I Love My Coffee…

Coffee…  Those who know me well, know I love my coffee.  I have been very concerned about the stories I’ve been hearing about the affects coffee has on our health and whether or not I should believe them or which ones to believe.

Well, I’m very happy to find out that studies have proven that coffee has more benefits than risks related to our health.  I’m not saying that there are no risks to drinking coffee, what I’m saying is that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Recent research indicates that coffee may not be so bad after all…

Newer studies have shown that coffee may have benefits, such as protecting against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer.  And it has a high content of antioxidants.

However, the research appears to bear out some risks. High consumption of unfiltered coffee is associated with mild elevations in cholesterol levels. And another study found that two or more cups of coffee a day can increase the risk of heart disease in people with a specific — and fairly common — genetic mutation that slows the breakdown of caffeine in the body.

Heavy caffeine use — on the order of four to seven cups of coffee a day — can cause problems such as restlessness, anxiety, irritability and sleeplessness, particularly in susceptible individuals.

So, like everything else, if I drink my coffee in moderation (which I do), I should be good.  Ok, I’m happy again..  : )

“Eat Healthy, Live Healthy”



2 thoughts on “I Love My Coffee…

  1. I always like reading the articles that justify my bad habits. Then I start asking about who really is funding the research. I’m not suggesting that all the caffeine/coffee research is supplied by those who have a commercial but the thought certainly does enter my mind.

    Another point to consider is that if you’re a caffeine addict do you really want to have your life controlled by a beverage. I did and don’t. That’s why I quit and I feel the better for it. If you have questions about caffeine I suggest you read the book “Caffeine Blues.”. Here’s a link to a site that also suggests reasons for giving up coffee/caffeine. Good luck in whatever you decide! http://chetday.com/nocaffeine.htm

    • I believe that some of the research is funded by companies who want you to purchase their products, however there is also research out there that is conducted by other reputable companies who have nothing to do with these companies.

      I also agree with you about not wanting to be addicted to caffeine, this is why I don’t drink it every day. I love coffee, but I will not let it control my life. Coffee does have side affects that we should stay clear of, but like anything else, if we decide to drink it we need to so in moderation and not let it take over our lives.

      Thank’s for your input, it’s always appreciated and welcomed…

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