Okay so before I continue, I think there's something you all should know....I like coffee. :D As in very, very, very, very, much! Which can be a problem really.
The reason why I drink coffee so much (as oppose to milk, juice, tea, etc.) is because it helps me be on the alert, boosts up my metabolism, and....that's mainly it. Besides something to look forward to every morning when I finally get out of bed. ;)
Anyway (joking aside), I've been convicted of something that I've been putting off, but is now making an entrance again. Coffee does have it's pros and cons, but even a good thing (no matter how harmless it may be) can turn into an idol without us realizing it.
In my family's medical history (mainly with the women), there's a chance of me getting osteoporosis. So, how does coffee affect my chances of getting this disease? Below you'll find some interesting information. Read on.
(Note: these are not absolutes, but they are found in many studies)
- Protection against cancer
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Reduced risk of gout
- Reduced risk of gallstone disease
- Reduced oxidative stress
- Reduced inflammation
- Better oral health
- Better mental health
- Better liver health
- Before high-intensity exercise = boost in performance
- Reduces body's ability to metabolize calcium
- Bad for bone health
- Higher risk of osteoporosis
- Higher risk of birth defects
- Psychologically unhealthy if coffee is a need
- More than 4-5 cups/day = higher risk of unhealthful side effects
- Coffee drunk after 5pm = higher risk of impairing ability to sleep
Any thoughts you'd like to share?