I have been brewing this post for a few days. So this morning after roasting from bed, I decided today was the day that I will spill the beans.
I have been drinking coffee for the past 37 years. On few occasions, my doctor warned me to stay away from my must-have-to-waking-up cup of freshly brew. However I felt guilty to swallow my steaming Java.
But still, I indulged! I remember doc asked me how much I drank and I honestly told him 1 or 2 cups a day. It never crossed my brain that a cup was a cup. When you go to your favorite coffee place, do you ask for a cup of coffee meaning you want ONE cup! No you asked for a large coffee or in my case extra large coffee, it comes in a cup that is big enough to hold the hot stuff, right?
These days, I drink 1 mug, it contain 3 and a half cup. My compromise is that I don't drink any more than that and NEVER past noon or I turned into an owl at night and can't sleep. Once in a while, when I drink soft drink, I'll have a diet caffeine free Coke. I'm that dedicated to stay away from caffeine.
During all these year I never questioned myself about why is it bad? Or is it really bad!
Last weekend, I was reading a magazine (CSANews – Summer 2015) and there was an article title “Longevity and coffee” my first thought was “oh shit how many years did I cut off my life!” So I started to read the article. I was shocked it stated: “there could be huge health benefits to drinking coffee... so much so, that it can even extend your life!” Say WHAT???? 37 years of GUILTY drinking my cup of Joe and it might be good for me. I had to read more.
From serious studies, it seems to prove that coffee can:
Reduce vascular disease;
Lower the risks of cancer;
Prevent Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia;
Mitigate diabetes and obesity
Now that is what I call Coffee perks so I continue my research on the net and finally found this graph (at http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2012/9/Protective-Effects-Of-Coffee/Page-01):
This was enough to get the aftertaste of Guilt out of my favorite cup of morning elixir. Cheers you all!