Health Benefits Of Coffee

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Introduction:
Having read an interesting article on the benefits of coffee in the diet, I decided to research this topic further by going onto the health24.com website. I came across numerous articles on the health benefits of coffee which totalled out the number of risks.
For years, coffee was seen as a common enemy around the population. Its' caffeine was seen as unhealthy and bad for a person's body and coffee itself was seen as a health risk because of its' containments. However, recently researchers have discovered that coffee can provide a variety of health benefits such as lowering the risk of multiple sclerosis, being a strong source of antioxidants, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and it acts as an energy boost for many coffee
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However, there are potential negative effects of coffee especially when you cannot go a day without it. If you have a moderate number of cups then there are some benefits of coffee such as the improvement in alertness and in the long term it may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, gallstones, kidney stones and liver cirrhosis. However there are several health risks:
Consuming coffee on an empty stomach starts up a hydrochloric acid production. This can lead to a major problem because HCL should only be produced to digest meals and if your body has to make HCL often due to a person consuming many cups of coffee in a day, the body will have difficulty producing the chemical when it actually needs to be produced such as when you are eating a large meal. The lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach especially effects the digestion of protein and this can be a problem as the protein foods pass into the small intestine before it is properly broken down. This can cause gas, bloating, diverticulitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and even colon
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This can be a problem for people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers and Crohn's disease. Heartburn and acid reflux can also be caused by coffee, due to coffee relaxing the oesophageal sphincter. This muscles should stay contracted and tight. Decaffeinated will also cause heartburn problems and over all researchers say coffee contributes to acid reflux problems.
Drinking coffee can cause one to go to the bathroom due to it being able to stimulate peristalsis. By doing this, it also encourages the stomachs contents to be pushed into the small intestine before it is fully digested. Due to this emptying of the stomach, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly and it can cause an inflamed gastrointestinal tract. Coffee decreases the kidney's ability to retain calcium, zinc, magnesium and other minerals.
When coffee beans are roasted at high temperatures, acrylamide is produced. Acrylamide is a potentially carcinogenic substance and can be very dangerous for a person's

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