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E’s Fit Tip: Coffee, is it Good or Bad?!

giant cup of coffee Is coffee good or bad for you?

There is so much contradiction out there that it is hard to say. But, genetics have a big role in how it responds in the body. About ½ of the population have the enzyme that breaks down caffeine very quickly in the body, while some have the enzyme that breaks down caffeine very slow. The ones that break it down quickly sees improvement in health because the body gets rid of the bad stuff and keeps the antioxidants around to fight off the free radicals. But, the ones that break down caffeine slowly usually see health problems because the caffeine lingers around too long in the body.

Some of the benefits of 1-2 cups of coffee daily:

– Lowers the risk of diabetes
– Lowers the risk of Parkison’s
– Improves energy levels
– Improves cognitive function
– Improves fat loss
– Protects the liver
– Lowers the risk of many cancers
– Helps you live longer

Coffee’s potential harm when drinking 3+ cups daily:

– Higher risk of miscarriage
– Disrupted sleep
– Increased blood pressure even if you don’t suffer from high blood pressure
– Dehydration
– Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
– Worsen PMS symptoms

In conclusion, it all depends on your genetics and how much you actually drink.  If you are drinking coffee to get more energy in the morning, you might want to ask yourself “Why am I so tired all the time?” Don’t cover up your low energy with coffee thinking it’s the answer. Find out the true source of your low energy and address that issue first, then enjoy your coffee. I hope this fit tip serves you =)

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