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Coffee Beans and Brewed

I have been reading quite a bit lately about the benefits of coffee drinking.

Like anything else we consume, experts seem to give us one version this year and a new version next year. What is one to believe?

It is a lot like going to a doctor who says you have contracted Dinkleblutes (Yes, I made it up). You are not happy with the diagnosis, so you get a second opinion. You are initially thrilled to hear you don’t have Dinkleblutes, but then begin to worry that the second doctor is wrong. Get a third opinion?

It all comes down to this: It is up to you!

Now, back to coffee. I like it, and I drink it, but caffeine cannot be great for you. On the other hand, doctors are now saying there are numerous health benefits gained with each cup.

Does anyone in blog land have a third opinion for a simple guy who just wants to wake up in the morning to the smell of a fresh pot brewing?
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Comments

  1. I love my morning coffee. It certainly has a number of benefits. My brain works faster and more efficiently. (A good night sleep is even more important, though). The best advice is to drink coffee in moderation. More than two cups of coffee is not a good idea.

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  2. Julia: I agree with you about sleep. I'm still not sure why more than two cups of coffee is not a good idea. Any clues?

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  3. I gave up coffee 5 years ago, then got reintroduced to it... I have to admit that smell of it brewing is an eye opener... When I stopped drinking it, I did not go thru the withdrawals that some say they have... and if all the coffee beans died, I think I could survive w/out it... Guess I am not a hard core coffee drinker like some...

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  4. KBF: I drank too much coffee in the '80s, and then gave it up for 13 years with no withdrawal pangs. Then, my wife re-introduced me to it and I now look for that cup first thing in the morning.

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  5. Coffee...

    Your post reminded me of one of my favorite Rodney Dangerfield bits:

    The doctor told my I was crazy.

    I demanded a second opinion!

    He said, "Okay,you're ugly too."

    Take care, JJ.

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  6. I think it's the same as most things...fine in moderation! I personally think that life is too short to give up all the things that make you happy. If you look forward to your first coffee of the day then have that coffee :-)..if you listened to all the advice then you would never eat or drink anything...in fact you would think twice about even breathing!

    C x

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  7. I think it's the same as most things...fine in moderation! I personally think that life is too short to give up all the things that make you happy. If you look forward to your first coffee of the day then have that coffee :-)..if you listened to all the advice then you would never eat or drink anything...in fact you would think twice about even breathing!

    C x

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  8. There are much worse things you could be doing than drinking coffee. For goodness sakes I believe there is no need to worry.
    I kind of like the tea myself. I do it off and on and I like all the flavors and the warmth of it.

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  9. Perhaps the middle way--everything in moderation?

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  10. #167 Dad: There was nobody better than Rodney!

    Carol: I absolutely agree.

    Jasmine: I am the last one to worry about coffee. I have been drinking it for years. However, this is the first time I can remember the medical profession praising coffee as a benefit. What changed?

    Galen: It does seem to work, doesn't it?

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  11. I love the smell of coffee in the morning. Unfortunately, I can only have two cups these days. More, and I turn into a shaking mess!! I could change to decaf, but what's the fun in that????

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  12. Judie: I should have only two cups and focus on the aroma. Now that would be moderation.

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  13. Oh don't get me started on coffee! I believe it may run through my veins. I am a total coffee (straight) nothing to take away it's lovely flavor. You are so right though, I've often wondered do I enjoy the smell more? Freshly brewed coffee wakes up the life of my party! Perhaps a person should design a machine that spills the aroma of coffee out around your room. But someone probably already did design it!

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  14. When I was in my 20's and 30's and even 40's I drank a pot of black mud everyday at work. It never messed up my sleep cycle. But I am only good for two cups these days. More if I have worked hard and need to sit down and relax with a good cup of coffee. I'll take coffee over liquor any day! All my grandsons love to drink it with milk, well maybe they like it because their mother tells them they are too young to drink it. Is there an age when someone is old enough to drink coffee?? I have heard of doctors recommending it for children with asthma. Our Chihuahua,Tinker, really pesters my husband for his morning coffee. He drinks it with milk and sugar. Is it bad for dogs??? Both my girls have been nipping at my husbands coffee for years and they aren't dead yet. Coffee is one of my favorite aromas. What was the question? LOL!

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  15. Karen: I'm with you, and you got me thinking. If I invent it, I promise you royalties.

    Ames: I admit I don't enjoy that Marine Corps black mud version like I used to, but I can't seem to do without those morning cups.

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  16. My limit is two cups a day! I may even have to switch to decaf. NO! I need that little punch in the morning, so I may do half and half! Getting older really can suck sometimes!!

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  17. you know - "they" say that Ben Franklin said "beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
    I take that to mean there is such thing as an acceptable vice as long as it doesn't cause you to cause harm to anybody else and your doctor hasn't given you a specific reason why it is bad for you (I think you aren't supposed to drink it if you have high blood pressure right?)
    I have tried twice to quit coffee and both times my entire family has suffered. I think that means it causes the world less harm if I indulge in a cup - but not three.

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  18. I was trying to remember the "why in moderation" bit. And I think I remember. Too much of a stimulant wears out your adrenal glands. Your adrenals are in charge of your fight or flight response - so you need them to work in bursts. But if you introduce stress through caffeine, or sugar, or some other stimulant than your adrenals kick into action and you can deplete them - which over time causes other issues. A naturopath can give a more technical answer.

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