Moderation Smoderation

When it comes to cheats, I fully employ the rule of moderation. I love wine, but enjoy in moderation. Love craft beer and enjoy in moderation. I love dark chocolate, guacamole and nut butters, but I know to enjoy them in moderation. But let me tell you where I am incapable of moderation. Its coffee. I love coffee. It’s the first thing I make when I get up then drink until the pot is drained. I could hang out in coffee shops just sipping away on local brews. I would even take a coffee after dinner if it wouldn’t keep me up all night. And like most people I can justify my sins. First off, I drink it black with a dash of cinnamon. That makes it ok, right?

According to research coffee helps protect against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease and liver cancer. Also researchers found that ‘moderate’ coffee protects against heart failure. If that wasn’t enough, they say coffee makes you smarter. I personally love the energy boost and fat burning it provides. But let’s add in nutrients like riboflavin (vitamin B2), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), manganese, potassium, magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3) to make it even better. I have read the negatives and gloss over them as inconsequential and insignificant. I mean, I did say that I don’t have coffee after dinner. Sleeplessness is no joke! So, we all have them. Little cheats that we are sure will not break the bank so to speak. This is mine.