Every five years the federal government publishes an updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a collection of data sourced from the nation’s doctors and scientists that sets standards for healthy eating among Americans. This document is widely influential in schools, hospitals, and in the way food brands market their products.
Some of the updated guidelines for 2015-2020 include sticking to low fat milk, consuming less than a teaspoon of salt per day, and for the first time ever, drinking up to five cups of coffee a day.
Consumption of three to five cups a day has been deemed non-threatening long term, and also been given the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ blessing:
Consistent observational evidence indicates that moderate coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. In addition, consistent observational evidence indicates that regular’ consumption of coffee is associated with reduced risk of cancer of the liver and endometrium, and slightly inverse or null associations are observed for other cancer sites.
A negative impact on health comes not from coffee, but additives like sugar and cream. Do yourself a favor and kick the habit of adding those sugary inserts.
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