Make Coffee Cubes for a Caffeine Perk

Coffee has its perks.  Not only is a cup of coffee a morning ritual for most people, it surprisingly has healthy benefits when consumed in moderation.  The problem is, this time of year most people are experiencing a major heat wave, and the thought of a hot cup of coffee sounds uninteresting.  It's possible to enjoy your energy boost by making an iced coffee, but traditional ice cubes will only water down your joe.  

Instead of throwing out what coffee you have left in the pot, simply pour the remainder in an ice tray and freeze.  When you're ready to make your iced coffee you'll be able to drink it chilled without losing any of the robust flavor. 

Still need a reason to drink coffee?  Here are five.

1|  Sore muscles from exercise or yard work?  Caffeine from two cups of coffee has been found to reduce muscle soreness.  

2|  Daily coffee (without sugar) drinkers are about 25% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

3|  Need help with short-term memory?  Caffeine boosts brain power and helps to increase memory.

4|  Forget berries, coffee is a great source of antioxidants that help protect your body from deadly diseases such as stroke.  

5|  It may help reduce your risk of developing some cancers.  A study has shown that coffee drinkers are 50% less likely to get liver cancer than non-coffee drinkers.

**information based on consuming 2-3 cups of coffee daily