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Saturday, September 2, 2017

2 Sep 17 - 0837 EDT - blog - For the love of coffee.

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Forrest


QUOTE FOR THIS POST

"For me, coffee is Heaven sent."

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**YESTERDAY. After publishing 2 blogs, 1 a postcrossing mailing a picture 

postcard to someone who lives in Russia, I drove to Smithville to video the old

village created over the last several years to commemorate the villages of long ago.

There is a tin shop, summer kitchen in the upstairs and the spring house beneath

it, a barn from the past, a weaver's house with an outhouse behind it, a home 

tipical of long ago days and a church, all of the buildings built with the same 

lumber and painted brown of that time. After returning to the Honda, I placed a 

phone call to Lily of the Valley in Minnesota on Wells Fargo Way to touch base 

because I was having trouble reviewing my documents for refinancing our 

house. I needed to insert a code to review documents, but each time I filled out

the online email to resend code, nothing happened. I received no code in my 

inbox or spam folder. Monday being Labor Day, we'll have to continue this on 

Tuesday of next week.

When I returned to the house, I prepared, ate my salad while watching TV, then 

my prayer and to bed.

**TODAY. After publishing my daily blog I'm working on right now and 

2 videos that I produced yesterday, I need to drive to my PNC bank to find out 

some information and then drive to Wooster to Pet Smart to purchase a case of 

canned dog for our dog, Dolly Jo. She is very healthy because we feed her no 

table food, only Purina ProPlan Veterinary Diets EN. She and I are the only ones

drinking well water, the rest of the house drinking store bought water. 

The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 67° and 55° with

rain. It hasn't rained for a while and I've not watered the flower beds and the 

yard for 2 days, depending on the weather forecaster's prediction of rain from 

Hurricane Harvey. I need to spread the last bag of pearl black mulch, check and 

dig up weeds that are in the flower beds, pick some tomatoes from the tomato 

plants in the southeast flower bed, fill the bird feeders and begin to plant the 

flower bulbs that I've put off for so long. 


I HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**I drink about 3 mugs of coffee per day. My coffee maker is a Mr. Coffee that I 

either purchased from a store or a Goodwill a long time ago. My mug, purchased

from a truck stop, equals the capacity of the made glass coffee container.

Is coffee good or bad for you? 

Does coffee offer health benefits?

From http://www.mayoclinic.org:

Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition and healthy eating.

Answers from Donald Hensrud, M.D.

"Coffee has been around for a long time and blamed for many ills — from 

stunting your growth to causing heart disease — but newer research shows that 

it may actually have health benefits.

Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an 

increased risk of heart disease or cancer.

In fact, some studies have found an association between coffee consumption and 

decreased overall mortality and possibly cardiovascular mortality, although this 

may not be true in younger people who drink large amounts of coffee.

Why the apparent reversal in the thinking about coffee? Earlier studies didn't 

always take into account that known high-risk behaviors, such as smoking and 

physical inactivity, tended to be more common among heavy coffee drinkers.

Studies have shown that coffee may have health benefits, including protecting 

against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver 

cancer. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk 

of depression.

However, the research appears to bear out some risks. High consumption of 

unfiltered coffee (boiled or espresso) has been associated with mild elevations in 

cholesterol levels.

In addition, some studies found that two or more cups of coffee a day can 

increase the risk of heart disease in people with a specific — and fairly common 

— genetic mutation that slows the breakdown of caffeine in the body. So, how 

quickly you metabolize coffee may affect your health risk.

Although coffee may have fewer risks compared with benefits, keep in mind that 

other beverages, such as milk and some fruit juices, contain nutrients that coffee 

doesn't. Also, adding cream and sugar to your coffee adds fat and calories — up 

to hundreds of calories in some cases."

With: Donald Hensrud, M.D.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-

eating/expert-answers/coffee-and-health/faq-20058339

I don't drink unfiltered coffee from Starbucks. From above: "known high-risk 

behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, tended to be more common 

among heavy coffee drinkers" except I'm physically active more than most 

people my age. I don't use coffee creamer, now using coconut milk and will 

change to Westsoy Plain Lowfat Soymilk that is lactose, diary and gluten free and

purchased from Dollar Tree for $1. 

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Excerpt from full article.

You drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day:

"You may want to cut back if you're drinking more than 4 cups of caffeinated 

coffee a day (or the equivalent) and you're experiencing side effects such as:

Migraine headache

Insomnia

Nervousness

Irritability

Restlessness

Frequent urination or inability to control urination

Stomach upset

Fast heartbeat

Muscle tremors"

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-

depth/caffeine/art-20045678

Of the 9 possible side affects of drinking coffee from above, I only suffer from 

stomach upset or maybe fast heartbeat from time to time although I rarely check 

my heart rate. 

I have 2 legal addictions. Cigarettes and coffee. 


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