Love Coffee? You Can Still Get Fit While Enjoying Your Morning Cup of Joe

Are you a coffee lover?  If so, you may be worried that you will have to cut out your cup of Joe in the morning in order to lead a healthier lifestyle.  Fortunately, this most likely isn’t the case.  In fact, it is possible to be fit and healthy while still being a regular coffee drinker.  Furthermore, some research has indicated that coffee actually has some great health benefits.  Therefore, as with everything in life, the key to drinking coffee and staying healthy lies in taking it in moderation.

If you ask some health gurus, they are likely to tell you that you should cut coffee out of your diet completely.  But, if you are someone who enjoys drinking coffee on a regular basis, cutting the brew out completely will only set you up for failure in the future.  After all, how long do you really think you will be able to go without drinking a cup of coffee?  Rather than making it your goal to cut it out of your diet completely, you should simply work at finding a way to include it in your life in a healthier way.  Remember, the key to following a healthy diet is not to cut out everything you love to eat and drink on a temporary basis, but to develop eating habits and a diet plan that you can live with for the rest of your life.

According to research, drinking more than four cups of coffee per day can potentially lead to a whole host of health problems.  These include increased blood pressure, heart problems, headaches and a general feeling of restlessness.  Therefore, if you drink more than four cups of coffee per day, you should start to gradually reduce the number of cups you drink until you are down to no more than four.

By continuing to drink coffee in moderation, you can still enjoy the benefits it has to offer.  For example, research has shown that coffee has an antioxidant quality and that drinking it may actually be able to reduce your risk for developing diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes.  Of course, in order to benefit from coffee in this way, you need to watch the amount of sugar and creamer you put in the cup.  The reality is that the problems most people have with drinking coffee are related to what they add to their coffee in order to flavor it rather than the coffee itself.