Aaaah coffee … very tight with our Italian friends, espresso on the terrace in Paris, sock juice for Americans … Coffee is indeed something that divides (we all drink it differently) and brings people together (we all laugh) around a good coffee).
For me, the way you drink your coffee gives a good clue about your personality. Tell me what coffee you drink and I’ll tell you who you are 😉
Yet it is not uncommon to read everything and its opposite about coffee.
On one side we can read that coffee is dangerous for your health.
On the other hand, we see that coffee is good for your health: it would reduce the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
So, how many cups of coffee should you drink per day?
Should you really limit your coffee consumption? Is coffee good for you? What are the dangers of caffeine? Is coffee a natural booster? What are the effects of caffeine?
You see there are a billion questions about coffee consumption. You feel that these questions must be justified because your behavior changes when you drink coffee.
Look, 3 things to absolutely know about caffeine.
Before I begin, I have to make a confession … I am a heavy coffee drinker. I love that ! However … there are very specific times when I absolutely avoid drinking coffee. You will understand why very quickly.
In the meantime, check out these 3 things to know when drinking coffee.
Drinking coffee instantly makes you happier
- The delicious smell of coffee. The warm cup that warms hands and heart in winter. The laughter shared over a cup of good coffee.
Coffee is more than a hot drink, it’s a time to come together to have a good time. Where we take the time to take a break, to slow down, to start afresh.
The Harvard Institute of Public Health has even proven exactly that drinking coffee can halve (50%) the risk of suicide. Oh yes …
Ground coffee is believed to act as an anti-depressant by helping the production of the happiness hormone.
Drinking 4 coffees per day would reduce the risk of Diabetes
- I was talking about it in this article on insulin, diabetes 2 is a type of diabetes that is developing more and more now.
Take a look at chemical sugar, which is increasingly present in modern food. Including, in large area hamburgers, or sliced chicken. Sugar is now everywhere in a “hidden” way to flavor foods that don’t have it anymore.
Thus, diabetes 2 is developing more and more in adults and young adults.
More than 15 published studies have shown that coffee drinkers are more protected against type 2 diabetes than people who never drank coffee.
Drink a coffee before exercising to boost performance
- Caffeine is a natural booster that will quickly act on your level of general fatigue.
Drinking coffee before exercising is the best way to improve your workout.
In this regard, a number of performance boosters use caffeine extracts to give you a better energy level during your workout.
Do you feel like coffee can make you a better athlete?
Should you drink coffee every day?
- As I told you at the beginning of the article: I am a big coffee lover.
Before we go any further: There is something very important you should know. I hope after knowing this we will remain friends.
Come on, let’s go … I like my long coffee without sugar.
Actually: I like sock juice. To give you an example, when I go to Starbucks I take a Venti size Americano (= the largest size). This is actually a huge long coffee.
That’s why I’m not going to break the bank at Nespresso. That for me the green capsule and the black capsule taste the same. And then anyway I add cold water in it.
I might as well tell you that I prefer the cheap senseo capsules (yes I order absolutely everything on the Internet)
However, there are 2 times when I NEVER drink coffee:
- When I eat
- After eating
Indeed, the coffee will facilitate storage.
It will therefore increase the pressure after eating because it will act on insulin. Everything is explained simply in Episode 1 of the #CULTIVETAFORME series, available here.