What’s that Cup Of Coffee Really Doing for You?

(Guest Post)
Coffee is something that many of us enjoy from time to time. Some of us more than others. The effects of coffee can be considered one of natures greatest gifts. Gives us a boost of energy, a new-found alertness, and the motivation to get up and get going. Some of us simply like coffee to enjoy the taste, and warmth. So what’s in that cup of coffee that makes us feel that way? Many of us think there is no way there could be a health benefit, and some believe that coffee affects your health in a negative way.

Risks
The truth about coffee, like almost anything else, too much of it can be harmful to your health. Coffee can cause short-term insomnia, nausea, and caffeine overdose. When drinking coffee over long periods of time it may cause stomach complications, tooth decay, and high blood pressure. These health issues can also depend on how you drink your coffee. If most of your coffee is cream and sugar, you may open up a whole new bag of added health problems.

Benefits
Coffee can be very beneficial in moderation. This usually, depending on the person, is about 1-4 cups of coffee a day. This can introduce a healthy amount of antioxidants which are substances that help eliminate free radicals in your system. This can include natural chemicals your body produces or environmental facts, such as smoke and air pollution. If they build up over a long period of time, they can produce negative health implications. Coffee helps to flush out these impurities.

The benefits of coffee outweigh the negatives. Unlike other “drugs” such as alcohol, most people can function perfectly fine after drinking a cup-o-joe, and your senses will be sharpened. Even the caffeine in the coffee can be beneficial to your health. Caffeine is a natural diuretic. Diuretics flush water from you body’s cells, which helps to dispose of impurities. This helps to promote healthy cells, including impurities in skin cells, which can help control acne problems. Also with being a diuretic, it is very effective working to relieve constipation.

Not only can coffee make you a more alert person, but it can also help improve your mood. Before drinking coffee you may feel depressed, “draggy” or fatigued. After a cup of coffee you can find yourself working with the utmost confidence and productivity. Coffee is also associated with creativity. A lot of times writers, musicians, or poets use coffee to stimulate their minds. It works well, and doesn’t have all of the horrible side effects of other drugs.

Coffee is something that many of us enjoy. In moderation can have great health benefits for you. Just make sure you don’t drink too much of it. Try to limit excessive amounts of cream and sugar to avoid the “sneaky” calories they provide. Most importantly, enjoy drinking your morning cup of coffee without a feeling of guilt. What is in that cup of coffee is good for you!

2 Responses to What’s that Cup Of Coffee Really Doing for You?
  1. Global Peace Factory

    We think it’s cool that you mentioned coffee being linked to creativity! We never thought about it that way. We agree that coffee, in moderation, can be beneficial to your health and there are a lot of options out there that benefit the community or the bean farmers, so you can help yourself and others through your morning cup of coffee!

  2. Arnulfo

    I love coffee specially brewed coffee. My day wouldn’t be complete without a cup of coffee or two. Coffee is rich in caffeine, a stimulant that is not as addicting as prohibited stimulants. Coffee is also rich in anti-oxidants as much as tea.

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