Monday, September 11, 2023

The Monday Morning Stimulus

Althouse:  "[D]espite many of us thinking we should cut down on caffeine, there’s a solid base of evidence that it’s healthy." 
"'The benefits of coffee have long been debated, but we know that in moderation [about two cups a day] it’s a good source of polyphenols and fibre, which promotes gut health, which in turn has health-protective effects for the rest of the body.'... [I]t’s all about the tipping point, and while there has been some debate around what excessive coffee consumption is.... 'Of course coffee does contain caffeine, a stimulant, which may give some people a "heart-racing" feeling, which is not necessarily bad for you but it can be unpleasant.... Ultimately, you need to decide where your caffeine sweet spot is.' Which... is usually somewhere between the joy coffee gives you and the feeling of being awake and alert, and any negative physical reactions such as feeling wired or sleep issues."

From "Here’s how I stopped drinking coffee — like Adele/The singer says it was harder to give up her caffeine addiction than cigarettes" (London Times).

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