So many different opinions expressed as to whether drinking a few cups of java is good for your general well-being.
Being a doctor, I like to revert to science. Like most things in life, moderation is key.
Drinking coffee is good for most people — that’s 1 to 5 cups daily, or up to 400 milligrams of caffeine. There are numerous health benefits to drinking coffee.
Here are just a few for your consideration:
- Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%.
- A cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 8 grams of fiber of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams.
- Risk for developing gout in men decreases with increasing coffee consumption.
- There is considerable evidence that caffeine may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
- Moderate consumption of coffee can reduce the odds of developing colorectal cancer by 26%.
- A 10-year study of 86,000 female nurses shows a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers.
- Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to suffer from depression.
For most, coffee can be a healthy part of the diet.
However, coffee may not be beneficial for everyone. Those with certain heart conditions, caffeine sensitivity, and women who are pregnant should stick to decaf or herbal teas.
Also, those that drink coffee in excess may be negating some of the benefits because of the large amounts of caffeine they are consuming. These people may benefit from a caffeine detox to reset their caffeine tolerance to more moderate levels.
The key is moderation, typically 3-5 cups a day in order to get the coffee health benefits but avoid the negative issues associated with too much caffeine.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite brew. I know I do.
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