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Does It Hurt Your Health to Drink Coffee?

27 May 2010 No Comment

Drinking coffee is  very common for most people   and has become almost a national pastime since it punctuates many important events such as dinners, banquets, socials, and home gatherings.  Whole businesses  are made  around this item  such as coffee houses, delis, bars and donut shops. Manufacturers  would be lost without coffee beans to  add to its many products   that include not only the hot beverage, but injected into other edible products such as pies, cakes, icecream, energy drinks and smoothies. There is a long list of products  that use some form of the coffee bean to enhance, flavor and provide a shot of caffeine to loyal customers .

[ReviewAZON asin="B0028N6V78" display="inlinepost"]With so much use of coffee beans over the last 50 years,  there are many  health issues that concern users   as to the use and/or abuse of the product . There are conflicting findings  made by health professionals all the time as well about issues related to coffee and health. Research It's true }  that coffee is a powerful manufacturing product  because it is popular   all over the world  . Obviously, it is here to stay . But what about the many health issues associated with its use ? Here are a few  top  questions and some answers provided  by coffee experts  that can provide you some information when deciding  whether or not to drink that extra cup of coffee or eat that coffee laden ice cream pie.

Q:  Are coffee products all natural? 

A: It is  true   that many chemicals are used to manufacture  many gourmet blends and flavored coffees . Companies use propylene glycol to add flavor to coffee beans . This chemical is necessary to inject   a variety of   flavors to  the beans. If you prefer   to drink coffee or use coffee products without chemicals , you should use  organic coffee beans and do your own grinding and blending.

Q: Does decaffeinated coffee still retain some caffeine?
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A: Yes,  typically , all decaffeinated coffee still  has   some caffeine although most is taken out through processing .  Usually , between 97% to 99% of decaf coffee is  caffeine free  . This is one of the issues that coffee drinkers tend to be concerned about when they consider the possible relationship between coffee and health.

Q:  Is decaf coffee exposed to any chemicals during processing?

A: Yes, a solvent called methylene chloride is  added   to remove  most of the caffeine.  Another process used   is to wash away the caffeine with  water and charcoal  . There is some concern  about whether or not the solvent is completely washed away  before packaging or if some residue will be  consumed   by consumers. By using the Swiss method of removing caffeine by passing it through charcoal and water   can calm some   concerns about chemicals . Obviously ,  some flavor will be lost   by decaf methods. If you want to go completely chemically free , you can try an organic product  that has not been treated and that will give you as close to the taste of a 'real' cup of coffee as you will find, but with very little caffeine. It is also a bit more expensive .
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Q: Is it possible to make low acid coffee if you have stomach problems from drinking regular coffee? 

A: Yes, if you suffer from problems  such  as acid reflux, you can find  some 'low acid' coffees, but there is a method called Toddy Cold Brew System that purports  to  brew   coffee with over 60% less acid than  regular   coffee. You don't have to purchase processed low acid coffee which may also have chemical residues and may not taste as good .

Q: Could drinking coffee cause a heart attack?

A: There are many  debates   on this  topc   and it is best  to heed  the general warning that drinking too much coffee  is not good  for anyone  since   it can cause general anxiety issues  to get worse  which make   the heart to elevate  sometimes . That said, a recent study  also reports  that  coffee drinking   in moderation can actually be  healthy for your heart  .

 These questions are just some of the ones   that come to the mind of  many coffee lovers who want  to continue to  drinking coffee   every day if possible. Obviously , coffee in its many forms will  remain   part of the worldwide  culture. As with any beverage  or food, its wise  to consume  in moderation  while still enjoying   one of life's simple pleasures.

Does It Hurt Your Health to Drink Coffee?

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