Coffee is one of the worlds most popular beverages. So it is not surprising that there are many lines that we have heard about drinking a cup of joe. Coffee is bad for you. Drinking java gives you the shakes and irritates the stomach. The black gold can cause anxiety. In the early 1900s coffee was even stated to cause blindness.
But where does this bad reputation come from? And is it really true?
Recent studies such as the 2017 review on coffee consumption and human health in the British Medical Journal found out that coffee consumption is rather associated with a benefit. Coffee drinkers were noted to have less diseases relating to heart and blood vessels. Also the umbrella review, published in the Annual Review of Nutrition, states that coffee was linked to a probable decreased risk of breast, colorectal, colon, endometrial and prostate cancers. Also it suggests a connection to lower risk of Parkinson`s disease and it may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
Furthermore without any study needed: coffee is quite high in antioxidants and contains essential nutrients such as magnesium, potassium or vitamin B2, B3 and B5. Which is definitely good for you!
Certainly when we talk about all the benefits of coffee, we refer to a hot cup of black joe. No sugar, no cream, no artificial flavors or sirup. Black as the night, served hot as it comes – that is the real thing. Also people react differently to the intake of caffeine. So don’t overdo it!
As a conclusion: It is definitely time to overthink all the myths of coffee being a “bad guy”. Because hell yes; coffee has many stated health benefits that boost your body and mind. And just the thought of a cup of hot steaming coffee in the morning is a true reason to get out of bed and put on a big grin.
So go on, grab another cup of delicious black coffee and conquer the day!