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Your Health on Coffee: 7 Facts To Change Your Perception

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  1. TYSON

    TYSON New Member VIP

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    The Good

    1. Coffee Reduces Your Risk of Diabetes
    In a 2005 review of nine studies, researchers found that for those that drank four to six cups of coffee per day, versus only two or fewer, their risk for Type 2 diabetes decreased by almost 30 percent. The number decreased by 35 percent when people drank more than six cups per day. And if you're picturing yourself running around the office with your eyes bugging out of your head, no worries because caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees provided much the same results.

    2. Coffee Fights Free Radicals
    We often forget that coffee is actually a plant and like all plant foods, the coffee bean contains more than 1000 naturally occurring substances called phytochemicals, which may help prevent disease. Many of these phytochemicals are antioxidants which protect the cells from damage from free radicals.

    3. Coffee Improves Memory and Cognition
    Researchers reported that volunteers who drank caffeinated coffee in the morning performed better than nondrinkers on tests that involved learning new information. Coffee can also improve cognitive function as we age. One study found that combining coffee with a sweet treat had an even bigger impact.


    The Bad

    4. Coffee Can Increase Osteoporosis
    It’s true that coffee can cause the body to excrete calcium in urine. We don't want the body to rid itself of calcium because this can lead to osteoporosis. According to The Diet Channel, about five milligrams of calcium is lost per every six ounces of coffee consumed. But these calcium losses can be counter balanced with two tablespoons of milk or yogurt per cup of coffee.

    5. Coffee Causes Wrinkles
    Even though coffee has antioxidants, if you drink too much of it, it can cause wrinkling of the skin. This is a result of dehydration which is the worst thing for your skin. So when you're drinking that morning cup or two, make sure that you're pairing it with water. Even better, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to your water and let them sit for 30 minutes. The chia seeds keep you even more hydrated than regular water.

    6. Coffee Can Actually Cause Weight Gain
    The blood sugar fluctuations that a caffeine high produces can contribute enormously to cravings, according to iVillage. Coffee is also socially connected to food. For example, we pair coffee with dessert or that morning powdered doughnut. Additionally, when we crash from our caffeine high that's when we reach for all sorts of fatty snacks to keep us going.

    7. Conventional Coffee Is Laden with Pesticides
    The coffee plant is one of the most heavily sprayed crops. It's coated with chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides, nothing you'd want to be ingesting. If you do drink coffee, make sure that it's the organic variety, free from assorted chemicals that leech into our ground water and can make us sick down the road.

    If you switch to decaffeinated coffee, make sure the caffeine is removed in a natural way without the use of chemicals to do it. Often times, conventional decaffeinated coffee has more chemicals that regular.

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    makes me way too jittery.
     
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    I drink & like!!
     
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    Nothing beats a coffee assisted bowel movement
     
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    I am an addict
     
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    My perception remains unchanged
     
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    Do they grow coffee where you live?
     
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    Yes you always see the beans on the side of the road drying on newspapers
     
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    Caribou Coffee 4 cups a day, either at home or at their shop. FTW.
     
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    Mmmm... Fresh coffee!!
     
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    We're going to terrace garden this hillside when the house is finished and coffee is on the mos def list :)
     
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    Life doesn't sound so bad where you live.
     
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    Weed's not as good........yet
     
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    Same Here. I Love the Caribou Blend. :D
    Keurig Coffee Maker???
     
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    Damn I wish I could use photoshop

    This could be you on your hillside

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    Juan Valdez!! :cheer:
     
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    Yes, the thing is one hell of a great invention. Nothing like a fresh cup of coffee no matter what time of day. I get Caribou's Sumatra blend. Not sure where you buy your cups but this place is the cheapest plus they send you free samples.

    http://shoffee.com/
     
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    I don't know how I ever got along without it.

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