Have your ever felt dizzy or lightheaded when you get up too quickly? Perhaps you've experienced a bit of low blood pressure -- orthostatic hypotension. This is a drop in blood pressure greater than 20/10 mmHg upon standing.Read More
Is it good for you? Is it bad for you?
The health claims for coffee include: lowers gout risk, anti-cancer properties, diabetes prevention, protection against Parkinson's disease (for men), reduced risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of these positive effects don't seem related to its caffeine content, rather to its high antioxidant content (dark berries would be a better choice). There needs to be more research regarding these claims and whether coffee consumption is more beneficial than perhaps...a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables -- because aren't there better antioxidant options out there?