Good Health

Is coffee even healthy?

Coffee. We drink it quite a bit. We have a nice time on the couch with our family, a cup to wake up or a drink after the meal. There is a lot of ‘bakkies fuck’ going through on a normal weekday!

Almost every house has a coffee maker. It is in the Dutch household one of the central kitchen accessories in the house. Fortunately, there is nothing wrong with a cup of coffee in its time. A healthy adult can even benefit from drinking about 4 cups of coffee a day – be careful not to drink too much coffee.

If there is too much coffee

Too much coffee can lead to varying symptoms. Some people can get headaches while others get very dizzy. Listen carefully to your body to know when you’ve just had a cup of coffee too much. Common symptoms are restlessness, anxiety, headaches, trembling, irritability, whispering ears, palpitations and dizziness. Do you have a hard time sleeping? Then try to drink less coffee for a week, perhaps this will make it easy for you to fall asleep.


Caffeine and theine

There are many fables about coffee. For example, the caffeine in coffee is said to be a different product than the caffeine in tea, called theine. But actually there is no difference between them at all. The caffeine in both coffee and tea is exactly the same. This caffeine comes from both coffee beans and tea leaves. But cocoa beans, guarana berries and cola nuts also contain caffeine.


Another fable is the story that coffee would drift away. Fortunately this is not the case. The fluid intake when drinking drinks with caffeine is exactly the same as when you take a glass of water. The body does not lose any extra fluid by drinking coffee, for example, and drinking tea does not result in a higher fluid intake either. Caffeine stimulates the kidneys, so this only ensures that the absorbed fluid leaves the body faster. Do you pee a lot? Try drinking less coffee!

High blood pressure

Caffeine can increase blood pressure acutely, but it cannot cause long-term increases. Drinking about 4 cups of coffee a day can even be healthy for the heart and blood vessels in the long run.

Lose weight

Some swear by drinking lots of coffee to lose weight faster. Unfortunately it is not that easy. Caffeine has no proven effect on fat burning and energy consumption. This means that you don’t lose weight directly by drinking coffee – exercise and a healthy and balanced diet, on the other hand, will help!