4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

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    Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the contrary. The caffeinated drink is more than just a mood-stabilizer and morning savior. Among its many health benefits, researchers have linked it a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease and suggest it’s a worthy defender against cirrhosis of the liver.


    Critics of the beloved bean juice have long maintained that coffee is bad for the heart, and considering too many cups tend to make people jittery, that rationale has gone mostly unchallenged. However, a new study published in PLOS Biologyargues that there is an optimum amount of coffee intake that will maintain a healthy heart. “We’ve disproved what doctors have told your grandma: Don’t drink coffee if you have a heart problem,” study co-authors Joachim Altschmied, Ph.D. and Judith Haendeler, Ph.D., told Inverse.
    4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee | Inverse

    Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. :5_1_12024:

    That's right.........the world is finally working my way! :hyper:

    See that? I AM doing something right. Oh, yeah.
     
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    I gotta up my coffee game!
     
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    Shoot...................I learned about the benefits of coffee on my first deployment in the Navy. Been a certified bean addict ever since.
     
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    It isn't my heart that coffee messes with, it's my belly. :(
     
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    If I drink that much coffee I’d have to cut down on my meth.
     
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    ? heart burn?
     
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    Nope. Wrong end. :p
     
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    caffeine can act as a diuretic-------WHAT ELSE?
     
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    I don't think it's simply the caffeine that causes me problems. I have the same issues with decaf coffee, but don't have them with tea.

    I like coffee, and used to drink it a lot, but the digestive issues are not worth it anymore. And actually, I've read that coffee doesn't act as a diuretic until you drink a goodly amount. On the other hand, it is supposed to increase peristalsis. That seems like the likely cause of my problems. :dunno:
     
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    Which is why I always stop at my 5th cup. For awhile. I'm sorry. Coffee is awesome.
     
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