Let's start with the good news: Regular coffee consumption has many health advantages. Actually, coffee is quite good for your body and can even aid in weight loss.
If you don't watch your coffee consumption, that magical brew could be bad for your health. In order to find out what coffee habits might be reducing your life expectancy, we looked to studies.
You're drinking too much coffee.
Even though it seems obvious, this is a coffee habit worth mentioning. A prior study that looked at 40,000 adults found that consuming more than four cups of coffee per day might shorten one's lifetime.
Your coffee order is drowning in sugar.
At least 30 grammes of sugar are probably being consumed at once if you order a large caramel latte at your preferred coffee shop—sometimes more at establishments like Starbucks or Dunkin'.
You're adding too much creamer.
If you're not careful with your creamer, your coffee at home will be drowning in sugar, just like your sweet latte. An improved alternative to a sweet coffee creamer is half-and-half or a little milk.
You're too committed to decaf.
Overdosing on caffeine can have harmful effects on the body, such as increased anxiety, insomnia, and digestive problems.
You're not drinking it at all.
Coffee consumers have a 10 to 15% lower mortality risk than coffee abstainers. Perhaps it's time for you to start making yourself a cup of coffee in the morning.