Health Benefits of Coffee

February 1, 2017

Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is heavily consumed all over the world. Luckily for us, it provides us with a range of health benefits. To receive those health benefits, you have to consume a regular amount of coffee. Drinking too much coffee may result in damaging your body, but you would have to drink quite a lot to damage your body with coffee.
So how much coffee is too much? Caffeine is one of the main elements in coffee, and as you probably know already, caffeine can be positive for your body and energy, as long as you consume the right amount. It is actually quite simple, but it may vary from body to body. Consuming up to 400 milligrams per day appears to be safe for a normal adult, which is approximately four cups of coffee. Take a look at your coffee’s caffeine content to get a more precise answer.
Coffee can help with other things such as burning fat. That is why coffee is found in almost all fat burning supplements. Studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3 to 11 percent. Caffeine also helps with your physical performance. Studies show that caffeine can improve your physical performance by 11 to 12 percent on average.
One cup of coffee also contains essential nutrients such as:

  • Riboflavin
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Potassium
  • Niacin

All of these nutrients are a great addition to a healthier life. They are not of high quantities, and coffee is not one of the main sources for those nutrients, but if you drink 4 cups of coffee daily, it should help you reach the recommended daily average.

Coffee side effects

Consuming too much coffee may result in annoying side effects. Some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others.
A lot of people drink coffee to give us more energy. It is really useful, if you are feeling tired, but you should avoid drinking coffee every single time, when your body is tired.
Caffeine is the main reason to the side effects. The rest of the coffee beans are pretty harmless. You could always try out caffeine-free coffee, if you experience too many negative sides by drinking normal coffee.
Here is a small list of potential side effects:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach upset
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness

Those side effects rarely occur, but if they do occur for you, then you should consider lowering your caffeine intake.

Coffee can actually be good for diseases

Coffee is good for your liver, as long as you don’t consume too much coffee. A study shows that regular, moderate coffee consumption can result in lowering people’s risk of developing liver diseases, such as cancer, fibrosis and cirrhosis. It is a nice bonus because coffee is usually not something you drink to become healthier. Coffee will not be incredible at lowering the risks of getting diseases, but it will still help your body a bit.
Coffee can lower risks of diseases such as:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Type 2 Diabetes:
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancer


I can conclude that coffee will be really positive and a great source of health benefits, as long as you don’t drink too much on an average daily basis. The side effects rarely occur, but you should be aware if they appear often.

Happy brewing!

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