19 May '11, 3pm

Coffee is Good, Soy Milk is Bad: Which Foods Are Really Healthy?

Coffee is Good, Soy Milk is Bad: Which Foods Are Really Healthy?

Some new research suggests that coffee, once maligned as bad for you, is now being found to be good for you. Yes, you can refill your cup. A study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says that coffee consumption (6 cups a day) can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men. A Swedish study in Breast Cancer Research found that drinking coffee (5 or more cups a day) could lower the risk of post-menopausal, ER-negative breast cancer. Granted, these findings occurred in participants who drank quite a few cups of coffee, and the results need to be replicated. Reflecting on this change in coffee from health hazard to "good for your health," Lane Wallace notes in The Atlantic that the Harvard researchers pointed out that excessive coffee consumption has "traditionally been associated with other high-health-risk habits -- e.g. drinking more alcohol, smoking, and not exe...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/real-food/blog/coffee-is-good...

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