Welcome! I am John Eilermann, a St. Louis resident. I am glad that you found this page because here, you can read more about the latest news and articles on all things coffee. If you are a coffee lover like me, you will definitely find some interesting and useful information here.
Coffee is my all-time favorite caffeinated beverage. Served hot or cold, I’ll take what’s available! Lucky for me, as well as for other coffee lovers, there are health benefits to regular coffee drinking. Medical experts and researchers seem to be divided on whether or not coffee indeed benefits a person’s overall well-being. For every ten that claims coffee is good for one’s health, there is at least one other expert claiming the opposite. (I happen to agree with the majority.)
Coffee increases mental function.
Studies show that caffeine blocks adenosine, a naturally occurring inhibitory neurotransmitter that has the capability to act as a depressant on the CNS (central nervous system). When this inhibitory neurotransmitter is blocked, the production of other neurotransmitters that enhance cognitive functions increases.
More than giving you a boost of energy, it has also been discovered that coffee can help improve mood, visual reaction times, and promote mental alertness.
Coffee reduces risks of certain diseases.
Other studies have found that coffee also contributes other positive effects to one’s physical health. According to these studies, regular coffee consumption helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, liver cancer and cirrhosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
A link was likewise found between coffee and reduction of heart failure incidence. Drinking about two 8-ounce cups of coffee every day appears to lower the risk of heart failure by 11%.
If I were to take into account the findings in these studies it would appear that coffee has positive effects on my overall mental and physical well-being. But as with anything that we eat and drink, moderation is key.
The above information are just a few tidbits that I came across while I was doing my own research on the benefits and risks of regular coffee consumption. As I find out more, you can be sure that I will share them here.
I wish for everyone to benefit from the news and articles that I will be sharing here. I do not claim to be a medical expert or a professional scientific researcher. I, John Eilermann of St. Louis, am just a regular guy. If you are suffering from a medical condition or are taking regular maintenance medications, it is advised that you seek clearance from your doctor before taking that next cup of joe.