Coffee feels good, but is it bad for you? Usually, substances that make us feel good carry negative side effects. Alcohol damages the liver and cigarettes damage your lungs.
Coffee, on the other hand, appears to be relatively safe. In fact, coffee might just be pretty good for you in some ways that you may not have expected.
Below we have a listed five significant beneficial effects of coffee on the body. Each of these is backed by at least one solid scientific study which we have linked to.
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Coffee, overall, is pretty good for you. Of course like any substance that we taken in large quantities, there are negative affects which you can find in the summaries below.
One weak point in many of these studies is the lack of distinction between coffee and caffeine. When studying caffeine consumption in the Western world, it’s hard to tease apart the effects of coffee and caffeine since everybody gets their caffeine from coffee.
Additionally, most of these studies rely on epidemiology and correlations. As you’ve probably seen if you’ve read articles, Correlation does not mean causation. Just because coffee is linked to a lower rate of diabetes doesn’t mean that drinking more coffee protects you from diabetes.
What we can say with some certainty from these studies is that coffee at the very least is likely not bad for you in moderation.