Put the Coffee Cup Down!


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Coffee-Skull.jpgEveryone loves after they wake up, to head to the kitchen and brew up some coffee. I especially loved it. I would make up to 6 cups of coffee a day. I love the taste, and the energy it can give you is always a plus. However, that much caffeine intake a day, although at first it can be exhilarating, can come back to haunt you in the end.

In fact, more than four cups of coffee day can heighten your mortality rate. Coffee has aways been associated with anxiety, headaches, fatigue, etc. However, who knew that excessive coffee drinking could be associated with death? It was recently found that excessive coffee drinkers, could be linked to a 21% higher mortality rate for people of all ages. Even scarier, it can be 50% higher for avid coffee drinkers under the age of 55 years old. There is a high correlation between coffee consumption, smoking, and low-fitness levels. This extensive use of coffee can increase the risk of death from any cause. You can learn more about how coffee can increase your chance of death here.

After learning about this information, I decided to cut down on my coffee intake. In this article, you can learn how to limit your caffeine intake & how it can vastly improve your health.

However, coffee is not just all "cons". In fact coffee has many pros such as reducing the risk of diabetes, fighting free radicals, etc. You can learn more about the pros & cons of coffee drinking, here.

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Wow, I never knew that coffee could heighten mortality rates!!! I wonder if more people knew this fact would it stop them or slow them down from drinking so much coffee. Personally, I am not a fan of coffee and I try to wean my friends off of it as well. Here is an interesting article I found on the coffee and impact on one's health.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Top-14-Coffee-Effects-on-Your-Health-70537.shtml

Did learning of these side effects of coffee kind of turn you off from drinking it a lot?

I used to never drink coffee. I hated the taste, the smell and just everything about it. But once I came to college, it seemed impossible for me to go a day without having at least one cup of coffee. I even have a Keurig in my room. Just last night, I wasn't tired at all nor was I planning on staying up late, yet I still made myself a cup of coffee around ten o'clock just because I wanted to. All of the things you mentioned in your post seem to be logical, however the link I posted below seems to disagree with some of your facts. Right off the bat, this article mentions quickly how drinking coffee actually reduces your risk of death. Yes I know, that doesn't seem to make any sense, but click on the article and get the facts for yourself, then decide if you think you should give up coffee or not.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/coffee-health-benefits_b_2962490.html

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