Coffee is good for you according to recent medical studies.
Oh can this be? This is definitely welcome news for all of us coffee fanatics.
Americans drink over 400 million cups of coffee each day. That’s a lot of coffee! The average coffee drinker enjoys 3.2 cups of coffee per day. What a relief to the vast legions of die-hard coffee consumers to find out the medical community is actually beginning to proclaim the health benefits of coffee.
In my book, this is a shift in coffee health sentiment. For so many years, the overwhelming message from the medical doctors has been a negative picture when it comes to coffee. Almost up there with cigarette smoking. I don’t know about you, but in my experience, those coffee warnings have been among the most frequent advice we hear from our doctors.
“Stop smoking“, “lose weight” and “you better cut back on that coffee drinking“. Right?
Well, have a look at this recent interview with Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld of “Sunday Health” on Fox News. (note: he talks about the flu for the first half of the video, skip ahead about half way through for the good coffee health news).
A recent Harvard Medical School study proclaims that coffee consumption is actually good for your health.
Perhaps a little less exuberant in its claim for the health benefits of coffee, a recent study conducted by the Harvard Medical School as discussed in this “Annals of Internal Medicine” article, “The Relationship of Coffee Consumption“, establishes that coffee consumption poses no measurable negative health effects.
The study concludes “Regular coffee consumption was not associated with an increased mortality rate in either men or women. The possibility of a modest benefit of coffee consumption on all-cause and CVD mortality needs to be further investigated.”
Hey, that’s pretty compelling for a conservative medical journal. Maybe a bit premature to start the “wonderful health benefits of the magical coffee bean” celebration, but definitely moving in the right direction.
It turns out there is a very high concentration of beneficial “antioxidants” present in the green (un-roasted) coffee bean. And we’ve all heard about the health benefit of antioxidants. Unfortunately, the traditional roasting process tends to diminish these antioxidant levels.
Here’s a company, Caffe Sanora, that has discovered a new way to roast coffee beans that preserves and maintains higher levels of these antioxidants.
I’ll have to try some Caffe Sanora natural antioxidant organic coffee and let you know how it tastes.
Long live the almighty coffee tradition. And long live those of us that drink coffee too!