And Some of the Bad, Too
All of my life I have heard reasons for and against coffee drinking, and being raised a Mormon I was always taught that it was bad. Upon doing research for this paper, I have come to find that it is quite the opposite. Granted, there will always be adverse affects for varying people who drink it, but the health benefits far out weigh the negative association these beans have been ground up to be.
First, I will start with the negative side affects since they are minimal. Drinking coffee can cause irritability, nervousness, hand trembling, rapid heartbeat, high cholesterol, and possibly anxiety or panic attacks. Not to mention diarrhea, muscle tremors, and insomnia (which can be avoided if you stop drinking it before a certain time during the day; so your not up all night!).
Next, I will grind through the health benefits of drinking coffee over time. Six or more cups of joe daily has been proven to lower Type 2 Diabetes by 54% in men and 30% in women; because it increases insulin sensitivity due to the antioxidants in coffee. It also helps to reduce the risk of several cancers such as liver, endometriosis, colon, and skin cancers (the caffeine in coffee is used in some lotions and applied topically can help prevent skin cancer).
Your regular brew can also help with minor health problems such as lifting your mood, improving social skills, short term memory, headaches, prevent cavities, and relief of muscle pain. Java can also help prevent more serious disease or ailments such as: Parkinson’s disease, asthma, heart disease, sleep apnea, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and dementia! I think the real key is to drink in moderation as with any drink that can be too harsh.
So wake up with the aroma, sip and enjoy the benefits as well as the taste.