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Health Effects of Coffee: Everything you need to know about it!

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Is it good or is it bad?

Is it the elixir that its lovers praise it to be or is it a slow poison that gives you instant kick but wrecks havoc on your metabolism in the long run?

The world is conflicted over Coffee and so are the healthcare professionals.

Coffee is an excellent neuro-stimulant that can be quite helpful when you are trying to stay alert. However excessive consumption is associated with restlessness, jitteriness, insomnia, digestive issues, and addiction etc. Which is why it is advised to keep the consumption of caffeine under 400 mg per day ( less than 4 cups of brewed coffee)

What about Green Coffee? Is it better than green tea? Does it cause weight loss??

Here let us deconstruct All the information that is available on “Health Effects of Coffee”

Let us start with the million dollar question, “Is Coffee Bad For Health?”

It’s complicated (to put simply).

Is sugar bad? Is Alcohol bad? Is Tea bad? How about Chocolate??

Good or bad effects of most nutrients are dose oriented. Meaning till a certain amount even sugar is permissible and is healthful. Same goes for Alcohol and chocolate! Same way Caffeine too exhibits health effects (in most people, but not all) if taken in moderate quantities.

For detailed information, Read

13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science

But if taken excessively, coffee drinking can bring some unpleasant surprises your way (diarrhea included!)

9 Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine

Ok, you will ask what about Green Coffee Beans then?

Well, Find out here-

For the Love Of Coffee, Go Green!

Most of the information out there about coffee or even tea is anecdotal (based on personal experiences) and to make matter even more confusing, most of the scientific evidence is observational (not direct cause-effect one!), so take all these inputs with a pinch of salt.

Be careful though, coffee is contraindicated in certain conditions. Avoid/ Moderate Coffee intake the in following conditions-

  • pregnancy
  • hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel
  • anxiety disorder
  • bleeding disorder
  • osteoporosis

Coffee interacts with nutrients and drugs. Avoid coffee or speak with your doctor if you are taking any of the following-

  • Alcohol
  • Blood Thinners
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Certain Antibiotics
  • Synthetic Estrogen
  • Levothyroxine
  • Stimulant Drugs
  • Certain Diabetes Medications

So, Is Coffee Good Or Bad? You tell Us!

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