The latest survery conducted regarding coffee consumption shows more positive than negative effects. In fact, it may help you stay healthy. While scientists won’t confirm this with absolute certainty, the research is leaning very much toward its favor.
Coffee provides the drinker with antioxidants, which protect our bodies from oxygen radicals it produces. These are damaging to DNA and antioxidants help prevent that. People can get antioxidants from fruits and vegetables as well, but research shows coffee is the #1 source.
Coffee can also help ward off prostate cancer in men and endometrial cancer in women. It lowers levels of estrogen and insulin, which studies lead to believe may reduce the risk of these diseases. There is also research to support coffee warding off Parkinson’s disease and type II diabetes.
As with anything, coffee can have adverse effects as well. Some people may experience jitters, frequent urination, headaches, and heartburn to name a few problems. Research in the 1980s linked it to pancreatic cancer as well, but future studies have not found this to be consistent. Some people are not able to drink coffee toward the end of the day because the caffiene will keep them up well into the evening.
To sum it up, coffee has varying effects on everyone. Trial and error will show you how it effects you negatively. However, the pros seem to outweigh the cons. Pour us another cup!