No country on this planet is untouched by the coffee culture. It’s undoubtedly one of the most loved beverages people are addicted to. Also, it’s a mega business widely spread across countries and continents. For Latin America, Africa and America, Coffee is the primary export commodity. In America, half of the population consume coffee on daily basis and this gave birth to “Starbucks”, a prominent and world’s biggest coffeehouse chain covered 20 countries with more than 20,000 outlets. And this proves how rapidly coffee is becoming a staple in our diet.
The key ingredient in coffee is “Caffeine”, which is addictive and a stimulant drug. That is why researchers are consistently examining it and showcasing their reports regarding its pros and cons.
Both, good and bad comes along with a cup of coffee. Eminent medical organizations and associations declared that consuming too much caffeine leads to high blood pressure which is not good for your heart. Coffee can also give you ulcer if consumed excessively. But in recent years, the latest findings pretty much exonerated coffee.
This popular beverage can certainly benefit your health; however, regular coffee drinkers must limit their intake of caffeine. In certain health conditions (discussed below), people must also evade coffee.
Majority of newest research reports promoted coffee as a healthy beverage.
Not only caffeine, but coffee also contains a natural blend of polyphenol antioxidants, bioflavonoids, B vitamins, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and chromium. Studies revealed that non-caffeine components in coffee are anti-inflammatory and they neutralize the harsh effects of caffeine in our body. Moreover, moderate consumption of coffee reduces cancer risk, reverses cognitive impairment, stabilizes blood sugar levels and benefits the heart.
Coffee also reduces the risk of diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson, Diabetes (type 2), Heart rhythm and stroke problems and cancer of varied forms such as breast cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney, liver, oral and even prostate cancer.
Advice for Coffee Drinkers
Limited coffee consumption brings numerous health benefits, yet, there are certain points you need to keep in mind.
Always prefer coffee beans that are organic certified.
Purchase fresh whole beans that are not for sale.
Avoid pre-grounded coffee Light roast is inferior to darker roast. Turkish, French and Italian coffee is darker roast and contains higher amount of neuroprotective agents as compared to lighter roast. Darker roast coffee is easy on the stomach and prevents acid formation.
Prefer drinking coffee in the morning as it increases your metabolism by 20%.
When to completely avoid coffee?
Pregnant women must stay away for this beverage.
Caffeine puts stress on adrenal glands, thus, if you’ve related problems then avoid coffee.
If there is an electrolyte misbalance in your body then you should avoid coffee too.
To conclude, coffee is packed with antioxidants and good nutrients but its limited consumption is recommended at every occasion. Drinking it regularly isn’t ideal at all.