Thursday, January 27, 2011

Goodbye Coffee!

There's been numerous studies done on the effects of coffee and caffeine on the human body. A lot of those studies ask the question what impact does coffee and or caffeine have when one tried to lose weight. So I spent several hours reading about studies, both positive and negative.

Most of the studies and articles I read suggested that coffee may help short term with weight loss , however it is NOT effective long term and can be damaging to your health.

A few of the reasons why:

  • Coffee is hard on your body. It can negatively affect numerous systems including: the digestive tract, adrenal glands, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular functions and causes your body to pump out extra insulin to combat the affects of the coffee.

  • Coffee stops your body's natural cleansing process. It is also a diuretic. Coffee actually keeps your body from flushing out the bad stuff and makes you flush out the good stuff you need like potassium.

  • Coffee beans are naturally high in oils that lead to higher cholesterol levels. Now add the sugar and cream that most people add and you can imagine it only gets worse.

I'm no doctor, and none of what is written in this blog should be considered medical advice, please consult your physician for that, but I read a lot and there may be some positive effects from drinking coffee, but do they outweigh the risks?

After having done this research I granted myself one last coffee today. So farewell, my good friend. This self proclaimed Java Junkie is calling it quits!

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