The health benefits of drinking coffee

As a New Year’s resolution, Conor was contemplating decreasing his coffee intake. He really likes coffee; the smell, the taste. If you’re thinking of decreasing or even quitting coffee, here’s an interesting post by Conor on the health benefits of coffee.

In my opinion, 3-4 cups of coffee a day is fine. Coffee contains antioxidants and other properties that are good for your health. So, if coffee gives you pleasure and it tastes good and is also good for your health (when consumed in moderation), then perhaps think about not quitting but just reducing your intake.

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coffee Hmmm, good coffee, *

I drink coffee.  It helps me wake, it helps me focus.  It helps me write.

I love the smell.  (I don’t think I have ever had a coffee that tasted quite as good the smell.)  Coffee smells good.

On a good day, I’ll have 3.  On a tough day, where my concentration is not good, where I have been woken a few times during the night by my visiting daughter…  I’ll get up to 5.

And when its really bad…  I can make it to 7.

I drink expresso.  Here in Spain it’s called “Cafe solo”.  Sometimes I’ll go for a long black, in spanish “cafe americano”.

As I think about whether I should decrease my coffee drinking as part of my 2015 resolutions, I decided to do a quick study on the health effects of caffeine.

It looks like good stuff.  Maybe I should…

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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