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Coffee: Not the Bad Guy You Think It Is

Here’s some news:  coffee not only has zero health risks, many suggest that it actually has multiple health benefits.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had the preconception that coffee was fairly bad for you.  As it turns out, I was fairly wrong.  Now here it’s important to note that there are some exceptions to this zero health risk rule.  Apparently, pregnant women should refrain from drinking coffee, for a series of reasons, and those who suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure should probably refrain from drinking coffee.

The benefits of drinking coffee,at least what research is suggesting, are seemingly incredible.  Coffee has positive effects on many diseases which include type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and liver cirrhosis.  In addition to these, more recent studies suggest that people who drink coffee have lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease than those who don’t drink coffee.

If you’re like me, you look at these benefits as being pretty cool effects.  However, all we really care about is the alertness, and energy, that coffee gives us.  So there has to be health risks for drinking too much coffee, right?  Well, obviously putting too much of anything in your body is probably going to be bad, but in a health study that followed people for 18-24 years of their remaining life; they found that even people who drank 6 cups of coffee a day had no negative effect.

If you are a coffee drinking this must be good news for you, and honestly after reading about this; I will more than likely begin drinking more coffee.  But remember that if you are pregnant, or have issues with hypertension and blood pressure, you should stay away from coffee drinking.  Enjoy your next cup.