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Advantages and disadvantages of black coffee

03:00 PM Mar 01, 2019 IST | APN Live
advantages and disadvantages of black coffee

Black coffee has many health benefits as it is loaded with anti-oxidant and nutrients. Before consuming it one should know that the benefit of black coffee depends upon how you consume it.


Apart from numerous health benefits it creates a harmful effect as well so it should be consumed wisely to avoid the potential harmful effects of caffeine on your overall health.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.


Here are some amazing advantages of black coffee.

Boosts memory


Increasing age leads to decreased cognitive skills and increased risk of Dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Having a cup of black coffee in the morning boosts memory power and enhances the brain function.

Black coffee helps the brain and nerves to stay active throughout the day and hence reduce risk of dementia.

According to a study regular consumption of black coffee reduces risk of Alzheimer’s by 65 per cent and Parkinson’s by 60 per cent.

Protects liver

Liver is the largest organ of our body and it manages over 500 important functions. Black coffee helps in combating many liver diseases such as liver cancer, hepatitis, fatty liver and alcoholic cirrhosis.

People who consume 4 cups of black coffee a day are at lower risk of developing liver problems.  Black coffee also helps in decreasing level of harmful liver enzymes in the body.

Helps in losing weight

Black coffee is rich in caffeine and several studies shows that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11%.

Drinking a cup of black coffee 30 minutes before workout can help in spending more time in gym which shows rapid weight loss.

It stimulates your nervous system to break down fat cells so that they can be used to as fuel during workouts.

Decreases risk of type 2 diabetes

Caffeine in black coffee decreases your insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance, therefore reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Loaded with anti-oxidants

Black coffee is a rich source of anti- oxidants. It contains Vitamin B2, B3, B5, manganese, and potassium which help in fighting many health issues.

Reduces risk of cancer

Cancer has become one of the biggest reasons of death in today’s world. Coffee helps in preventing certain types of cancer such as liver, breast, colon and rectal cancer.

It also reduces inflammation which is one of the main reasons behind the development of tumour.

There are few disadvantages of black coffee as well.

  • Consuming bad quality coffee can create many health issues. It can be toxic and can cause sickness, headache or a general bad feeling.
  • Consuming large amount of coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness.
  • If you are caffeine-sensitive take less amount of coffee or the amount recommended by doctor.
  • Don’t drink more than one cup of coffee during pregnancy because excessive amount of caffeine can be harmful for your baby’s health. Caffeine can reach the foetus and your baby is highly sensitive to caffeine.

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