The benefits and harms of drinking coffee
Coffee is one of the favorite drinks of the French. About 75% of French citizens start their morning with a cup of coffee, and up to three cups a day. So, is this daily variant of caffeine part of a healthy or bad diet? Our article will answer.
Numerous observational tests conducted by researchers have shown that coffee can help reduce the risk of developing several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease. Drinking coffee before a marathon? Studies have shown a link between coffee and endurance when it comes to long periods of physical activity.
Drinking coffee can help brain function. Caffeine stimulates the brain and in one study, caffeine was found to help participants retain study memories for up to 24 hours. Another observational study found that some older women seemed to have better cognitive function after drinking coffee regularly.
Some studies have hypothesized that excessive caffeine consumption, such as drinking coffee, may lead to pregnancy risks such as a lower birth rate. Don’t take any risks when you’re pregnant. Limit caffeine in all its forms, and strive to keep your body energized through regular exercise and nutrient-dense foods.
Drinking coffee can also raise blood pressure and although studies are inconclusive, some evidence suggests that people with hypertension or high blood pressure should reduce or avoid drinking coffee altogether. If this interests you, consult a registered dietitian or doctor to determine an eating schedule that is right for you.
Drinking coffee can also increase the intake of more calories, sugar and fat. Are you heavy-handed when it comes to adding dairy, cream, half-and-half, sweetener or flavoring to your coffee glass ? Supplements like all of these affect nutritional benefits, which means you end up getting more of the bad stuff, like extra calories, sugars, and fatty acids, than the fancy stuff, like antioxidants. This can contribute to weight gain and several preventable medical issues in the first place.