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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Coffee Worth the Break

Caffeine can be good for you. Moderation matters in all corners of our lives but up to three cups of coffee a day can be healthy.

Critics warn that caffeine dehydrates your system, increases hypertension and the risk of heart attack, cuts down on your ability to sleep, is linked to gout attacks, raises blood pressure, and brings on anxiety, heartburn and stomach problems. While coffee fans admit much of this may be true, there’s a growing list of benefits for those who drink coffee.

It’s been discovered that an eight-ounce cup of java contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than a regular serving of oranges or blueberries. Coffee drinkers reportedly have a lower risk of such chronic conditions as diabetes and heart disease as well as less cognitive decline as they age. Researchers have found that seniors who have as many as four cups of coffee a day cut in half their risk of heart disease compared with those who take in less caffeine.

Caffeine interacts with many medications so go over your list of prescriptions and supplements with your primary care physician to make sure coffee is compatible.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

October 9, 2022 at 3:00 am

Posted in Health

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