Is Coffee Good or Bad For You? Coffee Health and Nutrition Facts

By | May 24, 2009


Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It’s a staple beverage in most eating places. And an office is probably incomplete without people holding their mugs and drinking coffee in their cubicle.

But have you ever wondered, does coffee have real health benefits? Is drinking too much coffee good or bad for you? If it is bad, then how much coffee is safe to drink in a day?


After a bit of research, here’s what I found out about coffee:

The Good

  • Coffee is rich with antioxidants which helps reduce cell damage and aging.
  • Coffee reduces the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 Diabetes, kidney stones, gallstones and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Bad

  • Drinking coffee increases the chances of getting heartburn or acid reflux, as well as osteoporosis.
  • Coffee depletes your water reserves thus making you dehydrated.
  • If you’re a regular drinker, you might experience headaches, irritability and body aches if you miss your daily cup.

Is coffee bad for pregnant women?
It’s recommended that they don’t drink coffee during pregnancy.

How about children?
It’s better that they don’t because they can have attention problems and become hyperactive.

Does coffee help in weight loss?
Although it increases your metabolism, it’s doesn’t last long enough to actually produce significant effects in weight loss.

Is decaffeinated coffee better than regular coffee?
Not so much. If decaf coffee costs a bit more in your favorite coffee shop, then just get the regular coffee.

So is coffee good or bad for you?
When taken in moderation, it’s can be good for you.

Moderation? So how much coffee is safe to drink everyday?
Technically, it’s 575 milligrams, or approximately three regular cups.

I guess that’s it. I hope you enjoyed reading this article about the good and bad effects of coffee. How about you? Are you a coffee drinker?

Works Cited:
US News and World Report. Kathleen McAuliffe.
CBS News. Dr. Holly Phillips.

10 thoughts on “Is Coffee Good or Bad For You? Coffee Health and Nutrition Facts

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  2. james sherrell

    is coffee healthy for teenagers above the age of 14

  3. Fitz Post author

    Coffee is relatively safe for teenagers in my opinion. But one should always observe how it affects the person. Just my two cents.

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