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What Are The Good And Bad Health Effects Of Coffee?

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It is evening, and my taste buds are already craving for coffee! Coffee needs no intro. Is coffee healthy? Everything in this world has its pros and cons, so coffee is no exception to the rule.

This blog will enlighten you on the benefits as well as the side-effects of consuming coffee.

What Are The Good And Bad Health Effects Of Coffee

Caffeine - Your Brain Enhancer

Coffee is rich in a compound called Caffeine. An average cup of coffee can offer you a little less than 100mg Caffeine. Of course, the number depends on the type of coffee you are consuming. You can expect around 60 mg of Caffeine from 30 to 50 ml of Espresso.

 Keep aside the numbers and let us focus on how coffee can befriend your brain. There is a presence of the hormone in your brain, known as adenosine. What does it do? It makes you feel sleepy.

When you are awake, the levels of adenosine continue to rise. Thanks to coffee for suppressing it! This makes your brain more responsive and alert. Now you do not even need to ask why you should drink coffee before studying!

Your liver is safe with coffee

I am not kidding! Liver cancer has become the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. By consuming coffee, you have 80 percent less chance to develop liver cancer. You might have noticed people having a protruding belly similar to that of a pregnant woman. Though the problem may be hormonal, coffee can rescue you from liver cirrhosis or a liver scar.

Coffee - A depression killer

Do I even need to emphasize on this reverberating term? Depression’s claws are sharp and can make you bleed. Thanks to coffee for spreading happiness! Numerous studies have proved that the consumption of coffee can greatly reduce your chances to be depressed. If you drink around 3-4 cups of coffee every day, you will less likely commit suicide. Out of many good deeds that triggers the release of happiness hormones or dopamine, drinking coffee is one.

Increase in metabolism

You cannot ignore metabolism when it comes to health. Coffee is known to enhance metabolism in your body. It will directly result in burning more calories during exercise. This, in turn, will offer you more energy for the food you eat. If you are serious about your health, start taking coffee sips!

Coffee is addictive

I am talking about a con now. Yes, caffeine is not alcohol but it is addictive! If you consume more coffee than you should, you will develop a tendency to ask for more of “caffeine kick”. The substance blocks your adenosine which will make your brain produce more to compensate for the blocked ones. You can also not cut- off coffee consumption all of a sudden. This will only lead to more tiredness than before. It is best to have disciplined consumption. Health experts are still researching other ways in which you can addict to coffee.

Sleep disruptor

Are you feeling sleepy? Grab a coffee! But do keep in mind that anything beyond limits is harmful. Coffee eradicates tiredness or drowsiness from you. If coffee is consumed in excess, it will sabotage you. It will reduce your sleep quality as well as your sleep time. You will start feeling more nervous and anxious. Avoid consuming coffee at night, if you do not want to be an insomniac.

Faster heartbeats

Coffee is not known for causing heart- related problems. But too much of intake can make your heart beat faster or alter the rhythm of your heartbeats. Caffeine is good for patients who have a heart-related problem. However, as a physically fit person, if you start experiencing rapid heartbeats, start staying away from coffee for a while.

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What’s the bottom line?

Coffee is overall a boon if consumed with discipline. If you get depressive vibes or feel lackadaisical in whatever you do, coffee will prove to be a blessing for you. While cherishing coffee, do keep in mind, not to add a lot of sugar to it.

This will only take away health benefits. The coffee that you enjoy in restaurants and cafes contains a lot of sugar for added taste. Also, coffee can be problematic for a pregnant woman. Now you can go ahead and take a sip!

Dr. Julia Hermos is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, an organization that seeks to develop doctors’ interpersonal skills and a Bariatric physician. She received her medical degree from the State University of Newyork. Dr. Hermos has a master’s degree in education and was a teacher for many years. Now she joined the Medical counsel team to provide effective communication through her articles and reviews. She encourages her patients to ask questions on their queries. So feel free to go through the articles in this blog and share your thoughts using the comment section available in all pages.

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