Disclaimer: I am not a coffee drinker, neither is Darrin. We don’t even own a coffee maker, I know… everyone (gasp) in disbelief. We did register for a Keurig coffee maker on our wedding registry, though. Everyone says we “need” a coffee maker when we have guests visiting, and everyone raves about these Keurigs. Maybe I’ll get hooked, we’ll see 😉
Rather than spend crazy amounts of money on gourmet coffee each month (like a large portion of Americans), I spend mine on wine & chocolate. Believe it…or not 🙂
Even though I’m not a coffee drinker, I will inform you of the health benefits of your cup O’Joe.
Overall, drinking coffee is far more healthful than it is harmful for your body. yay for all the coffee drinkers out there!
Pros: Coffee drinkers, compared to non-coffee drinkers are:
We know the benefits, but does it interfere with vitamin and mineral absorption?
More research needs to be conducted on the absorption of vitamins & minerals with caffeine intake. Until more is known, I would recommend continuing with your cup of coffee, but take your vitamin & mineral supplement at a different time than your cup of coffee or beverage containing caffeine.
Can I drink coffee if I’m prego?
Recommendations: Just be sure to keep your coffee intake moderate. If you experience palpitations, a rapid heartbeat or any symptoms associated with caffeine overload, talk to your doctor about your coffee intake. Ask your doctor if you’re pregnant, nursing, or have high blood pressure, heart disease, or osteoporosis.