An Unashamed Defense of Coffee

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 8, 2009 - Health & Fitness
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The first coffee of the day is a make-or-break moment. A robust, flavorful cup can clear the mind, cheer the soul, and boost self-confidence. A watery, bitter brew almost guarantees gloom. More than one billion people start their day by drinking a cup of coffee, making it the most popular drink worldwide, after water, and the coffee industry second in the worldwide economy, after oil. However, most people still consider coffee a guilty pleasure. One reason is that many think coffee contains only caffeine and is detrimental to health. In fact, coffee is far more than caffeine-it contains a complex mixture of bioactive compounds that can affect health positively, such as antioxidants, minerals, niacin, and lactones. This book debunks the myths surrounding coffee and proves that coffee in moderation can actually prevent many diseases. Extensive research has been conducted in the last twenty years, but the findings have been relegated to highly specialized journals which are inaccessible to most readers. Now, coffee drinkers rejoice-this book articulates the massive body of research that's been done in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy! Coffee has been and continues to be an important part of human history-economically, physiologically, and socially. It is the favorite drink of many celebrities and innovators, such as Britney Spears, Halle Berry, Jennifer Jones, Bill Gates, Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey, Jon Stewart, Dave Chapelle, and Madonna, as well as numerous historical figures, like Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon, Lord Byron, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Voltaire, Casanova, Goethe, Hemingway, Picasso, Balzac, and Wyatt Earp. There are lots of reasons to drink coffee every day, as the millions of customers who flock to coffeehouses to order a "special," double espresso or latte will attest. Wake up, smell and read all about coffee. 101 Reasons to Drink Coffee without Guilt provides an accessible, engaging, and illuminating exploration of this beloved beverage. Better than this book, only a coffee talk with the doc.
 

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Contents

Be Ideally Roasted
174
Be Ideally Extracted
177
Be Filtered Espresso Turkish
180
Be Tasted Enjoyed
183
Be Used for Drinks Cakes Candies
186
Be Nutraceutical
189
Replace Illicit Crops
192
Be a Legend
195

Sustainable
38
Becoming a Fair Trade
41
Healthier than Colas
44
Healthier than Tea and Chocolate
47
Healthier than Wine and Beer
50
Healthier than Spirits
53
Healthier than Sodas
56
Healthier than Champagne
59
Healthier than Isotonics Energetics
62
The Best Drink When You Drive
65
Self Regulated Consumption
68
Safe
71
Safe for Pregnant Women
74
Safe for Children
77
Good for the Skin
80
Good All Day Long
83
Not Junk Food
86
The Most Intelectual Drink
89
Reason for Scientists Publications
92
Good for Attention Span and Memory
95
Good for Academic Performance
98
Good for the Mood
101
Good for Athletes
104
Full of Pleasure
107
Good in Any Diet
110
The Best in Coffee Break
113
Better than HeartHealthy Foods
116
The Favorite of the Famous
119
Better than Sex
122
COFFEE
125
Good for Hebrews
127
Good for Muslims
130
Good for Christians
133
Heavily Criticized
136
Good for Italy
139
Good for England
142
Good for Germany
145
Good for Switzerland
148
Good for Austria
151
Good for Sweeden
154
Good for the French Revolution
157
Good for American Independence
160
COFFEE
163
Be Arabica or Robusta or Blends
165
Be Organic
168
Be Special
171
Be Important in Mankinds Evolution
198
Protect the Liver
201
Be Part of Schools Breakfast
204
Be Good for the Heart
207
Be Good for Adult Diabetes
210
Avoid Constipation
213
Be Good for Asthma
216
Be Good for Smokers
219
Be Good After Sleeping Pills
222
Be Good for Sex
225
Be from Brazil
228
Be from Colombia
231
Be from Guatemala
234
Be from Costa Rica
237
Be from Peru
240
Be from Ethiopia
243
Be from Tanzania
246
Be from Indonesia
248
Be from Hawaii
251
Be from Yemen
254
Be from Kenya
256
Be from El Salvador
259
Be from Honduras
262
Be from Mexico
265
Be from Vietnam
268
Be a Hero to the Environment
271
COFFEE HELPS
275
Prevent Alzheimers
277
Prevent AlcoholismCirrhosis
280
Prevent DepressionSuicide
283
Prevent Parkinsons Disease
286
Fight Obesity
289
Prevent Cancer
292
Prevent Gallstones
295
Prevent Gout
298
COFFEE DOES
301
Destroy the Rainforest
303
Cause Osteoporosis
306
Cause Heart Problems
309
Cause Hypertension
312
Stain the Teeth or Sheet
315
Cause Gastric Problems
317
Cause Cancer
320
Harm Kids
323
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Roseane M. Santos got her PhD at State University of New York at Buffalo. She now runs a research unit on Coffee & Health at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, South University in Savannah, GA - www.southuniversity.edu. Today many doctors and consumers give attention to other compounds found in coff ee, rather than caffeine. Dr. Santos major interest is on the other bioactive compounds found in coffee as the chlorogenic acids, lactones, niacin and minerals and the effect upon human health. She also works in the development of healthy byproducts from coffee, such as functional and fortified coffee.

Darcy R. Lima got a PhD in Medicine and Post-Doc on History of Medicine in London at Saint Bartholomew's Hospital (1123). It was there that Harvey (1628) provided evidence about the circulation of the blood. Curiously he loved coffee. Darcy studies coffee and its effects on human pleasure, heart and brain since the 80's. By the 90's he raised a controversy: "Coffee is not only caffeine and is good to health". His ideas gave birth to international projects such as the Coffee at Schools Breakfast, Coffee Heart Study and the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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