Today's lecture (talk of Starbucks) reminded me of this:
Next time you're up late (say, conducting design-related research?), don't reach for a chai tea latte (Eeewwwwwww)...
Coffee might actually be good for you!
Coffee contains Trigonelline (gives coffee its appealing aroma), which has been shown to fight cavities.
It is also full of disease fighting anti-oxidants; more so than blue berries and broccoli.
Consuming 2 cups of coffee a day can:
-cut colon cancer risk by 25%
-cut gallstones risk by 50%
-cut risk of cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson's disease by 80%
Heavy coffee consumption [6 or more cups a day] can:
-lower mens risk of Type Two diabetes by 54%
-lower womens risk of Type Two diabetes by 30%
Problem is, scientists are not certain what derivative of caffeine or coffee reduces your risk of disease (reason why it may not be recommended as a form of disease prevention).
Preparing coffee in certain ways can actually make it worse for you. French Press or Scandinavian style (boiled coffee beans) can affect/raise LDF cholesterol (IE. bad cholesterol).