work with him. Granddaddy worked at night as a security guard, so it was no
trouble at all for him to let us go to work with him. And it was just the three
of us, so needless-to-say, my granddaddy let us go nut! And I'm sure we drove
him nuts, as well.
We had the best granddaddy in the world, just as long as we didn't tell mom, he
would let us swear, we could talk about sex, or anything else that we wanted to
talk about, and the one thing that mom would have went crazy if she knew that he
let us, DRINK COFFEE!
That started a fire that still burns today. My granddaddy introduced me to the
greatest drink ever. And still every time I take a drink of coffee, I think
about those special times. But, back then, I drank coffee because grown-ups
drank it and mom would not let us drink it because it wasn't good for us. I
drink for different reasons, now. It really isn't as bad for you as you think.
I've done a lot of research on coffee, and drinking it is not as bad
for you, at all, much to my surprise.
what would you say if I told you there was a natural elixir that could lower
your risk of diabetes, colon cancer, or Parkinson's disease? you would think I
was crazy, right? Its true.
Researchers from Harvard University followed data on more than 126,000 people
for 18 years, and what they found would surprise the heck out of you. The
research found that drinking one to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily can
reduce diabetes by single digits. But, drinking six or more cups of coffee per
day slashed men's risks by 54% and more than 30% in women. The more coffee you
drink, the better it is for you.
Here's something else that you may not know. In males, drinking sperm stronger.
The studies show that coffee consumption makes sperm swim faster and swim a
longer distance. Coffee has actually been linked with infertility. This is a
Here are a few more points that I've found very interesting for you to read.
Like both black and green tea, coffee contains antioxidants, which can help the
cell mutation which may lead to cancer.
Surprisingly- given that coffee may be a migraine trigger- the caffeine may cure
headaches. It is one of the ingredients in some pills because it increases the
power of aspirin and other painkillers by as much as 40%.
Coffee consumption is also a brain stimulant. As coffee is a stimulant, it can
help in concentration. Last year Dr Chiara Trombetti, of the humanities
Gavazzeni institute in Italy, went as far as suggesting that a morning cup of
milky coffee can get sleepy school children off to a good start. However, that
is unlikely to be echoed by nutritionists here, who recommended sufficient sleep
and good diet as better ways to cope with the mental demands of the brain.
Coffee even promotes liver health! Though doctors cannot explain the link, but
studies have shown that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop liver
disease, including Cirrhosis of the liver.
Coffee consumption even decreases the need for surgery on gallstones. Women are
twice as likely as men to develop gallstones. In one study, women who drank four
cups of coffee each day were 25% less likely to need surgery for gallstones than
women who weren't coffee drinkers.
Coffee consumption may actually be good for the skin. Caffeine appeared to
improve micro-circulation when applied to the skin in one study, making
cellulite look better.
Now, I'm sure my Granddaddy didn't take all this information into consideration
when he chose to be a coffee drinker. In fact I know he didn't, he chose coffee
because he liked it, but he's almost 90 years old now, and I would like to think
that his excessive coffee consumption had a little to do with him still being
around, but in any case, I'm still glad he is.
As always, I hope you found this article both informative and entertaining.
Thank you for reading, and may GOD bless you always, and in always.