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Is coffee good or bad for me?


Answers from Donald Hensrud, M.D. Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills — from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But recent research indicates that coffee may not be so bad after all. So which is it — good or bad? The best answer may be that for most people the health benefits outweigh the risks. Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of cancer or heart disease. In fact, most studies find an association between coffee consumption and decreased overall mortality and possibly cardiovascular mortality, although this may not be true in younger people who drink large amounts of coffee. Why the apparent reversal...

The Positive Impact of Coffee Drinking on Seniors


With the continued proliferation of consumer coffee outlets and brands, it is easy to see that Americans have a love affair with their coffee. Palates have evolved, expectations for flavor and quality have risen, and consumption is at an all-time high. At the same time, consumer interest in healthier eating and drinking habits has grown exponentially. Most consumers are aware of the term “superfoods” - those which have high concentrations of essential nutrients with proven health benefits - and many have become avid label readers who actively seek out products that are high in fiber, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, or are good sources of probiotics. One of the most powerful nutritional lures right now is that of antioxidants, with...

Can Coffee Increase Your Metabolism and Help You Burn Fat?


Can Coffee Increase Your Metabolism and Help You Burn Fat? Coffee contains caffeine… which is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.Caffeine has made its way to most commercial fat burning supplements, for good reason. It is one of the few substances that is known to help mobilize fats from the fat tissues and increase metabolism. Coffee Contains Stimulants Coffee isn’t just warm black water. Substances in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink. In fact, coffee contains several biologically active substances that can affect metabolism: Caffeine– a central nervous system stimulant.   Theobromine and Theophylline – substances related to caffeine that can also have a stimulant effect. Chlorogenic Acid – one of the biologically active compounds in coffee, may help...

Is Coffee Good or Bad for Losing Weight?


Whether it's to help you get going first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up during midafternoon or an energy booster before your gym session, a cup of steaming java easily becomes part of your daily routine. The good news is that plain coffee won't have any negative effects on your weight-loss attempts, and it could even prove to be beneficial.Coffee Controls AppetiteIf you struggle with cravings and hunger pangs when dieting, coffee may help to suppress your appetite, according to Jennifer Koslo of Precision Nutrition. While this effect has often been attributed to the caffeine content of coffee, decaffeinated coffee can have the same effect, notes Koslo. Therefore, switching to decaf may be an effective way to control hunger without...

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