Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Drink That Coffee!

Coffee, an essential part of modern life, is shrouded in myth. All kinds of health risks have been attributed to coffee. Consider many of these myths debunked and drink your coffee guilt free.

The New York Times reported that coffee has passed the test on dehydration, hypertension, and cancer. The article also cited coffee health benefits like a lower risk for developing type two diabetes and increased aerobic endurance. 

To read more about coffee's many virtues follow this clink. Cheers to that! 

47 comments:

Zeels said...

Thanks for that :) I know I always heard rumors about coffee being bad, but I just couldn't believe it.

tknmurthy said...

Very good article. Really i like coffee.

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Li said...

Ah, good article, thank you for posting!

Colt Cannon.com said...

Interesting post. Thanks for that cheer up:-) I don't really drink coffee, but it's good to know I'll be OK if I ever do.

shootingstar said...

very nice post..just passing by :)

NJDecorator said...

As healthy as my DH is and as much coffee as he drinks, I just knew it was not an issue! Thanks.

basslogarhythm said...

If you cut me open, I would bleed coffee.

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble said...

I do enjoy it. But is that all there really is to ti?
Esmeralda

Doobie Star said...

As I drink my morning MoJo I find that I must thank you for this news!! I believe I'll have another cup!!!!:)

MaryEllen said...

I really like your blog and it's really interesting!! Thank you!!! This is kind of off topic, but I was wondering how you get the cool banner at the top of the page for your title? Thanks again!!

Maki said...

Fabulous!!! Now I don't have to order decaf anymore (i breastfed my kids so it's a habit now) because I'm addicted to coffee even it's decaf. The taste and the smell.. Thanks!

that girl ? said...

Hi. Saw you on blogs of note and had a peek! Very good! And... I always knew that coffee was good for me... it must be...I keep posting about it!

Gordon said...

Must be good for dogs too. I saw a yellow labodor drinking Starbucks Coffee yesterday and got mad when his owner pulled it away. Must be Starbucks' new marketing plan. Too bad I didn't have my camera.

Saad Javed said...

It' sure to cause peptic ulcers and gastric acidity. I am doing my rotation at Medical ward and well...coffee drinkers present with these indications so often. Hey, but that doesn't mean we sop taking it, does it?
:)

Artwork by C F Legette said...

I really enjoyed this posting. I am glad that I saw it. I'll be back.
Thanks

fiwa said...

I'm so glad they've cleared the bad wrap coffee had for so long.

bp said...

My relatives will be glad to hear that.

LT said...

I. LOVE. COFFEE.

Bush said...

Furthermore, it should be noted that the amount of coffee consumed is directly proportional to the number of blogs that can be viewed before dozing.

noname said...

Nice. I like coffee too :)
Thank you for posting.

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Ken Stokes said...

Fabulous news. As a college student about to head back to school I can say this alleviates at least one of my health concerns.

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jane doe said...

Ahhh, I haven't had a cup of joe for over three hours, now you make me want to go brew a cup. I'm not sure I could handle setting that aside even if I heard how bad it was for me. Ahh shoot! don't we all have some sort of vice. Why not coffee? :)

hill girl said...

Hey there, I'm not a coffee drinker but I guess that's because I've always worried about it. Thanks for cheering me up. Brop by and check out my blog anytime. hillgirl

Cinema Jane said...

thanks for the cool news! I'm so glad to find someone who wants to spread joy! You're like Mrs. Christmas all year round!

xo Jane

angela'nswers said...

i'm not supposed to drink it- or any caffiene for that matter--as I have fibrocystic (lumps in my left breast)just had a mammogram and biopsy- glad its benign!

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Me! said...

Hmmm, I heard too much in one sitting can raise blood pressure (only dangerous if you already have high blood pressure) ...

Heidi Lynnski said...

FYI-

Coffee and Caffeine
by Rich Maloof for MSN Health & Fitness


Refill, anyone? Here are a few freshly brewed notes on coffee and caffeine, the most widely used stimulant in the world.


Caffeine aids short-term memory.

Researchers have demonstrated that short-term memory skills and reaction times are heightened after consuming caffeine. While this might not come as news to anyone who uses coffee to clear the fog of sleep, it had not been scientifically proven before the announcement in November 2005. The researchers from the Radiological Society of North America were also fascinated to see, on a functional MRI test, that coffee drinkers showed increased activity in the parts of the brain that control working memory and attention.


Coffee is not addictive.

Coffee can be habit-forming but has not been proven truly addictive. The painful symptoms of caffeine withdrawal, however, are quite real. Even people whose sole caffeine hit is a daily 12-ounce cup of joe in the morning report headaches if they stop. Withdrawal symptoms can range from a mild headache, irritability and drowsiness to muscle aches, vomiting, blurred vision and even low-level depression. Nonetheless, anyone who tries hard enough can quit.


Caffeine works remarkably fast, with its effects felt within five minutes.

Like few other foods or drugs, caffeine is immediately absorbed through the stomach and intestines. Seconds after coffee hits the stomach, caffeine permeates the digestive tract’s soft lining and spreads throughout the body via the bloodstream. It’s fat soluble, it’s water soluble, it’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Caffeine even crosses the blood-brain barrier, which is otherwise nearly impervious to molecular invasion. Once caffeine storms the castle walls of the brain, the drug sets loose the full potential of its stimulating effects.


Coffee helps you breathe better.

One biological response to caffeine is that it opens up the oxygen-seeking bronchia in the lungs. This pans out well for smoking coffee drinkers since it provides them with oxygen they would otherwise strangle with cigarettes.


Coffee has been linked to osteoporosis.

Caffeine gets a footnote in the study of osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones weak and brittle. Ingesting caffeine promotes the excretion of calcium (in urine), which, as every school kid knows, keeps bones strong. While not considered a cause of the infirmity, coffee does in this way contribute to the disease. People who are believed to be at risk for osteoporosis and choose to drink coffee can offset the calcium depletion with a daily glass of milk.

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Dani said...

Thank goodness!!! What would I drink while I read your blog if it were BAD?!?

Dani said...

Thank goodness!!! What would I drink while I read your blog if it were BAD?!?

The NecessiTeas said...

Coffee is great, I really do love it but a year ago I started drinking tea due to all of the wonderful health benefits that the studies have shown. From cancer fighting, bone building, and weightloss tea is the new coffee!

ColbieLena.com said...

i'm glad i read this article, cuz i am addicted to freakin starbucks, and my coworker always gets on me about it. Plus, what else is going to keep me awake at work?

Artemis said...

thanks for the tip. ;] now for more coffee.

Dallas Black said...

Boo coffee. I have some postings about coffee..I am a coffee faker...

sonia said...

True!
i'm an addict...a coffee addict..
i read the article in the newspaers and online...
must say...thanx for bringin' it up..!

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Rambling Rose said...

Best news I've read today!

Tahnee said...

Yeah for coffee!

Crissy said...

Hooray for coffee! :P

Julie said...

Love coffee! The aroma, the warmth, the sensual feel!

Andrea Sherry said...

Awesome Blog. How great to come here and get my fill of good news. Thank you!

Skylit MiKe said...

Love The Article, I NEed To Start Drinking Coffee! =]

Scoobymack1 said...

I drink it all day long.

Cillian Delany said...

this is so true caffeine is actually good for you in small amounts

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vickiann914 said...

that's great to know that. I won't feel like i'm damaging my body from drinking coffee! Which i love