Drinking coffee has been one of humankind’s favorite thing to do. Every morning when you wake up, sipping some hot and tasty coffee to jump start your day is something that you look forward to. Having said that, how much coffee is too much for you? Should you stop drinking after a cup or two?
Article At A Glance
- Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, next only to tea
- There are a number of health benefits associated with drinking coffee
- Coffee is also known to cause inability to sleep and attribute to thermogenic fat-burning effects
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, sitting only next to tea in worldwide consumption. And rightly so! There are health effects associated with coffee and depending on who you ask, it is either a super healthy beverage or incredibly harmful one that shouldn’t be touched more than twice a day.
Still, despite what you may have heard, there are actually plenty of good things to be said about coffee, and these are supported by facts. For example, coffee is high in antioxidants and linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.
Here are some of the diseases that are lowered, reduced or prevented by drinking coffee:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Endometrial cancer
- Heart attack
- Liver cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Skin cancer, including melanoma
Bad Effects Of Caffeine On The Body
Still, coffee is not the “miracle drink” you have been waiting for. The con about coffee is that it also contains caffeine, a stimulant that can cause problems in some people and disrupt sleep.
Caffeine can be addicting to some people and it can really make you want to drink coffee more and more. It would have been okay if coffee was just a normal drink, but coffee is an “upper” or a stimulant — it makes your system go haywire, alive and kicking in boost for a period of time — which can be detrimental for some people.
Drinking too much coffee can cause inability to sleep and it can slowly lead to insomnia. This can affect your health in the long term and it can even affect your performance at school, work or at home. Imagine lying down in your bed at 4 a.m., still unable to get some decent sleep just because you drank too much coffee earlier in the day. You wouldn’t want that, would you?
To keep things in perspective, try not to drink more than for cups of coffee a day. Coffee is a healthy drink but too much of anything can be bad enough too!