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    Is coffee good for you??

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    Apologies if this had been a subject on here before but though you might be interested in the following journal.



    Is caffeine, good or bad for your health?

    The answer is YES! Is caffeine good, yes! Is caffeine bad, yes! Meaning, there is no simple answer to this one; but this article will help you understand both the positive and negative effects of caffeine and how to maximize the positive and minimize the negative. We have to keep in mind that everything that passes through our mouth is fuel, and it is the right combination and the right balance of these fuels that will keep us as peek performance.

    The Good

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    Caffeine increases alertness and short-term memory, and even alters your mood. The caffeine in a cup of coffee stimulates the central system as it simultaneously lowers the blood sugar and increases the brains demand for sugar: The result is a temporary lift.
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    Research in the Journal of Sports Medicine showed how caffeine taken two hours before exercise enhanced the performance of athletes in marathon running.
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    A study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Associated reported that men who consume caffeine a day had a 40% lower risk of developing gallstones than non caffeine consumers.
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    Studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have up to 80% lower risks of developing Parkinsons disease.
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    Studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have up to 25% lower risk of colon cancer.
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    Studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have up to 80% drop in the risk of liver cirrhosis.
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    Some researchers believe another compound called "trigonelline" - which gives coffee its bitter taste and its aroma - may be responsible for giving coffee both anti-adhesive and antibacterial properties which help prevent dental cavities from forming.

    The Bad

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    Caffeine consumption may lead to insomnia.
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    Drinking coffee with meals in known to inhibit the absorption of iron and calcium from food.
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    Caffeine also has a diuretic effect and just one cup before exercise will trigger unwanted fluid loss.
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    Within half an hour of drinking one or two cups, the flow of the blood to the brain is reduced by 10% to 20%. Combine that with the low blood sugar, in those who havent eaten for a while, and you can start having pulpitations, feelings of anxiety or blurred vision.
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    Withdrawal symptoms can occur after regular consumption of just one-to-two cups a day. Caffeinism, as it is sometimes called, shows up as migraine headaches and sickness.
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    Drinking several cups of coffee a day increase ones susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists found a stong link between coffee and a biochemical marker for the disease and showed that people who drink four cups are twice as likely to test positive for arthritis.
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    In excessive amounts, meaning more than whatever an individuals body can tolerate, coffee can cause nervousness, jitters, and rapid heartbeat.

    The Key

    The key to reaping the benefits and staying away from the negative effects of caffeine is the same as with most things in life: Moderation.

    Try just drinking one cup of coffee in the morning, rather than several cups. Eat something while you are drinking the coffee and after to avoid a drop in blood sugar which can lead to pulpitations, feelings of anxiety or blurred vision. If you believe you have a caffeine addiction, it is better to slowly reduce the amount of caffeine you are consuming rather that just stop, which can cause head aches and sickness.


    So my question is; what is regarded as moderation?? *If you exceed this moderation level, do we have an addiction?? Food for thought I guess..........and time to make my next cuppa !! *::)

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D7C7D6A61606C090 link=1266020418/0#0 date=1266020418
    what is regarded as moderation??
    Less than
    Quote Originally Posted by 4D7C7D6A61606C090 link=1266020418/0#0 date=1266020418
    whatever an individuals body can tolerate

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    so... how exactly do we find out how much coffee our body can tolerate? :D

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by 594D56545E5156523F0 link=1266020418/2#2 date=1266299498
    how exactly do we find out how much coffee our body can tolerate
    Well we need an experimental [s]victim[/s] volunteer to drink coffee until something identifiably BAD happens to them. You know - death, termnal illness, grotesque disfiguration and so on. Id suggest AM except we wouldnt be able to identify a change with that last one. ;)


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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B292E2E2D2724480 link=1266020418/3#3 date=1266300170
    Quote Originally Posted by 594D56545E5156523F0 link=1266020418/2#2 date=1266299498
    how exactly do we find out how much coffee our body can tolerate
    Well we need an experimental [s]victim[/s] volunteer to drink coffee until something identifiably BAD happens to them. * You know - death, termnal illness, grotesque disfiguration and so on. *Id suggest AM except we wouldnt be able to identify a change with that last one. *;)
    What you trying to say Willis ::) err Caffeol ;)

    Now if some one wants to supply the beans, make the coffees, have a mobile system and ensure that every shot is consistent and that there is a standard batch of MM to use.. I am up for it..

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    :D
    Ummmm time for a coffee me thinks !!!

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    I read a study some time ago which reported those who drank filter coffee reaped the greatest health benefits. It seems the filter removes some of the not so good elements.

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    Re: Is coffee good for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by 787A7D7D7E74771B0 link=1266020418/3#3 date=1266300170
    Well we need an experimental victim volunteer to drink coffee until something identifiably BAD happens to them. You know - death, termnal illness, grotesque disfiguration and so on.Id suggest AM except we wouldnt be able to identify a change with that last one.
    The only time I really overdosed on coffee, it wasnt me who was at risk of dying, it was anyone who frustrated me. Homicidal tendencies I though never existed suddenly were quite evident. There were 3 of us who all overdosed and we all implicitly knew not to say a word to each other on the trip home for fear of the other murdering us.

    Never will I have this much again.

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    I combined no sleep with 4 no doz tablets and 4 doubles and during my zombie-like state I had heart palpitations. Still managed to serve the customers in the cafe, mind you I dont think Ill be trying it again...

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    Around May last year, I started to notice a marked improvement in my fathers Alzheimers symptoms...so much so that I began to rack my mind as to what had changed that might be responsible for his marked improvement. *The only significant change in our routine or diet that I could identify was that since the purchase of my Isomac Millenium I had been giving my father at least three very strong cups of coffee each day. For some while he continued to improve and I became increasingly confident that it was the coffee producing an almost miraculous improvement in a cruel degenerative *disease that supposedly has no cure. *

    I mentioned it to two doctors who said it could be the coffee but had never heard any reports...and they didnt seem that interested. *Then one day, as I was boring a friend with my theory of how coffee was rescuing both my father and I from Alzheimers, a news story appeared on the TV behind me about a research study that had been conducted on the effects of caffeine on mice that had been genetically modified to have Alzheimers. * The results were pretty conclusive, the caffine not only appeared to be reducing the likelihood of developing Alzheimers but it was reversing the process in some mice. *My friend was pretty impressed, that as I spoke my theory was substantiated and backed up with some science in the main stream media...I only wish the ABC news had my back in an unrelated argument I was having down the pub the other night!

    Since then Ive done a reasonable amount of research (google) and to the best of my knowledge there are no studies that have been conducted/published on coffee and people with Alzheimers - surprising given it wouldnt be that hard to give a few double espressos to Alzheimers sufferers in a controlled environment every day over a three or six month period. *

    Perhaps, I should take up a collection to have a decent commercial machine installed in a nursing home and call on volunteer barristers via coffee snobs to perform a three month trial...and see what unfolds. Beans on the PBS - bring it on! *

    At present I can only vouch for my personal experience...but...as a carer for someone in their 80s with Alzheimers - I say bugger the negatives, my father and I will take the benefits of three double espresso a day!




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