October 15, 2005

song/post theme today

10 perks of drinking coffee

1. keeps you alert
2. slightly increases metabolism and adds endurance during physical workouts
3. reduces the risk of type II diabetes
4. improves short-term memory (uh…what improves short-term memory?)
5. reduces the risk of liver disease
6. prevents degenerative diseases like parkinson’s
7. prevents the formation of gallstones
8. prevents certain cancers, like colon cancer and hepatic cancer
9. helps to relieve bronchial asthma symptoms
10. helps to reduce jetlag on long flights

so, go out and save a life, buy someone a latte. I recommend the pumpkin spice latte from starbucks. it’s like a happy autumn harvest in your mouth. an additional benefit: pumpkin spice lattes provide 50 to 60% of your daily calcium requirement, depending on the milk you choose.


but before you order this scrumptions concoction from your favorite barrista (who knows you by name), the diet conscious may want to consider this:

a grande with whole milk and whip has 480 calories, 190 of which are from fat. you do get the 10% boost in daily calcium.

a better choice is to order your grande with nonfat milk and no whip, which has only 290 calories, and zero fat.

now, aren’t you glad you checked my blog today?

roominate on this yourself