“Overall, research shows coffee is more healthful than harmful. For most, a lot of good comes from drinking it, more so than a lot of bad.” Tomas DePaulis, PhD states. In fact, drinking a few cups a day may be healthy according to Harvard’s Women’s Health Watch. People who drink coffee on a regular basis appear to acquire some advantages compared to those who don’t drink it at all. These benefits include but are not limited to: a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, reduced risk of gallstones, lower colon cancer risk, and reduced risk of parkinson’s. “I think on average, the consumption of caffeine probably does create a public health risk.” Dr. Jim Lane claims. “Coffee drinkers put themselves at greater risk of hear attack, stroke, or early death.” Health risks linked to coffee consumption include: worsening of PMS symptoms in some women, reducing fertility in women while trying to conceive, insomnia, anxiety, and irritability.
Tomas DePaulis, PhD, is a research scientist at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Coffee Studies. Dr. Jim Lane is a researcher at the Duke University Medical School. Both of their opinions are for the general public, anyone who’s interested in finding out about benefits, or risks of coffee drinking. They both give valuable information for any reader, the good and the bad. Both DePaulis’ and Lane’s research seems to agree with what their opinion is, both research opposes the other.
I love everything about coffee, the taste, the smell, and the effect. I hadn’t really thought about risks or advantages of drinking it until I had to start researching coffee. I found both sides to the research very interesting, and it’s definitely hard to know which one proves to be true, and which proves to be incorrect. I’m no scientist but as much as I love coffee I find it hard to believe there would be any risks in drinking it, and was a bit startled when I came across research to show health risks....
...Coffee and Positive HealthBenefits
May 18, 2010
Coffee is an excellent source of health and energy for many consumers worldwide. Coffee has been criticized for being solely a product of caffeine, but coffee has proven healthier than one would think with regard to its ability to fight diseases and promote longevity by protecting body cells, the liver, the colon, and the heart. Ninety percent of Americans consume caffeine every day (Brian, 2000). For those who once sacrificed their coffee drinking ways, the physical and mental advantages of coffee consumption are healthy and exciting.
The caffeine, in coffee has many effects on the body. Caffeine has a medical name of trimethylxanthine and a chemical formula of C8H10N4O2. In plain form, it is a white crystalized powder that has a bitter taste. People in the medical field use this substance as a heart stimulant and at times, a mild diuretic. In coffee or teas, the caffeine is used more recreationally as an energy booster. Caffeine is very addictive and acts in similar ways to drugs such as amphetamines, heroine, and cocaine. Although caffeine is much milder than these drugs, they manipulate similar channels of the brain resulting in their highly addictive qualities (Brian, 2000).
For example, caffeine and adenosine are drugs that act inside...
...Order : Topical Order
General Purpose : To inform
Specific Purpose : To inform my audience about the emotional and physical benefits of coffee
Central Idea : Coffee provides numerous healthbenefits which are contain antioxidant, improve cognitive performance and physical performance.
I. I believe there is something special in our little everyday moments, from that first wonderful sip of hot, milky coffee in the morning to those ten stolen minutes of me.
II. Not only does coffee taste good, it can stimulate my mind to refresh and relax.
III. Coffee stimulates your senses from its caffeine content which stimulates metabolism and supports mental alertness and concentration.
IV. Coffee may hydrate you beside its advantage of relaxing.
a. Because water is the main ingredient in a cup of coffee, it helps you work towards your daily water needs and is practically free of calories.
V. Coffee refreshes you with its wealth of polyphenols.
a. Polyphenols are nutrients that help maintain your body in good health over time.
VI. Today I would share with you guys about the three major healthbenefits of coffee - coffee and antioxidants, coffee and your mind and coffee and your body....
 Reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Several studies comparing moderate coffee drinkers (about 2 cups a day) with light coffee drinkers (less than one cup a day) found that those who drank more coffee were significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life. 
 Reduced risk of gallstone disease
Drinking caffeinated coffee has been correlated with a lower incidence of gallstones and gallbladder disease in both men and women in two studies performed by the Harvard School of Public Health. A lessened risk was not seen in those who drank decaffeinated coffee.
 Reduced risk of Parkinson's disease
A study comparing heavy coffee drinkers (3.5 cups a day) with non-drinkers found that the coffee drinkers were significantly less likely to contract Parkinson's Disease later in life. . Likewise, a second study found an inverse relationship between the amount of coffee regularly drunk and the likelihood of developing Parkinson's Disease. 
 Cognitive performance
Many people drink coffee for its ability to increase short term recall and increase IQ.
Likewise, in tests of simple reaction time, choice reaction time, incidental verbal memory, and visuospatial reasoning, participants who regularly drank coffee were found to perform better on all...
...Restoring Coffees’ Reputation
-To rebuild coffee’s reputation by informing the audience the benefits of drinking coffee, the essential element that makes coffee a healthy beverage, and the suggested consumption dosage to maintain optimal body condition.
According to Statistics Canada, coffee is ranked as the second most frequently consumed beverage in Canada, and the first is water. (Statistics Canada)
There is a reason for more than 12 Tim Horton’s around Campus, in addition to plenty of other well-known coffee brands.
Obviously, we love coffee. But how much do we know about coffee?
Most people treat coffee as a guilty pleasure since it has a long history of being criticized for many health problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and some uncertain effects. Somehow, coffee’s flaw has been over-exaggerated while its benefits were usually overlooked.
So today, I would like to clarify the benefits of drinking coffee, explain the essential element that makes coffee a healthy beverage, and suggest the consumption dosage for optimal body condition.
Let’s start by introducing some unknown merits about coffee other than helping you power through the exam period.
I. Coffee is...
...the mitochondrial furnaces that are responsible for your brain power. Glucose is the fuel used by brain cells. Because neurons cannot store glucose, they depend on the bloodstream to deliver a supply of this fuel. Our ability to generate new brain cells accounts for the brain's elasticity--its ability to continue to learn and update its database. Our bodies and minds work together to help us solve problems, pay attention, and remember solutions.
“The mind-body concept is defined as the interaction that takes place between our thoughts, our body and our external world. A new science that studies this link is called psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). PNI describes ways in which our emotions and attitude, both positive and negative, can affect our health and also the outcome of medical treatment. PNI research is concerned with the subtle interactions between our nervous, endocrine and immune systems and disease. The interaction between the different systems are complex but can be explained in a simplified manner. For example, if you are experiencing fear, anger or other emotions that may increase your stress level, then these unsettling thoughts are picked up by the brain. The brain then stimulates the endocrine system of release hormones that have an adverse effect on the immune cell’s ability to divide. This causes a decline in immune function which may result in your becoming more susceptible to illness.” Carrosicia, P. (2000). If you want to help your body and...
...The HealthBenefits of Eating Chocolate
For centuries, chocolate has been one of the favorite sweet-tasting treat in the world and until not too long ago, also considered unhealthy. Recent studies show that cacao, which chocolate is made, contains potent antioxidants that can actually be beneficial to our health.
Cacao is derived from the beans of Theobroma cacao, a tree native to South America (1). Historically cacao was being used by ancient people with various medicinal purposes such as treatment of inflammations, heart palpitation, and prevention of infections. Cacao is an abundant source of flavonoids, a potential antioxidant, which can be beneficial to one’s health. The benefits greatly depend on the type of chocolate that is consumed and the percentage of cacao bean it has. The higher percentage of cacao, more health is the chocolate. The best chocolate is the darkest, which contains 60 to 70 percentage of cacao and small amount of sugar.
Dark chocolate is proven to be good for the heart. A small bar of it every day helps the cardiovascular system run well. In recent study, it has been demonstrated that the flavonoids present in cacao stimulate the production of nitric oxid (NO) which helps the dilatation of the blood vessels allowing the easy blood flow to the heart and brain reducing the blood pressure(2). When blood pressure is lowered, there is a reduced risk of coronary...
...7 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Are you a coffee lover? Do you wake up in the morning craving the smell of coffee? Have you heard many negative things said about coffees that have made you wish to quit taking it?
Every time you wake up early in the morning feeling tired and groggy, coffee could be just what your body needs to be and remain wide awake. It could energize you and clear the mind so that you can concentrate and get work done. But do you know there are other benefits of taking coffee that you didn’t know about? Here are 7 benefits of drinking coffee:
It helps in the prevention of diseases
A study done by researchers from Harvard showed that taking 1 to 3 cups of coffee each day can be a healthbenefit; it reduces the risk of diabetes significantly. Additionally taking 6 or more cups each day will even reduce the risk further. This study revealed that the formation of the Parkinson’s disease can be decreased by up to 80% and the risk of cancer of the colon can be reduced by 25%. The study also revealed that women who take 4 or more cups can decrease chances of getting breast cancer by up to 40%.
It gives you a better performing work out
Before any exercises at home or at the gym, you can drink a cup of coffee. This coffee will release...
...Coffee and Its Antioxidant BenefitsCoffee is one of the most commonly drunk beverages in the world, and we Americans have a particular enthusiasm for it. Because of its abundant presence in modern culture, scientists have long speculated about the healthbenefits of coffee, especially those benefits related to its antioxidant content. With the advent of new technology and research techniques, we are getting closer to determining how much protection coffee offers your body from harmful free radicals. The methods used to hone in on an elusive goal like this are vast. They range from experiments done purely to identify how many antioxidants are present in a cup of coffee, to how many of these antioxidants actually get absorbed into the blood stream. Still another way to evaluate coffee’s benefits is to examine large numbers of coffee drinkers and look for an inverse relationship between drinking coffee and a the occurrence of a disease.
To examine the antioxidant content of coffee, scientists measure the radical scavenging activity of coffee. This involves tests that measures coffee’s ability to reduce radicals in vitro, or outside the body in an environment that doesn’t resemble the body. The first study looked at the antioxidant activity of two...