Hoe slecht is koffie eigenlijk?

Hoewel de onderzoeken over de effecten van koffie elkaar net zo erg tegenspreken als die over meeroken, valt er wel het een en ander over te vertellen. Zo zijn er (lichamelijke) condities waaronder men beter geen koffie kan drinken.


Dr. Mercola, voedingsgoeroe, zette een en ander eens op een rijtje.


It appears that drinking coffee may interfere with your body’s ability to keep homocysteine and cholesterol levels in check, most likely by inhibiting the action of the vitamins folate, B12 or B6. Coffee has been previously associated with increased risk of stroke and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have also shown that caffeine in coffee can raise blood pressure and levels of stress hormones, and if consumed in large quantities it can lead to heart palpitations, jitters and nervousness.



With that said, coffee is clearly not the healthiest liquid to drink–the best choice is pure water–but coffee and caffeine are far less dangerous than fruit juice or soda. While I do believe that eliminating, or at the very least limiting, coffee should be one of your goals, if you are in the midst of other dietary changes, such as those outlined in my nutrition plan eliminating coffee can be put toward the bottom of the list, and you should strive to eliminate soda and fruit juice from your beverage list first.


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