I can think of just 2 reasons you've landed here -
You are a hardcore coffee lover trying to convince yourself that coffee isnt that bad after all
You are a hardcore coffee lover finding motivation to get rid of this habit
Let's help you make an informed decision, shall we?
1) Coffee and Diabetes
WHO says that About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and 1.6 Million deaths are attributed to diabetes each year.
2) Helps burn fat 💪
Caffeine felicitates the break down of body fat. The burned up fat acts as a fuel for training.
3) Coffee and Parkinson’s disease
Caffeine which as you know is present in coffee helps protect against Parkinsons. A study came to the conclusion that men who consume more than 4 cups of coffee a day are safer than men who do not. The risk factor is said to go down five-folds.
4) Coffee protects your body
Antioxidants are elements that fight and protect your body against free radicals in your body. Coffee is said to contain a lot of antioxidants.
5) Helps you focus and stay alert 🎯
Mental alertness and focus are a key to having a sharp mind. Moderate caffeine intake helps a great deal with making the mind stay alert and focused.
6) May help with reducing your weight
Coffee has Magnesium and Potassium. They help your body use insulin. They also do help in regulating the blood sugar level.
1) Adulterated coffee can be dangerous
Adulterated coffee can make you sick. These generally have impurities which are not good for your health. Sickness, & headaches are some problems that having bad quality coffee can give you.
2) Coffee during pregnancy 👶
Studies are still not clear about the effects of coffee on the baby. Some studies show that caffeine can reach the foetus, and babies are highly sensitive to caffeine.
3) Lethal? ☠️
Yeah probably, if taken in large amounts in a short time. Something like 80-100 cups in. a short duration are enough to kill you. 80-100 cups might amount to around 10 grams of caffeine which is said to be lethal. But hold on, you most probably would be vomiting out that amount of coffee given the quantity. Still concerned? Even 80-100 cups of water in a short time can prove to be lethal.
Bottom line 🏆
Anything in abundance can lead to complications and same is the case with coffee.
Having a cup of coffee each day might not be bad idea after all. It can help you charge up physically and mentally. The aroma can bring in freshness and give an instant mood boost. And you might be able to see some long term health benefits.
You just need to be sure that you have a very restricted dose of coffee if you are pregnant, or have high cholesterol or any other health condition. Your doctor might be the correct person to consult in all of these special cases.
One other important thing to keep in mind is the quality of the coffee that you drink. Good quality coffee might be expensive but worth it.