Yes, it is true. Drinking coffee does have some healthy benefits so if you are a coffee drinker, when you drink that cup of coffee you know that you are doing something healthy for you body. Just because coffee does have some health benefits this does not mean that you should drink two or three pots of coffee a day because there are some unhealthy benefits too.
Drinking between one and five cups of coffee a day may help reduce your risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. The antioxidants in coffee may help to boost the effects of neurotransmitters that are involved in cognitive function and help prevent some damage to your brain cells. Studies have also shown that drinking four or more cups of coffee a day can help you have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They have found that the antioxidants in coffee may be able to help boost cells sensitivity to insulin. Insulin is what helps regulate blood sugar.
Drinking one to three cups of coffee a day, according to studies done, have shown that it can help to lower your rates of strokes than people who do not drink coffee. Again, the antioxidants in coffee may help to stop the inflammation’s damaging effects on your arteries.
On the flip side, if you are sensitive to caffeine, it can cause anxiety or irritability but it also seems that if you drink coffee daily you may develop a tolerance to its effects causing the jitters to disappear. In addition, drinking too much coffee may cause you to have trouble sleeping and it may worsen with age.