Wednesday, June 11, 2008


In large quantities, coffee - can be bad for your health. However, researchers at Harvard have recently shown that drinking coffee in moderation may not only be harmless, but can possibly have positive benefits.

Among these benefits are:

~ Lowering your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

~ Lowering your risk of developing gallstones

~Lowering your risk of Colon cancer

~ Lowering your risk of Liver damage and Parkinson's disease.

~ Coffee may also help improve endurance in long-duration physical activities.

Spreading your coffee consumption over the course of the day will help you stay more alert than drinking most of your coffee intake during one period. So, instead of a 16 ounce serving first thing in the morning, try consuming 4-6 ounces every hour.

Moderation is still the key. Caffeine is a mild addictive stimulant that can still have harmful effects such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. Limit yourself to two or three cups a day.

"Reduce Your Risk of Cancer"

The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 11 million North Americans have a history of cancer. If you have been thinking about quitting smoking, here's another reason. Tobacco can cause cancer in the lungs, throat, mouth and esophagus. More than 80 percent of lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoke.

Get Screened. There are many tests that can help detect cancer before it becomes difficult to treat. The earlier you spot it, the faster and easier it will be to contain.

Eat Healthy. One-third of all cancers diagnosed every year may be related to what we eat. Cut down on fat and eat more fruits, vegetable, nuts, beans and whole grains.

Start Exercising. A little more physical activity will help control your weight and reduce your chance of developing some types of cancer.

To Your Health and Success !
Julia Gray, Licensed Practical Nurse
Proud Member of MyVMTeam


1 comment:

Stephanie Haile Google Me said...

What an awesome post full of healthy information! Great site of Scott OBriens too! Healthy Coffee! Thanks Julia, I posted this link on my One Star Health blog with a link back here! Thanks again, great information :)

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