WPG Health Update: Drinking Coffee — Good or Bad?
If you're like me, you love your morning joe. There have been conflicting reports on whether coffee is good or bad for our health. The bottom line - it can be both.
If we drink more than 5 cups a day, we are at greater risk of insomnia, restlessness, muscle tremors, high blood pressure or even depression. A sudden withdrawal can cause headaches and irritability. Remember that’s five cups, so your giant mug might equal two or more cups, so keep that in mind. On the contrary, a reasonable amount of coffee each day actually can have some positive health benefits. Check out the top 5 reasons to drink coffee.
Coffee has been linked to boosting our metabolism, which aids in weight loss.
Probably one of biggest reasons most of drink coffee - it does help us focus and feel more energetic. The key is not to overdo it.
Coffee has been shown to improve both long term and short term memory, especially important as the years go by!
In one study from Archives of Internal Medicine, women who drank two to three cups of daily coffee were 15 percent less likely to develop depression.
Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson's and certain types of cancers.