The Health Benefits and Cons of Coffee

By EatingWell Editors, "The Health Perks & Pans of Coffee," March/April 2011

Information every coffee lover should have.

"Keep in mind, this article speaks about coffee WITHOUT any creams or sugars. If you're the type of drinker that has sugar with a side of coffee in their cup, your cup of java will have added health cons than someone who drinks it straight...

I have COPD and I have brought myself out of a very severe attack many times by standing over a pot of coffee.
Coffee is a bronchodilator and it has saved my life because of it.
I drink coffee to enhance the benefits of caffeine as well.


11/28/2011 - 1:13am

I do not agree with you when you say that drinking coffee reduce the risk of dementia and also that lowered the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. My mom since she was a young girl drank at least 10 cups of coffee a day and she developed type 2 diabetes at 40 now she has type 1 diabetes and she also
suffers from Alzheimer's and Parkinson, now the doctors cut her coffee intake to 2 a day. She is now


11/28/2011 - 12:34am

In regard to "bad" cholesterol and boiled or unfiltered coffee, is instant coffee in either category?


11/27/2011 - 1:59pm

I am not exactly sure about the studies that this article refers to but I can tell you from personal experience that caffeine, coffee or tea, does not do all that this article states it does. My aunt and my mother both drank coffee, two to four cups, every day of their adult lives. I at least know of the last 46 years of it for a fact. They both died, within 6 months of each other, from Alzhiemers. So, not real sure where this study was done, or how they got their information, but it is not a tried and true solution, nor should anyone really on drinking coffee or tea to aid in their genetic disorders. Sorry, folks.


11/27/2011 - 1:40pm

I have heard that coffee may contain high levels of pesticides that threaten health. Does anyone know how common this is and whether it's best to drink organic coffee instead of non-organic?


11/27/2011 - 12:41pm

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