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So, Seriously, is Coffee Good or Bad for Me?

June 21, 2010 1 comment

Mmmm… I love that first cup in the morning don’t you?

Coffee has had a busy couple of weeks in the science community.

Two studies have recently been released testing the health benefits/detriments of our dear bitter and delicious friend. And one FDA warning about coffee…but first the studies.

The first was not good news, though it was also not really surprising. It seems that, for regular coffee drinkers, coffee acts like any other stimulant. Basically, after repeated use, the “crash” you get after the caffeine wears off tends to last for quite awhile. Consuming more coffee, say, the next day, only acts to bring you back up to baseline; how you would feel had you never drank any coffee in the first place.

Again, not great news, but also not really surprising. It seems we are a huge culture of drug addicts.

The other study was a bit more uplifting. It seems that regular coffee consumption, roughly a few cups per day, could actually decrease your risk of heart disease by as much as one third. Alright!

Seems that a couple times a year a new study is released saying how bad/good coffee is for you. My advice? Everything in moderation. Coffee is not gonna hurt you too much if you just have a cup a day.

And as if that weren’t enough, the FDA has just released a warning against consuming a product called Magic Power Coffee. It seems this brand of instant coffee is being marketed as a sexual enhancer.

The FDA has asked the public to stop using this product, as it may cause dangerously low blood pressure if used with other blood pressure control drugs, or sexual enhancement drugs, like Viagara.

Wow. Ridiculous. People, if you are having trouble in the bedroom, go to the doctor. Not an internet based coffee company.

And don’t be one of those coffee tweakers who constantly has a cup on the go. You know who you are…