Coffee is a beverage that has a long history. But still there is no end to the arguments concerning its effect on people's health. While some people have got used to coffee, others claim that it is not recommended to drink. First, it not easy to understand who is right. But we can learn the benefits and harmful effects of coffee.
Some people start their day with a cup of aromatic coffee. They have a simple explanation for their craving. A cup of coffee keeps up their spirits and gives energy. No wonder that caffeine in coffee beans evokes a lot of arguments, as it can be useful as well as harmful.
Benefits of coffee
Caffeine accelerates blood flow in the cerebral cortex and improves ability to concentrate and to work. Due to it you seem to wake up having drunk a cup of coffee. Besides, coffee makes you feel better and improves your physical endurance.
Coffee addicts admit that they feel tired, exhausted and their mood gets worse without a cup of coffee. The last one is the most important, because coffee stimulates the production of serotonin, known as the “happiness hormone”. In other words it helps to get rid of apathy, depression and stress.
Not everyone knows that coffee is useful due to the organic acids it contains (there are 30 of those). Moreover, a cup of coffee contains daily intake of vitamin P that's why it can be a substitute for green tea.
Coffee is a good preventive for many diseases. Coffee without sugar will protect your teeth from caries. It accelerates metabolism, strengthens immune system, improves blood supply to all the organs. Scientists have proved that it helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, asthma, migraine, gout, Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.
Harmful Effects of coffee
It is believed that it is not coffee results in harmful effects, but its abuse. Physical addiction makes you feel bad when you give up drinking coffee. 1-2 cups of coffee per day are safe. If you drink more, it can cause bad metabolism of calcium, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
3-4 cups of coffee evokes irritability and nervousness so it is harmful for your nervous system. You should not drink coffee before going to bed as you won't sleep well.
|Too much coffee harms your skin, accelerates its aging and makes it look bad. Besides, it has a negative influence on tooth enamel. It becomes darker in the course of time and only bleaching will help you make your teeth white again.