Friday, May 7, 2010
Coffee -- It Does A Body Good
And the good news is, coffee is actually good for you. Yes! According to Tomas DePaulis, Phd, a research scientist at Vanderbilt University, "For most people, very little bad comes from drinking it, but a lot of good." "At least six studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's, with three showing the more they drink, the lower the risk. Other research shows that compared to not drinking coffee, at least two cups daily can translate to a 25% reduced risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in liver cirrhosis risk, and nearly half the risk of gallstones."
Apparently coffee contains oodles of antioxidants. Well, who knew? I just know that if it's made well, it's delicious, but if it's poorly made, it's tastes foul. If all you're used to drinking is Barstucks coffee, do yourself a favor and invest in some really good roasted beans, a good coffee maker, and learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee. You won't regret it. Then all you'll need is a Saturday morning, and the colored comics from the newspaper. Enjoy!