Addicted to Coffee

February 14, 2012

Hot Black Coffee

I consider to be coffee addicted. But, I managed to drink coffee for three cups a day maximum. I regularly drunk coffee two cups, a cup in the morning, and the other on the afternoon. My extra cup was on mid-day, when it is time for coffee break at work. My regular coffee is black coffee with sugar rates 1:1. Based on an article I have ever read, doctor advised us to use four tablespoon of sugar for a day consuming, this is the maximum dose for consuming sugar.

Based on my experience every end of the month, when I had an overtime job until 12 pm. I went home at 1 am with my tired body, drank a cup of hot coffee, and 30 minutes later, I went to sleep. I usually drink coffee no longer than 15 minutes, due to I hate a warm or even a cold coffee. A cold coffee is different from an iced coffee, a cold coffee will get my stomach colic. So, if your body was too tired, Caffeine were no longer awaked you.

Will Drink Too Much Coffee Make You Sick?

Many issues have been developed regarding the negative effects of drinking coffee on the body, such as increased risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, heart disease, and loss of concentration.

Research on Harvard reveals the opposite. Caffeine in coffee was able to suppress the growth of cancer cells in stages. Caffeine can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by maintaining the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Caffeine in coffee has also been shown to prevent heart attacks. In some cases, consumption of coffee can keep you awake and improve concentration, though it is not significantly. Lots of athletes consumed coffee before competing, due to the active compounds in coffee can increase the body's energy metabolism.

Coffee also contains antioxidant compounds in considerable amounts. The antioxidants can help the body in warding off the effects of destruction by free radicals, such as cancer, diabetes, and decreased immune response. Some examples of the antioxidant compounds found in coffee are polyphenol, flavonoid, proanthocyanidin, coumarin, chlorogenic acid, and tocopherols.

Coffee consumption may protect against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver cancer, and liver cirrhosis. Harvard latest study on coffee found that, people who regularly drank coffee actually had lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease than those who rarely drank coffee.

However, research on Harvard did not find any link between coffee consumption and increasing the risk of death from cancer, or death from cardiovascular disease. Even to people who drank up to six cups of coffee everyday, were at no higher risk of death.

But...

If you drink too much coffee, you will get tremors, have sleeping problems and often getting insomnia, feeling stressed and uncomfortable. Harvard study on coffee was based on a black coffee, or with less milk, or less sugar. The study was not on coffee that sold on famous cafe, such as Starbucks. Starbucks's whipped cream Mocha Frappachino has almost 500 calories. This could lead you to weight gain over time, which could in turn increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Drinking coffee as a lifestyle habit is side by side with unhealthy cigarette smoking activity. Smoking while drinking coffee is such activity that cannot be separated.

Harvard scientists suggest us, that if we want to improve our health, it is better for us to focus on our lifestyle factors, such as increasing our physical activity, quitting smoking, or eating more whole grains.







References :

Ask the Expert: Coffee and Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/questions/coffee/

The Relationship of Coffee Consumption with Mortality
http://www.annals.org/content/148/12/904.abstract

The Relationship of Coffee Drinking and Death
http://www.annals.org/content/148/12/I-40.full

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