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Coffee benefits

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Some people say coffee is bad for you, some other say coffee is good for you; truth is it has both its pros and cons.

 

 

PROS:

  • Coffee contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and a few dietary proteins.
  • Research shows that coffee consumption may reduce the risk of some diseases and ailments, such as:
    • Parkinson´s
    • Alzheimer´s
    • Type 2 diabetes (reduces the risk in 25%)
    • Gallstones
    • Cancer – oral, esophageal and pharyngeal
    • Asthma attacks
    • Heart rhythm problems
    • Strokes
    • Cirrhosis of the liver
    • Dementia (reduces the risk in almost 65%)
  • A study shows that women who drink at least 5 cups of coffee a day may be 57% less likely to have estrogen receptor-negative cancers than those who drink less than one cup of coffee a day. Heavy coffee drinkers have 20% less risks of contracting any kind of breast cancer when age is taken into account.
  • Another study shows that men who drink at least 6 cups of coffee a day are 60% less likely to develop a lethal form of prostate cancer than non-coffee drinkers, and men who drink from 1 to 3 cups of coffee are 30% less likely to develop it; they are also 20% less likely to develop any form of cancer.
  • Caffeine increases the effectiveness of certain kinds of painkillers and acts as stimulant.
  • Coffee´s antioxidants (polyphenols) act as cellular mutation protectors and delay aging.
  • Increases alertness and concentration.

CONS:

Overconsumption may cause negative effects:

  • Changes in sleep pattern.
  • May cause auditory hallucinations.
  • Hampers absorption of some minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, zinc and iron
  • Can raise blood pressure.
  • Mild diuretic could lead to dehydration and the loss of Vitamin B and C as well as calcium, iron and zinc.
  • Can stain teeth.
  • Acids can aggravate heart burn.
  • Darks roasted coffee may contain carcinogens brought out by high heat during the roasting process.
  • Coffee is also among crops most heavily sprayed with pesticides.
  • When accompanied with caramel, whipped cream, flavored creamer, sugar, mocha, etc: it may possibly lead to weight gain.

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2 thoughts on “Coffee benefits

    1. That is a good question. I’ll have to do a little more research, but the quick answer is, that coffee is basically gazillion little coffee particles that have been grinded and are now floating in water. So the strain on your body is less. Eating coffee seeds is often a passtime for some people. I’ll be sure to post more on this as soon as I research it. Thanks for the comment and all the support! – :)

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