The Healing Power of Coffee

Various studies have shown that coffee in moderation is beneficial for our health.

The Honolulu Heart Program, in the 1960's found Coffee to protect the brain cells from damage leading to Parkinson's didease.

Harvard researchers found that coffee may cut the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 30%.

In Germany studies at the University of Muenster showed coffee to protect us against colon cancer.

Plenty of studies show that caffeine in a cup of coffee can increase alertness and improve performance in tests of mental function`

The latest evidence shows there is less to worry about than we once thought, and perhaps some unexpected benefits, so enjoy a cup of coffee a day.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF COFFEE

Coffee was first discovered in Northern Africa in an area known today as Ethiopia.

A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goat acting amusingly frisky after eating berries from the bush. Curious about the phenomena, Kaldi tried eating the berries himself. He found that these berries gave him a renewed energy. The news of this energy laden fruit quickly spread throughout the region.

Monks hearing about this amazing fruit, dried the berries so that they could be transported to distant monasteries. They reconstituted these in water, ate the fruit and drank the liquid to provide stimulation for a more awakened time for prayer.

Coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to the Arabian peninsula, and were first cultivated in what today is the country of Yemen.

From there coffee travelled to Turkey, where coffee beans were roasted for the first time in open fires.

The roasted beans were crushed , and then boiled in water, creating a crude version of the beverage we enjoy today.

From the article published by Marche Moevenpick



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Dear Inda you made me long for my Swiss Café Crème. In Italy they have their espresso which is too strong and I have never liked it. I only drink it with milk, a cappuccino now and then. In the morning I take coffee with milk. Only one in a day, otherwise I would be too nervous!

But even though at times I have privileged tea in the morning, I now prefer coffee... I love its fragrance and its good to know that it has some really good qualities.



This is the right time for a coffee without coffein ..... ready to sleep immediately

Love and Joy. Margherita Smile
Dear Margherita and Barbara,
I am going to join you two with a cup of coffee. I usually have one cup in the morning; a little more on the weekend. I like cream in my coffee, and my coffee not too strong. A buttered croissant, with my coffee, on the weekend is so good Razz

Enjoy your coffee Bounce

Love, Inda

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hehe, Teo, your cartoon and signature give a new perspective on how to attain PEACE in the workplace Cool
aah, but here's my newest coffee discover, on the road to better health without giving up my java:
For those of you in Toronto, check out Merchants of Green Coffee...(MerchantsofGreenCoffee.com)
Green coffee beans keep for years. Roasted coffee is perishable. So, these people sell green beans which are organically grown, fairly traded and substainably produced...AND they are in Toronto.
I have a pound of their Arabica beans from CUBA - I put some in the oven for about 15 minutes for the first time today, and WOW! Fresh roasted beans, roasted to the darkness of my choosing. Not only did it create a wonderful aroma, but the coffee is absolutely fresh and without any bitterness...mmmmmm.
the only problem I see with this is that I might be tempted to drink too much of it at a time as it's soooooooo goooooood.sweety Googly RaisedBrows Bounce Eek Nut sweety
Yes Thanks for all the information and pictures of coffee with delicious baked goods. I couldn't start my day without it either.

Buttered croissants sounds like an excellent idea.

I've also heard that Coffee helps to prevent Alzheimers. Another reason to enjoy that morning cuppa.

Marie
Vegetarians sometimes say "don't eat anything with a face" but those beanies don't have faces! Bounce

Inda with all those smilies I bet you had 2 cups! he he.. Yes

I had mine this morning, with chocolate ice cream in it!

I like those beanie guys running around, when they get in us, they help US run around! he he.. CoolDance CoolDance

Enjoy your coffees!

Love n lightness, Teo Fan Fan RaisedBrows RaisedBrows Wave Wave

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

There is more evidence that coffee is good for you. Studies have shown that women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day are less likely to get certain types of breast cancer. The benefits increase if you drink more than two cups a day.

Enjoy your coffee.



I really enjoy it first thing in the morning
Dear Kathleen,

How much coffee do you drink?
Tea discolours your teeth much more.

Vicky has the whitest teeth, and none of us use any damaging tooth bleaching agents.

All of us have 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day, but we do not drink Espresso.
We drink regular strength coffee and most of us use cream.

New studies, as listed in TIME magazine by a cardiologist list the benefits of coffee.

There was also a recent study by Dr. Albert Ascherio, suggesting that drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day may prevent depression.

Don't drink coffe in excess, just consume it in a reasonable amount, and you will see absolutely no discolouration of your teeth.
From the Mayo Clinic:

Newer studies have also shown that coffee may have benefits, such as protecting against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. And it has a high content of antioxidants. But this doesn't mean you should disregard the old maxim "Everything in moderation." Although coffee may not be very harmful, other beverages such as milk and juice contain nutrients that coffee does not. Also, keep in mind that coffee accompaniments such as cream and sugar add fat and calories to your diet. Finally, heavy caffeine use — on the order of four to seven cups of coffee a day — can cause problems such as restlessness, anxiety, irritability and sleeplessness, particularly in susceptible individuals.


Enjoy your coffe in moderation.

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