The most recent science tells us that decaffeinated coffee leaves us open to rheumatoid arthritis and heart attacks. Conversely, the big jolts of added caffeine to our beverages, weight loss pills and energy drinks wire up the nervous system, overstimulate the brain, increase blood pressure, puts body under metabolic stress and can cause cardiac arrhythmia.

Is this a case for moderation? A situation of not throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Of avoiding a temperance movement that really means abstinence movement?

It would seem so. The most recent science has revealed some interesting facts:

  1. Americans get more dietary antioxidants from coffee than any other food source, according to chemical scientist professor Dr. J. A. Vincent in 2005 from the University of Scranton. There are 1,299 mg antioxidants from coffee, from 2  8-ounce cups daily. 
  2. Japanese researchers in the Journal of National Cancer Institute indicate that coffee drinkers have 1/2 the cancer risk as those who don’t drink coffee.
  3. Researchers of Harvard School of Public Health’s study indicated that 6 cups a day of coffee cuts the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 50% for men and 30% by women.
  4. Several studies say use of regular coffee confers risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, gallstones, colon cancer, heart disease and gout.

Is this a case of facts meaning what we want them to mean?

Well, let’s look at gout. Gout is caused by a large build up of uric acid in the blood which deposits in joints and then crystallizes. Cherry, blueberries, hawthorn berries and strawberry juice have been able to inhibit the crystallization of the uric acid. The cherries have about 191 mgs of potassium to every 100 grams of sodium. They are also high in bioflavonoids combined with Vitamin C strengthening tendons and cartilage. The matter seems settled when googling: “coffee” “gout”.

We need to rethink our assumptions. Our excesses put us on the pendulum swing towards abstinence in attempt to rebalance. The science affirms natural caffeine already within foods– not the added excesses. 

Indonesia is the third largest coffee supplier in the world known for coffee rich in full bodied flavour, a long finish, gentle acidity, syrupy texture, earthy spicy undertones and wonderful aroma.

Gano Excel North America hired three independent research companies to examine its Gano Classic Coffee (which used to come from Brazil, but now is exclusively from Indonesia). They all came up with similar findings: the caffeine is 120 mg per sachet/packet, which means it is not reduced in caffeine as previously thought. It is comparable to other regular coffees. So, if you  have a sensitivity to caffeine and need to avoid it, the Gano Excel beverage of choice is the tea which is caffeine free.

What is the explanation for Gano coffee not giving caffeine jitters? It’s in the Ganoderma Lucidum. It balances out body systems, providing a healthy brain function and is an anti-depressive.

For myself, it helps me to handle the ups and downs of my diabetes. It doesn’t eliminate the need to watch my portion sizes or the need to exercise. But my mood is stable when it is 4 or when it is 8. I feel energy and stability to want to exercise. I don’t have to coax myself into it. I don’t need any other supplementation according to my glucometer testing of my blood sugar. This is just one example of the leveling capability of Ganoderma. 

Ganoderma minimizes any negative effects of the caffeine allowing us to enjoy all its benefits. But discussion on Ganoderma Lucidum is for a different blog.

Janet A Wiebe