Coffee Drinking

@jerryn (818)
United States
August 9, 2008 6:43am CST
I'm a coffee drinker and I recently heard from a co-worker that her doctor told her drinking at least 5 cups a day benefits you by warding off alzheimers disease. There's been a lot of pros and cons about drinking coffee but if it aids in the prevention of this horrible disease then I'm all for it. Think I'll have another cup. How about you? Are you a coffee drinker? Why or why not?
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5 responses
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Yeah, I guess drinking coffee has some benefits too. Like they say it has some antioxidants that would be beneficial to the body. It has its good and bad effects as every food or drink has when taken in excess. For me, one cup or two a week is fine. ;p
@jerryn (818)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Thanks for responding and well said. I agree there are pros and cons to drinking coffee just like any other beverage or foods.
@sunshinecup (7881)
9 Aug 08
No I have to stay off the caffeine. So far I have found no benefits from drinking coffee. It's hard on your nervous system and stomach. It can cause your heart to speed up and to have mood swings as well. I am very shocked a Doctor would suggest 5 cups a day when the general rule is no more than 2 at most. I would have to question this Doctor that gave such ill advice. Also it can take up to 10 hours for the caffeine from the coffee to leave your system, which can make it harder to fall asleep at night to get your minimum of 6 hours of recuperative sleep. A must for our bodies and brains.
@jerryn (818)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Thanks for your response. I agree java isn't for everyone. My co-worker brought the issue up with her doctor which is a good thing. I don't think a doctor would risk giving ill advice but I'm going to ask if her doctor is a coffee drinker. Historically, doctors are drinkers of coffee.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Aug 08
hi jerryn. i am also a great coffee drinker. i can consume at least 3 cups of it in a day. if this will really prevent us to have the alzheimers disease, then i will continue drinking. this is a nice information and i thank you for this. (neildc @ red/88/1526)
@jerryn (818)
• United States
16 Aug 08
You're welcome. It's refreshing to share good news. Thanks for participating in my discussion.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 08
Hi, is that right? I'm going to send this to my husband, who has been nagging me to stop drinking so much coffee! I used to drink up to 6 cups a day, but have cut down to 3. However, like you said, if it's going to prevent Alzheimers' , I'm going to continue enjoying my cuppas coffee!
@jerryn (818)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Can't say that I blame you for enjoying your daily java. I know I enjoy mine. I love to smell the aroma in the mornings. Hope your hubby stops nagging you.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
9 Aug 08
That may be true, but I also no know that coffee has cafein whch have addictive properties and could cause you irregular heart beat or even High blood pressure! so just watch out as you gazzle coffee everyday jerryn! LOL!
@jerryn (818)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Thanks for your response. I agree that caffiene has addictive properties so I switched to decaffienated coffee and make gourmet by using flavored creamers a long tme ago.