Better yet, a double espresso.

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EGREENE4 Posts: 68
5/14/13 9:37 A

Coffee? Yes please. Several cups before noon and then I either switch exclusively to water or a combination of herbal tea and water.

DLBROWN93 Posts: 889
5/14/13 9:35 A

Not sure of the health benefits, but I can't start my day without it.

SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,040)
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5/14/13 9:28 A

I can't start my day without it!

5/14/13 9:27 A

I drink 2 16oz cups every morning....and sometimes it's during my lifting.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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5/14/13 9:01 A

One large mug every morning.

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
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5/14/13 8:46 A

I put a lot of creamer in my coffee, so I doubt there are many health benefits aside from the fact that if I drink coffee I can actually stay awake in the morning. LOL

LIMIT81 Posts: 332
5/14/13 8:24 A

It's my way of starting my day.

JUDYAMK SparkPoints: (30,946)
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5/14/13 8:21 A

I have one cup every morning I love that part of the morning!!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/14/13 8:20 A

Caffeine rich coffee is a stimulant. Caffeine stimulates the brain, increasing awareness and concentration.

As the linked article states, Java can stoke your calorie-burning furnace—provided you drink it black. A study in the journal Metabolism found that the caffeine in two cups of coffee may cause a 145-pound woman to expend up to 50 extra calories over the next four hours. "Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, signaling the body to release a small amount of energy from its fat stores," says lead researcher Paul Arciero, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Skidmore College. "But stirring in milk, cream, or sugar can cause your insulin levels to rise, which diminishes that metabolic effect."

However, it should also be noted as this linked article does, that drinking coffee just before a workout might not be the best idea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase blood flow to the heart during exercise. This is problematic since blood flow to the heart must increase during exercise in order to meet the body's higher demand for oxygen and nutrients.

Hope that provides some information of interest.

Coach Tanya

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5/14/13 7:16 A

Good Morning, I start my day with a cup of coffee each morning. I am curious! What are the health benefits of coffee? Who else starts the day off with a morning cup of coffee? emoticon

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