Coffee has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind. Coffee has yet to be considered a healthy drink, but many studies suggest that regular, moderate coffee consumption can lower a person’s risk of developing a range of liver diseases including cancer, fibrosis and cirrhosis. Also, the caffeine in coffee can have several negative effects, such as temporary insomnia, nervousness and restlessness.
Coffee has a high antioxidant level and is highly beneficial for your liver health. Below we listed several positive and negative effects of coffee in the body and how much one needs to consume to maintain a balance health.
Coffee drinkers suffer from more stress.
It’s not hard to see why coffee drinkers are prone to higher levels of stress – caffeine stimulates the adrenal gland to produce stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. This puts the body in a constant state of “fight.” Your body didn’t get the memo that you’re sitting at a desk all day because it is gearing up to fight a war and packing on the pounds so you don’t starve to death while you’re at it.
Coffee lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
According to a study from The American Chemical Society, people who drink 4 cups of coffee a day cut their chance of getting diabetes in half. Four cups of coffee is a lot though, so be careful.
Coffee could lessen symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and prevent Alzheimer’s but it may increase your risk of cancer and high blood pressure.
Preliminary studies show that caffeine in coffee could help Parkinson’s symptoms if you have a GRIN2a gene that allows you to metabolize coffee slowly. But if you don’t, you’ll experience no benefit whatsoever, so why increase your risk of cancer or high blood pressure?
Drinking coffee everyday can cause dehydration.
People go back and forth on this one and so does the research. Here’s my take. If you’re drinking a cup of coffee a day, that’s not going to make or break you; but if you’re using coffee in the place of water on a consistent basis…you are going to get dehydrated. If you’re dehydrated you can’t think right, eat right, lose weight, maintain energy levels, sugar levels, or any other level for that matter. Fish can’t survive very long in an ocean of coffee and neither can your body.
Coffee pumps up your workouts.
A cup of coffee before a workout gives you a boost, increasing the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream making your muscles more efficient. The “afterburn” lasts longer when you drink coffee too.
Breast Tissue Cysts In Women.
One study showed that “Women who consumed 31–250 mg of caffeine/day had a 1.5-fold increase in the odds of developing fibrocystic breast disease and women who drank over 500 mg/day had a 2.3-fold increase in the odds of developing cysts.
Continuous coffee consumption causes adrenal exhaustion and chronic fatigue.
Studies actually show that continuous caffeine consumption causes chronic fatigue. Caffeine stimulates the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline, when adrenaline wears off fatigue, confusion, and irritability set in and one reaches for another cup of coffee for an extra jolt.