re: The case for coffee....blended or otherwise
according to The Atlantic- coffee is the wonder drug of all time (which I already knew)
Thus spake the Atlantic:
"What I tell patients is, if you like
coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter
Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt
University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If
you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on your last cup of the day.
From there, he says, "If you drink that much, it's not going to do you
any harm, and it might actually help you. A lot."
Officially, the American Medical Association recommends conservatively
that "moderate tea or coffee drinking likely has no negative effect on
health, as long as you live an otherwise healthy lifestyle." That is a
lackluster endorsement in light of so much recent glowing research. Not
only have most of coffee's purported ill effects been disproven -- the
most recent review
fails to link it the development of hypertension -- but we have so, so
much information about its benefits. We believe they extend from preventing Alzheimer's disease to protecting the liver.
What we know goes beyond small-scale studies or limited observations.
The past couple of years have seen findings, that, taken together,
suggest that we should embrace coffee for reasons beyond the benefits of
caffeine, and that we might go so far as to consider it a nutrient.
Read the full article HERE: