This news just has to be shared. I actually lowered my cholesterol (the “bad” LDL) by 32 points since the beginning of May. (See the story below on coffee brewing and cholesterol. I had been brewing and drinking unfiltered coffee for years!).
In truth, I did more than just change the way I brew coffee. I also eliminated iced mocha drinks from places like Starbucks – and ate oatmeal for breakfast about 90% of the time, added a good dose of cinnamon to it, took fish oil capsules about 80% of the time, cut down substantially on my ice cream intake (and it was the rich kind, no wimpy low-fat for me!). Of course, I ate a healthy diet otherwise and exercised – but I always did. Whatever it was – and it may have been the combination of it all – filtered coffee, oatmeal, cinnamon, fish oil, and cutting down on ice cream… it worked.
And the cute little stainless steel Italian coffee pot in the photo below? It found a home with a woman who works at our local health foods store who said she would use it to brew tea. So – happy ending all around!
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