Is Coffee Bad for You? | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 06.08.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman, here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Like red wine and sunshine, over the years coffee has run a wide range in health
circles, from being neutral to bad for you to good for you and back to neutral. It seems
like every other day someone is telling us why we should or shouldn’t drink coffee.
Well, I’m here to break this down for you. Like red wine and sunshine, caffeine in excess
is not necessarily good for you. But research is piling up indicating that coffee in moderation
offers some great benefits. Let me count thy ways. Coffee is the single largest source
of antioxidants in Americans’ diets. Research shows that caffeine improves endurance and
athleticism when consumed before a workout. Coffee has been found to reduce the negative
health effects of things like smoking and drinking. Not that it makes smoking okay – it
is a just glimpse at how powerful coffee may be. Finally, there is research showing a connection
between coffee drinking and lower risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s and certain cancers.
Also, one recent study even found that coffee drinkers live longer. So remember: If you
don’t get jittery and have disrupted sleep, drinking a cup or two of coffee per day may
make you feel just a little bit better.