The Truth About Caffeine
Every time I make myself a delicious, hot mug of coffee (milk based, by the way), someone around me gives me a disapproving look. So, I rolled up my sleeves and decided to show them just how beneficial caffeine can actually prove to be!
Here’s what research has discovered about approximately three cups of coffee – which is considered moderate.
At high levels of intake (that means you must be drinking 7-8 cups at least), caffeine can increase the loss of calcium and magnesium. However, it does not increase your risk for bone loss. Not only that, you can offset the calcium lost by adding just two tablespoons of milk. For a lot of people that drink milk-based coffee, this is hardly a problem. On the other hand, older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of caffeine on calcium metabolism so it might be best to consider limiting your intake to roughly 300mg (roughly 3 cups of coffee) or less.
According to research, does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, cholesterol levels or lead to irregular heartbeat. A short, slight rise in heart rate and blood pressure may occur to those who are sensitive to caffeine, yet, the rise is minimal and comparative to a normal activity like walking.
Scientists across the globe have concluded after reviews, that drinking coffee had little, if any, effect on the risk of developing pancreatic, breast or even kidney cancer. “In fact,” they said, “another review suggested that compared with people who do not drink coffee at all, those who do, have half the risk of developing liver cancer!”