This is from Health Science Institute newsletter. It doesn't say anything about decaf. I try to watch caffeine intake, due to its stimulating effect on the adrenals. This can weaken the adrenals.
Coffee lovers -- I've got another one for you. Or I should say "us."
A few days ago I told you about coffee's apparent protective effects against Alzheimer's disease. That alone is plenty enough reason to enjoy a cup or two each day.
Now, new research from China reveals another potential health benefit.
Researchers matched coffee intake with cases of diabetes in more than 2,300 middle-aged subjects. Results showed that the higher the coffee intake, the lower the fasting glucose levels.
More specifically, just one cup of coffee per week reduced type 2 diabetes risk by one-third, and one-to-six cups per week reduced risk my more than half.
Researchers don't know why coffee might have this very beneficial effect, but they speculate the magnesium content might play a role. Magnesium has been shown to help control blood sugar and curb insulin resistance.
Personally, I love this news! Especially since I'm sitting in a Starbucks as I'm typing this.
And, by the way, if you're thinking, "Coffee? China?" The answer is: "Yes, China." Apparently the Chinese are making the switch from tea and starting to really love their coffee. Currently, there are more than 750 Starbucks in China. I found one when I was in Shanghai for less than an hour!
I wonder if this is all coming from the coffee industry? The majority of americans I know drink 2 cups or more of coffee a day.
My grandfather has Alzheimer's and he would drink a pot of coffee every morning and my wife's grandmother drank a lot of coffee. You'd think that countries like Brazil that consume even more coffee than Americans would have lower Alzheimer's diseases, but I don't think this is true. Only place I've ever heard has lower cases is in India and the average indian doesn't drink coffee.
My mother is diabetic and addicted to coffee. She drinks about 2-3 cups a day and if she doesn't have it in the morning, she'll have withdraw symptoms and has a headache.
I know a dozen people addicted to coffee who are either diabetic or have Alzheimer's , so I'm not really buying this. The one study I read once said you have to drink 10 cups or something crazy for it to even show a remotely difference.
There are several articles indicating that coffee can prevent diabetes.
Maybe so, but when you know a dozen people who drink coffee every day and are still diabetic, then I don't see it offering much protection. Then again the majority of people who drink coffee add sugar and milk.
I read the article and it said you have to drink at least 4 cups of coffee, so to me that says drink 5 cups of coffee and it protects 50%? What LOL
"the UCLA School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, show that women who drink at least four cups of coffee a day are less than half as likely to develop diabetes as non-coffee drinkers."
So if I drink 5 cups of coffee I would have a less than 50/50 chance of gettting it. I mean that to me is not a reason to drink coffee when you are only a little bit less than half likely to not develop diabetes.
I think coffee drinkers justify how good coffee is for them, just like I do with wine Or it's the coffee industry...
Drink Filtered Coffee - Unfiltered varieties (such as expresso and French-pressed) contain diterpenes and other compounds that can increase the risk of heart disease. And drink it in moderation: coffee can increase blood pressure and arterial stiffness, and drinking more than six cups per day increases cholesterol and boosts blood levels of heart-damaging homocysteine by as much as 10 percent.
Coffee is not known to directly affect blood sugar in diabetics... thats why it is allowed. I ve never seen a corelation. But the overall effect of lots of coffee I do think can be an issue.
The more you take in of one item the less you take in of other nutritive items. Seems to me if you keep pounding pounding pounding one metabolic pathway it could eventually get stressed, and other pathways are neglected that need nutriative input.
I know it gives me diarrhea and pretty intense gut rumbling so whats up with that? unless I have a starbucks mocha (loaded with sugar and god only knows what) that I can tolerate and it gives me a buzz too. Its my long haul driving punch.