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I drink 6 cups of coffee a day and

I don't think it's that bad. Better than drinking alcohol. Is there really any proof out there that caffeine is bad for you?

Mon. May 1, 1:05pm

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I assume your coffee is caffeinated. There are several articles about caffeine and its effects on the body. Here is one about hydration and bone loss. There is another one about the general effects (short and long term) which you might find interesting. I'll include it in the next message.

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Monday, May 01, 2006, 1:26 PM

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Here is an article about the general effects of caffeine.

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Monday, May 01, 2006, 1:27 PM

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good for you!

More and more research is pointing towards the BENEFITS of regular coffee. High in anti-oxidants, may prevent development of Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes, increases energy and alertness, among other things.
Some myths: it won't dehydrate you. It has a mild diuretic effect, but you still have a net gain of fluid (for coffee, like any drink, is primarily water).
For MOST people it will not cause cardiac arrythmias (alcohol is worse for that)

So, enjoy your coffee, as I do, as long as it's not laden with cream and sugar!
Cheers! Deb

Monday, May 01, 2006, 3:21 PM

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I say watch how you feel....caffiene affects each of us differently. I recently increased my coffee intake from 4 -8 cups ( I love the taste of coffee!) a day and I noticed that my chest hurt, my hands were shaking and I was having trouble sleeping. I started to feel really bad......I cut my coffee back to my usual level and feel much better.



Monday, May 01, 2006, 4:40 PM

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i drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day and most of the time i feel fine/great. . . but i do notice that if i have too much caffine early in the morning i feel nauseus or if i have more caffine than normal in a short period of time i get anxiety/shaky.

i agree with the posters who say listen to your body . . .only you know really what is okay for you.

so much research the last couple of years tells us things are good for us and then the next study shows it's bad for us and vice versa . . .i'm not listening to most of these studies anymore . . .anything and everything in moderation is key!!

Monday, May 01, 2006, 11:16 PM

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Coffee does stain teeth. But I drink my fair share too. (One or two large lattes per day.) I have recently started getting my teeth cleaned every 6 months so the coffee stains should be gone. (Yay!)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 11:46 AM

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one sugesstion for the coffee stains is chew a gum like trident white after you drink coffee. I do it to get rid of the stinky coffee breath and so i dont get coffee stains. So far so good!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 3:24 PM

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Here's the Mayo Clinic's opinion on coffee and its health benefits / costs. Enjoy!

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Thursday, May 04, 2006, 3:12 AM

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Another concern is how you make your coffee...purists (like myself) will grind their own beans and put them through a french press...this releases the oils in the bean (you cna see it on the suface of the coffee) and has been shown to increase cholesterol. The more processed the beans, the less cholesterol. So instant coffee will have the least, etc.

Friday, May 05, 2006, 8:11 AM

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In my opinion, the coffee bean comes from a fruit. How can it possibly be bad? I sweeten mine with stevia and use a little soy milk.

Friday, May 05, 2006, 7:32 PM

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what does fruit have to do with it? Just because something is all natural doesn't mean it's ideal for human consumption. I'm not judging coffee, just your logic.

Friday, May 05, 2006, 10:37 PM

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right on!

As my mother always says " Well dog s*** and rattlesnake venom are all natural, doesn't mean I want any!" That always makes me laugh. Many poisons and toxins come from natural substances. I prefer logic, research and a healthy skepticism. Thanks to the poster with Mayo Clinic link! Deb

Monday, May 08, 2006, 7:52 PM

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to the 8:11 am poster-only animal products contain cholesterol. Coffee is not an animal product, therefore it does not contain ANY cholesterol. However, the cream or milk we put in our coffee does contain cholesterol. I am confused-I don't understand how you can say instant coffee would have the least cholesterol since it has none.

Monday, May 08, 2006, 10:15 PM

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How about toxicity?

Drinking coffee isn't horrible, per se. It's the fact that most coffee drinkers don't drink it IN ADDITION TO the water you need to consume to help your body function optimally and get rid of the toxicity that is released as you lose weight. The naturopathic doctor I work with recommends 1/2-1 ounce of water per pound you weigh per day. Most of us have a lot of work to do getting to that level.

Monday, May 08, 2006, 10:54 PM

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I like my coffee

Yes, I drink the equivalent of oh, say, 48 oz. of coffee a day. (that's six eight-ouncers.) what bothers me about it is, the caffeine "kick" doesn't last very long and since I avoid adding sugar and cream, the taste starts to bother me. Then drinking as much water as you're supposed to on top of it? I already pee waaaaay too much for that to be feasible. And without it, my energy is nill. I honestly can't function without it. Can't be good.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006, 12:14 AM

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coffee beans don't contain cholesterol, they contain oils which will raise cholesterol levels.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006, 9:29 AM

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