National Coffee Day — It’s Good For You

tip jar Never had a cup of coffee? What better day to start your habit than on National Coffee Day. There are many wonderful coffee shops in Providence; for instance, one might drop by the Blue State Coffee Shop at Thayer and Cushing streets. Pictured here is their awesome new ceramic tip jar produced at Weirdgirl Creations in Barrington. You will find the jar right next to the cash register where a friendly and knowledgeable staffer awaits to help make your coffee-drinking experience a memorable one. And don’t forget the health benefits. According to Web MD,

A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are:

  • less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia
  • have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes

“There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health,” says Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

So don’t be demented — drink coffee!

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