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Let’s Do Coffee

Let’s Do Coffee

Finally. Proof from my favourite people (scientists) that coffee is good for you.

Huffington Post reported earlier this week that drinking coffee can lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. I went to Google Scholar to check the paper the news came from and yes, it’s true.

black coffee

That’s not all my fellow Cimba’s regulars: Coffee has also been discovered to do the following. I am keeping this very short as I know you want to skim over this and rush to the kettle to get cracking.

  • Coffee can lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s by as much as 25%
  • It can help ward off basal cell carcinoma (more so for women than men)
  • It can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer in men
  • It can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by boosting GCSF levels in the brain (google it)
  • It can lower the risk of depression in women by 15% to 20%
  • Finally it can help you spot grammatical (although not spelling) errors in your writing

The ‘dose’ seems to be around three to four cups a day and it’s still unclear as to whether the benefits are specifically tied to the caffeine although the evidence seems to point in that direction.

If this isn’t the best news you’ve had all day…you just haven’t had enough coffee.

Clever Man and Pepperilly

Clever Man and Pepperilly

Most of the good stuff I know comes from the women in my life. Yes you, reading this, you know who you are. But sometimes I get fantastic tips from the men these women were savvy enough to nab and keep.

From Clever Man Richard a wine tip – this fresh light Western Australian Rose wine called Pepperilly, in the Ferguson Valley. Look at the view they have, I want to sit under this tree and just drink rose all day:

pepperilly 1 MSF

Best of all this lovely rose is light on the purse as well. I picked it up on sale this week at about $12 a bottle (ordered online from the winery). I tested a few bottles last night with Rob and two dear old friends and it was spot on. The friends served up salmon and salad and the wine was a very happy match. Probably didn’t need to follow them up with the red but it’s holidays…

Pepperilly Rose MSF

More from the Clever Men soon.


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