is coffee good for the health?

coffee - good or bad???
Philippines
February 16, 2007 9:30pm CST
every morning when i wake up., i always make a cup of coffe for myself., to make me feel alive and awake., but don't you think too much coffe is bad?! what do you think are the reasons?! well, for me i just can't sleep when i drink coffee., but to others what would it do to you?! what are the other effects coffee may give to us?! and does it also have its advantages for our body and health?! do you think drinking it everyday could be a great help for us?! what nutrients can we get from it...
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@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I don't know that coffee really has any nutrients, and if you add sugar and creamer you are getting unhealthy additives. I thought I needed coffee every morning, but when my doctor told me to cut caffeine, I did with no problem. Now I may have a cup of half-caf every two or three weeks. There are many problems that caffeine can cause. Mine was cysts, and at the end of the month I have to go back to the doc and make sure that I have taken to proper steps to get rid of them.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
really?! thanks friend for that helpful idea and information... you really help me alot... i owe you so much for that...
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• Canada
17 Feb 07
Coffee is not good for health, infact tea is good for health.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
what do you think is that so my friend??? i guess both of them got caffeine., right?! thanks
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@ebo_bro (190)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
yes tea do have caffeine but the amount is alot smaller compared to a coffee. its like you can drink a dozen cups of tea and the amount of caffeine you consumed is no way near to a cup of coffee. have you ever heard of someone being a tea addict?
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i guess iam my friend... thanks =)
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@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
Those coffees that are chemically produced are definitely bad to our health, but other coffees are good, it has an anti-oxidant components that is beneficial to our body. If you are very conscious about your health, how about try to drink tea instead?
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
yes i do also drink tea my friend., and thanks for the helping., its alot of help!!! thank you
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@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
I used to be a coffee drinker too when I was still working as a System Programmer, it helps me to keep awake during overnight duties, but after I read several facts about coffee, I started to quit moderately (yes, it's addictive).
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
yes friend., it surely is,,,... thank you
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• India
17 Feb 07
Of course, coffee is good if it's in limit.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
thanks my friend... evrything always got its limits
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
from old days alot of people say that coffee is bad for heallth becasue it can increase your nerveousness and can get you addicted but now lots of scientific study correct this myth. actually coffee is good for your health but of course with the right amount of intake. coffee contains antioxidants that can lessen the rate of aging. it fight the free radicals in our body and can help our psych awake. you know what, i have a friend who always drinks coffee everymorning and if you will look at her she looks younger than her age.. i guess that is one of the effect of coffe on her.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
yes ive heard about the anti oxidants coffee have to fight the free radicals of our body... and im glad you also did let me know more about it.. thanks friend
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
Yes I do the same for the same reason, oh yes too much coffee is bad for you, it is the caffine in the coffee that is bad for you, it does not keep me awake if I have coffee when I want to go to bed but then it all depends on how much coffee you consume but some other people do have this problem, with coffee and so normally have a cup of tea or something else like chocolate. I do not think that there are any nutrients in drinking coffee it but there must be some addatives as so many people are addicated to it including myself.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
heheheh me too my friend kath... nweiz thanks for a wonderful response..
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
17 Feb 07
In excess, coffee can be bad for you because of the caffeine content. Most physicians and nutrition guides recommend limiting caffeine intake. However, a couple cups of coffee per day isn't going to hurt you- in fact, it could even help you. Coffee has antioxidants and flavonoids in it that can help prevent cancer and some other diseases. So go ahead and drink up.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
thanks friend., i will., but not too much., bcoz now i know the effects it gives us...
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@xelissa (777)
• New Zealand
17 Feb 07
Coffee has caffine so its best not to drink TOO much, maybe 2-4 cups a week would be okay I guess, but its really hard to get to bed after you drink coffee, which gives you high sugar blood levels which makes you active and makes it that much more difficult to fall asleep. You may have heard this info before, but hope this helps
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
it really helps friend bcoz i really don't know it could higher our blood levels... now maybe ill just make myself get you to not drinking coffee that much... thanks friend
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@ela2pso (364)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
it is perhaps but if youre taking it much than the regular.... i think that is the time that it will going to be harmful.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
really friend?! maybe ill just drink it not than often., right?! thanks for the idea friend
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
When you talk coffee, you have to talk caffeine, unless you are drinking decaf which is a different story (reading other threads decaf involves chemicals in most brands, gods!). So the question is: What is the effect of caffeine on the brain and how is that effecting you? (Chocolate is in this category also cause chocolate contains caffeine). Caffeine is a stimulant to the brain - that's why you feel high, or hyper, it wakes you up. But with all stimulants they wear off and when this happens you can feel lower than you felt before the caffeine, or chocolate fix. Continuous cups of coffee - like our 20 a day addict - I don't want to think what's going on there. If this person wanted to give up he/she would need to ease down on those cups per day to ensure a full-on withdrawal does not take him/her to the abyss. Withdrawal from caffeine usually results in migraines or to a lesser degree headaches. As you have explored coke and sodas have caffeine and guess who's drinking them like there's no tomorrow - kids. And there seems to be a growing incidents of depression in teenagers which could be directly linked to caffeine in their diets. Once upon a time - many moons ago, kids were not allowed to have coffee (parent's rules), and I guess this is why. So it's great to get the high, but be aware of the fall.
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
thanks for that my friend... il sure do be aware of the fall coffee might give me., thanks for a nic information that could really give me some kick of whats really coffee be about...thanks friend
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
well, i really believe taking too much coffee can have an effect on your health in the long run because it contains caffeine... and i don't think caffeine is good for health... so far, i never heard of anybody telling me about the nutrients contain in the coffee... may be it doesn't contain any nutrients at all... i don't know... :-)
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
thanks for your comment friend., and maybe yes and no with the nutrient content., me either don't know much about that
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
jelaichie it would be awesome if this question to be answered by a panel of doctors or so called professionals, because really. This is a good question. If we had to live by what we're told my lord we would'nt eat or drink anything. I laugh at these people that say they can't drink coffee before bed because the caffeine keeps them up,so what do they do they have a cup of cocoa or a cup of tea, well HELLO hot chocolate and tea have just as much caffeine in them as coffee. All I know is when I die I seriously doubt it'll be because I drank 5or 6 cups of coffee that day. Eat Drink and Be Happy !!!Grandmaof2
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i sure hope some professionals would participate here my friend... but seriously., you're right., eat drink and be happy!!! thats life... thanks friend
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@buenavida (7600)
• Sweden
17 Feb 07
I am not sure about any nutrients but I have heard that it can benefit our large intestine in some way. I always buy ecological coffee, to avoid the pesticides used in ordinary coffee and I have heard from some experts that more than four cups a day is harmful for us. Filter coffee is better than cooked, the fats that coffee contain stay in the filter - hopefully - and do not harm us. The coffee is rusted so the fats must be bad for us. Well, just continue to enjoy your morning coffee. But you could of course start your day with fresh fruits and wait a while with the coffee.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
what are ecological coffee my friend??? really does it really helps our large intestines... well thats good, i know., and also as well as bad... thank you friend...
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 Feb 07
I think we all know that too much coffee is bad for us - but it is so yummy! I make a point of having only 3/4 small cups a day, and definitely no coffee after 4pm, because it would stop me getting to sleep. I would drink tea at night if possible.
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
nie idea you got there my friend., but me i always drinks more than 3 cups a day... maybe got addisted to it.. thanks
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• India
17 Feb 07
well drinking in a limited amount is good. but as all of us knows excess of anything is harmful.as much i know is produce antioxidants in bodywhich are harmful.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
thank my friend for another great idea and information
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@ashapy (2)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
a recent commercial of nescafe says that drinking coffee is good for your health.. but as for me my heart palpitates when i drink coffee.. maybe theres a diffrent reaction for every person it may be good for you and bad for others.;-)
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
i guess so too., evry person have diffrent kinds of reaction towards drinking a coffee... and palpitation of the heart is a reaction for you... anyway, thanks my friend for the space and idea you've given me
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• India
17 Feb 07
i think drinking too much coffe is Not good for health . but if ur addected u can't leave drinking coffee......... i am too addected to coffee
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
me either.. thanks my friend
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
well...if you're a coffee drinker chances are you've heard heard somebody will say the coffee is harmful to your health...but there's a new research indicates thatdrinking few cups of coffee each day may actually lower your risk for certain diseases...moderate amount of coffee up tp 5 cups per day may lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson and Alzeihmers. In addition it's a good source of antioxidants which is the battle cancer-causing free radicals. So i think you don't have to give up your morning coffee..however the researchers also found that the positive effects of drinking coffee no longer can be seen in folks who drink more than 5 cups a day, so it's important to moderate your intake....To promote good health serious coffee drinkers should watch out for hidden caffeine such as tea, chocolate and soda to avoid too much caffeine. Get plenty of fruits and veggies. Get enough calcium intake and Vitamin D for caffeine affects the amout of calcium our body absorbs which may cause osteoporosis. of course, we shoul also engage in regular exercise.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
thanks for the big help my friend... you have so many ideas and information instore for me.. and i thank you for all of these things., it helped me alot to know mmore of the effects and nutrients that i may get from coffee..thanks my friend for a well given informaiton...
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@heartie (59)
• United States
17 Feb 07
coffee is definitely not good for health...but taking limited cups per weeks may be normal..caffine is not good for health...It is best to avoid coffee.. i never had offee or tea in my life... while comparing coffee with tea...tea is kinda okay...Some one says tea has sme health bebefits tooo....... i heard that it contains some agents that pretend to stimulate the nerve cells...but it is not actually doing it... better stop taking more caffine
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
yeah a little coffe won't be that of any harm., right?! thanks friend for your response and time... thank you... like your idea.. and helped me more
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@Razzles (391)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Anything in excess is not good. I usually have a couple of cups of coffee a day. I do know that too much coffee is not good for your heart. It speeds up the heart rate and the heart has to work harder. My husband has been drinking decaffeinated coffee which is better for you, but it doesn't give me the lift I need from regular coffee. Also, any coffee can stain your teeth.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
thanks friend., yes you're right., too much of evryhting and anything., is not good for you... thanks for the opinion and a nice response my friend...
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