Should Lawyers Drink Coffee?
Most Lawyers love drinking coffee because of the increased boost in energy they get from it. With the popularity of the Keurig coffee maker, it has never been easier to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee ready to drink in less than a minute. Coffee is normally thought of as a morning drink to help get the day started, but many professional drink coffee well into the afternoon to keep their energy levels high. Attorneys and Judges are no different and often enjoy 2 – 3 cups of coffee throughout the day.
Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Drinking coffee has been unfairly demonized in the media over the years. Drinking coffee can be a boost to your health. Coffee is high in antioxidants, which are good for you. Antioxidants are substances such as vitamin C & E that help remove potentially damaging agents from your body.
Studies have shown that coffee drinkers live longer and have a reduced risk of developing diabetes, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s, Gout, and other dangerous diseases.
Other studies indicated drinking coffee also reduced the risk of Depression and lowered the risk of Heart Disease. Researchers published in the Hepotology Journal that drinking coffee lowered enzyme levels in the liver which reduces the risk of cirrhosis. Of course, we could just stop drinking so much alcohol, right?
How Much is Too Much Coffee?
Moderation is key when it comes to drinking coffee. Unless you have a sensitivity to coffee (caffeine) drinking 2 – 3 cups a day should be fine. However, drinking too much coffee may reduce the health benefits described above. Drinking coffee black is better because adding milk and sugar can also decrease the health benefits of coffee and add unwanted calories. Similarly, decaffeinated coffee is not as good because a lot of the antioxidants are removed during the decaffeination process. Accordingly, the benefits of drinking coffee out weigh the risk for most people, including Lawyers.
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