By Anonymous Tuesday, August 01 2006 @ 07:51 AM EDT
THE PERKS OF COFFEE
If you think bitter-tasting wheatgrass juice or pungent herbal tea
concoctions are your only healthy beverage choices, it's time to wake
up and taste the coffee. A good ol' cup of joe or two may be just what
the doctor ordered.
Once believed to stunt growth, cause cancer
and trigger heart attacks, recent research indicates that coffee may be
a powerful elixir. Our favorite brew has been shown to prevent
diabetes, liver damage and gallstones, plus it may also improve
physical endurance and pump up your brain power.
"Not only is coffee not bad for our health, as once believed, coffee
may actually have a healthy protective effect," says Cheryl Rock,
researcher and professor of nutrition at University of California San
Diego's School of Medicine.