Monday, March 26, 2012

Is Coffee Healthy?

Here you are.... you have just started a diet and are trying to get back to your healthy normal self or maybe you are becoming worried about your health and feel like your out of control, but yet you are sitting down and drinking your second cup of coffee for the day. You might of had 5 cups of coffee the day before and you stop. You sit down for a moment and start to think. Is this brownish substance that smells wonderful and kicks me in the butt everyday really good or is it bad for my health?

Well, rest assured that it is not that bad as what someone can make it out to be. In fact, there are many health benefits from drinking coffee. There is a lot of evidence out there, such as the studies done by the University of Scranton, that actually show there are actual health perks to drinking this drink.

Here are just a few:
  1. 1 to 3 cups a day can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in women
  2. Coffee is a leading antioxidant in America's adults today. 
  3. People who drink coffee are at a much lower risk of accumulating gallstones. 
  4. It may help prevent cancer and lots of other chronic diseases. 
  5. Coffee has fiber in it which helps someone feel full and helps their digestive system. 
  6. For those diabetics: It helps insulin to work. 
  7. It helps prevent type 2 diabetes, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. 
  8. It helps prevent the chance of getting sore muscles after an exercise; if it's drank close enough to exercise this is because it blocks adrenosine.
  9. It helps with short-term memory loss. 
  10. If the trimmings are taken in moderation, it has less calories than a cup of orange juice in the morning (a 6fl. oz cup of black coffee has 7 calories without the extras).  
Although there are many health benefits to drinking coffee. When someone is pregnant, they should be careful to not drink more than 12 fluid ounces a day because drinking plenty of coffee when pregnant may lead to miscarriages and premature delivery according to the Web MD website. Also, one should avoid coffee if they are experiencing heartburn. 

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