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HWLH News Letter for June 2022- Issue #0103 - Is Coffee Good or Bad for Us?
June 01, 2022
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June 2022 - #103 - Is Coffee Good or Bad For Us?
Hello Everyone and Happy June
We have chosen this month’s article to bring about more clarity regarding the big question that has been asked for centuries, “is coffee good or bad for us?” and the answers are not as clear cut as most of us would hope for.
Since more and more people keep asking us and since there have been more recent studies on the matter we have decided to share with you what some of these newer studies are saying.
This question is popular because between 60 to 70 % of Americans drink coffee and in other parts of the world, such as Europe, the numbers are much higher than that.
So for a drink that is loved, both hot and cold, all over the world it would be nice if this beverage offers more positives than negatives.
So people just want to know, is coffee good or bad for us?
I feel the correct answer to this question is both yes and no.
In reality coffee has both good and bad consequences for the human body and perhaps we need to look at all aspects of this beverage before deciding whether it is a right choice, depending on your own personal situation.
Until recently, as far back as I can remember, every health book I read made it perfectly clear that coffee was not good for the liver, BUT NOW, in the last few years there are loads of articles, books, news journals and studies that shout out just how great coffee is for the liver.
Times are always changing and with improvements in technology, science and newer more modern studies it is important to keep up with changing information. Now that’s not to say that we should believe every study we come across, but when it comes to these latest studies about coffee we simply cannot ignore it.
There have been many studies done with lots of participants which has proven that all types of coffee (even decaf) is good for the liver if you consume between 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day.
But, if you fall into the category of enjoying one or two cups of java daily then these results will not be anywhere near as beneficial.
These newer studies have discovered that coffee can lower the risk of fatty liver disease, chronic liver disease and may help prevent liver cancer.
So for maximum benefits the key here is to drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee daily which can be considered a lot of coffee especially to those of us where too much coffee has negatives effects.
Drinking lots of java may be beneficial for the liver but has been linked to many negative health concerns in other areas of our body.
Drinking too much coffee (like 3 - 4 cups a day) may cause the following symptoms:
Shakiness and/or Restlessness
Fast Heart Beat
May increase blood pressure
May Increase the risk of a heart attack
Interfere with a good night’s sleep
So according to most studies, if you love to start your day with a cup or two of coffee, this should be totally fine and if you are someone who does not suffer from any of the above symptoms and you love drinking 3 – 4 cups of java, then coffee may have some extra benefits.
I love my one espresso coffee in the morning and sometimes even indulge in a decaf in the early afternoon, which is my limit. We are all different and our bodies are usually very good at telling us when we have had too much of something we like.
So for all the coffee lovers out there we hope these little bits of information make you enjoy that cup of java even more or cut back if need be.
Have a great month and we’ll see you soon.
Wishing you all health and happiness
Until next time
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