It was 6:00 a.m. when my obnoxious alarm clock rang every morning for the past four months. In that moment, I wished it was the weekend and that I could stay under the covers for just a bit longer. Luckily, as a graduate student, I now have the privilege to sleep in an extra few hours, since my classes are in the late afternoon.
But even with the extra sleep, I still need my caffeine intake every single day. Nothing makes my day happier than starting my morning with a cup (or three) of espresso.
I am an Italian girl, so you better believe I never skip a day of espresso!
When I wake up every morning, I immediately open my fridge to reach in and grab my espresso. I cannot imagine living a day without it, and if I did, I would have some serious withdrawal symptoms. So yeah, I guess I am kind of addicted you would say.
And for years, it concerned me a bit. I didn’t want to give up on my espresso in the morning or my hazelnut coffee in the afternoon. And it looks like I might not have to after all.
And here is why: forever grateful to researchers.
Read this article coffee drinkers.
Now that I know that coffee is linked with health benefits, such as a healthier brain, mood booster, better metabolism, and much more, I guess, I can start drinking my coffee with more enjoyment, and feel less guilt when doing so.
Okay, maybe moderation is key here. Keep your intake to about two coffees a day and avoid drinking after 4: 00 p.m. if you want a good night sleep, and if you have an anxiety disorder, like I do––well . . . then you better reduce your caffeine intake.
But other than that––go ahead, and drink your cup of coffee guilt-free today!
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