You should rather switch to green tea?
COFFEE! What!!! You have it on regular basis?
It is going to cause you addiction.
Does all these sounds familiar to you? Well, if you are a coff-a-holic and cannot start your day without a warm cup of coffee then you surely must have heard it a million times by now. I am having coffee since I was thirteen. Wait! Hold your horses. It wasn’t at all regular, just once a month or so. When I turned eighteen I started to take coffee on a weekly basis, that was once during the weekend and the ritual lasted till I completed my A-levels. After starting university I started to consume coffee twice a day since I needed something to keep me fresh so that I could focus on my studies and my writing job. Actually not just something, I needed coffee and only coffee. Why coffee? Because nothing can beat its aroma and taste and of course the adrenal rush after drinking coffee is just so amazing.
Since the past few years it has become utterly annoying to hear everyone just keep telling me how bad coffee is. A few my friends, aunts and my very own mother keeps telling me that it is enough of coffee while they sip over their tea every morning. Like c’mon! What about all those who daily take fizzy drinks as an alternative to water? What about the regular energy drink consumers? And how can we forget the tea fans who crave for a cup or two once in every 2 – 3 hours. Anyways, it’s enough of my lifelong coffee story. Getting to the main topic of this article, ‘why coffee isn’t as bad as you think?’ Well, because apart from a few side-effects coffee has several different benefits on our health.
To start with, daily consumption of coffee helps to reduce the risk of several diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and Type II Diabetes. Coffee also helps us to burn fat. Many of the slimming products consist of caffeine which is one of the essential and natural elements of burning fat. Caffeine boosts the metabolic system of the body. Hence a little of coffee everyday will help you slim faster in a delicious way. The high adrenaline level after drinking coffee can bring a drastic improvement in our physical performance by helping the body to speed up the fight and flight response. In addition to all that, coffee also works as an anti-depressant because after drinking coffee one’s mood relatively becomes happier. Last but not the least, you may not know but a single cup of coffee consists of Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Niacin and not to forget the high proportion of anti-oxidants.
Coming to its side-effects and how can one lessen the amount of harm a coffee can cause, well, coffee can be a major source for causing ulcer, IBS and acidity if taken “excessively.” Regular consumption of coffee can cause heart burn problems to some people and so does high caffeinated fizzy and energy drinks. Too much consumption of coffee can speed up the process of peristalsis thus emptying your stomach very quickly, making you rush to the toilet very often and plus it becomes difficult for your body to absorb essential nutrients from the food before the food is flushed out from your system. It is true that coffee can cause stress and tension to some people by increasing their rate of blood pressure so such people should avoid coffee or go for green coffee beans. Also you should not use over roasted coffee since that could damage your kidneys. Lastly, keep in mind to never take coffee on an empty stomach since this stimulates the production of HCl which is only required when digestion is required. And this all together can lead to various other health issues.
In a nutshell, too much intake of anything can be bad for your health and so is the same case with coffee. But having a limited amount of coffee in a day cannot do much harm. You ask us to switch to something different but you got to understand that it’s not just the addiction to the coffee is it’s taste and aroma which can be found in no other drink hence nothing other than coffee can give us the feel good vibes.