Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is often considered to be unhealthy due to some of the negative effects of caffeine on the body:

Drinking too much coffee can have adverse side effects, like restlessness, anxiety, and headaches, but limiting yourself to one to four brewed cups perdayseems to be a safe practice. Although for those with high blood pressure, consuming between two to four cups perdaymaybe a bit risky because coffee causes blood pressure to rise immediately after consumption. And all coffee drinkers should fight the urge to add sugar, flavored syrup, and whole milk to to their beverages.

 However, recent studies suggest that it’s not all that bad:

Studies show drinking coffee may reduce your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and colon cancer. It’s even been linked to a decreased risk of inflammatory and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.

So should you be drinking coffee? Well, as usual, moderation is the key. A couple of cups of coffee per day should be fine for most healthy people.