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

  1. Apr 12, 2005 #1
    I was wondering; can drinking coffee be good for you?
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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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.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2005 #3

    chroot

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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
     
  5. Apr 12, 2005 #4
    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.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2005 #5
    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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  8. Apr 13, 2005 #7
    Coffee, caffeine, and biological anti-senescence

    Coffee, like tea and cocoa, contains potentially-healthful polyphenols.
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group...arch?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...arch?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&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
     
  9. Apr 13, 2005 #8

    Monique

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    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.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2005 #9

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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
     
  11. Apr 20, 2005 #10
    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:
     
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