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Trying to kick your java habit for your wellbeing? You may not have to: A growing body of research shows this drink can do a body good. In fact, coffee is Americans' top source of antioxidants, serving up a hefty dose in each cup. "It also contains magnesium and chromium, which help regulate blood sugar," says Ginn, which means it may protect against diabetes. (Bonus: The Sugar Blockers Diet helps you enjoy your favorite foods without blood sugar worries) Drinking a cup of joe daily slashes your odds of getting the disease by 7 percent, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found. What's more, coffee may stave off dementia, Parkinson's disease, and colon and endometrial cancers. (Video: Learn why a post-workout coffee is good for you)
Bottom line: Go ahead, enjoy your morning brew—but keep it simple: Fancy barista drinks can pack in an entire meal's worth of calories and fat. And if you're sensitive to caffeine, switch to decaf and skip the mid-afternoon mug.
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