Coffee has pros and cons when it come to health, although the cons can be easily managed. For example, drinking too much coffee can interfere with sleep (the easy solution is to have your coffee in the morning but skip that afternoon cup), and ask your doctor about caffeine if you have heart issues.
If coffee is safe for you to drink, you’ll be happy to know that recent studies mentioned in the NY times blog have linked moderate coffee drinking (around three or four 5-ounce cups per day — that’s the size of a dainty tea cup) to a reduction in type-2 diabetes, basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer), prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence.
So don’t toss that cold coffee that’s at the bottom of your coffee pot: try these fun ways to enjoy America’s favorite brew! Store you left-over morning coffee, refrigerated, in a pitcher with a lid to have it on hand for these fresh ideas.
Tip 2: Allergic to soy or concerned about salt intake? Add left-over coffee to your Asian stir-fry in place of soy. It will add richness without adding sodium.
Tip 4: Stir into your favorite barbecue or skillet sauce to give your sauce a deeper richer flavor, and increase the portion size without adding sugar or fat.