View Full Version : Coffee: Good or Bad

01-28-2002, 11:09 AM
Do you reccommend drinking coffee? What are the positive and negative aspects of it? I have also seen a great deal of emphasis on green tea. Why is that better than coffee? Any info would be appreciated.
As a note: I drink around 3 cups of coffee a day.


01-28-2002, 11:32 AM
Well its full of caffeine, which isn't good, obviously you can get decaf though.
I don't think coffee has any positive effects.

Green tea is packed full of anti-oxidents and other good stuff, its also naturally low in caffeine.

01-28-2002, 11:34 AM
why is caffeine bad?

01-28-2002, 11:52 AM
Well I know that too much can heighten your blood pressure and it also speeds up your heart.
I think its supposed to dehydrate you too.

01-28-2002, 11:54 AM
Thank you... I guess ill switch to green tea:)

01-28-2002, 11:56 AM
Caffeine removes calcium from your body.

01-28-2002, 11:59 AM
Didnt know that...
g'bye coffee

01-28-2002, 12:00 PM
Also, too much in a day may make it hard to get to sleep.

01-28-2002, 12:02 PM
I havent really had that problem, but ive already decided to do away with coffee. Thanks for your info guys

01-28-2002, 12:03 PM
i have no problem with coffee. I have a cup every morning. all things in moderation.

01-28-2002, 12:17 PM
caffiene is a stimulant so can help you actually get on with work with more concentration. It also boosts lipolysis[fat burning].

I've drank coffee most of my life, although lately i've really cut down to my ECA pre-workout and my pot O' perky on a sat or sunday morning.

gimme some time and i'll come back with some mo' info.

01-28-2002, 12:27 PM
caffeine deters cell volumization

01-28-2002, 12:30 PM
ok to expand on what i said earlier, caffiene leads to the release of epinepherine which results in lipolysis.

caffiene belongs to a group os CNS stimulants called methylxanthines. methylxanthines are easily oxidised to uric acid. The body, trying to maintain homeostasis, dilutes the uric acid with water to reduce concentration and thus, excretes this. This explains why it's a diuretic.

Caffiene also increases the amount of circulating fatty aicds, and the oxidisation of these.

That's all the interesting bits. I got a link but it ain;t working on my pc.


01-28-2002, 03:12 PM
Where did you hear that bro? And why do you think that?


01-28-2002, 03:27 PM
Because coffee is a diuretic. So obviously that includes water in and around muscles. Therefore less cell volumization.

01-28-2002, 06:50 PM
Not true. but don't make me explain.

Slim Schaedle
01-28-2002, 09:29 PM
Since you all are talking about caffiene, does anyone know if it's a myth or not about caffeine negating the effects of creatine. I read that a couple years ago when i first started taking creatine.....hearing that made it very easy to cut out sodas. :confused:

01-29-2002, 05:26 AM
Originally posted by Cackerot69
Not true. but don't make me explain.

Explain please :)

01-29-2002, 05:31 AM
Slim, i can;t remember hich, but either caffiene is too weak or creatine is too strong in the way that they don't negate the effects of each other.

I remember reading somewhere that ECA + creatine = ace.

can't remeber where tho....

01-29-2002, 06:28 AM

Slim Schaedle
01-29-2002, 06:51 AM
Yeah, i was kind of tinking that if it was true, that was the extent of it....that it took alot of caffeine to cancel creatine (?) It was almost good that i heard that (true or not) b/c i was basically scared to drink any soda. I think i went like two years without having any:rolleyes:

01-29-2002, 07:52 AM
"Not true. but don't make me explain. "

"Explain please "

The dehydrating effects of caffeine can be offset by drinking lots of water.

A rule of thumb that I use is I count coffee and tea as a -1 in terms of water intake for the day which is probably overkill.

Aside from that it's a harmless stimulant in moderation.