5. Black Coffee
As an avid coffee-lover, I have to include this one. Coffee has been labeled “heart healthy,” with good reason. Coffee is a great source of antioxidants because of its high caffeine content. It also promotes digestion, since it is a diuretic, and can improve athletic performance. Did you know that coffee has recently been labeled a “controlled” substance for athletes participating in the Olympic Games? Apparently large amounts of coffee provide unfair performance advantages.
A couple of points to note: most medical experts suggest two to three cups of coffee a day. Also, adding cream, sugar, or whole milk can turn your black coffee into a 500 calorie drink, which is no longer a healthy beverage.
So go ahead, enjoy the Thanksgiving treats, but don’t forget the healthy beverages.
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