Is Coffee a bad thing?

@Kat4676 (474)
United States
August 5, 2008 2:35pm CST
I have a lot of friends and relatives telling me "You drink too much coffee, you should drink tea instead". The problem I run into is that I don't drink more than 4-5 cups of coffee a day and drink tea or water the rest of the time. They try to tell me coffee will stunt my growth... It hasn't yet and I am 32 and been drinking coffee since I was 4. Tea may be more healthy but, it just doesn't wake me up in the mornings like coffee does. I have no problem with tea, there just aren't a lot of teas out there that I like. The ones I do like are mostly seasonal, go figure lol.
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Like you, I also drink coffee usually after a meal about twice a week, lunch time in particular. And I only get to do this here in the office, In fact, I have just eaten my lunch which consisted of rice and viand and I just drank coffee, too. I also did this yesterday. I do agree that some people find it weird but personally, I really don't care. My primary reason for drinking coffee after lunch time is to have adequate fluids in my body and I usually do this when my viand is dry or without soup. Several months ago, my officemate mentioned a recent study about the positive effects of drinking hot beverage after a meal. In the study, it states that coffee dissolves fatty particles ingested or eaten and helps flush away fats. So, it should be good to the health somehow. However, just yesterday, I read one mylotter's post regarding a cancer update. Included in the foods to be hot on the list which is not good for a cancer patient or to prevent cancer, one should take caution in drinking coffee, among others. So I guess I will have to reduce my intake of coffee these days. Prevention is better than cure and it may cost less, right?!
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@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I drink coffee everyday :D I never heard that before about coffee being bad for cancer patients. I will be looking into that very soon. It may get my eyes open on the "too much coffee" thing :)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
a glass 0f c0ffe in the m0rning is fine acc0rding t0 many,but f0r us wh0 l0ve c0ffee s0 much,1 cup is just n0t en0ugh![LOL]..have a minimum of 3 cups 0f c0ffee a day when im h0me..and maximum 0f 6 cups.hahaha!..can't help it,c0ffee is just s0 great..the best stimulant ever[f0r me]..hehehehe!.anyway tea is really g00d,but i d0nt get t0 enj0y it whenever i have 0ne...lol!
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@Kat4676 (474)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Coffee is an excellent stimulant lol! I honestly don't believe that it stunts the growth tho as I am female and almost 5'7" lol. Cheers!
@ronpins (40)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
hello kat, Coffee is not at all bad to health. It even has health benefits. At least 4-5 cups a day is fine, and maybe beyond that like 6-7 cups is already too much.
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• Alexandria, Virginia
5 Aug 08
i drink 1-2coffee cups a day
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