Post # 1
Coffee tends to be a popular wellness topic in general because contains a lot of caffiene, but is a pretty large cultural staple in the US and other contries.
Is there a good reason to give coffee up? Is there a good reason to drink it?
Honestly, I drink it because I like the flavor. Plus, when I attended school in France everyone would have a morning coffee break and since then I’ve just been kind of used to it.
Post # 3
I only know that we recommend not drinking coffee while pregnant. Otherwise, there have been lots of studies done on it and no definitive answer about health detriments. Having said that, people with heart conditions need to talk to their doctor before drinking caffienated beverages.
Post # 4
If you’re concerned about the caffeine intake, there are certain things you can do to limit your intake. Obviously, you can switch to decaf. Coffee manufacturing has come a long way in the last few decades, and there are more and more coffees offerred in both caffinated and decaf versions. Also, the method you use to brew your coffee will allow for more or less caffiene depending on grind size and length of direct contact with the brewing water. Different types of coffees (depending on region, bean type, roasting method, etc…) will also have more or less caffeine. If you want specifics, I’d be happy to discuss it on a pm, but I don’t want to be too long-winded and boring on your thread. 🙂 Finally, you can limit your consumption of other caffinated drinks, like sodas, energy drinks, etc… if you want to drink coffee but are wary of consuming too much caffeine.
I am a coffee lover, but obviously your doctor would be able to discuss the pros and cons for you as an individual (doctorgirl always gives great advice!).
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
An article I read about a year ago, I think in the NY Times, was touting the benefits of drinking coffee! Besides being a stimulant, it’s also a mood enhancer. I never knew that before! No wonder I feel so much happier at work when I’ve got a cup of joe in my hand! There are other health benefits, but I can’t remember them right now. And as for pregnant women, you can have some caffeine every day, right? I’ve heard 100mg.
Post # 6
Some people will tell you coffee is a demon brew, others will tell you it has health benefits (anti-oxidants, I think). I think, as with most things, moderation is key. Hey, I love my coffee. But I limit myself to one or two cups a day. I’m a coffee snob and only like my own coffee, so it’s not too hard. I drink it black except on special occasions. I don’t drink any soft drinks, so coffee is my only big source of caffeine, aside from my one square of dark chocolate per day. 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I also drink it for the flavor. I don’t depend on it and I don’t crave caffiene, but I do admit that when I have to get up really early for whatever reason, I really think it does elevate my mood! But, I typically only drink it in the winters or on cold mornings so I think I just like it cause it’s warm and yummy 🙂
Post # 8
I drink it because I love the taste, but I definitely notice that it gives me a little pick-me-up in the morning. I don’t usually get headaches if I don’t drink it, but I tend to feel a little "fuzzy" in the morning until I have a cup.
Doctorgirl, do you have to give it up completely if you’re preggo? A friend told me that her doctor told her that one cup a day (if she was already drinking it) was okay. I will be one crabby pregnant lady (WAY in the future, that is) if I have to give it up completely!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
I like coffe for the taste as well, I have one or 2 coffees a day. So if ever I were to go off it… it wouldnt be as bad. Ya of course when Im tired it helps….
Oh and if your pregnant, you can have 1 coffee a day I believe