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Advantages and Disadvantages of Coffee

Coffee as a whole is a complex beverage with a thousand different substances.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Coffee

Advantages and Disadvantages of Coffee

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world and is best known as coffee.  Its beneficial effects on the human body have been researched quite well, but coffee as a whole is a complex beverage with a thousand different substances. Some studies argue that decaf and caffeinated coffee may have the same health effects and suggest that it’s not the caffeine that is responsible for most of the coffee’s health benefits.

Moreover, there are many pros as well as cons of coffee consumption. Below are some of them listed:

 

Advantages Of Coffee

1. Coffee boosts your physical performance.

Have a cup of black coffee about an hour before workout and your performance can improve by 11-12%. Caffeine increases adrenaline levels in your blood.

2. Coffee may help you lose weight.

Coffee contains magnesium and potassium, which helps the human body use insulin, regulating blood sugar levels, and reducing your craving for sugary treats and snacks. Hence, many people have coffee before their workout sessions.

3. Coffee helps you focus and stay alert.

Moderate caffeine intake, 1-6 cups a day, helps you focus and improves your mental alertness.

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4. Coffee lowers the risk of death.

Studies have shown that coffee drinker’s overall risk of premature death is 25% lower than those who don’t drink coffee.

5. Coffee brightens your mood, helps fight depression and lowers the risk of suicide.

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevate your mood. Two cups of coffee a day prevents the risk of suicide by 50 %.

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6. Coffee helps you burn fat.

Caffeine helps fat cells break down body fat and use it as fuel for training.

 

Disadvantages Of Coffee

1. Coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness.

Your recommended maximum amount of caffeine is 400 milligrams, roughly the amount that you’ll get from 4 cups of coffee. If you’re caffeine-sensitive, be careful with coffee. The amount of caffeine that is safe for human consumption is written in our DNA.

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2. If you have high cholesterol please choose filtered coffee.

Coffee beans contain cafestol and kahweol, two ingredients that appear to raise LDL cholesterol levels. Filtering the coffee traps most of the LDL, but cafestol and kahweol are found in espresso, Turkish coffee, French press, and Scandinavian style “cooked coffee”.

 

3. Don’t drink more than one cup a day if you’re pregnant.

Studies on coffee’s effect on a fetus have been controversial, but one thing is sure: if you drink coffee when pregnant, caffeine will also reach the fetus, and your baby is highly sensitive to caffeine.

 

4. Coffee for kids may increase bedwetting.

One survey reported that caffeine consumption of 5-7-year-old kids may increase enuresis a.k.a. bedwetting.

5. Bad coffee can be toxic.

Bad quality coffee can have a lot of impurities in it, which can cause sickness, headache, or a general bad feeling.

 

6. Coffee can kill you.

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

Advantages and Disadvantages of Coffee 


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