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Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption

By | source:Harvard School of Public Health Oct 25th, 2015

Sometimes you need an energy boost and sometimes you’re just addicted. Either way, coffee helps many people focus and get what they need to get done, done.

For as much as coffee keeps people on track, the topic of this infographic made by Jason Tham for Preferred-Credit Inc. illustrates many positives and negatives found from drinking coffee on a regular basis.

On the plus side, coffee contains antioxidants, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. With these incredible ingredients that add positive effects to our health, researchers find that those who drink coffee frequently show a reduced risk of developing ailments such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Research finds that women who drink coffee multiple times a day are 20% less likely to develop breast cancer as well as men who drink coffee daily are at a lesser chance of developing prostate cancer.

Conversely, those who frequently drink coffee experience trouble sleeping, a temporary increase in blood pressure, increased visits to the bathroom, stained teeth, and heartburn. Interestingly, while coffee consumption is shown to reduce the chances of developing cancer–there are carcinogens produced while the bean is roasted during production.

Whether you drink your coffee with milk, sugar, or you drink it black, its important to know what your getting yourself into. It would seem like it’s nothing but good. So enjoy your coffee and show those chompers, even if they are yellow!