We all love drinking a mug of coffee at the start of the day, in between breaks while working, and sometimes even late at night before going to bed. We really can’t help it but get a serving of our daily caffeine fix.
This is, of course, despite the fact that we are probably aware that coffee isn’t exactly the healthiest beverage out there. Several medical researches even tell us that it can even bring numerous negative effects to our body.
Consider the following:
1. Coffee increases acidity.
According to scientists, coffee is filed with several oils, acids and compounds such as caffeine which can damage your stomach and intestines. With every intake of coffee, the stomach makes high amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCl). This could get worse if you have the bad habit of drinking coffee on an empty stomach.
The body can only have limited ability to produce hydrochloric acid, especially if you are nutritionally deficient or are stressed. Habitual coffee drinking can kick HCI production high and so the body may eventually have difficulties producing sufficient hydrochloric acid in the future.
2. Coffee can cause heartburn.
Acid reflux, or most commonly known as heartburn, can be another effect whether you are drinking regular or decaffeinated coffee. Both of them have the same irritating oils, acids and compounds, along with the same diuretic, laxative and mineral blocking effects.
If you think you’re safer with decaf, some actually point out that it causes more acid forming in the gastrointestinal tract than your regular alternative.
3. Coffee can trigger ulcers, IBS, and other problems.
Those who are suffering from IBS, gastritis, Crohn’s disease, colitis and ulcers have probably been advised by doctors to stay away from coffee. Besides, the beverage can make your condition worse.
There are, of course, many other possible negative effects such as dehydration, frequent urination, loss of minerals and nutrients, and others.
So before you make or buy another cup of coffee, you really have to think twice.