Friday, February 15, 2008
Coffee: The new Vitamin C?
Vitamin "C" for Coffee?
OK, it may be a stretch...but, for many people coffee does what vitamin C does: adds a little zip-that little "get up and go"- to your day! But there are more similarities. Coffee also shares with vitamin C the fact that it acts as an anti-oxidant. In fact, both substances are controversial regarding potential health benefits. Articles praising the benefits of coffee are more and more popular of late. The same trend is occurrring with chocolate. I suppose the justification of the consumption of things we love is natural for us humans. ALL the justification in the world doesn't't stop caffeine from affecting MY body adversely, however! I really NEEDED to cut it out! My heart told me LOUD and clear, even when my friends didn't! (oh, they told me AFTER I stopped how I could barely complete a full sentence after my afternoon large coffee...) So to decaf I went...and thus began my quest for great coffee! I wanted GREAT DECAF and I found it via home roasting.
So for me coffee acted like a vitamin by helping me on my path toward healthier choices. Pretty cool, that Vitmain C!
Here's to good health!