Coffee: Good and Green
By Sarah Dreamsangel292005. Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:13:44 PM
By Melissa Breyer, Senior Editor, Care2 Healthy and Green Living
It’s such good news. Last week The New York Times published an article debunking every myth about coffee that has had me covertly wincing with my daily second cup of beloved joe. I love coffee, as in head over heels, light of my life, can’t live without.
Although coffee’s high level of antioxidants has given it a boost in the PR department lately, there have still been those lingering whispers of “heart disease, hypertension, cancer, bone loss”–yikes. So in a broad gesture of denial, I have celebrated the antioxidants and dismissed the rest. Now the time has come for some whole-hearted embracing. Here’s the dish, as reported in The Times: An analysis of 10 studies of more than 400,000 people found no increase in heart disease among daily coffee drinkers, whether their coffee came with caffeine or not.