New Dietary Guidelines Give Coffee a Thumbs Up

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Howard Chapman discusses the recent publication from the government on the healthy status of coffee.

This article is pulled directly from our President of Office Coffee and Chair of the Board for NAMA, Howard Chapman. Follow Howard on LinkedIn for more.

On January 7, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly published the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The goal of the Dietary Guidelines, according to the USDA, is to promote health, prevent chronic disease and to help people reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Each edition, published every five years, provides evidence-based food and beverage recommendations for Americans ages 2 and older.

In addition to other findings and recommendations about healthful eating, the committee found “strong evidence” that moderate coffee consumption – three to five cups daily – is associated with a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the report, with a possible protective association for Parkinson’s disease risk.

So, grab a cup of coffee and read more about the new Guidelines from the Washington Post article.