Grab A Cup Of Joe

05/19/2011 at 11:51 am 97 comments

Hello bloggies!! Glad you all liked my enormous oreo sundae and eggy pizza. In case any of you want the recipe I did post it under the recipes tab Smile

I didn’t plan on posting today but I had a bit of a dispute yesterday on twitter so I decided I would address it. The issue was that coffee is “unclean”. Ok first off, food is only unclean if it touches the floor and even then I’ve been known to follow the 5 second rule Surprised smile  (I’m not dirty I promise). Foods should be addressed as being more or less nutrient dense. A clean diet is purely subjective. I might think chicken is clean while vegans and vegetarians clearly don’t.

I’ve been known to make a claim or two about things that I’ve been wrong about.

  • Eating after 6pm will make you fat
  • Eating carbs for dinner is a big no no
  • Spending less than an hour at the gym is useless

I’m glad I know better and I usually keep quiet about an issue I don’t know much about. This one sparked my interest because she clearly had no idea what she was babbling about.

What’s the first thing I drank today?

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And let me just say; it was dirty, sinful and quite delicious Winking smile

Now her argument was solely based on that caffeine was bad and yes this is true if you consume a pot of coffee a day. For people that consume a cup or two, not a big deal. Everything in moderation. Too much broccoli is bad, too much water is bad, too much peanut butter meat is bad. (I think pb is ok right?)

  • Blood pressure. Results from long-term studies are showing that coffee may not increase the risk for high blood pressure over time, as previously thought. Study findings for other cardiovascular effects are a mixed bag.
  • Cancer. Coffee might have anti-cancer properties. Last year, researchers found that coffee drinkers were 50% less likely to get liver cancer than nondrinkers. A few studies have found ties to lower rates of colon, breast, and rectal cancers.
  • Cholesterol. Two substances in coffee — kahweol and cafestol — raise cholesterol levels. Paper filters capture these substances, but that doesn’t help the many people who now drink non-filtered coffee drinks, such as lattes. Researchers have also found a link between cholesterol increases and decaffeinated coffee, possibly because of the type of bean used to make certain decaffeinated coffees.
  • Diabetes. Heavy coffee drinkers may be half as likely to get diabetes as light drinkers or nondrinkers. Coffee may contain chemicals that lower blood sugar. A coffee habit may also increase your resting metabolism rate, which could help keep diabetes at bay.
  • Parkinson’s disease. Coffee seems to protect men, but not women, against Parkinson’s disease. One possible explanation for the sex difference may be that estrogen and caffeine need the same enzymes to be metabolized, and estrogen captures those enzymes. Source

Coffee also supplies our body with antioxidants, more so than tea.

In a study that was performed results showed:

That the average adult consumes 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants daily from coffee. The closest competitor was tea at 294 milligrams. Rounding out the top five sources were bananas, 76 milligrams; dry beans, 72 milligrams; and corn, 48 milligrams. According to the Agriculture Department, the typical adult American drinks 1.64 cups of coffee daily. Source

Most Americans actually get most of their antioxidants from coffee (increase the veggies people!)

So again everything in moderation. Smile

Now if you excuse me while I munch on this while sipping my cup of joe

Warm oats topped with granola, reeses peanut butter chips, and cinnamon raisin pb

Peanut Butter in moderation? Hmm not today Winking smile

Are you a coffee drinker?

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97 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat  |  05/19/2011 at 11:58 am

    I LOVE coffee. It’s the one thing I look forward to in the morning – maybe even more than breakfast. I don’t drink it all day long, I don’t have any health issues that warrant against it. I think I am slightly addicted though – I get a headache without my usual cup!

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    • 2. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:12 pm

      I get a headache too lol Love it too much ;D

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  • 3. Gina  |  05/19/2011 at 11:59 am

    Moderation with PB is just not something I can do either 😉

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  • 4. Cara @ ChicMeetsHealthy  |  05/19/2011 at 12:12 pm

    😀 go you for having back up to your argument! i get away from drinking coffee in the summer months but i need to start making some summer iced coffee drinks.

    i love peanut butter chips! your oats are not normal oats, they always look like dessert and so tasty!

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    • 5. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:13 pm

      I love iced coffee 😀 It gets way too hot here

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  • 6. allieksmith  |  05/19/2011 at 12:21 pm

    AMEN GIRL!!! THis post hits so many points. Coffee is the bomb.com and haters can hate haha.

    I totally agree with the whole clean thing. Something is dirty if it has dirt on it! LOL!

    Seriously .. great post 🙂

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    • 7. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks love 😀

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  • 8. megpinkgiggles  |  05/19/2011 at 12:22 pm

    Loved this post! I dislike people who hear one thing and go on repeating it as if they know everything. I do drink coffee. Im more of a tea girl but when the mood strikes, coffee with a little cream and sugar is amazing 🙂

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  • 9. Mariah@Applesnoats  |  05/19/2011 at 12:31 pm

    Am I a coffee drinker? Does a cup everyday for the past month count?? Hehe of course I am and no matter how”dirty” it is I will always love it!
    Oh and would you mind taking a trip to jville so you you can make me your amazing oats

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    • 10. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:14 pm

      Anytime girl 😉

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  • 11. Tori (Fresh Fruition)  |  05/19/2011 at 12:35 pm

    I definitely tend to lean much more towards coffee than tea. Though, occasionally I get a hardcore craving for some chai!

    And the rule of moderation doesn’t apply to nut butters 😉

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    • 12. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:14 pm

      Never does 😀

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  • 13. Amanda @ Running with Spoons  |  05/19/2011 at 12:39 pm

    Oh coffee, my one true love (along with bananas, almond butter, oatmeal, and chocolate of course…). I gave up coffee for a while because of the whole coffee debate thing, but I honestly don’t see a reason I should deprive myself of something I love just because… well… just because nothing, really. There’s nothing wrong with drinking coffee in moderation, and having my daily cup in the morning is something I always look forward to. I think coffee is only harmful if you drink like 8 cups a day… but then again, you can go overboard with anything. I’m pretty sure broccoli could even make you sick if you eat pounds of it a day 😉

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    • 14. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:15 pm

      I always think of you now when I eat almond butter lol

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  • 15. beyondbananas  |  05/19/2011 at 12:40 pm

    YES! I love this post. So many people totally hate on coffee.. but I drink 1-2 cups in the morning..and fnid nothing wrong with it. I am not dependent.. if I don’t have some.. i don’t get headaches.. or cranky!

    Thank you for pointing out the positives!

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  • 16. keepnthefaith  |  05/19/2011 at 12:41 pm

    Coffee lover right here!! My stepmom let me try hers when I was 10 and I’ve been hooked since. I love the flavor of coffee, so I love coffee flavored ice creams and candy too! I love that you took a stand and gave facts. Its always good to provide proof for what your trying to say. I totally agree with you on this 🙂 now I’m off to drink some iced coffee 😉

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    • 17. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:16 pm

      Haha enjoy ;D

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  • 18. Vivianne  |  05/19/2011 at 12:46 pm

    A few things
    1.) peebs should never be eaten in moderation. It’s a food group.
    2.) I dislike arguments, I’m sorry you had to face one! it’s always hard to disagree with somebody stubborn, especially in less than 140 characters.
    3.) Moderation is key always always always. I am slowly learning how I can treat myself in little ways every day without the food guilt because it is in MODERATION!
    4.) Great evidence and facts! Always the best support (;

    I personally don’t drink coffee, especially the stuff at starbucks because it’s loaded with calories. I hate stuff that tastes like coffee :/ So I stick with smoothies and my obsession with tea (:

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    • 19. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:17 pm

      I like coffee but not coffee tasting things lol I’m so odd haha

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  • 20. Andrea @ Vegvacious  |  05/19/2011 at 12:48 pm

    I’m with all the coffee lovers out there. I figure if you eat healthy and get in lots of whole, unprocessed foods then a cup o’ joe isn’t going to kill you! I limit myself to 1 or 2 a day and try to drink water after that! And PB is DEFINITELY ok 😉

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  • 21. paoang  |  05/19/2011 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t drink coffee because I honestly don’t like it, but after reading all the benefits I think I might just have to start 😉 I agree with you 100%…everything in moderation! Who says I can’t have a salad and then a brownie for dessert?!

    Peanut butter…ay. That is MORE than okay! Haha, and I LOVE your oats from this morning. They look so decadent!

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    • 22. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you Paola, I love my morning oaties

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  • 23. Daniella @ Runner at Heart  |  05/19/2011 at 12:54 pm

    I agree that everything should be consumed in moderation. Though I try to “eat clean” as much as possible I know some ice cream, cheese and other processed foods are okay to eat as long as I eat them in moderation and not over indulge.

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  • 24. lindsay  |  05/19/2011 at 12:58 pm

    I love my coffee! but you are right, everything in moderation. A cup or 2 in the morning and I am good to go!

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  • 25. Michelle  |  05/19/2011 at 12:58 pm

    Mmmm, coffee. Totally agree about everything in moderation. I’m not giving up coffee, clean or not. 🙂

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  • 26. TheNoviceNosher  |  05/19/2011 at 1:00 pm

    I’m totally a coffee drinker. I used to go to Starbucks almost every morning but realized how bad that is financially so I kicked the habit and only drink coffee at home now. 2 cups usually, 3 max, with a teeny bit of sugar and a good splash of milk is all I need. I find lattes and frappuccinos too sweet now!

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    • 27. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:18 pm

      I kicked Starbucks too lol Too $$ 😮

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  • 28. T  |  05/19/2011 at 1:07 pm

    lol i saw that on twitter. i love coffee. 1 or 2 cups and i am good to go. sometimes i go without coffee for like a day and when i drink it it’s like ahh coffee.:) i like the new orleans w/ chicory, starbucks, folgers, and burger kings coffee. i can drink bk coffee black. does anyone know what kind of coffee they serve?

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    • 29. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:19 pm

      I like the BK coffee too lol and sorry you had to see that argument haha

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  • 30. Alexa @ Simple Eats  |  05/19/2011 at 1:17 pm

    I could NOT live without coffee. What’s wrong with that? Nothing!

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  • 31. movesnmunchies  |  05/19/2011 at 1:40 pm

    i love this strong post!! you GO GIRL! voice it! i personally dont like coffee. too strong for me.. but i love coffee extract! just straight up tastes wAYY too bitter!

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  • 32. fashionfitnessfoodie  |  05/19/2011 at 2:10 pm

    i am not a coffee drinker… but i am a pb lover! and no such thing as pb in moderation 🙂

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    • 33. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:20 pm

      I agree! 😀

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  • 34. whatkateiscooking  |  05/19/2011 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve just started drinking iced coffee! I should probably stop before I get addicted 🙂

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    • 35. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:20 pm

      Haha no don’t stop! 😀

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  • 36. Three-Cookies  |  05/19/2011 at 2:40 pm

    Love your blog. I sort of discussed similar issues in my blog yesterday and same conclusion as yours “So again everything in moderation.”

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  • 37. pumpedforpumpkin  |  05/19/2011 at 3:13 pm

    I love love love coffee! and I love it black! but sometimes with a little skim milk

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  • 38. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table  |  05/19/2011 at 3:45 pm

    Coffee is a necessity – I don’t care what anyone says! Did you see a few weeks ago where a study said it could be linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer?! http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/26464

    I don’t worry about anything “they” say is bad. *eye roll*

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    • 39. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:20 pm

      I always do the eye roll ;D

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  • 40. Mel (mmmstories)  |  05/19/2011 at 3:50 pm

    HAHA @ “food is only unclean if it touches the floor and even then I’ve been known to follow the 5 second rule” — great point 😉

    I’m not a big coffee drinker but I agree, you have to do what’s right for your body and what makes *you* feel your best!

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    • 41. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:21 pm

      Glad you liked! 😀

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  • 42. Hollie @lolzthatswim(andrun)  |  05/19/2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’m pretty obsessed with coffee for real. I love love love it. I’m glad you posted this…now I can feel a little less guilty for my 25 ounces daily.

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  • 43. Rach @ This Italian Family  |  05/19/2011 at 4:03 pm

    I’m a decaf coffee drinker, does that count? Haha! I love the taste, but can’t have the caffeine. 🙂

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    • 44. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:22 pm

      my dad can’t do caffeine either but he loves his decaf 🙂

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  • 45. Little Miss Fitness  |  05/19/2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love coffee!

    However, I prob only drink a 1/2 C to a cup a day…I’m not quite addicted…yet. 🙂

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  • 46. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food  |  05/19/2011 at 4:12 pm

    Jen I am totally with you on the fact that no foods are unclean simply more or less nutrient dense. I think that coffee works for some people and not for others. I am sorry to say that generally it doesn’t work for me but I adore it still – just have to drink it only every once in a while.

    Great discussion! 🙂

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  • 47. Peanut Butter Bandit  |  05/19/2011 at 4:31 pm

    Science students unite- like we would have ever gotten through a science degree (well, I’m not done yet) without good ol’ [cuppa] JOE!!

    Totally with you girl, everything in moderation. Enjoy your coffee and your day!

    Blair

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    • 48. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:23 pm

      I always enjoy my coffee 😀

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  • 49. Serena  |  05/19/2011 at 5:33 pm

    Those oats look amazing, as usual. Love your post about coffee, plus coffee is good for raising your metabolism. I only enjoy it occasionaly because my mom is one of those who disapproves of coffee for children. I still love it though!

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  • 50. Mary @ Bites and Bliss  |  05/19/2011 at 6:07 pm

    Awwesoomee, just had a big cup of joe this morning!! Actually, it was small as I’m just now getting into drinking it..but I can definitely say it helped energize me for a workout after school. I was draggin!!

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  • 51. Kelly  |  05/19/2011 at 6:23 pm

    I was a hardcore coffee drinker, but gave up caffeine in September to lessen anxiety (it worked!). that said, I still love me a cuppa decaf in the morning! It seems like every other month a study comes out either tauting the benefits of coffee or suggesting it causes harm. My thought is that people have been drinking it for centuries, so it can’t be that bad. It’s actually quite delicious 🙂

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  • 52. Caroline  |  05/19/2011 at 6:45 pm

    Very interesting points–everything in moderation is definitely right. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I’m guilty of other vices like Coca-Cola & Starbucks soy chai tea lattes. But hey, we’ve got to indulge every once in a while, right? 🙂

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  • 53. BrocStar  |  05/19/2011 at 7:00 pm

    Everything in moderation… mhm. My moms always trying to make that same argument with me about soy. Its not like I’m eating buckets of it a day. And coffee is so damn good.
    Just like those oats.. omg.

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  • 54. BrocStar  |  05/19/2011 at 7:00 pm

    btw, this post just convinced me that I am leaving for class early so I can get a cup of coffee on my way. Thanks!

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    • 55. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:24 pm

      Glad I could help 😀

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  • 56. Kaila @ healthyhelperblog!  |  05/19/2011 at 7:05 pm

    I am not a coffee drinker simply because I don’t like the taste but I wish I drank it because it is SO good for you! Talk about a natural food! It has so many amazing nutritional qualities in it and is a great source of anitoxidants like you said! YAY for coffee!

    I do like chocolate covered coffee beans…does that count?! 🙂

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    • 57. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 1:25 pm

      Hey why not? ;D

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  • 58. Faith  |  05/19/2011 at 7:34 pm

    I’m definitely a coffee drinker. I used to pack back loads every day, but now its two cups max, and just one on most days. I read an article today that 6 or more cups a day can protect men from prostate cancer, but that high of a level doesn’t seem healthy in other aspects!

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    • 59. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:23 pm

      That’s a bit overboard for me! lol

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  • 60. emily (a nutritionist eats)  |  05/19/2011 at 7:39 pm

    I drink coffee every day! I love how you mentioned that “clean eating” is purely subjective – SO right!

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  • 61. Ellie@fitforthesoul  |  05/19/2011 at 7:48 pm

    Yes I am supercalifrajeolistic expeealidociously a coffee drinker! hehe I love tea too, but I don’t know why or how I just started to be in love with coffee. Only about 2 or maybe 2.5 cups a day–but sommmmetimes 1 or not at all on purpose. recently scientists have been claiming that it helps prevent prostate cancer–not sure how true it is–but works for me as an excuse hehe

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    • 62. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:23 pm

      Oh me too ;D

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  • 63. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life  |  05/19/2011 at 7:56 pm

    I just felt the need to say hi! Because I read your blog all the time and I see you all over the blog world, but I haven’t ever commented or said hello to you! So, hi 🙂 I really love your blog. I’m new to blogging so it’s still taking time to get all acquainted and what-not. And I LOVE coffee 🙂 I don’t drink it every day though. It’s more like a treat for me. I usually drink yerba mate tea. But I love having coffee a couple times a week.

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    • 64. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks for reading love! 😀

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  • 65. Laury  |  05/19/2011 at 8:40 pm

    Aghhh. The big coffee debate. I am not a coffee drinker, I use my wheat grass shots in the AM to wake me up 😉 However, there is NOTHING wrong with a cup a day. Some studies show that the antioxidants in coffee can be good for your health when drinking in moderation! I do like coffee taste….just not cut it out a long time ago. Prefer Yerba Mate teas now! You are right, too much of anything is bad.

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    • 66. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:23 pm

      Hope you’re feeling better!

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  • 67. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food  |  05/19/2011 at 8:55 pm

    I drink coffee and here and there and I am totally with you on the moderation thing. We have heard that everything is bad for us at one point….milk, eggs, carbs, etc. I believe moderation is key and as long as you eat/drink a balanced diet and do some type of activity you will be fine! 🙂

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  • 68. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin  |  05/19/2011 at 9:05 pm

    YES I love my daily cup of coffee! I totally agree about everything in moderation. I used to drink up to 6 cups of coffee a day, which was totally unhealthy because it kept me sooo wired. But there’s nothing wrong with a cup or two. 😀

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  • 69. Tara  |  05/19/2011 at 9:25 pm

    I love coffee! I think it’s bad in excess, but I think a couple cups a day is beneficial! Plus it tastes amazing. When we were on vacation I got really annoyed when hotels didn’t have free coffee. I abused it so much.

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    • 70. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:24 pm

      Lol me too!

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  • 71. Tessa @ Amazing Asset  |  05/19/2011 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for this post! I personally loveee coffee and always get a bit peeved when people tell me how bad it is for me. But like you said, it’s all about moderation!

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    • 72. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:24 pm

      Exactly, love me some coffee!

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  • 73. Parita  |  05/19/2011 at 9:28 pm

    I love you, Jenny! You rock. And yes, I drink coffee – everyday in fact!

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    • 74. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:24 pm

      ❤ it!

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  • 75. cleaneatingchelsey  |  05/19/2011 at 9:40 pm

    I love coffee and wish I could drink it more often. However, it gives me stomachches!

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  • 76. Ma Ma Megan  |  05/19/2011 at 9:59 pm

    “food is only unclean if it touches the floor” <– Love that!

    I lurrve coffee however it makes me jittery so like you said, everything in moderation! (except peanut butter!)
    😀

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    • 77. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:28 pm

      Love me some pb!!

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  • 78. The Teenage Taste  |  05/19/2011 at 10:04 pm

    Moderation is the key to everything…except nut butters, right? 😉
    I love coffee and drink about 2 cups of black coffee a day. Nothing crazy, just a way to wake me up and get a caffiene fix.

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  • 79. PB Addict  |  05/19/2011 at 10:17 pm

    PB is always okay! 😉
    I love this post because I had no idea about all the benefits of coffee. When I do drink it it’s usually for a caffeine boost, but now I know there are other reasons!

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    • 80. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:31 pm

      Yay keep drinking 😀

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  • 81. Allison @ PickyEatingRD  |  05/19/2011 at 10:56 pm

    I love love love love coffee. And I love that you blogged about the benefits! Lately I am on a skim milk and caramel coffee kick. I can’t seem to get enough!

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    • 82. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:34 pm

      😀

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  • 83. Justeen @ Blissful Baking  |  05/20/2011 at 2:02 am

    I love coffee! I agree that, in moderation, caffeine is definitely okay! Your breakfast looks DELICIOUS, as always!

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  • 84. Colleen  |  05/20/2011 at 8:27 am

    Gawd, I think you’re fabulous! Everything in moderation is the motto that I absolutely live by. I also subscribe to the 5 (or 10) second rule, too 😉 The only reason I don’t drink coffee every day is because I don’t own a coffee maker (you betta believe one is on the wedding registry!). If I DID own said coffee maker, I’d drink it daily.

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    • 85. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:34 pm

      Haha oh man just wait till you own one ;D

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  • 86. yourdailygrace  |  05/20/2011 at 8:28 am

    I love coffee but only allow myself to indulge about once a week. But not because it’s “dirty” because it turns me into a crazy woman. Once the caffeine wears off I want more, or lots or food or sugar! So I found it best to indulge in it.

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    • 87. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:35 pm

      To caffeine kick can get to you lol

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  • 88. Olivia  |  05/20/2011 at 9:19 am

    i was literally going to do a post like this on the benefits of coffee soon too! darn! i might still have to though; coffee is too dang amazing to miss:)

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    • 89. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:35 pm

      Yay do it!!! 😀

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  • 90. Jessica  |  05/20/2011 at 11:24 am

    I will never give up my coffee, I just love it way to much and can hardly function without it. At least now I don’t feel as bad 🙂

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  • 91. Shanna, like Banana  |  05/20/2011 at 11:28 am

    WHAT? How silly. Coffee beans grow in nature and the process of roasting them is fairly ‘clean’. I will NEVER give up my coffee because I think the benefits outweigh any negatives. Does that mean I’ll drink it all day every day. No, I’ll have my mug in the morning and that’s it….or maybe a Starbucks treat in the afternoon.

    So silly.

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    • 92. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:35 pm

      It was silly lol

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  • 93. sara @ the foodie diaries  |  05/20/2011 at 12:05 pm

    I completely agree, everything in moderation! What some people don’t realize is that although my blog is called “The Foodie Diaries”, I’m not pretending that I’m a health nut. In fact, I’m not. Just because I enjoy reading healthy living/vegetarian/etc blogs doesn’t mean that I choose to live my life that way. Instead of “healthy living” I think of myself as living with a healthy balance. I eat foods that are NOT considered healthy, but I do so in moderation. I love healthy recipes, I love fattening recipes, I love recipes that will possibly make your arteries get clogged (okay, maybe too far 😉 ). The point is, I love FOOD. Period. 🙂

    And coffee is delicious, and if you can go your whole life without a cup in the morning than WOW, but most people need that pump of caffeine 🙂

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    • 94. Jenny  |  05/20/2011 at 3:36 pm

      I need that pump lol And yes I indulge too, gotta have a happy medium 😀

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  • 95. Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life  |  05/20/2011 at 6:41 pm

    Yay for everything in moderation! And um, your bowl o’ deliciousness there looks amazing. YUM.

    Reply
  • 96. czechvegan  |  05/21/2011 at 2:02 am

    I agree that moderation is the key principle. Eat and drink what is tasty for you and what you enjoy, but don´t over do it. Even too much apples are just TOO MUCH apples 🙂

    Reply
  • 97. Tina @ vanillandspice  |  05/23/2011 at 6:27 pm

    wow those oats look so good. I’ll be trying this tomorrow!

    Reply

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