Many people are uncertain about whether or not coffee is good for you. I think part of the problem is that some people don’t want to know because they don’t want to give it up. You should be aware of what is helpful and unhelpful when it comes to coffee. First, you need to know that I’m not marketing coffee and I’m not trying to get you to drink it. Just because I drink coffee doesn’t mean anything.
The bad thing about coffee is the caffeine that is in it. This is why it’s so popular to have a cup of coffee in the morning: it helps you wake up. When you miss your morning coffee you probably have headaches and have to take some aspirin. That’s because caffeine really is a drug and you can be addicted to it.
Another thing that is terrible about coffee is its acidic properties. The more acid in your body, the more your body’s balance is thrown off. You see, your body should be more alkaline, so introducing more acids into it is generally a bad thing. One thing that researchers have found is that those with alkaline (not acidic) bodies are sick a lot less than those with higher acid concentrations.
The last bad thing about coffee I want to mention is its effect on the adrenal glands. The more coffee you drink, the more your adrenal glands are stimulating, resulting in significantly reduced performance by the end of the day.
Now that we’ve exposed the bad things about coffee, here are a few good things about it. First, I like how coffee tastes. That has to count for something. Besides, it helps me get going in the morning. Beyond that, coffee has been remarkably effective in treating a wide range of horrible diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I don’t think you should depend on coffee for medical treatment of these things, but you should keep in mind that for centuries coffee has been known for its medicinal qualities. Another good thing about coffee is that it helps promote mental acuity.
Let’s stop talking about coffee and start talking about green tea. Antioxidants come from green tea, making it a good beverage to help prevent cancer. Green tea also has proven effects on your metabolism that cause it to be a help to your fat burning effort.
Dr. Michael Allen
Fitness Instructor & Fat Loss Factor Founder