Saturday, December 1, 2012

Is Coffee Good for You? How the Beans Stack Up!

In this blog post, we are going to go over some facts about coffee, give you our honest opinion on if it's good or not, and give you some evidence to support our final opinion.
Let's get started!
Fact #1: New Yorkers drink 7 times more coffee than other cities in the United States.
Fact #2: Coffee beans, as you may not know, are in fact the pits in berries and are a fruit!
Fact #3: Coffee is psychoactive and can make you see things that aren't there if consume in higher quantities. I can also kill you.
Fact #4: Contrary to popular opinion, you can not sober up from drinking alcohol with caffeine.
Fact #5: The most expensive drink at Starbucks is $23.50 for 16 shots of espresso (1400 mg of caffeine)!

Coffee is said to help ward off depression, helps to lose weight, can reduce the risk of skin cancer, and can in fact get you through your day.
In our honest opinion of coffee, we came to the conclusion that a little bit of coffee in moderation with a daily diet isn't bad, but it can be addictive due to the caffeine content.
So, in other words, keep coffee to a low roar. Drink a cup once every two days.

While the above facts are great things, there are a few detrimental things to coffee that we need to discuss.
1. Coffee Stains Teeth.
Coffee can and will stain your teeth if you consume large amounts of it.
2. Sugar High
Coffee is a sugar high waiting to happen.
Most people put a ton of sugar in their coffee to sweeten it up.
3. Caffeine Addiction
Caffeine is as dangerous a chemical to get addicted to than any other drug on the black market.
Caffeine has properties to make people irritable, their kidneys not to function properly, and can cause heart attacks in older people or people with high blood pressure.

I think that in the long run, it would be good if you kept the coffee drinking to a low.
If you look at the detrimental effects that it has on your body, you can agree that there are better beverages out there than coffee.
Grab that cup of tea instead of coffee, you will be glad that you did!

~Obesity Overload

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