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    Coffee is health drink

    It is a daily routine for millions of Italians - the morning cup of espresso brewed on the kitchen hob or downed swiftly in a cafe on the way to work.

    But for years their favourite way of kick-starting the day has had a bad press - most recently when it was reported that doctors had told British Prime Minister Tony Blair to drink less coffee.

    Now it seems the tide is turning. Forget the scare stories, says dietician Chiara Trombetti.

    There is sound scientific reason to enjoy your morning espresso without worrying about the health effects.

    Coffee can be good for you - the stronger, the better. Coffee contains tannin and antioxidants, which are good for the heart and arteries, Dr Trombetti says.

    It can relieve headaches. It is good for the liver - and can help prevent cirrhosis and gallstones.

    And the caffeine in coffee can reduce the risk of asthma attacks - and help improve circulation within the heart.

    There is no denying that coffee is not for everyone. If you drink too much it can increase nervousness, and cause rapid heartbeat and trembling hands.

    Pregnant women, heart patients, and anyone with a stomach ulcer are usually advised to avoid it.

    And even Dr Trombetti says no one should drink more than three or four cups a day.

    Many parents might be horrified at the thought.

    But Dr Trombetti is adamant that a cup of milky coffee could make the ideal start for the next generation of coffee lovers - Italys drowsy school kids - stimulating their brains ahead of a day that often lasts from 0830 until 1600.

  • #2
    Re: Coffee is health drink

    Welcome to CS "chelsea8611".

    Great stuff, but your preaching to the converted here !

    Nice one,

    CB

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    • #3
      Re: Coffee is health drink

      Nice first post

      Welcome to CS!

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      • #4
        Re: Coffee is health drink

        Ahhh, thanks Chelsea, now I can justify being a CoffeeSnob to my friends that keep asking "but have you checked out the health side"! (I hadnt, havent and now I have.)

        A warm welcome...

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