In my lifetime, coffee has been seen as bad for you, and good for you, and all points in between these two extremes.
As with most food research, I used me as my own subejct…and I figured it was good for me….
I love coffee…I have been drinking it since way back in high school.
Over the years, I cut back on the amount I drank, but I never stopped, and never will stop, drinking coffee!!
Now we see that coffee may keep us from getting depressed and committing suicide.
In this study of over 43 thousand men…..
Suicide was the cause of death for 277 people over the course of the study, though researchers made a surprising discovery: the risk of suicide for adults who drank between 2-4 cups of coffee each day was 50 percent lower than adults who drank decaf, very little or no coffee.
Researchers explained that coffee and caffeine stimulate the central nervous system, acting as a mild anti-depressant by boosting the brain’s production of neurotransmitters including noradrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin, chemicals all associated with depression. This, they add, could help explain why the results of past studies have linked coffee to lowered risks of depression.
So here’s to a happier life – filled with just the right amount of java …… and friends to drink it with….