Coffee Is Good For You

Three cups of coffee a day could extend your life.

Coffee is one of the worlds most commonly consumed drinks, with something like 2.25 billion cups drunk around the world every day.  Coffee contains lots of complex chemical compounds including; caffeine, diterpenes,and antioxidants.

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as sin.  ~ Talleyrand

It seems coffee is healthy and good for you.  New research, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals,  shows that the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee are highly beneficial in reducing liver disease and liver cancers, help prevent type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of circulatory problems, ward off Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis, and helps to fight diseases of the digestive tract.  As all of those diseases can kill you, drinking moderate amounts of coffee may even prevent you from suffering an early death.

There are lots of good reasons to drink coffee.  Including the fact that coffee may also be good for your sex drive, (particularly a woman’s sex drive).  Drinking coffee increases the plasma levels of the protein sex hormone-binding globulin that controls testosterone and oestrogen.  That may well be why coffee reduces depression and suicide risk.  Who knew that coffee was a female aphrodisiac?

It isn’t the caffeine that does you good, because people who drink decaffeinated coffee accrue most / some of the same benefits.  However, it seems obvious that proper strong fresh-made ground coffee with all the caffeine in it will give you the most benefits.  A typical cup of coffee has more antioxidants than a glass of grape, blackberry, blueberry, and / or orange juices.  A typical American gets more antioxidants from coffee than from anything else.  What you get from a cup of coffee is; improved liver function, reduced inflammation in the body, better glucose control, and coffee also boosts the immune system.

If you are a regular drinker of the falling down water, if you really like your booze, if you sometimes drink a little too much, if you are a practicing alcoholic ~ then you should really drink fresh coffee on a regular basis.  Just one cup of real coffee a day can reduce your chances of suffering cirrhosis of the liver by 20%.  Coffee will also help prevent you from getting fatty liver disease, whether you’re a boozer or not.

Cigarettes and coffee:  an alcoholic’s best friends!  ~  Gerard Way.

Don’t think you can get the same benefits from other caffeinated drinks that you can get from coffee, because you can’t.  For example, coffee generally makes people feel happier, whereas Coca Cola will give you a caffeine high, but Coke will also make you feel depressed.  Especially any diet caffeinated drink will make you feel really depressed.  In general soda is bad for you, and diet sodas are bad for you in spades.  So your very strong Cuba Libre is doing you no good at all.

The way you prepare your coffee has a big impact on how much benefit you get from all the good complex chemicals present in coffee beans.  For example, if you use a regular coffee maker, and you also use filter papers, then you’re missing out on a lot of the good diterpenes because they are absorbed by the paper.  In general the less there is between the ground coffee and your cup the better.  Possibly a cafetiere / French press using a good dark roast will make you the most beneficial cup of coffee, whereas a cheap instant decaffeinated is probably next to useless in terms of health benefits and taste.

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.  ~  David Lynch

These findings are based European study led by Imperial College, London, and the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer ~ which looked at half-a-million people over the age of 35.  They found that people who drink three cups of coffee a day live longer than non-coffee drinkers.  There is also an US study led by the University of Southern California ~ which looked at 186,000 people.

We cannot say that drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association.  ~ Veronica W. Setiawan, USC

In conclusion, real coffee is good for you, pod coffee is pretty bad, cheap instant coffee is nasty and probably causes cancer, and Coca Cola is very nasty.  Drinking coffee is cool, often sociable, and a nice woman is more likely to have an afternoon cup of coffee with a guy than she is to agree to meet him in a pub.

Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.  ~  Lara Flynn Boyle

Statistically, women who drink a lot of coffee are also likely to be drinkers of booze and cigarette smokers ~ strange but true.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

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24 responses

  1. This is good news for me 😊

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  2. Hurrah! Validation at last! (Not that I was going to stop drinking coffee or tea 🙂 )

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    1. Giving up coffee, even just for a while, hurts like hell. ❤

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  3. Coffee is certainly good for me… and not just for the reasons you’ve mentioned. I can be a bit unpleasant without it. This does explain some things, though, like infrequent illnesses and healthy sex drive. I likely drink a bit too much… although I’ve been good today — only on my third cup and it’s 5pm! I do not, however, drink alcohol nor smoke cigarettes… 🙂

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    1. I temporarily gave up coffee yesterday ~ and I miss it already.
      Kudos to you for neither drinking nor smoking. ❤ 😉

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      1. I don’t think I could give it up!

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  4. Brilliant blog! Love my coffee!

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  5. Thank you for good coffee facts👍😊

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  6. I like coffee but only one or two cups…rest of the day I drink green tea, camomile tea or plain water. I only occasionally drink alcohol but am rather partial to a Gin & Tonic😄
    Good post Jack!

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    1. Thanks ever so.
      From today I’ve given up coffee for a month ~ so it’s tea of one kind or another.
      I used to really enjoy a strong G&T. Ahhh mostly happy days. ❤ ❤ 😉

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  7. At last … I am doing something right in my food/beverage consumption! If 3 cups is good … then my standard 10-15 cups will keep me alive for another few decades, yes? 🙂 Thanks for the good news, Jack!

    Hugs, my friend!!! ❤

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    1. Ten to fifteen cups of coffee a day is maybe edging into coffee addict territory….
      Hugs Sweetheart ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Ah yes … so I’ve been told. sigh. I am usually still drinking coffee when my day ends somewhere between 3 and 5:00 a.m. and without it I am somewhat dysfunctional. 🙂 Also get a serious headache without it. Many hugs, dear Jack! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    Ohhh nooo I shall stick to tea! Coffee sends me crazy. I’d never sleep after three cups of coffee in one day. I don’t drink frizzy drinks either!…..I sounds so healthy. Shame I’m not lol

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    1. I like tea, always without milk, which is perhaps why I like green tea.
      Who wants you to sleep? hahahahahaha ❤ ❤ 😉

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        eww green tea is awful!
        me I wanna sleep! my job tires me out! lol

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  9. I drink a ton of coffee, now I know why I am so healthy lol! But seriously, besides coffee, I only drink water and sometimes tea (which is also healthy I think.) Great, informative post!

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    1. Have you tried green tea? Marvellous stuff. ❤

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      1. Yes, green tea is good 🙂

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  10. I have a bad diet soda habit also. I like coffee but have to be in a certain mood to drink it. Drinking 3 cups a day would lead to unpleasant side effects that I won’t discuss here.
    I have to get up early tomorrow, maybe I should plan on drinking coffee to get rid of the brain fog.

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    1. One thing a good, strong cup of coffee will help with is getting rid of morning brain fog. 😉

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  11. As I read this, I have to the right of me, a Diet Pepsi. I cannot STAND coffee. (I tried to give up soda and did quite well, but then mum ended up in the hospital for 23 days and water wasn’t doing much, nor was tea) I wish coffee tasted like it smells!

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    1. Maybe like booze, coffee is an acquired taste.
      I’ve given up booze, (among other things), and from today I’m swapping coffee for green tea.
      Rats!!!!
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. I tend to veer more towards fruit and floral teas. And some green teas with those hints in it!!!

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