Coffee is one of the most widely used hot beverages in the world, thus today is a day to celebrate all of the ways that the beverage helps us. Coffee is appropriate for any occasion, from a stressful day at work to an evening date. While coffee is sometimes thought to be damaging to the body because of its high caffeine levels, a nutritionist told us that moderate drinking can help the body and lead to positive changes.
‘Any coin has two sides,’ nutritionist Priya Palan said in an exclusive interview with HT Digital. While excessive coffee use has been linked to anxiety, sleeplessness, and restlessness, consistent coffee consumption has been shown to have health advantages.’
“There have been studies suggesting that drinking coffee on a regular basis decreases neurological disorders including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease,” Palan continued. More research is being carried out to back up the claim.’
Coffee consumption increases the hormone adrenaline, which improves physical performance, muscular strength, and general body endurance. It also aids in the improvement of cognitive abilities and energy levels.
Palan also stated how the micronutrients in coffee, such as magnesium, manganese, and Vitamin B, aid in insulin sensitivity stimulation. “Magnesium aids in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes,” she continued.
But how much coffee should a person drink on a regular basis, and how do you strike the correct balance?
In response to this essential question, Palan stated that 2 to 4 cups of coffee should be consumed daily. Coffee should be eaten in moderation or it can have negative consequences. However, she cautioned that the recommended amount may differ from one person to the next. As a result, the amount of moderation may vary.
To reap the most health benefits, black coffee is preferable to coffee with added calories from milk and sugar.