Coffee culture has taken over our nation over the past 20 years or so. Now there’s a chain or independent coffeehouse, it seems, on every corner of every city and small town everywhere. True connoisseurs of coffee beverages, though, gravitate towards espresso. There are many good reasons for this. Here’s an exploration of why espresso makes the perfect holiday pick-me-up for the most discerning coffee drinkers.

Benefits of Espresso

Many people try to avoid coffee due to the caffeine it contains. The truth is, however, that in moderation coffee in general and espresso in particular carry many health benefits. Espresso is full of antioxidants which help to boost the potency of your immune system and help you to stay healthy and strong, as well as providing a strong defense against heart disease, cirrhosis and even cancer.

Wake-Up Call

Many people don’t realize that espresso actually has less caffeine in it than your regular cup of coffee. In general, the darker the roast, the less caffeine it contains. It still has a powerful wake-up effect, however, and its aroma and flavor can be a great and comforting way to start off any day with class and serenity.

Diabetes Control

Recent studies have indicated that those who drank between 5 to 6 cups of coffee every day saw their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes drop by nearly 55 percent in men and 30 percent in women. Since diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in our society, there’s few better reasons to drink coffee than to reduce your risk of this chronic illness!

Parkinson’s and Heart Disease

Men who drink coffee also have a greatly reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease and heart disease! Research indicates that men who drink up to five cups of coffee every day have half the risk of Parkinson’s as others, and the more coffee a person drinks, the less likely they are to develop heart disease.

A Culture of Sharing

As if the health benefits of espresso were not enough, the coffeehouse culture represents a tradition of sharing and camaraderie that in many ways is everything the holidays are all about. Take some time out to sit down with your sibling or best friend and enjoy a cup of espresso together. Talk about the events of your day, about what’s exciting in your life, or reach out to ask for or offer support in difficult times.

The holiday season is all about coming together and sharing joy, love and support in good times and bad, and the coffeehouse culture can be part and parcel of that tradition. Espresso is not just healthy, it’s delicious and carries a sense of warmth, comfort and togetherness for the best of times and the worst of times.

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