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Forget love, fall in coffee.

Hello all you coffee lovers!

Today, we’re celebrating coffee! If not for it’s delicious taste, then at least for it’s potential health benefits.

A couple of months ago, the World Health Organization announced that drinking coffee regularly may prevent cancer. This is the opposite of what their mantra has been for the last 25 years. Coffee has gone from being potentially carcinogenic to possibly preventing cancer.

What were the thoughts around coffee before this?

The history of coffee goes way back. There’s a rumor saying that it all started in the 9th century and the effects of coffee drinking have been contested ever since. This might not come as a shock, but coffee was considered poison by doctors in the beginning of the 20th century. Women especially were recommended to avoid it because it would make them ‘even more nervous’. Well, it took almost another 50 years before women were allowed to participate in running marathons so I’d say that we had all the right to be a bit nervous.

These days, 3-5 cups of coffee a day are believed to not only prevent cancer, but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. With this conclusion, coffee could definitely be considered as a part of a healthy diet.

So grab at least one coffee today – Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso or Macchiato. Just don’t sugar-coat it.

Cheers and Enjoy!

/Emelie

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1 comment

  1. By Eddy on Fri Oct 21 2016

    This is what I was looking for. Thanks Williams for these nice treats. I am up for the vegan witch finger cookies. Looks scary 🙂