Does your morning cup of coffee leave your heart racing, to the point that you question ditching your daily cappuccino for some herbal tea? If you have been wondering whether it’s time to dial back on your daily caffeine intake, for the sake of your health, this article is for you. Rest assured, by the end of it you likely won’t feel the need to cut out your morning java altogether.
Although coffee has mixed effects on your health, the positives generally outweigh the negatives. Research suggests that coffee actually has a protective effect against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver disease. Furthermore, a recent study conducted by the University of Scranton found coffee to be the greatest source of antioxidants in the average North American’s diet. Along with keeping you looking and feeling young, antioxidants also play a protective role against heart disease and even cancer. But, before you leave your work desk to head to your nearest café, there are some adverse effects to be mindful of. Our next blog takes a look at the affect coffee has on your blood pressure and whether cutting back is the best move for your personal heart health.