Is coffee bad for you? Know the facts and findings



It’s morning and I long for my cup of coffee. After all it gives me the right kick to start my day. A few days back I came across someone who told me drinking coffee could lead me to lots of health problems. And, I wondered whether such a horrendous claim could be true! So I did some research and found out something that I wanted to share with all coffee lovers – like me.

Is coffee bad for you & is it addictive?

The first thing I would like to say is that you don’t need to worry, especially if you are consuming a moderate amount of coffee. Some feel they are addicted to coffee because of the energy ‘high’ it provides. The reason for this energy boost is because coffee prevents the chemical adenosine from telling the brain it is time to relax. However, with time the body and mind gets accustomed to the caffeine and so, you need to drink more coffee to feel that same energy rush. This is the reason why it is said to be addictive.

Different ways of drinking coffee

Coffee in its natural form, which means without milk and sugar, can be good for you. On the other hand, if you add lots of milk and sugar to your coffee, you are doing more harm than good to your body. In any case, drinking one or two cups of coffee is not going to harm your system. Just keep in mind that coffee has been praised and heckled for centuries. If there are disadvantages of drinking coffee, there are health benefits also. Here are some facts about coffee and the caffeine intake.

Facts about coffee

  • The toxins found in one cup of coffee gets filtered by our kidney in 24 hours
  • You can reduce the bad effects of coffee by drinking lesser quantity of coffee and also changing it to filter coffee.
  • If you have digestive problems, you can drink coffee after meal.
  • You can minimize the risks of coffee by limiting the daily intake of coffee

Is coffee bad for you…or is it good?

One of the facts is that drinking high quality coffee shows some health benefits.

  • Organic coffee contains antioxidants and this helps reduce aging, cell damage and reduces oxidation.
  • Diseases like Parkinson and Alzheimer are said to be less problematic if you take moderate amount of coffee regularly.
  • If you take coffee daily, you can protect yourself from type 2 diabetes.
  • Coffee intake results in better cognitive function also.
  • Drinking coffee will increase your mental attention
  • Coffee boosts your physical performance
  • Coffee helps you burn fat and lose weight
  • Reduces fatigue and tiredness
  • Helps in digestion
  • Increases fertility by providing speed and vigour to sperm
  • It lightens your mood and reduces the risks of getting depressed in life

Disadvantages of drinking coffee

  • Bad quality coffee can cause sickness, headache and make you really feel bad.
  • Excess of coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness
  • A lot of coffee could literally kill you, but this is almost 23 litres of coffee, which you just can’t drink in one go. Anyway long before reaching to this point you will start vomiting.
  • If you are pregnant, you should avoid drinking more than one cup of coffee a day.
  • If you suffer from high cholesterol, you should choose filter coffee.
  • Last but not the least, avoid offering coffee to kids as it increases bed wetting.

Properties of coffee

Coffee apparently does not contain any nutrition. Although there are some minerals, protein and vitamins found in coffee, most of them get destroyed while it is prepared. Also, since a very small quantity of coffee is taken in the cup and is diluted, even if there are some nutrients available, they do not have any positive effect on your body.

So, is coffee bad for you or good….

Consider the facts and findings mentioned above and analyse. If you are pregnant or you are cholesterol sensitive, you should avoid drinking coffee especially in large amount. Also, make sure you choose filter coffee to drink.

For others, reasonable amount of coffee daily is not going to do any harm to you. In fact, if chosen sensibly, it can prevent many illnesses, help you lose weight and also help you boost body and muscle building efforts. Just buy good quality coffee and brew it to taste and you should be fine if you don’t drink it in excess.

The quality and quantity matters

So, if you are still confused and wondering if coffee bad for you, I can help you come to a conclusion: The quantity of coffee or caffeine that you digest is a deciding factor in whether coffee is good for you. So, keep the quantity in check and switch to good quality coffee. So, don’t worry you can still enjoy your morning cup of hot coffee now!


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