Why Drinking Coffee is Actually Good for You: Health Benefits from Drinking the Right Amount

Coffee and Me

When I was still in high school, I had to cope with a very important public examination. I had to stay up very late and study until 2-3 in the morning. Drinking coffee is my main strategy for keeping me awake every night. However, my hands started shaking after drinking more than 3 cups of coffee in a roll. For that, I had Coffee & Nuts Singapore that was the best coffee that I ever came across. The taste was just as amazing and the kick that you get as you drink coffee was really good as well. 

I felt extremely annoyed since there were hundreds of pages that I still had not covered yet. Even though my family came to me and encouraged me to work harder, I totally cracked up and almost had a fight with them. I was so mad about why I acted like this. Later I found out that too much coffee per day did not help but destroy my mood completely. Since then, I have already reduced the amount of intake of coffee and started to use other ways to keep myself awake.

Negative Effects from Coffee

Coffee is a very popular drink for keeping people awake worldwide. In fact, it can make you feel over-awake if overdosed, and it ends up annoying and ruining your normal daily life. However, if the drinking amount is appropriate in a day, coffee has a lot of other benefits for our body.

A licensed dietitian pointed out that coffee can have a big impact on one’s emotional status, and the main reason is the caffeine inside the coffee. This chemical substance can make people hyper-tension, or even get mad suddenly. The more serious outcome is getting your emotion irritated, which cannot be recovered in a short period of time. Moreover, when the level of caffeine in the body goes back to the normal stage, people tend to feel more depressed because they feel addicted to coffee. The more the drinking amount, the higher the chance of emotional fluctuation. Therefore, the intake of caffeine content each day should not be over 300mg for an adult.

Is Coffee Really Good For Your Body?

Nevertheless, different groups of professionals have done a lot of research on targeting whether drinking coffee is beneficial to our body health. Let’s have a deeper look at the following results:

Anti-gallstone

Harvard University conducted a 10-year study, which found that coffee can stimulate the contraction of the gall bladder so as to make it fully discharge bile out of the body. As a result, nothing will accumulate into forming a gallstone, and the chance of getting gall stone in the body is entirely lowered.

Anti-Asthma

The United States and Italy have conducted two large-scale studies, which found that drinking 3 cups or more coffee per day can prevent having an asthma attack. If drinking 6 cups or more a day, it is likely to be able to improve the tracheal obstruction caused by doing an excessive amount of exercise.

Anti-kidney stone

Professor Dr. Gary C. Curhan from the Public Health Department of Harvard University have researched on 81,000 women to see if drinking coffee can prevent having a kidney stone. The conclusion is that drinking 8 ounces of caffeinated coffee each day may reduce 10% of having kidney stones, while a reduction of 9% on decaffeinated coffee.

Anti-liver cancer

Japanese National Cancer Center has mapped out a 10-year follow-up program for 90,452 middle-aged and elderly people, and it discovered that the crisis of suffering liver cancer is totally lessened. They estimated that coffee antioxidants can prevent the growth of cancer cells in the liver effectively.

Anti-II diabetes

Another research from Harvard University showed that coffee may contain antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid (CHA) and magnesium which can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, therefore reducing the risk of having Type II diabetes. In my opinion, drinking coffee may be considered to be a refresher to our body, but not an addiction to everyday life. I always believe water is the main essential drink for humans. To maintain a more balanced drinking habit, you may try to drink more water or juices and see how much you like them, rather than drinking coffee every day.

In my opinion, drinking coffee may be considered to be a refresher to our body, but not an addiction to everyday life. I always believe water is the main essential drink for humans. To maintain a more balanced drinking habit, you may try to drink more water or juices and see how much you like them, rather than drinking coffee every day.