Spend a buck for better health

Latte art from Fremont Coffee House

Some things I just know:

If I eat a cookie after lunch, I’ll be sleepy an hour later.

If I eat yogurt, my stomach will be in uncomfortable knots.

If I drink two glasses of wine in an evening, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night with weird dreams.

If I eat processed meat, my arteries will narrow. It’s like I can feel my arteries narrowing with each bite and yet I still grab a sausage biscuit for breakfast some mornings.

I’m good at passing on the yogurt, but I’m still going to eat the occasional, maybe even daily, cookie. I’m a reasonable human being!

Every Monday and for some meetings, my company offers complimentary coffee with those no-refrigeration-needed liquid coffee whitener things. They taste fresh from the chemistry lab. They make a delicious cup of coffee taste like something not fit for human consumption.

Yet, I often use them anyway because I like coffee and it’s hard to pass up free coffee. But saving $1 (the cost of coffee with real milk in my office’s cafe) is not worth the damage whitener does to my body.

Did you know that coffee creamers are made up of artificial preservatives and trans fats and have been linked to heart disease, stroke, nausea, liver dysfunction, inflammation, renal failure, and diabetes?

I did! So why would I put that in my body? No more!

Published by Candace

I’m a journalist, nutritionist, doting auntie, one-time bobsledder, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.

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