Reasons Why Coffee is Actually Terrible for You

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Coffee: Is it good or bad for us? So many conflicting reports exist about both the benefits and drawbacks of coffee and needless to say, it can be a confusing topic.

Coffee and Your Blood Sugar

Anyone that monitors their blood sugar knows the main goal is to decrease the triggers that push it out of balance. Curious if coffee is one of those triggers?

As Dr. Walter C. Willet of Harvard School of Public Health says, “Coffee is an amazingly potent collection of biologically active compounds.” Coffee has far-reaching effects on the body. Caffeine is perhaps the most widely appreciated “drug” compound in coffee. What many do not know, caffeine only makes up a mere 1 to 2 percent of the bean. The chlorogenic acids, caffeol, polyphenols, phytoestrogens, and diterpenes have unknown effects on human health and glucose metabolism as well.

Which leads us to the next topic, coffee, and diabetes…

Coffee and Diabetes

Several studies have been conducted that investigate the correlation between coffee and diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes that drink a lot of coffee experience insulin spikes and increased blood sugar after a meal. Further research has shown that the caffeine in coffee might be responsible for the secretion of higher levels of insulin.

So without further ado, here are 10 reasons coffee is actually terrible for you.

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