Finally...Is Coffee Good Or Bad?

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It goes without saying that coffee is the most common beverage that rules our lives. It seems to energise us and the aroma makes us feel good for some reason. But is it healthy to drink coffee?

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Well, there are always conflicting reports on this matter as some studies say good things about coffee whereas some focus on the bad side of coffee. How to come to a conclusion?

Is coffee good or bad for health? Well, there are some pros and cons and therefore, we can't conclude whether it is only good or only bad for your health.

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Now, let us take a look at both the good side and the bad side of coffee so that you can take your own decision regarding quitting coffee or consuming it in moderation.

The Good And Bad Sides Of Coffee (Benefits & Risks)

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Benefit #1

It contains anti-oxidants which help your immune system. This can help your body fight against disease.

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Benefit #2

Certain studies claim that regular coffee drinkers have less chances of suffering gall stones and kidney stones.

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Benefit #3

Many studies claim that coffee can enhance the functioning of airways and also prevents an asthma attack.

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Benefit #4

It can also prevent type 2 diabetes. Sugar-less coffee is recommended in moderation to reap this benefit.

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Risk #1

Well, there are conflicting opinions on this but a majority of them say that coffee can increase the risk of chest pain and heart issues.

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Risk #2

Certain compounds in coffee are said to raise cholesterol levels and hypertension.

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Risk #3

Some health surveys reveal that coffee drinkers are more at the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Story first published: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 13:43 [IST]
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