About moderate consumption of coffeeA cup of coffee prepared correctly should contain 1.8 grams of instant coffee in 150 ml of water.

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ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator


Most of the things that we humans consume on a daily (or somewhat daily) basis are not harmful. The consumption of most things (within reason) in moderation will not be harmful to us. Coffee has in some studies proven to be beneficial. But like most things, for every report today saying something is fine, tomorrow will be one saying it isn’t. Just use good common sense.

coachingcorner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think the potential link between Alzheimers and coffee intake is particularly exciting - I was wondering when I heard about it whether this new finding includes decaffeinated coffee - or whether the whole point is that it is the cafeine which is the useful ingredient?  Either way, very hopeful for the future.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Personally, I never understood the point of decaffeinated coffee. But then, I'm not a coffee drinker. Coffee can be hard on one's stomach. Caffeine also has some negative side effects, so a person should be aware of how it affects the body. Moderate comsumption of anything is a good idea.
versatilekamini | Student

Coffee is among the most widely consumed beverages in the world, and Dr. Coughlin says that the preponderance of scientific evidence - some by the panelists - suggests that moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups per day) may be associated with reduced risk of certain disease conditions, such as Parkinson's disease. Some research in neuropharamacology suggests that one cup of coffee can halve the risk of Parkinson's disease. Other studies have found it reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease, kidney stones, gallstones, depression and even suicide.

giorgiana1976 | Student

Today, migraines are part of everyday life, especially since we live in a century of speed. Almost everyone had, at least once in life, headaches caused by fatigue, exhaustion or stress. Experts have shown that among headaches cures it is listed the moderate consumption of coffee, also. 

Under the influence of caffeine, analgesic drug absorption process is accelerated.
Thus, patients turned to traditional medicines to treat their headaches, and then treatment was completed with a cup of coffee.

Caffeine counteracts the effects of dilation of blood vessels in the brain. Most consumers are not aware of the benefits of coffee on the body, it is important to note that the recommended dose is 2-3 cups of coffee each day.