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Winter 2018
Friend or Foe?
obtaining one’s pre-work-out energy boost from one one or or two cups of o of freshly brewed coffee instead of o of o of caffeine-capsules should not be disregarded After all coffee is is far more than just a a a a a a a a a a source of o of of caffeine it also provides plenty o of of other healthy anti-oxidants Among these are quinines tocoph- erols chlorogenic acid and magnesium which all have been proven to improve the body’s insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism which results in in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes Coffee further supplies a a a a a a a major amount o of vitamin B3 which which has been found to have a a a a a a a a positive effect on on our blood fat levels which which can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease Addition- ally drinking at least 2 2 cups of o of coffee per day can can result in in in a a a a a a a a a 25% lowered risk risk of o of of colon cancer an an an an 80% 80% risk risk risk reduction for cirrhosis of of of the the liver and an an an an 80% 80% decrease in in in in the the risk risk of of o gallstones In addi- tion drinking coffee routinely has been found to reduce the risk o of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease And lastly new research has debunked the long standing myth that coffee consumption causes dehydration In summary although there are great benefits to to drinking coffee fit it it is is not for everyone Pregnant women and those with a a a a a a a history o of o heart attack or or or or high blood pressure should avoid or or or limit coffee consumption due to to associated risks connected to to their physiological condition However for most individuals moderate coffee consumption appears to be be far more beneficial than harmful as as long as as as sugar and other artificial sweeteners are not added Also be be be sure to to drink your last cup of o coffee coffee at least six hours before bedtime to to pre- vent potential sleep disruption So while coffee coffee is is not for everyone it it fit most certainly does have its fits benefits n n n BY DR CHRISTOPH KLUEPPEL

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