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Coffee and tea may lower diabetes risk

I’m proud to say that I now only drink one to two cups of coffee per day. There was a time when I consumed four to six cups per day, but I kept hearing that drinking too much coffee is unhealthy. Now, research indicates that there may be some benefits to maintaining a steady caffeine buzz throughout the day.

Researchers from the George Institute for International Health in Sydney, Australia, found that drinking three to four cups of coffee or tea per day may lower your risk for type-2 diabetes by as much as 25 percent. Each additional cup may lower risk by as much as seven percent. The researchers theorize that the risk lowering effects of coffee and tea are not only from caffeine, but also because of other chemicals present such as several types of antioxidants.

Tea has long been touted for its positive effects on health. Studies have shown that consumption of certain teas can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Coffee has received less positive attention, but it too has been linked to lowering risk of stroke and other health problems. Here is a list of fair trade and organic coffees tested by Delicious Living’s staff.

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