The next time you drink a cup of coffee in the morning, you should not only be delighted by the smell or the taste, but also think about the benefits and the drawbacks. The fact that coffee is harmful is more likely to pop up in your mind first, as people surely are more pessimistic nowadays.
Here are some facts:
- It is inextricably linked to cause osteoporosis
- You can experience heartburn because of coffee
- You elevate your risk of getting a heart attack
- Your ability to concentrate is severely damaged, and it comes hand in hand with shakiness.
- By drinking coffee, many people tend to neglect eating breakfast, as they think that coffee is more important due to the effect it has on the body and, more specifically, on synapses, making people think faster and seem cheerful. A healthy diet should contain a healthy breakfast, that would make you more cheerful and healthier than ever.
- You get easily addicted to it. And any addiction is hard to deal with.
And now, as you are probably already thinking of your next cup , let’s see the bright side as well, shall we?
- Parkinson’s disease and dementia are two of the degenerative diseases that are relatively unlikely to reach coffee drinkers.
- Heart rhythm problems, strokes and certain cancers seem to occur more often among those who do not drink coffee rather than among those who do
- It contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium
- It is high in antioxidants, which are essential for your health, especially because they help your immune system
- It is low in calories if it is cream and sugar-free. Furthermore, it can help you burn some extra calories as well.
- If you drink around 4 cups of coffee/day, you seem to be less likely to develop liver cirrhosis.
To conclude, I must state that whether the good or the bad facts stick to you, it is hard to decide if coffee causes more damage than good. Perhaps everything is subjective, after all, and the one who drinks coffee will always consider himself healthier than the non-drinker, and vice-versa.