Till so far most of us were told that drinking coffee is damaging for the health, however we must thank the American Heart Association for its recent studies which have proven that having a cup or two of coffee may not be all that bad for your health.Â
Earlier, there were a lot of doubts surrounding the effect of caffeine on the health, but ongoing researches in this field have made changes to the old theory. So here we have a list of the latest findings on the effect of coffee on your health.
Read through and decide for yourself, whether coffee is good or bad for you.
It was doubted that coffee could lead to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries, causing problems in proper blood circulation. Atherosclerosis is one of the main causes of heart attacks, but the new research rules out any linkage between coffee consumption and the occurrence of this arterial problem. Researchers also point out that taking coffee won’t worsen things for you if you have already been diagnosed with atherosclerosis.
It is believed that caffeine in coffee can lower the risk of getting diabetes, especially in women. Post menopausal women have an increased tendency to develop type-2 diabetes, and being a regular coffee drinker can cut down the risk of these women developing diabetes by nearly 50-60%. So, when you’re entering menopause it can be rewarding to begin drinking coffee, even if you have never been a regular coffee drinker.
For people with heart rhythm problems, coffee does hold an answer. Caffeine is believed to help in regularizing the heart rhythms. But it seems to work only when you have three or more cups of coffee every day.
Long term or heavy intake of coffee has been associated with a high risk of hypertension. However, most researches say that the rise in hypertension risk is just about moderate. Still it’s better to limit your consumption of coffee to no more than 1 cup a day, if you have been diagnosed with hypertension.
We’ve put the facts on the table, and now it’s for you to decide whether you need to keep on with your coffee drinking or call it quits.