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Pros & Cons of Coffee Consumption

PROS AND CONS OF COFFE CONSUMPTION



PROS

COFFEE CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS AND A FEW DIETARY PROTEINS.



Research shows coffee consumption has reduces the risk of some diseases and ailments, including:

Parkinson's

Alzheimer's

Type 2 diabetes

Gallstones

Cancer - oral, esophageal and pharyngeal

Asthma attacks

Heart rhythm problems

Strokes

Cirrhosis of the liver

Caffeine increases the effectiveness of certain types of painkillers; act as a stimulant



GOOD FOR THE GARDEN: Used coffee grounds benefit many plants, adding nitrogen to the soil.



WOMEN who drank at lease 5 cups a day were 57% less likely to have estrogen receptor-negative cancers than those who drank less than a cup a day. Heavy coffee drinkers had 20% less risks of contracting any kind of breast cancer when age was taken into account.



MEN who drank at least 6 cups a day were 60% less likely than non-coffee drinkers to develop the most lethal form of prostate cancer. They were 20% less likely to develop any form of the disease. Men who drank 1-3 cups per day were 30% less likely to develop the deadliest form of prostate cancer.



BAD

EVEN THOUGH CAFFEINE CAN HAVE POSITIVE EFFECTS, OVERCONSUMPTION MAY CAUSE NEGATIVE RESULTS.

Negative effects may include:

Changes in sleep pattern

May cause auditory hallucinations

Hampers absorption of some minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, zinc and iron

Can raise blood pressure

Mild diuretic could lead to dehydration and a loss of vitamins B and C as well as calcium, iron and zinc

Can stain teeth

Acids can aggravate heartburn



ROASTING THE BEANS:

Coffee contains hundreds of compounds, some brought out during the roasting process; some brought out during the roasting process; some of the carcinogens produced by the high heat of roasting include cresote, pyrimidine, tars and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.



Coffee is among crops most heavily sprayed with pesticides.



AVERAGE CAFFEINE CONTENT PER CUP (IN MG):

Drip coffee 115-175

Expresso 100

Brewed 80-135

Instant 65-100

Decaf, brewed 3-4

Decaf, instant 2-3



POSSIBLE WEIGHT GAIN (CAL.):

Whipped cream (4 oz) 77

Mocha, caramel (per pump) 25

Sugar packet 15

Flavored creamer (1 Tbsp.) 15-35

Whole milk (2 Tbsp.) 18

Nonfat milk (2 Tbsp.) 11

Soy milk (2 Tbsp.) 17

Pros & Cons of Coffee Consumption

shared by Rsammy on May 21, 2013 in Food

Pros & Cons of Coffee Consumption

shared by Rsammy on May 21, 2013 in Food

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Coffee contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and few dietary proteins. Even thought caffeine can have positive effects, over consumption may cause negative results. See if the reward is worth the risk.
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