I was wondering; can drinking coffee be good for you?

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In summary, coffee can be good or bad for you depending on how you react to it. It can have healthful and harmful effects depending on the person. Coffee is a good source of antioxidants.
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I was wondering; can drinking coffee be good for you?
 
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I don't drink coffee,never have and don't plan to_On the other hand,i'm pretty weird.Should drinking coffee change me back to normal ?? :confused: :uhh:

HELP,PLEASE! o:)

Daniel.
 
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Like all other foods, coffee probably contains some chemicals that can be said to be "good" for you, and others than can be said to be "bad" for you. There are probably no foods that are wholly good or wholly bad.

The general scientific consensus is that the caffeine in coffee is not good for you -- it's habit-forming, disturbs normal sleep patterns, makes people anxious, and so on.

- Warren
 
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Water perhaps is one thing that could be said to be 'wholly good'. Maybe.

Anyhoo, it depends on the person. People react to coffee in different ways. It's more of a lifestyle question and are you happier drinking it. It's not good physically, no.
 
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Can drinking lots of water really cure a lot of symptoms of illness? I've been drinking HUGE amounts of water since I got this sore throat.. but 4 days later it's the same.
 
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Coffee, caffeine, and biological anti-senescence

Coffee, like tea and cocoa, contains potentially-healthful polyphenols.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/sci.life-extension/search?group=sci.life-extension&q=coffee&qt_g=1

Caffeine seems to, so far, have garnered mixed evidence regarding its potential for efficacious use as an anti-senescence agent.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/sci.life-extension/search?group=sci.life-extension&q=coffee&qt_g=1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=caffeine+neurotoxic

Perhaps most worrisome is that it might negatively affect insulin sensitivity.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/sci.life-extension/search?group=sci.life-extension&q=caffeine+insulin&qt_g=1

However, it is also one of the better-known radioprotectives (though, perhaps only because it is so amusing to announce that a constituent of a popular beverage has been found to be such).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=caffeine+radioprotective

Caffeine's radioprotective properties may make it a good choice for topical protection against skin aging. (It can be purchased in purified form for this or other purposes cheaply and in large amounts at the usual supplement-powder outlets such as BAC, Vitaspace, etc.)

Caffeine might also have some neuroprotective as well as neurotoxic properties.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=caffeine+neuroprotective
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=caffeine+neurotoxic
 
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kalladin said:
Can drinking lots of water really cure a lot of symptoms of illness? I've been drinking HUGE amounts of water since I got this sore throat.. but 4 days later it's the same.
Try drinking warm water with a teaspoon of honey. Honey sooths and has anti-bacterial properties. The warm water increases blood circulation whereby the white blood cells have easier access to the area of combat.
 
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The British Coffee Association, an unbiased scientific organization :uhh:
point to research that suggests several healthy benefits to drinking coffee.
* protects liver from cirrhosis
* cuts risk for Type II diabetes
* potentially reduces the onset of Alzheimer's
* major source of antioxidants (reducing risk of cancer)
* reduces driver fatigue
 
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It just me or does it seem as though Americans, particularly, seem as though they drink more coffee than any other country in are the world? I knew it could prevent cavities. :smile:
 

1. Is drinking coffee healthy?

The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including the individual's overall health and the amount of coffee consumed. In moderation, coffee can have some health benefits, but excessive consumption can have negative effects.

2. What are the potential health benefits of drinking coffee?

Coffee contains antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that may help protect against certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease. It may also improve cognitive function and provide an energy boost.

3. Can coffee help with weight loss?

Some studies have shown that caffeine, found in coffee, can increase metabolism and aid in weight loss. However, this effect is only temporary and may not be significant enough to result in significant weight loss on its own.

4. Can drinking coffee have negative effects?

While moderate coffee consumption is generally safe for most people, excessive consumption can lead to negative effects such as anxiety, heart palpitations, and difficulty sleeping. It can also worsen symptoms for individuals with certain health conditions, such as acid reflux or high blood pressure.

5. How much coffee is considered safe to drink?

The recommended daily limit for caffeine consumption is 400mg, which is equivalent to about 4 cups of coffee. However, this may vary based on individual tolerance and health factors. It is important to listen to your body and limit consumption if you experience any negative effects.

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