Coffee and your health

Jody Victor‘s crew came across a couple interesting articles relating coffee or coffee products and some particular health issues.

In one article from Science20.com, they spoke of a new study that people of 1914 may have had worse memory than people a century earlier. So what is the difference? They are saying the reason is partially hydrogenated oil also known as trans fats. They were cheaper than butter. What does this have to do with coffee? Well, it could be in your coffee creamer as well as with many go-withs such as donuts, crackers and other foods.

In another article from

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

We already know green tea as one of the healthiest beverages. Here is a list of the highlights of 10 benefits from care2 make a difference (read the full article to find out more):

  1. Green tea contains various bioactive compounds that can improve health
  2. Compounds in green tea can improve brain function and make you smarter
  3. Green tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance
  4. Antioxidants in green tea may lower your risk of various types of cancer
  5. Green tea may protect your brain in old age, lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  6. Green tea can kill bacteria, which improves dental health and lowers your risk of infection
  7. Green tea may lower your risk of Type II Diabetes
  8. Green tea may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
  9. Green tea can help you lose weight and lower your risk of becoming obese
  10. Green tea may decrease your risk of dying and help you live longer

~ Jody Victor