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Advantages & Disadvantages of Coffee

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We may know some advantages of coffee but most of us don’t know what is the disadvantages of coffee which have been scientifically proved.

There’s no hiding the fact that you either love or hate coffee. This is because coffee has been praised and mocked for centuries. There are numerous myths about it. For example, it has never been scientifically proved that coffee causes impotence or madness. Caffeine is a psychoactive substance that improves laziness. This is why you feel more awake after a while you’ve drunk it.

Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Coffee

Cardiovascular system: Whilst it’s true that it increases blood pressure, in turn, it will lower the risk of coronary disease. This means that it protects you from heart failure. Moderate coffee intake will lower the risk as far as 10 years. It has also been concluded by the European Meeting on Hypertension 2012 that coffee drinker’s overall risk of premature death is 25% lower than those who don’t drink it.

Reduced Risk of Cancer: If you drink about 4 cups of coffee per day, it will reduce the risk of numerous cancers. The anti-mutagenic properties and antioxidants will latch onto the cancerous cells and slowly kill them. The study has shown that it decreases the risk of developing prostate cancer in men by 20% and endometrial cancer in women by 25%. As well as skin cancer.

Reduced Risk of Parkinson’s Disease: Even though it temporarily affects cognition, it has been scientifically proven that it slows down the progression of dementia and Parkinson’s disease by 25%. Medical studies have also concluded that coffee causes activity in the part of the brain affected by Parkinson’s. If you have someone you care about suffering from this disease, we recommend that you sit down and have a cup of coffee with them from time to time.

Weight Loss: Caffeine contains magnesium and potassium. It helps the body use insulin by regulating blood sugar levels and reducing your craving for sugary treats. The fewer sweets you eat, the more likely it is that you will stick to a balanced lifestyle. Furthermore, it will break fat cells and use it as fuel for training. This is why you feel energized after a cup of coffee.

Liver Disease: A study in 2011 has reported that it will slow down the progress of diseases such as hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. Therefore, if you’re overweight, we recommend that you drink at least one cup of coffee per day. Additionally, it has also been found that it slows down alcoholic cirrhosis. Thus, if your liver is suffering from too much alcohol, we advise you to drink as much coffee as you can.

Disadvantages of Too Much Coffee

Insomnia – It’s recommended that you only consume 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. That is roughly around 4 cups of coffee. By now you are probably aware of how much caffeine your body can handle. This is why you should never go above the limits set by your body. If you consume too much, you will inevitably become restless. Therefore, your body will get to suffer.

Fun Fact: The reason why some people can drink more or less is due to the fact that our individual DNA will determine how much caffeine the body can handle.

Dangerous for Pregnant Women – Studies on caffeine’s effect on a fetus is controversial. Some studies have highlighted that it has little to no effects and some have said that it has a negative effect. This is why we recommend that you stick to one cup of coffee per day. The coffee should be mild and the cup should be single-serve.

Too Much Can Kill – Yes. Too much of everything is bad for you. If you drink around 80 cups of coffee (23 litres) per session it means that you will consume 10 grams of caffeine. Your body will enter a state of shock and it will put a strain on the heart. Don’t worry, 23 liters of water can also be lethal.

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