_l_LUpO7Is coffee good or bad for you?  Depending on who wrote the article and when it was published you might be enjoying the best drink in the world, or you might wind up in the hospital.

Several years ago the consensus was that coffee, unless you indulged in 1 cup a day, was not a good habit.  The health issue regarding this popular drink has changed drastically.  Coffee is now “healthy” for you and that’s a good thing because Starbucks along serves 40 million customers per week and sells over four billion coffees a year.

Warrior, a coffee company in Finland, blogged in June, 2016, that the benefits of coffee outweight the disadvantages by 2 to 1.

Here is the good side of drinking Coffee: 

*Coffee protects your body. Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants, that work as little warriors fighting and protecting against free radicals within your body.
*Coffee may lower risk of Type II diabetes. Caffeine decreases your insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance, therefore reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes.
*Coffee protects your brain. High caffeine levels in your blood reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease. It also lowers risk of dementia.
*Coffee brightens your mood, helps fight depression and lowers risk of suicide. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, which elevate your mood. Two cups of coffee a day prevents risk of suicide by 50 %.
And the bad side:

*Bad coffee can be toxic. Bad quality coffee can have a lot of impurities in it, which can cause sickness, headache or a general bad feeling. This can happen if your coffee is made from beans that have been over ripped or otherwise ruined. Even one ruined bean can make your cup toxic. If you invest and buy high quality, speciality coffee you don’t have to worry about this.
*Coffee can kill you. Yes, if you drink 80-100 cups (23 litres) in a short session. This dose is lethal and will amount in 10-13 grams of caffeine within your body. Before you reach this point, however, you’ll be vomiting most of it out since 23 litres of any liquid is a lot. Even drinking 23 litres of water can kill you.

As a side note, one of the benefits of coffee is that it can help you lose weight by satisfying a sugar craving.  Nothing was mentioned about the sugar, milk and whipped cream added to the coffee, or the cake and muffins that accompany a great cup of coffee.

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