Drinking coffee? What benefits does it give you?

@kewlme (163)
Philippines
September 4, 2011 12:43am CST
I love drinking coffee but the main purpose why I love drinking it is to wake me up especially if I need to do important things or I did not get enough sleep. However, when I went to a trip with my friends, they also love coffee but I was amazed that they drink coffee to make them sleep and they can drink from morning up to night time. This make me wonder if coffee is really to wake up your senses or what? Dear mylotters, based on your own experience why do you need to drink coffee? Appreciate if you can share your experiences or reason why you love to drink coffee.
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• India
4 Sep 11
coffee is the worlds most popular addiction. drinking coffee every morning helps me get out of the sleepy mood and concentrate on my work and studies. coffee has large content of Caffine which stimulates the mind and helps concentrate on work.
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@kewlme (163)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
Thanks for sharing! We are the same that we drink coffee to wake us up but I did not know that this is the world's most popular addiction. Was this based on a research?
• India
4 Sep 11
yes,off course it is based on a research carried out world wide...Caffeine is the most addicted substance in the world
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
I drink coffee mainly because I like how it tastes. In the morning, I drink a cup to warm my tummy. I also drink it to make me wake me up. Instant coffee (even if it has caffeine) doesn't have that effect anymore. I can drink this kind of coffee anytime of the day. However, brewed coffee has that stimulating effect. Perhaps, it is because the caffeine in it is stronger. So, I dare not drink brewed coffee before going to bed.
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
I agree! Coffee is really good to the tummy especially when you are feeling cold. Bad thing is, I am not allowed to drink to much of this anymore because of my GERD. _
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
**too much
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
Too bad girl_thinking! You are missing a lot.
@ferritic (83)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
Kewlme, Greeting! I love drinking coffee period. I drink coffee because of the aroma and taste. Having perks and benefits from this drink is just the side dish. I drink a lot of coffee 8 to 10 cups a day. Any coffee i can manage to drink even at bedtime but fortunate enough to sleep if I want to. So what are the advantages of coffee? here goes: 1) Aroma - your sense of smell will be tingling with great sensation when you have a good coffee with good aroma. To release the aroma, coffee should reach a temperature of 100 Deg. Centigrade. Coffee brewed at high elevation does not have aroma for water boils at less than 100 deg. Centigrade at higher elevation. 2) Coffee is diuretic. Coffee makes your bladder contracts and release urine. It is good because you will excrete toxins frequently through urine. Be sure to get plenty of water. For every cup of coffee you must drink additional 2 cups of water just to compensate your frequent urination or else you become dehydrated. Drinking at least 4 cups of coffee a day will decrease your chance of having a prostrate cancer by 33%. 3) It is good stimulant. Actually coffee is a type of toxin. By self preservation, our body will make our heart pump faster carrying a lot of blood within our system thus making us more alert. Coffee will make our blood acidic and thus thickens the viscosity of the blood. Coffee should be taken not on empty stomach but after a meal to aid in the digestion of the meal. Currently scientists are figuring out how to stimulate those who are comatose and they are using coffee to stimulate our pineal gland (center of the brain needs adrenalin) to activate once again the brain and awakens the patient. The coffee serves as toxins, excites the adrenal gland creating adrenalin and later jump starting the pineal gland. 4) it used as laxative for those with constipation problem, 5) Used in tanning the skin., 6) Coffee taken black (without sugar and cream) serves as antioxidant and antiaging. 7) drink with minimal calories, non fattening. Sugar and cream makes coffee drinker fat not the coffee itself. and lastly 6) it promotes social communication, you can talk about any topic under the sun but the best is when your are sipping a hot coffee, savoring the aroma, tasting the goodness and feeling the energy while you share your thoughts. Coffee anyone? Very truly yours, Ferritic
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Actually coffee, specifically caffeine is a stimulant. It could make you alert in a moment. But regarding with the case on your friends, they may not anymore sensitive to caffeine anymore. They may need a stronger effect of a stimulant so that they could get awake in a busy mode of their lives. I do not drink coffee because I just don't like it. However, I drink alternatives like softdrinks. I also eat chocolates just to have a stimulant.
@jeztrose (1406)
• Philippines
10 Sep 11
just like you guys i also drink coffee to make me feel more alive whenever i feel sleepy..and i guess that's the good thing about it..well drinking coffee is not bad but drinking of it too much might cause us to be addictive to it.so for me i am limiting myself to drink coffee 1-2 cups a day only..hhehe
@conbill (369)
• United States
4 Sep 11
Coffee is one of my favorite beverages. I also drink it befe going to bed so I can sleep and in the morning t wake up. I think over the years I have become addicted to the caffiene. If I don't drink at least 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day I get terrible migraines.
@youless (87495)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Sep 11
In fact coffee is nice. However, I dare not to drink it often since I am afraid I will be sleepless at night. It does work for me so well:) On the contrary, you can regard it as an advantage. Yes, the coffee does give me enough energy and I will feel refreshed for a whole day. I love China