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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I NEED A CUP OF COFFEE (OR THREE OR FOUR)


(From curiosity.com)
The Curiosity office has a pretty major caffeine habit. If it weren't for coffee, you probably wouldn't be reading this article right now, because it wouldn't exist. No exaggeration. Luckily, research supports the idea that multiple cups of coffee per day is the perfect amount. Phew!!
Fill 'Er Up
As long as people have been relying on coffee to get themselves through the day, there's been a debate on how much joe is too much joe. Good news is here for coffee lovers. According to an October 2017 review, drinking three or four cups of coffee in a day is the way to go. This umbrella review (research that combines previous meta-analyses to give a high-level summary), done by researchers at the University of Southampton and University of Edinburgh, looked at more than 200 meta-analyses of different health outcomes associated with coffee consumption. Because different studies use different cup sizes and brew strengths, the three-or-four-cup recommendation is a rough estimate.
Still, the result is comforting: "Coffee consumption was more often associated with benefit than harm." With more than two billion cups of coffee consumed around the world every day, this finding comes with a sigh of relief.
The Miracle Brew
Not only did the review conclude that drinking a bunch of coffee every day won't hurt you, but it also found specific examples of coffee's borderline miraculous benefits. A daily coffee habit of three or four cups was associated with lower risk of heart disease and of death from any cause. Though the largest benefit was associated with drinking three or four cups, drinking even more than that wasn't found to be problematic. Extra cups of coffee weren't found to be harmful, but the benefits were less pronounced.
Here's a rundown of some other incredible perks of having a coffee habit: Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, gallstones, renal stones, gout, some types of cancer, Parkinson's disease, depression, Alzheimer's disease. Coffee has an especially big effect when it comes to lowering the risk of liver cancer and liver disease.
Of course, there are exceptions. Getting too attached to the coffee maker was not recommended for pregnant women, but that's something we already know. It's suggested that pregnant women limit their caffeine intake to 200 milligrams a day, or roughly one small cup of coffee. The review also suggested that three to four cups of coffee in any given day may slightly increase women's risk of fractures, but more evidence is needed.

Want to take a test about coffee?



                                         

Which pipe will the coffee come out of first?
Answer below cartoons.














Answer: #5, because 4, 9 & 7 are blocked!!

 





22 comments:

  1. I had to give up coffee (food sensitivities). I still love the smell.

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  2. I drink at least 3 cups each morning. If during the day I’m close to a Starbucks I’ll grab a mocha.
    Then newest song that Jilda and a I wrote with our friend Joe Greg is entitled Coffee.

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  3. There seems to be a study out every week about the benefits or risks of coffee. I go by the ones that say it is good and have 3 cups a day...and by cup I mean mugs.

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    1. It makes sense; pick the study that fits your wants & needs!!

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  4. I do miss that morning lift. I kicked coffee when I had the heart trouble but a side effect of no caffeine is that I no longer have the annoying fiber cystic breast condition. Who knew?

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    1. My doctor told me no caffeine but I can still have decaf!!

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  5. Glad to hear my addiction is good for me.
    Well, if I don't listen to Roger! ;)

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  6. No caffeine for me. Dr. said emphatically. Does decaf qualify as good for you?

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  7. I don't like coffee. Will I die?

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. I tried coffee once, because it smelled so good. That was my last sip. Funny how (back in the day) I didn't have that problem with beer. The last sip part, not the "good smell" part.

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    1. I don't like beer, except for the German ones. American beer is too bitter!!

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  9. Darn it! I didn't notice those pipes were blocked. My problem with coffee is the amount of sugar I put in it, I need to limit the number of cups I have because I can't drink it with less sugar.

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  10. The day will not go unless there is coffee to jump-start it. And it has to be the way the Almighty intended, black like our swamp mud and hot like the bayous in August!

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    1. Someone once said, "I like my coffee like I like my men--black & hot"!!

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