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5 things to know about your morning cup of coffee
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5 things to know about your morning cup of coffee

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You probably don't think much about your cup of coffee, aside from the fact that it helps you get moving in the morning. But there's a lot to know about this common brew.

A review article published July 23, 2020, in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at how coffee can affect health, and it outlined some interesting findings.

Understanding the findings

So what do these findings mean if you aren't a coffee drinker?

If you like coffee, it's fine to keep drinking it, says van Dam. But if you don't like the taste of coffee, there are other options to promote heart health, including eating more nuts, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables, and being more physically active.


A taste test of coffee creamer options

Here's the Chicago Tribune staff's taste test of 10 popular coffee creamer options, from half-and-half to hemp milk.

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