Coffee Spills

What I hear and see and think about at the coffee shops I patronize.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The benefits outweigh the negatives for coffee

I don't drink as much coffee as I used to--maybe 1.5 cups a day, and that in the morning. I'm thrilled that there have been so many benefits reported in recent years. I got a Starbucks gift card for Christmas--so it also brings warm feelings. Here's some details reported in Inkling Magazine. Coffee. . .
  • may protect against Parkinson's disease
  • seems to protect and fight against the development of Alzheimer's disease
  • long term coffee drinking may lower the risk of developing type-2 or adult onset diabetes
  • can protect against liver cirrhosis
  • is an age-old asthma medication; caffeine is related to theophylline, a compound that helps relax and expand asthmatic lungs
  • lowers the risk of developing kidney stones, because you urinate frequently
  • increases alertness and mental performance by blocking adenosine, one biomolecule responsible for creating that feeling of drowsiness.

There. Feel better now?


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