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What’s The Truth About Coffee and Health?

I love coffee. Yet I find myself wondering about the interplay between coffee and health, and whether I should probably change to a ‘safer’ beverage, if ever there is such a thing. Is taking coffee healthy?

There is a lot of ‘information’ about the effects of coffee on your health. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the facts and the myths.

In this section, you’ll find a collection of articles based on information that I have found from scientific researches and other sources on coffee and health. There is quite a bit of it out there, with some surprising results.

What’s the relationship between coffee and diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease, or colon cancer? How about dental cavities?

Yes, you’ll find the information you’re looking for about the nutritional content of coffee to put your mind at rest.

Do you smoke and drink a lot of alcohol? What impact does drinking coffee have on the harmful effects of smoking and alcohol intake? Is it a negative or positive relationship?

Whats The Truth About Coffee and Health?

From my own experience, I know coffee has an effect on pain – at least the caffeine in coffee. And to prove that this is actually true, why don’t you check some of the pain medication that you’ve been taking to find out its ingredients. You should not be surprised to find caffeine as one of the active ingredients, because of its impact on relieving stress and pain. So what are the effects of caffeine on your body?

Yes, coffee is good for your health, but like everything else, should be taken in moderation. I believe in the philosophy, that ‘too much of anything is poisonous‘.

Coffee does not have to be bad for your health. However, if ‘abused’, it will lead to some unfavorable outcomes.

Does that mean that we should abandon coffee altogether?

Certainly not!

The ‘secret’ to truly enjoying coffee is learning how to take it ‘responsibly’. You need to understand your own body, so that you only give it enough, and not more. You might not be very tolerant to coffee, or you might be very tolerant – find your balance and go with it. Try and avoid addictions or dependence problems.

It also means that you need to take care to take only the freshest and best coffee, so that you can derive the greatest benefits from this beverage.

Are there healthier alternatives?

Sure!

The search for ‘safer’ coffee has led to production of decaffeinated coffee, as well as to substitute coffee – products like chicory and Ganoderma (Gano) coffee.

Apart from that, those who are environmentally conscious have gone a step ahead and are producing organic coffee, which should not only lead to safer coffee for you, but will also contribute to a better environment. You’ll also find information on the healthy alternatives in this section.

So, if you’ve been worried about the relationship between coffee and health, and you love a good cup of coffee – like I do – you can at least relax and enjoy your brew, and know that it is contributing towards your health positively!