Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than any other source. Although fruits and veggies contain numerous beneficial protective qualities, American’s still aren’t consuming enough of them. We must admit, however, Nutribullet users are way ahead with their vegetable and fruit consumption than the average person!
Most of us do drink coffee (and plenty of it!), so we get lots of these necessary antioxidants. Coffee packs a lot for its serving size: one to two cups is beneficial. A medium or grande coffee contains 16 fl. oz of coffee, which equals 2 cups.
New research has shown that coffee can help prevent type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, colon cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. It is still however a controversial food. Keep in mind that drinking too much coffee can have some unwanted side effects like restlessness, anxiety and sleeplessness. Adding sugar, sugar substitutions, milk, or other sweeteners can reverse the positive health effects and actually worsen inflammation pain. As they say – everything in moderation!
Drink decaf? Good news, the benefits are the same in regular and decaf coffee!
Want to add coffee to your morning Blast? Try this recipe!
Fill your Tall Cup up with:
- ¾ cup cooled coffee
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
Extract for 30 seconds. Add some almonds or walnuts for a nutty spin!