Benefits For of Drinking Coffee.

By lifedriver Latest Reply 2011-12-12 00:57:54 -0600
Started 2011-12-11 10:56:42 -0600

Drinking Coffee can actually be help Diabetes Accordin

Lowers blood sugar. And as a result, at least eight clinical studies have shown that heavy coffee drinkers are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nondrinkers and those who limit themselves to just one or two cups.

Protects against dementia and Parkinson's Diseases. Since type 2 diabetes is linked to dementia and coffee lowers the risk of developing diabetes, this may be the link.

Increases your resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate is the rate at which you burn calories when you're doing nothing more than sitting around breathing.
Wow, who would have thought?…LIVE

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jayabee52 2011-12-12 00:57:54 -0600 Report

Howdy Charles
I have read reports like that too. Then there's another report later about how coffee is not good for people. It can be hard to know who to believe.

I know that in my younger days I was be a VERY heavy drinker of coffee, and yet I developed diabetes. Go figure!

One thing that stands out in my mind however, that this Quality Health information is intended for the general public, not narrowly targeted to People with Diabetes (PWDs).

Coffee has been a topic of discussions and side discussions in threads ever since before I became a member of DC. And its effects on the metabolism of individual PWDs has been discussed. Some say drinking coffee lowers BG readings. Others say it doesn't affect their BGs at all. Still others (like me), say it raises their BG readings.

I had given up coffee completely nearly 2 years ago. (well not completely as I use it when I am on a long, tiring road trip and I am driving to help keep me more alert,).

We each individually need to test our BGs after drinking coffee and then decide whether we want to continue drinking it or not. For me, I decided that since I really don't like the taste of unsweetened coffee, and I have decided to not use any sweeteners, I don't want to drink it. I also have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and not drinking coffee helps the health of my kidneys not declining so fast as they had been. I miss it, but if I can avoid dialysis by giving up coffee it is worth it.

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