Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Fernandosaurusrex wrote:But coffee is still good, right?
The latest studies I have read indicate coffee is good stuff. One nutritionist I read states it is a "super food". The problem with coffee and/or caffeine is that it is easily abused.
1) whatever medical category you are, alcoholic, tea totaling Catholic, mother of 4, etc. coffee makes your liver numbers better. So a coffee drinking alcoholic has better liver function than a non coffee drinking alcoholic.
2) Stress on kidneys --> kidney burn out. It is true that coffee can elevate your blood pressure, and that can lead to excess stress on kidneys resulting in premature burn out. But a 16 oz coffee daily has been shown to have negligible effects on kidney health. So if you use caffeinated soap in the shower, a 20 oz latte at breakfast, a 16 oz with lunch, and a coca-cola with dinner, yeah, you're kidneys will be in trouble.
Bottom line : coffee in moderation is excellent! The over 500 carcinogens have no effects. Your liver numbers will be better! You may want to stay hydrated as coffee increases urination. But coffee? Nectar of the Godz!!!
Thank goodness, my last remaining addiction is good for me!
I love strong, black coffee (dark roast, which is apparently healthier as less acidic than lighter roasts!)
But I shall draw the line at caffeinated soap, it must taste awful !