The coffee hit is an essential start to the day for millions of people around the world each morning.
Everybody loves coffee. What are the pros and cons of drinking coffee? What benefits can we get from it? What are the harm it can do to our body if we drink too much coffee?
Let’s find out!
The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use.
Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. There, legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans.
HEALTH AND CAFFEINE
Many scientists and independent researchers claims that caffeine is good for the body.
Coffee has a naturally complex botanical profile, with at least 1,000 natural compounds in the bean (including caffeine) and another 300 created in the roasting process. Scientists have linked a number of them, including some strong antioxidants, with a host of physiological benefits. Research has shown that moderate coffee consumption (or 3-5 cups daily) may be associated with many positive effects, including:
- Liver disease prevention
- Improved cognitive function in older adults
- Sharper memory
- Increased athletic endurance
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
Due to the increasing scientific evidence, coffee has earned a new – and improved – reputation. The latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines recently made an unprecedented recommendation for coffee as part of a healthy lifestyle.
TOO MUCH COFFEE – TOO MUCH CAFFEINE
Like our old folks always say, everything that’s too much is dangerous. The same principle applies when you drink too much coffee. Here are some of the negative effects of drinking coffee.
- Increased Heartbeat
- Muscle Twitches and Spasms
- Rambling Thought and Speech
- Heart Palpitations
- Gastrointestinal Disturbance
- Increased Blood Pressure