Saturdays are for coffee: Healthy?

by Rocket Finance

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I remember a time in my life when coffee was universally panned as being bad for one’s health, in fact, the the venom with which java was attacked in mainstream culture was similar to our modern day aversion to cigarettes. Not so anymore. Recent studies are starting to support the idea that coffee is actually healthy, even going so far as to suggest that children drink coffee!

The first article is from Web MD and is an exhaustive presentation of the evidence. According to this essay, coffee has beneficial effects toward Parkinson’s, diabetes, colon cancer and lower your risk for cavities! The research took place over 18 years and included 126,000 people. An article on MSNBC cites a study that showed a 19 percent reduction in heart disease among women who drink four or five cups of coffee a day! Furthermore, it seems that caffeinated coffee has more positive effects than decaf. Harvard Medical School also supports the change in thinking, but warns that moderation is the key.

Coffee can help athletes, keep drivers alert, and prevent diabetes. Seems like a wonder food, not a harmful vice.

(But I wasn’t going to stop drinking it anyway.)

  1. 6 Responses to “Saturdays are for coffee: Healthy?”

  2. By Debbie on Mar 1, 2008 | Reply

    Yup. Coffee is full of antioxidants which keep every cell of our body from oxidizing. The trouble with it is the acid. Our bodies need to be mildly alkaline to thrive, and if our pH shifts to acid, it causes all kinds of diseases and maladies. You might consider switching to one of the new healthy coffees with ganoderma mushroom extract added. The mushroom neutralizes the acid and adds some really serious health benefits as well.

  3. By rocketc on Mar 1, 2008 | Reply

    I was reading about them and almost linked to one, but I am not sure of the taste. I need to do more research!

  4. By Odnal on Mar 1, 2008 | Reply

    I have a hard time believing most of these medical studies. It seems that you could find a study to support pretty much any point of view that you want you want.

  5. By rocketc on Mar 1, 2008 | Reply

    True. Have your read some of the latest studies that are showing global cooling?

  6. By DRF Blog on Mar 10, 2008 | Reply

    Coffee is great. People would do better to cut out refined sugar and artificial sweeteners than coffee.

  7. By Damsel on Mar 18, 2008 | Reply

    SEE!?!? I KNEW coffee was good for me. Thanks for the validation. 😛

    BTW, I’d love to give my three-year-old son some coffee and hand him off to those researchers. Let’s see how practical their advice feels to them in the real world. LOL!

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