can drinking coffee be bad for your health? ?

United States
January 30, 2008 10:51am CST
lately ive been drinking a lot of coffee but for some reason i keeep thinking that there can be a point where you can drink too much coffee. too much that its not good for your health and i wanted to see if im thinking is right or incorrect. can drinking too much coffee be bad for your health, if so, how, if it's good for you, how?
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@crazylife (855)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Drinking too much of anything can be bad for your health, if you drink too much alchol you become addicted and you can also get liver disease so yes too much coffee is bad for your health
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@nidancal (11)
• India
31 Jan 08
1.- Yes, Drinking Too Much Coffee Can Be Bad For Your Health For most people, moderate doses of caffeine - 200 to 300 milligrams (mg), or about 2 to 3 cups of brewed coffee a day - are not harmful Though moderate caffeine intake isn't likely to cause harm, too much can noticeably affect your health. Heavy daily caffeine use - more than 500 to 600 mg a day, or about 4 to 7 cups of coffee - can cause - restlesness - anxiety - irritability - muscle tremors - sleepessness - headaches - nausea, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems - abnormal heart rhythms ----------------------------------------------------- 2.- Yes, Drinking Coffee In Moderate Amount (2 to 3 cups/day) Is Good For Health - in less than 1 hour you start to feel caffeine's effects. You are more alert, energetic and productive. You mood lifts and that foggy, tired feeling is gone. - regarding other health effects of coffee, some evidence suggests that drinking coffee may protect against type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. But there is much more evidence of a protective effect from fruits, vegetables and whole grains than from coffee. So don't be afraid to enjoy your coffee as part of a healthy diet that includes a wide variety of foods. ----------------------------------------------------- This information is from Mayo Clinic. You can contact me in case of need
• India
31 Jan 08
Hi javmagik029, "Drinking Coffee is bad for health" this is what a latest research says. It was mentioned that coffine the active ingredient increases blood sugar and supress the hungry. So people should be more careful with regard to taking coffee and at no point a person should get addicted to coffee. Drinking a cup of coffee per day will not do much harm but researchers are worried about its habtuation effect on people. Good Luck.
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
There is the light side of drinking coffee. And there is the dark side. As to the former, intake of coffee can increase the level of mental performance. For those who are slow in concentration, coffee is your savior. However, the recommended daily intake of coffee is only 1 cup. More of this will lead us to coffee's dark side. Consuming more coffee daily and becoming entirely dependent on coffee is something to be avoided. You may not know it but the persons surrounding you may comment on your behavior. You are irritable, restless, tense and nervous. Also, headache may be your frequent visitor. Other than that, you may have trouble sleeping. This is due to the effect that coffee has on the nervous system. Our body system is likewise in danger. We should also be aware of the health problems that coffee poses such as heart attack, ulcer, heartburn, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, chest pains, and so on and so forth. Therefore, we should weigh the consequences of drinking coffee before we take a sip. If we want to live longer and be healthier, I believe that coffee should be deleted in our daily menu. I've started drinking coffee since college but I am proud to say that at present I am caffeine-free. Coffee for me was very useful and effective during my college years. In fact, I can say that I was addicted to coffee back then because I made coffee my water. But I realized that taking care of your body is showing your love for yourself. Never take your body for granted because in the end it is you who will suffer and there is no way of turning back time. Start loving yourself now by drinking and eating the right stuff. It is never too late.
@dangaroo (234)
30 Jan 08
Better to stick to unsweetened tea. It still contains caffeine but the positives outweigh the negatives. Coffee is bad for you, people get very addicted to it and like others have said, have bad withdrawals, feel tired without and damage their liver and heart in the process. One or two a day shouldn't do you much damage though (maybe I am wrong..!) Just don't use it as a way of keeping awake etc.
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@aesopm (306)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 08
yes, drinking coffee is actually bad for your health. because coffee contain cafein. bad side of coffee: 1. made addict 2. headache 3. decreasing your appetite 4. your urine smell coffee 5. if you thin dont drink it because will not be fat. 6. your heart will be dag dig dug. 7. damage your kidney and heart. 8. if you not drink coffee you will always feels sleepy thats what i think and feel
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• United States
31 Jan 08
I am a coffee drinker,but since have I become pregnant,I have had to back off, but I have always enjoyed a good steamy cup a Joe!! I found a link that you may be interested in...it lists many pro's and con's.It's very interesting. http://unixarticle.blogspot.com/2007/04/coffee-why-not-gentlemen-like-coffee.html Hope I helped :)
• United States
31 Jan 08
yes thanks for the link, congrats on the baby as well.
• New Zealand
31 Jan 08
Yes, most people are aware that coffee is not good for the body in large doses, but tea contains the same amount of caffein as coffee. However there may be other substances in coffee which do the damage. I do drink a certain amount of coffee (not strong), and also tea, but I really like herbal teas which are taken with no milk. And don't forget WATER - good plain water is so good for your body - after all it makes up the biggest percentage of our bodies! We all know what happens to plants that don't get watered! Drink coffee occasionally, but plenty of water and other fluids also. Here's to good health!Margie
• United States
31 Jan 08
Yeah I'm with you there. It seems like i cannot get enough of the stuff. As far as it being bad for you, I guess the caffeine does it. I, for one, cannot stand decaffinated coffee, so I stick to the high test stuff. Yeah, but pretty much anything in excess is bad for you (except water I guess). If you can stand it try to drink decaff. If you are anything like me, you will just end up accepting the fact that regular is not the best for you, and keep on downing the joe.
@somu007 (51)
• India
31 Jan 08
as long as it is drunk in acontrolled way...it is not bad.but if u get addicted it really hurts you....so control yourself on anything you do
@cobalt20 (1320)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
No way, Coffee is good in health. Try Linzhi coffee that is good for health and a mushroom content. It is an international approval. Try to Search Linzhi Coffee if you want.
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
I don't think so. Just make sure that you don't drink too much. Well you see, anything if its too much it always turns out badly. Coffee is good for as long as you don't drink too much.