Benefits and side effects of drinking coffee- Hello people and welcome back to our blog Good Vibes Blog. I hope you all are doing good and our blog posts are helping you to connect with your body more and more every day. As we all know winters are subsiding and the weather is getting warmer. Changing weather is a sign that you got to upgrade your skincare routine. All I want to say is that no matter what weather conditions are, you need to take care of your skin and put yourself first. Also, this is the main aim of our blog to promote health, wellness, skincare, mental health, etc.
However today the topic that I wanna discuss with you is very essential for every person alive on this planet. The magical product is Coffee. We are going to tell you the benefits and side effects of drinking coffee.
People have a kind of love-hate relationship with coffee. Coffee has both been praised and mocked by people for centuries. The story of how it was discovered amuses me a lot. For those who don’t know about it let me brief it a bit for you. ‘It is said that a person named Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that his goats get energized after eating berries from a certain tree. Further, he reported the same to his local monastery and they developed a drink from it.’ This is how the trend began to spread.
The main ingredient of coffee is caffeine which is a psychoactive substance. Although there are several benefits of drinking coffee, along with them there are several disadvantages too. So today’s article is all about the benefits and side effects of drinking coffee. And I’ll also be talking about people who should avoid drinking coffee..
🌑 BENEFITS OF DRINKING COFFEE
Most of these benefits of drinking coffee are attained when you drink black coffee without sugar because it has almost no calories. This will also help more in weight loss. Whereas you should avoid coffee with milk, cream and sugar because it is full of calories and may not give the desired results. You will end up adding more calories to your coffee by adding these. Now lets have a look at the benefits.
🌸Helps in boosting physical performance
As I mentioned above coffee has ingredients like caffeine and they help in increasing adrenaline levels in our blood. Which further helps in providing us the much-needed energy. Hence it is highly recommended that before beginning any workout you should consume half cup of black coffee. It will improve your performance.
🌸Helps in reduction of weight
Along with caffeine, coffee contains magnesium and potassium. The magnesium and potassium help in using the insulin and manages the blood sugar level. It even helps us in reducing our cravings for sugar. Moreover, it helps in breaking down the fat cells which can be further used in training.
🌸Helps you in remaining focused and alert
If consumed in adequate amounts coffee will help you in increasing your focusing level and also improve your mental alertness.
🌸Coffee protects your body and reduces the risk of diseases like cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s disease
Coffee contains many antioxidants. These antioxidants protect our body from the inside. They act as small warriors against the free radicals inside.
As I mentioned above, the health benefits of coffee have been studied properly. According to studies, coffee decreases the risk of prostate cancer in men by 20 %, and endometrial cancer in women by 25 %. Moreover, it also prevents the development of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. Further studies proved that a reasonable consumption that is 2-4 cups a day can lower the risk of stroke. There’s evidence that regular coffee drinking decreases the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 25 %.
🌸Coffee lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes
The ingredient caffeine in coffee helps in decreasing insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance, therefore reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes.
🌸Coffee helps in uplifting your mood
This point is something that does not require explanation because we all know how coffee helps us in uplifting our mood. However, if we talk in the scientific sense, caffeine in coffee stimulates the central nervous system. It further boosts the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevate your mood. Hence these are a few benefits of this wonderful product. Now let’s take a look at the disadvantages of this product.
Apart from these benefits of drinking coffee. It is also trending as a beauty product. Coffee is proved to work as a beauty ingredient and hence is used by many brands as main ingredient in their products. One of them is MCaffeine. We have already reviewed Best MCaffeine Products.
🌸Coffee can help to relieve constipation
Many people drink coffee everyday and their main purpose behind it to clean their stomach and regularize their bowel movements everyday. May be cause they are easily prone to constipation. It is true that coffee helps in relieving constipation and cleanse your stomach if you drink it everyday.
🌑 SIDE EFFECTS OF DRINKING COFFEE
No matter how many benefits a product may have but the side effects of coffe of the same should never be ignored.
🌸Quality of coffee matters
Quality of every substance matters. Coffee beans that have over ripped or otherwise ruined can make your coffee toxic. It can make you fall sick, can cause a headache or a general bad feeling. So make sure that you choose a good quality product.
🌸Excess of everything is bad
I have been mentioning again and again that coffee should be consumed in a limited amount. If you take it in excess quantity it can also lead to a person’s death. So please keep in mind that adequate amounts of it should be consumed.
🌸Coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness
Here again, I would like to mention caffeine. Excess caffeine can result in a disturbance in our internal system which can further lead to insomnia and restlessness. Again the same advice excess of everything is bad.
🌸High cholesterol people should choose filtered coffee
Coffee beans contain cafestol as well as kahweol, these two ingredients can raise LDL cholesterol levels. Filtering coffee traps most of the LDL. Therefore it is suggested that you should go for filtered coffee.
🌑WHO SHOULD AVOID DRINKING COFFEE
It’s not like there is a specific list of people who should avoid coffee but there are a few people whom the doctors say should avoid drinking coffee. These are
- People with high cholesterol.
- Ones who are caffeine sensitive.
- Pregnant women.
- Kids should not drink coffee.
- People with high blood pressure.
- Girls and women suffering from PCOS. Read about PCOS
- People for whom it is difficult to fall asleep.
And for others, it is highly recommended that you should consume a limited amount of coffee. Coffee can boost your mind, muscles and even help with weight loss if consumed properly. Also, remember that the coffee you consume should be of good quality as bad coffee can make your drink toxic.
So, these are some benefits and side effects of coffee that you all should know. On the whole, I would like to say that coffee or any other substance should be consumed in limited amounts. With the hope that you read the whole article, I would like to conclude it. Also if you would like to add something or would like to share your experiences regarding the same the comment section is open for you. Please feel free to share your reviews. We would love to hear from you.