Is Coffee Good or Bad for YOU?

Is coffee good or bad for YOU?  The answer is YES.  Huh?

The health benefits of coffee have been getting a lot of press lately, particularly studies that have shown that people who drink up to three cups a day may have lower rates of cancer – particularly skin, liver, and prostate cancer.

Coffee may also protect against Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes,  It may stem the onset of Alzheimer’s and decrease the incidence of depression in women.

It helps with mental alertness and performance, helps keep you awake, and contains antioxidants,

That sounds good.

But Coffee is Not Good for Everybody.

coffee   Some people should not drink coffee.

If you have ringing in the ears.  Tinnitus.  Coffee can make your condition worse.  Give it up for two weeks – no decaf either – and see if there is a difference.  (Aspirin also can make it worse).  If you must have caffeine, drink tea in moderation.

If you have stiff muscles, fibromyalgia, or muscle aches and pains – try giving up coffee for two weeks to test the results.  It is not the caffeine in the coffee, it is the alkaloids, so decaf is no better, and stronger coffee is worse.  If you must have caffeine, drink tea in moderation.

Caffeine with Tylenol (Paracetamol, acetaminophen ) may cause liver damage.

(to be continued)

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