Coffee - Good or Bad For You? | NaturoCosmos

We are all accustomed to drinking coffee every day. It may be while the beginning of the day, day end in the home or office, or with friends and colleagues in between.

But, every one of us has our own doubts. Is Coffee Good for health? Is Coffee Bad for health?

Let’s discuss.

My Granny:  “I can’t start my daily routine without my dose of coffee in the early morning. Literally, my hands and legs don’t work, you know!!!”.

This is the conception of coffee across all age groups around the globe. But, I hear many people saying consuming coffee is not at all good and should be avoided at any cost.

Is Coffee Bad for health?

In fact, coffee contains a chemical called ‘caffeine’ which will be available about 150 mg in a cup of coffee. This caffeine acts as a stimulant and will be beneficial in several ways including:

  • Stimulating the central nervous system and making you energetic.
  • Boosting brain function and keeping you active.
  • Improving the body’s metabolism.
  • Reducing tiredness and making you more conscious.
  • Containing some vital nutrients and anti-oxidants.

Also, each cup of coffee will have the following vitamins and minerals, but in minute quantities:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium

Even though coffee has its own uses, but unfortunately, all its discussed uses of consuming are very minute and are only a part of the coin. It only acts as a short term stimulant and is prone to many disadvantages compared to its advantages.

What makes the major difference?

Consuming coffee has its own disadvantages with the available stimulant caffeine in it. These include:

  • It disrupts sleep quality in most of the drinkers.
  • It increases anxiety, fidgety, heartthrob, and amplify panic attacks.
  • It is prone to insomnia and also gives a feeling of restlessness.
  • Not good for pregnant women, as the fetus will be highly sensitive to caffeine.
  • High chances of raising bad cholesterol levels.

Actually, the human body has its own cleaning and repairing mechanism. When the food that has been consumed overnight has been digested, the human body tends to clean all the remaining wastes including toxins, dead cells, carbides, and chemicals left after taking various kinds of junk foods. This purification process is carried by the liver in all parts of the body including blood cells and purification of blood.

But, when coffee is consumed early in the morning, the liver stops all the beneficial cleaning and repair processes and starts concentrating only on the digestion of consumed coffee, even for a less quantity of the same.

Keeping aside the discussed disadvantages of coffee, now, this becomes the major disadvantage which leads to producing more toxins in the body.

In contrast, if we could consume vegetable or fruit juice in place of coffee, it provides not only more nutritional values and boosts the cleaning and repair mechanism in the body.

Last Word

Caffeine is the main stimulant and active component available in coffee. It only acts as a short term stimulant to increase energy levels, making the functioning of the brain active, and raising body metabolism.

Alternatively, consuming vegetables or fruit juice is the best available option. One can consume a little quantity of coffee, once in a day if not be eliminated completely.

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