Coffee an Elixir of Life?

@celticeagle (158423)
Boise, Idaho
April 2, 2024 2:55pm CST
I answered coffee in a question as to which I would drink for life coffee or tea. I like tea but, oh! I love a tasty latte. Coffee is known to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Many different health benefits are in coffee. These benefits are compounds called antioxidants. Oxidation is stress on your body caused by free radicals. This oxidation is one of the mechanisms that is behind aging. There are serious conditions that these cause like heart disease and cancer. Coffee is said to out rank even vegetables and fruits and is the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet. That is on average since its intake is so common that it out does that of fruit and vegetables. One particular study in 2012 of coffee consumption in 402,260 people between the ages of 50-71 showed that those who drank more coffee were significantly less like to die during the 12-13 year study period. So, when you treat yourself to a cup of coffee you are also giving your body many other powerful beneficial compounds.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer#People%20Who%20Drink%20Coffee%20Are%20Less%20Likely%20to%20Die%20Than%20Those%20Who%20Don%E2%80%99t
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@marguicha (214968)
• Chile
2 Apr
I love coffee. But I donĀ“t drink it for healthy reasons. I tend not to trust when doctors say to do this or that as eating goes. I eat what I like and in reasonable amounts. My body usually tells me when to stop.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I like it at times. Had been drinking tea when I was sick. I just can't seem to find a coffee flavor that I like.
@besweet (9873)
• Ireland
2 Apr
I love coffee too. Had to stop for a long time due to reflux but I can tolerate the filtered coffee again. I add a little chocolate on top and it's the perfect combination! However it's not recommended for people with sensitive stomach, high blood pressure and overactive thyroid.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I only have one cup a day when I have it. Some people are more sensitive to it than others.
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@besweet (9873)
• Ireland
7 Apr
@celticeagle I have two cups usually, I really enjoy the taste. Yes it's true some people are mlore sensitive.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
@besweet ........Yes, it is. I might have a second if it were good tasting.
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@much2say (53803)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Apr
I drink both (green tea during the week, coffee on weekends)! I would take either for life!
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I like to have options.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Apr
@much2say ........Boring!
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@much2say (53803)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Apr
@celticeagle Yep. We're lucky we don't have to be stuck having a single type of drink for life!
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@kaylachan (57191)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Apr
Maybe I should consider drinking coffee more often.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
@kaylachan ........I either find it bitter or not strong enough. I keep trying.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
Just make sure you choose a good brand.
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@kaylachan (57191)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr
@celticeagle I'm a wiredo. I like name brand Foldgers.... decaf.
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@sabtraversa (12746)
• Italy
2 Apr
Just like chocolate! Coffee reminds me of chocolate, after all they're both 'beans' and grow in tropical climates. They're also relatively rich in caffeine. I guess coffee can be healthy as long as you don't add sugar, so I have it bitter or with some milk in the morning because waking up to something that tastes like poison ain't fun.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
And one makes the other better. Do you notice that?
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@sabtraversa (12746)
• Italy
7 Apr
@celticeagle Definitely, I love mocha coffee!
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
@sabtraversa ........I do too.
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@Kandae11 (53678)
2 Apr
Coffee also has caffeine which is bad for those suffering from anxiety and high blood pressure. The acid in it could also worsen digestive issues.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
Some are more sensitive to it.
@RebeccasFarm (86118)
• United States
3 Apr
Yes it is..it is full of life and I love it.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
Nice way to start the day.
@jstory07 (134206)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Apr
That is good that drinking coffee gives you other good benefits.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I think so too.
@wolfgirl569 (94524)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Apr
I prefer tea and usually drink green tea. It is very healthy also
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I drink a lot of that in the summer.
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• United States
7 Apr
I love coffee. I look forward to that first cup every morning
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I would look forward to it too if I could only find one I liked.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Apr
@Marilynda1225 ........I am just too picky I guess.
• United States
8 Apr
@celticeagle Hope you find a coffee you like. I've been drinking Folgers for years.
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@Deepizzaguy (94151)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Apr
Thank you for sharing the information on the benefits of drinking coffee.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
You're welcome.
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@LindaOHio (155139)
• United States
3 Apr
I haven't had my daily cup since hubby has been in the hospital/rehab. I don't know if he will be able to make me a cup when he comes home.
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@celticeagle (158423)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr
I sure hope so.
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• Mechelen, Belgium
23h
I too am a big coffee fan. However I read somewhere that too large amounts of coffee are not good for your health, which is why I alternate with tea, both green and black. Moderation is always the best approach. Also recommended on hot summer days: sparkling water with a dash of apple cider vinegar. From what I heard it's very healthy as well. Tastes a bit like lemonade, but sour instead of sweet.