Either I was right all along or there's just some truth to the idea that given enough time and money scientists and researchers will spend their lives contradicting each other. After years of getting a bad wrap for it's dehydrative and hyperactive side effects, my good friend coffee has turned from the dark side and is being hailed in a more attractive light. In fact it's now practically considered a health food.
According to a recent article in Forbes the antioxidants in coffee are loaded with health benefits and studies have linked coffee consumption to lowered rates of illnesses such as colon cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, Type II diabetes, and heart disease. Of course there's the flip side from the American Dietetic Society saying that diabetics should avoid excess caffeine due to the effects it has on glucose metabolism, but on the whole everyone seems to agree that moderate (2-3 cups / day) consumption of coffee can be a major plus.
Score one for the caffeineaholics!
10 months ago