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Millions of people around the world start their day with it But how good for you is your morning cup o Joe?
Skyrocketing gas prices may be killing your wallet--- But hold everything. You may be getting healthier as a result.
And what are your chances of living to 100? The odds may not be as bad as you think. Docshop TV is on location at Legoland California. If you’re young at heart-----you’ll love this show. Docshop TV starts right now!
Hi again everyone, and welcome to Doshop tv. We are here at Legoland California in Carlsbad, California and just walking around this place makes you feel good. We’ll show some of their newest attractions----and have information on the many cool things to do here for people of all ages in just a bit.
But first, we begin with a topic that has gotten a lot of media attention---both good and bad----for a variety of reasons.
Coffee----some love it----some can’t stand it-----but most everyone is confused on whether or not it does your body good.
Let’s check it out.
For millions of Americans, coffee is more than just a tasty way to start their day, it’s their liquid fantasy.
"I have to have it."
“I would describe it as glorious..."
It's like a long lost friend..."
Beyond the taste, the energy boost, and the almost euphoric feeling you can get from it, there’s another side to coffee that people tend to appreciate---even if they don’t exactly know if it’s really healthy for them.
"It's good for socializing and it's good for people that enjoy coffee...i mean as far as your health, everything is pretty much cancerous these days so it's kind of hard to say whether it is or not."
That’s the point. It seems like coffee nation has been given mixed signals about whether coffee is good or bad for you. San Diego area nutritionist Tamara Renee explains.
"They've had studies that says it can help to reduce the risk of some types of cancers."
However there are other studies that show how it encourages the risk of like stomach cancer, leukemia, which is a pretty serious one."
Tamara is right. Some studies indicate coffee may not increase the risk for high blood pressure----others say caffeine could increase blood pressure and raise the risk of heart disease.
According to a dietician at the respected www.mayoclinic.com it’s reasonable to believe that coffee poses little or no threat to healthy adults.
Most credible resources we checked say there is strong evidence that coffee can reduce the risk of serious health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver. Some researchers also say it can reduce the risk of breast, liver, and rectal cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and could help protect men---not women---from Parkinson’s disease.
But before you sprint down to your favorite coffee shop with that caffeinated gleam in your eye-- keep in mind some studies still suggest the amount of caffeine in a couple of cups of coffee can significantly decrease blood flow to the heart---“could” increase blood pressure and again--possibly raise the risk of heart disease. Some research indicates coffee can even exaggerate stress during the course of your day.
So what’s a poor coffee drinker to think? Well, confusing studies aside, most everyone says, as with anything, moderation is the key. And---how “you” react to coffee may be your best guide.
“I tell you Greg, if I could teach every person that i counsel to learn to listen to their body, that's the whole key."
"If you take it and it makes you sweat, if it gives you a weird body odor, if it puts a coating on your tongue, if it gives you a headache that's an indication that for whatever reason with your diet and lifestyle and coffee on top of that it is not a good formula for you."
"If you take it in, it gives you a nice even boost, it gives you a little clarity for some hours and a little slow die off, it's probably ok for you."
Don’t forget, not all coffees these days are created equal. There’s a huge difference between plain black coffee---coffee with large amounts of sugar and cream, and your favorite Latte of the month. Once you get past basic black coffee, depending on what you put in your favorite cup of Joe--- the calories and fat can really add up and that’s something all experts agree is not good for you.
Nothing can bring you down from that coffee buzz quicker than a trip to the gas station. Gas prices have become more than just a national punch line---they’ve become a national punch in the stomach!
So, we thought we’d look for any positives that are coming from the pain at the pump….and though it wasn’t easy at first----we did find a silver lining.
That’s the topic of this month’s Yo Adrienne!
We’re just getting started on Docshop TV---
What’s the secret to living to 100?
Up next, you’ll meet someone who’s been there and done that-----and we’ll provide you with information on how to calculate your life expectancy.
Food frenzy----the latest on what’s being done to help prevent childhood obesity.
But as we go to break---- some food for thought on how to be cost effective when you’re trying to put healthy food on the table. Let’s go on the clock with Laura Segnit.
Welcome back to Docshop TV, this segment begins right in front of the brand new Sea Life Aquarium here at Legoland---your family will absolutely love this colorful, educational, and fun addition to Legoland..
There’s no secret that childhood obesity is a growing concern here in America. Just about every survey on the subject points to a health crisis when it comes to kids being overweight. But there are programs out there that are trying to make sure that childhood obesity doesn’t carry over into adulthood.
Docshop TV’s Gina Naranjo explains.
We have more information for you now, we found a great resource online that may be very helpful to parents trying to answer difficult questions about kids and their weight. (www.kidshealth.org)
For more information, log on to kidshealth.org
Ok, part of the theme of this show is how to live longer. Well up next, we deliver the goods….as you’ll meet a centenarian who will share his secret to living to 100.
But as we go to break---more sights and sounds from Legoland California we’re back right after this.
What’s the secret to living a long life? Is it in the genes….or are there realistic things we can do to live to be 100—or much older than that? Let’s dive right into those topics with this Docshop TV Senior spotlight report.
She’s something else, we certainly wish Laura Simon the best of luck with her new book. Ok, we’re going to wrap up this edition of Docshop TV with a segment that really answers a lot of life’s most burning questions. Here’s Docshop TV’s David Yim and What the Health!
Ok David thanks for that and thank you for watching.
We’d like to thank the fine folks at Legoland California for providing such a beautiful backdrop for this month’s show.
See you next month here on Docshop TV.
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