Monday, August 11, 2008

Apparently coffee does everything but melt fat.

I knew it, I knew it! Coffee is a miracle drink, and Diet Coke is not far behind. Behold, the powers of caffeine...
  • Drinking caffeinated coffee might decrease your risk for Parkinson's disease
  • Drinking 4 to 6 cups of regular or decaf coffee a day might lower your risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes
  • Caffeine does not make you pee more
  • Caffeine does not increase the risk of heart attack
  • Caffeine does not contribute much to hypertension development
  • Caffeine does not cause pancreatic, kidney, liver, or breast cancer
  • Caffeine does not meaningfully contribute to bone loss
If it weren't storming biblically outside right now, I'd totally be on my way for my second large cup of the day.

Caffeinatedly yours,
Queenie

Thanks to Serious Eats for the summary of the NewYork Times article.

5 comments:

Ms. Graham said...

Wow--so coffee is the new health drink! I am sending this to all of my non-coffee-drinking pals. God bless coffee.

Zen Chef said...

Now I need another cup of coffee after reading this, and I don't care if it's 8:30pm! :-) And please tell me bacon is just as healthy and I'll be the happiest guy in New York. Haha.

By the way, always nice to 'meet' a fellow New yorker food blogger. I'll back around here. :-)

Meg Blocker said...

I always figure that as long as I crisp the bacon and render most the fat, it's super-healthy, pure protein.

Right?

Louisa Edwards said...

I miss coffee! Waaah...

Tom Aarons said...

Ten years ago, I thought the Japanese researchers were mad for saying that coffee was healthy. Or that it was one of those "must work harder" Japanese things. :)

But then western scientists started saying it too! And it's so convenient. This isn't bad for me... it's a health drink!

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