It really depends on how much coffee you drink, that your coffee becomes the benefit or risk to you. Having said that, I love my piping hot cup of coffee in the morning, to start the day, and am sure which is the case for many of you Coffee lovers out there. So, in this article, lets see the goodness in every sip of coffee, and learn about its benefits and risks.
Disclaimer: All the information provided are from the excerpts I read from Medical News Today, Ref: link here. As the validity of the data provided can be referred from this authentic medical news blog.
Let’s jump on to the story,
A stat says, over 400 billion cups of coffee is consumed every year, which obviously makes it the ever-popular drink of this age. Coffee consumption is just a traditional practice in my home, I don’t even know when I started this practice, but when morning comes, Mom welcomes you with a large cup of coffee, I am from southern part of India, we southern takes anything in a LARGE CUP 😊
So never ever took time to think, whether it is good for me, does it have any side effects in me? The answer will be yes and no! No, simply because I fee energized due to the Caffeine in my blood and keeps me brisk, and Yes because there were times to keep me up! too much of coffee intake have resulted in sleep deprivation, so, I started to look for some evidence based on a research and as mentioned above Medical News Today has come up with this unbiased recent post to pacify we coffee lovers.
Coffee and Type 2 Diabetes
The researchers from HSPH (The Harvard School of Public Health) found that the participants who increased the coffee intake by more than a cup had 11% lower risk compared to the candidates who did not change their intake over a 4-year period. So, the bottom line is Coffee is a benefit in this instance.
Coffee Vs Liver
Your regular Coffee consumption, can reduce the risk of Liver diseases such as PSC (), and decreased liver cirrhosis death. Also, Italian Researchers, found, Coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. The lead author of the study, Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, from Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, said “our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver.” REF: link
Coffee Vs Heart
Researchers from BIDMC (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and HSPH (The Harvard School of Public Health) have seen people who drank four European cups on a daily basis had 11! Lower risk of heart failure, compared to those who did not. The authors stressed that the results show a possible benefit against heart failure.
Coffee Vs Antioxidants
2 cups of Coffee a day, will benefit with required antioxidants, but cannot be compared with the levels that green tea provide. Though the over consumption will result in adverse effects. Now this leads us to think about the risks.
Too much of Anything, will result in irregular functioning, that applies to coffee as well, one should be very cautious about how much coffee he or she drinks in a day. According to the research by University of Oklahoma, Caffeine can cause anxiety symptoms and other possible risks such as hypertension, sleep deprivation, depression, etc…
So, now comes the pressing question, how much coffee, a person can drink in a day?
Study shows, up to 300 milligrams of caffeine a day is considered as the green zone for healthy adults.
Keep the number of cups down and enjoy the number of sips. Keeping everything under control is always good, am decided to keep an eye on the number of cups, how about you?