By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY
When you wake up at the crack of dawn each day, like cafe owner Natalia Kost-Lupichuk, you need your coffee. Milk, no sugar, please, Kost-Lupichuk says.
“I’m up every morning by 5 o’clock. Coffee gets the energy going,” says the owner of Natalia’s Elegant Creations in Falls Church, Va.
Kost-Lupichuk is among 56% of American adults who drink coffee regularly, the National Coffee Association says.
Though many refer to their java habit as an unhealthy indulgence, experts say that in moderation, a cup or two of joe a day actually has numerous health perks. Continue reading…