Is Coffee Bad For Your Health?

If you can’t get started in the morning without your favorite cup of joe, then you don’t want to hear that coffee is bad for your health. If you love that coffee, there’s good news on the horizon, plus some bad news, too. Coffee gets mixed reviews when it comes to whether or not its healthy. It has both good and bad plant chemicals and nutrients in it.

Coffee can give you that little burst of energy when you need it most.

The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that absorbs in our bloodstream, then goes to the brain. It blocks the neurotransmitter adenosine. That allows dopamine and norepinephrine is allowed to increase and boost the firing of neurons. Studies show that it can improve areas of brain functioning. You’ll burn more fat when you drink coffee, primarily because of the caffeine. The caffeine in a cup of coffee signals the body to burn fat and increase adrenaline levels, which improves performance at the gym.

There are also nutrients in coffee and it reduces the risk of diabetes.

Believe it or not, even though coffee has no calories, it provides some nutrition. There’s 11 % of your RDI—Referenced Daily Intake—of vitamin B2 in just one cup of coffee. That same cup has 6% vitamin B5, 2% of vitamins B1 and B3. It offers 1% folate RDI, 3% of both potassium and manganese and 2% RDI of niacin and magnesium. Studies show that drinking coffee can even reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by as much as 67%.

The shakes and other problems can come from drinking too much coffee.

Yes, you can get too much of a good thing, even coffee. Each person has his or her own tolerance level to the effects of caffeine, where the boost in energy becomes shaking discomfort for the rest of the day. Too much can cause heart palpitations, panic attacks and disrupt sleep. To avoid the problems, monitor your coffee intake and don’t drink it later in the day, such as after 2:00 pm. If you want to quit coffee, take it slowly. The caffeine is addictive and there’s withdrawal symptoms, like headaches and irritability.

  • While most people don’t drink coffee for the health benefits, be aware that decaf doesn’t have them. It’s made by using solvents to remove the caffeine.
  • When you drink coffee, make it coffee made with a paper filter. French press unfiltered coffee has cafestol, which increases cholesterol levels.
  • Drink just plain coffee, with not sugar, sugar substitutes, cream or cream substitutes. They add loads of extra calories and aside from minor benefits from real cream, very little nutrition.
  • Coffee contains high amounts of antioxidants to keep you healthier. It also can lower the risk for Parkinson’s disease by as much as 60%.

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