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« on: 27/12/2018, 04:55 PM »
this is my kind of health research (esp. #1): http://www.mind.uci.edu/research-studies/90plus-study

Some of the major findings are:
1) People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
2) People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.



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« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2019, 01:17 AM »
yep and there's a good body of research on the benefits of black vs white coffee as well

as soon as you add milk or sugar to coffee, your body begins to metabolize it differently, with black coffee being fat burning, and white coffee becoming fat storing

I've been drinking a lot of filter coffee recently and I'm really noticing the difference!

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« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2019, 03:55 PM »
Black is the way to go.
I had a mate who used to drink 3 lattes per day. When he started up with a PT the PT's first advice was to "go black" to trim up.

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« Reply #3 on: 21/01/2019, 05:24 PM »
It is always interesting to hear from people what their experiences are with black or white coffee. I find this sort of feedback more relevant.
White coffees are easier on the stomach, and some people find black coffee too acidic. Everyone is different, and so are their tolerances.

I enjoy both, but try to keep the volume of milk as low as possible.
First thing in the morning, a white coffee is more palatable, as I find an espresso quite harsh on an empty stomach. I do enjoy black coffees through the day, and am always partial to an iced latte or deviation of it on a hot day.
When dining out, I shy away from white coffees as generally the milk used in cafes, does not always agree with me.

As to health benefits of certain foods, I listen to my body. Fads come and go, and research depends on the parameters, which should be carefully analyzed. Data can be manipulated to show whatever it is you seek to promote.....
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« Reply #4 on: 22/01/2019, 08:25 AM »
Fads come and go, and research depends on the parameters, which should be carefully analyzed. Data can be manipulated to show whatever it is you seek to promote.....
That's so true.
Most study's are sponsored for by groups with certain interests and some how set out to prove just what the groups hoped for :)

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« Reply #5 on: 04/02/2019, 10:20 PM »
That's so true.
Most study's are sponsored for by groups with certain interests and some how set out to prove just what the groups hoped for :)

I've been drinking a lot of pour over coffee made on my Chemex recently and I'm really enjoying both the flavour profiles, and the relatively low acidity

compared to the two or three lattes I usually drink per day, I appear to be dropping some weight (judging by how loose my clothes have become - I can not at all be bothered weighing myself)

and the filter coffee tends to me more gentle on the nervous system as well - I don't find my nerves getting hammered in quite the same way as when I drink espresso

I'm not sure of the science but I'd be willing to wager that caffeine uptake is more gentle and prolonged with filter coffee - as that certainly seems to be my experience

apart from the taste I enjoy the way it makes me feel = winning combination!

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« Reply #6 on: 11/04/2019, 08:59 PM »
I'm a bit open to new things in my preferences, first love is espresso, either as a smaller longish black in a tulip cup or a sort of squat-but-not-short-black (equal amounts water and coffee in a demi-tasse). I love the wow/intensity factor of a short, but even as a double, its over too damn quickly.
Apart from an occasional flat white when travelling because milk can hide a LOT of shortcomings, it is not a normal part of my coffee equation, unlike for my darlin wife.
Aeropress is a different thing but works well for a touch of variety, great for messing about too.  I'm too impatient to faff around with a V60/similar although I see their attraction for some.  Love to try syphon some day too. Even speculated as to whether a Behmor Brazen might be of interest.......who knows?

I'm encouraged by the tone of the research results but honestly, it wouldn't be much use in swaying me even if the news was bad, the love for the little bean is too strong, lol.


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