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12 Health Benefits of Coffee

Coff ee boosts your physical performance. Have a cup of black coff ee about
an hour before workout and your performance can improve by 1112%. Caff eine increases adrenaline levels in your blood. Adrenaline is your bodys
fi ght or fl ight hormone which helps you to prepare for physical exertion.

Coff ee may help you lose weight. Coff ee contains magnesium and potassium,
which helps the human body use insulin, regulating blood sugar levels and
reducing your craving for sugary treats and snacks.

Coff ee helps you burn fat. Caff eine helps fat cells break down body fat and use
it as fuel for training.

Coff ee helps you focus and stay alert. Moderate caff eine intake, 1-6 cups a
day, helps you focus and improves your mental alertness.

Coff ee lowers risk of death. Studies have shown that coff ee drinkers overall
risk of premature death is 25% lower than of those who dont drink coff ee.

Coff ee reduces risk of cancers. One study has shown that coff ee
may decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer in men by 20 %, and
endometrial cancer in women by 25 %. People in the test group drank four cups of
coff ee a day. Caff eine may also prevent developing of basal cell carcinoma , the
most common type of skin cancer

Coff ee reduces risk of stroke. Reasonable consumption of coff ee (24 cups a


day) isassociated with lower risk of stroke.

Coff ee reduces risk of Parkinsons disease. Studies have shown that regular
coff ee drinking decreases risk of Parkinsons disease by 25 %. Theres evidence
that coff ee causes activity in the part of the brain aff ected by Parkinsons.

Coff ee protects your body. Coff ee contains a lot of antioxidants, that work as
little warriors fi ghting and protecting against free radicals within your body.

Coff ee may lower risk of Type II diabetes. Caff eine decreases your insulin
sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance, therefore reduces your risk of type 2
diabetes.

Coff ee protects your brain. High caff eine levels in your blood reduce the risk of
Alzheimer disease. It also lowers risk of dementia .

Coff ee brightens your mood, helps fi ght depression and lowers risk of
suicide. Caff eine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts production of
neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevate
your mood. Two cups of coff ee a day prevents risk of suicide by 50 %.

6 Disadvantages and Risks of Coffee Drinking

Bad coff ee can be toxic. Bad quality coff ee can have a lot of impurities in it,
which can cause sickness, headache or a general bad feeling. This can happen if
your coff ee is made from beans that have been over ripped or otherwise ruined.
Even one ruined bean can make your cup toxic. If you invest and buy high quality,
speciality coff ee you dont have to worry about this. This article will help you tell
the diff erence between the two.

Coff ee can kill you. Yes, if you drink 80-100 cups (23 litres) in a short session.
This dose is lethal and will amount in 10-13 grams of caff eine within your body.
Before you reach this point, however, you'll be vomiting most of it out since 23
litres of any liquid is a lot. Even drinking 23 litres of water can kill you.

Coff ee can cause insomnia and restlessness. Again, it's the caff eine working
here. Your recommended maximum amount of caff eine is 400 milligrams, roughly
the amount that youll get from 4 cups of coff ee. If youre caff eine-sensitive, be
careful with coff ee. You are probably already aware what amount and what kind of
coff ee suits, or doesn't suit you. The amount of caff eine that is safe for human
consumption is actually written in our DNA .

Dont drink more than one cup a day if youre pregnant. Studies on coff ee's
eff ect on a fetus have been controversial, but one thing is sure: if you drink
coff ee when pregnant, caff eine will also reach the fetus, and your baby is highly
sensitive to caff eine. So, if youre a heavyweight coff ee drinker and cant stop
drinking it while pregnant, at least reduce your coff ee intake to one cup a day.

If you have high cholesterol please choose fi ltered coff ee. Coff ee beans
contain cafestol and kahweol, two ingredients that appear to raise LDL
cholesterol levels. Filtering the coff ee traps most of the LDL, but cafestol and
kahweol are found in espresso, turkish coff ee, french press and scandinavian
style cooked coff ee.
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The intake of LDL from a cup of espresso is still so small, that for people
with normal cholesterol levels, won't be at risk. There are also some
studies at preliminary stages of diagnosis that have found marks that
cafestol and kahweol may have some benefi cial anti-cancer eff ects, and be
good for your liver.

Coff ee for kids, may increase bedwetting. One survey reported that caff eine
consumption of 5-7 year old kids may increase enuresis a.k.a. bedwetting.