Good News About Coffee, so Drink Up!

Hello to everyone:

Finally, some good news about coffee. Here you go:

“Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.1 The findings applied to ground, instant and decaffeinated varieties.”

“In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,” said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.”

Bottom Line: Lots of people ask if coffee is Ok, and the answer is yes! There are some who should avoid coffee as it can worsen certain aspects of their health.

·        People with tremors: you have to test this out as coffee can worsen tremors in some and not others, but you need to be aware of this.

·        Coffee can aggravate PMS as the liver detoxes caffeine using some of the same estrogen detox pathways, so if the liver cannot detox estrogen, it can badly aggravate or cause PMS related issues.

·        Insomnia: watch out for any caffeine consumption after breakfast if you have problems getting or staying asleep.

·        High blood pressure: check with your physician. Coffee consumption is known to temporarily raise blood pressure but does not appear to have long-term consequences.

Professor Kistler said: “Caffeine is the most well-known constituent in coffee, but the beverage contains more than 100 biologically active components. It is likely that the non-caffeinated compounds were responsible for the positive relationships observed between coffee drinking, cardiovascular disease, and survival. Our findings indicate that drinking modest amounts of coffee of all types should not be discouraged but can be enjoyed as a heart healthy behavior.”

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