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    I raise my mug to my fellow cafe junkies

    http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/ar...53347&GT1=8921

    Spilling the Beans
    By Bethany Lye for MSN Health & Fitness
    Freelance


    Have you heard the latest news about coffee? It can be hard to keep straight on whether coffee is A, good for you; B, not so good; or C, it depends on who’s drinking it; D, all of the above; or E, none of the above.

    It’s enough to make you run out and order a double-shot espresso.

    In the interest of coffee drinkers everywhere, here are the latest thoughts from leading researchers about coffee and whether it can enhance—or not—our health. We are “spilling the beans” on who should and shouldn’t be drinking coffee, especially if you suffer from certain conditions.

    Coffee and the Dehydration Myth

    Scientists define coffee as a “mild diuretic.” Drink it, they say, and you will increase your urine output and likely multiply your number of daily bathroom runs.

    Until recently, scientists also generally agreed that drinking coffee causes dehydration. This seems logical: By urinating more often and in greater volume, you’re draining the body of precious fluids, right?

    Wrong, according to Lawrence Armstrong, a professor of exercise and environmental physiology at the University of Connecticut.

    In 2005, Armstrong and his colleagues conducted an 11-day controlled study of 60 males to examine the body’s response to caffeine intake. For the study’s first six days, all 60 men ingested roughly 226 milligrams of caffeine (the equivalent of two cups of brewed coffee) each day. On the study’s seventh day, the scientists separated the participants into three different groups: Twenty men maintained their present caffeine intake, 20 men doubled their caffeine intake to about 452 milligrams of caffeine (about four cups of coffee) per day, and the remaining 20 men avoided all caffeine until the study’s conclusion. For every participant, researchers monitored 20 different indices of hydration, including variables in the body, blood and urine.

    At the end of the experiment, all 60 men still had similar hydration variables, says Armstrong. The study’s results, published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, suggest that drinking moderate amounts of caffeine does not lead to dehydration.

    As Armstrong explains it: “Caffeine creates a diuretic effect in the body, this is true. But a diuretic effect is not the same thing as whole body dehydration. What caffeine does is cause a brief increase in urine output followed by a decline.”

    Imagine, the scientist says, that you drink a liter of water. In the period immediately following this feat, your urine output will increase and then eventually decline. “Does this mean you are dehydrated?” Armstrong asks.

    The answer, of course, is no.

    More research must be done to determine if high concentrations of caffeine or chronic coffee consumption leads to dehydration. But in the meantime, coffee drinkers, enjoy your java in moderation, and count each cup of coffee as roughly equivalent to the same amount of water.

    Next: Coffee's Disturbance at Night and Naptime
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    Marabunta will say coffee is the whiteman's crack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    Marabunta will say coffee is the whiteman's crack
    mawnin Fugi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    mawnin Fugi
    Mawnin MZ J ...how is MD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    Mawnin MZ J ...how is MD
    colder than a witch's titty...How's everything where you are (never know where you are since you stay on the move)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    colder than a witch's titty...How's everything where you are (never know where you are since you stay on the move)?
    lol u think i will give away my secret...j/k VI is nice and cool today at least the office is 70 degrees

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    I haven't had my morning cup yet....I should go get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    I haven't had my morning cup yet....I should go get it
    resit the urge Val...u a caribbean woman go mek some Bush Tea man or some orange peel tea...leave that coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    lol u think i will give away my secret...j/k VI is nice and cool today at least the office is 70 degrees
    so

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    so
    lol...I does lagh at people here who bawl and say "boy last night was so cold I had to sleep in a blanket"....that time ahyo freezing your asses off up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    resit the urge Val...u a caribbean woman go mek some Bush Tea man or some orange peel tea...leave that coffee
    u make it seem like c'bean women don't drink coffee...not a big majority probably, but still they're out here

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    u make it seem like c'bean women don't drink coffee...not a big majority probably, but still they're out here
    Yes they do infact quite a few....but Val fully well know she prefer the bush tea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    Yes they do infact quite a few....but Val fully well know she prefer the bush tea
    ...you need to smuggle me some conch stew man

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_JazE View Post
    ...you need to smuggle me some conch stew man
    i charge by the teaspoon for smuggling conch stew....so the economical choice would be to buy it in a shot glass quantity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive View Post
    i charge by the teaspoon for smuggling conch stew....so the economical choice would be to buy it in a shot glass quantity
    wtf??? well make it a double

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