Tague Tips: COFFEE

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Many people overeat after 4 p.m. due to excessive stress and tiredness as the day progresses. Consider a 10 minute power nap or a cup of coffee!


The caffeine in a cup of coffee helps you burn off an extra 34 calories, lowering the risk of weight gain. Enjoy your coffee, and its “negative” calories!


3 cups of coffee daily lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes risks by 34%.


Coffee in mid-life reduces Alzheimer’s risks by 65%. 3-5 cups daily makes the difference!


The risk of dying from stroke is 23% lower for those consuming 3-4 cups of coffee daily.


Decision making, reaction time, and mental performance is enhanced in coffee drinkers. Coffee can help you function at a higher level.


Depression ratings are 20% lower in women drinking 4 cups of coffee daily.


Breast, prostate, and colon cancer risks are all lower in coffee drinkers who drink 4-5 cups daily.


Leave the caffeine in your coffee. Decaf coffee raises bad LDL cholesterol by several points.


Coffee drinkers have multiple health benefits, including a 15% lower risk of heart attack. 3-5 cups daily seems to be ideal.


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Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M. is a nutrition & weight loss specialist and the Founder & Medical Director of the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, P.A.

Dr. Tague is an Alpha Omega Alpha honors graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane. Dr. Tague is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. His medical practice has focused on optimum health, nutrition, and weight loss since 1996.

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