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Is Coffee Good or Bad?

Updated on March 27, 2016

A Cup of Coffee In The Morning - Always a Good Start to A Brand New Day!

First, let me ask you this question: what drink did you have this morning? Let me guess, coffee? Ha ha, me too! Don't we just love the aroma, the taste and most importantly, the invigorating feeling it gives us! What a start to a brand new day!

Well, I have to say, many people love coffee [Check just HOW MANY in the links below] but does people know or even care about what effects coffee brings us once it goes down our throat?

I guess once in a while, when you take a sip off your cup of coffee, you must have wondered whether this brownish liquid you drink everyday does you any Good? You might even wonder is it Bad for your body?

Don't you worry, let us debunk these mysteries in this lens here! We shall look at the good sides and the bad sides of drinking this popular beverage.

Coffee
Coffee

The GOOD

The goodies that coffee brings you!

1. Coffee contains plenty of natural ANTIOXIDANTS which are vital to fight off free radicals that are harmful to your body!

2. Coffee increases our ALERTNESS by heightening our senses and response.

3. Coffee helps us LOSE WEIGHT by increasing our metabolism, which in turn burns fat!

4. Coffee helps relieve MIGRAINES or headaches.

5. And most importantly, studies show that coffee consumption can help us FIGHT Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Gallstone and Kidney Stone Formation, Liver Cirrhosis, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer and Prostate Cancer. (Wow!)

Video - Coffee Health Benefits

Bad Coffee...
Bad Coffee...

The BAD

Beware, coffee has its evil side too!

1. Coffee increases our BLOOD PRESSURE. People who's got high blood pressure take note!

2. DEHYDRATION. Coffee is diuretic which means it increases our urination, which in turn might cause us to lose water from our body.

3. Coffee interrupts your SLEEP because it contains caffeine which is a Central Nervous System stimulant. If you consume coffee before you sleep, I'm sure you're not going to have sweet dreams for that night!

4. Coffee is actually a kind of drug but a mild one. It won't do much harm to our body, except that it gets us ADDICTED to it. However, one can easily break his/her addiction to coffee.

5. HEARTBURN. Coffee is known to cause heartburn or other digestive problems. People who have a problematic gut or bowel are advised to drink less coffee. Find out more here in the link below.

Video - Stop Drinking So Much Coffee! - Why is caffeine so bad? by Dr. Erika Schwartz

Just Enjoy Your Coffee
Just Enjoy Your Coffee

Conclusion

So how much coffee should we take?

In my opinion, we should always keep everything we do in BALANCE. Whether it is calculating our monthly $$$ budget or planning our daily schedule, they must always be in a balance ratio. The same thing goes for Drinking Coffee!

Yes, we all love coffee BUT there must be a certain number of cups we must abide by. I suggest a cup a day will be just fine for those with a sensitive/weak stomach while a maximum of three cups for a normal person.

Video - The Pros and Cons of Coffee - Find out the pros and cons of coffee from the Fitness Guru

Video - Coffee: A Jolt of Health? - By Docshop.com

Video - Is Coffee Bad For You? - Discover The Truth About The Health Benefits Of Coffee!

POLL: Are coffee's benefits or problems more significant?

Coffee has many benefits and problems. Which is more significant?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lense. Very helpful for all coffee lovers. Thanks for sharing your valuable information:)

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      waihou 5 years ago

      Thanks for information!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i was in malaysia 3 years in a row and i always visited starbucks. thank you for sharing this lens.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      I think that as long as we take coffee in moderation, it's ok.

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      Sue Mah 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I am a tea lover so i drink coffee sparingly. Whenever I do drink coffee I like mine with milk and one cup per day s more than enough for me.

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      Johanna Eisler 6 years ago

      I like your lens! :D As a coffee lover, it's good for me to step back and take an honest look at what I'm drinking. This lens is balanced and helps people do what's right in their case. Thank you!

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      My verdict is.... guilty! I'm definitely guilty for drinking too much coffee, but I like it and I would not like to stop. When I was at university, I used to drink up to ten or twelve little cups of coffee per day (naturally, the Italian espresso!), and after every exam I had to "disintoxicate" myself from the drug. Now I drink about dour or five cups per day, and I think it's a good compromise.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love my morning tea and evening coffee. I guess anything done in moderation is good and anything done in excess is harmful! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Coffee in the morning and then move on to herbals teas for the rest of the day, have done it this way for years and like it!

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      BryanLSC 6 years ago

      @katiecolette: Just take things in moderation. Having a cup or two a day is fine! It's good anyway...

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      I agree that coffee is like a drug. I used to not care for it at all, now I have a hard time waking up without it...

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      BryanLSC 6 years ago

      @mich1908: Yes indeed, I couldn't agree more!

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      BryanLSC 6 years ago

      Thanks for such a great compliment! Will do better to improve it ;)

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      I love the taste and the aroma of coffee. Life is more enjoyable with a cup of java! Great lense.

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      sheedale 6 years ago

      I like the way you presented your ideas. They are well-organized and indeed, informative.

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      BryanLSC 6 years ago

      Thanks for the compliment!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Well done lens, Angel Blessed