I have been thinking about this for a couple of days after one of my friends gave me this long lecture on the benefits of drinking coffee. Of course I do not really know one way or the other and I drink coffee for a very specific reason and not because I am thinking that it is some sort of miracle elixir. When I wake up in the morning I have a rather difficult time getting my butt in gear, so every morning I go and start a kettle and then I jump in the shower. When I get out of the shower the kettle is whistling and I make myself a cup of strong black coffee. I know that it is full of caffeine and that caffeine is a stimulant. It always does what I want it to do. I am ready to hit the road and it keeps me going at work for a while. I do not really like the taste of the stuff and I probably would not drink it for that. My friend seems completely convinced that it has all sorts of health benefits. Of course one is a common thing where people think that it keeps you regular in your bowel movements. That is actually more important than you would think, although a lot of people just want to have it happen on a regular time basis. The truth is that you need to have bowel movements or else you have a lot of stuff in you that does not belong in your system. It is a lot better for you if you can clean out your system and that seems to be a big part of the things that people cite when they talk about the benefits of drinking coffee for your health.
Is Coffee Good for You?