Now that we’re home at all hours of the day because of coronavirus lockdowns, it’s more appealing than ever to turn to a nice cup of coffee as a way to cope. People are making it to pass the time, consuming it to stay alert through home-schooling and work, even trying out whipped coffee.
Before the pandemic hit, an industry survey estimated that 64% of Americans drank a cup of coffee every day. And with good reason: There are tons of health benefits.
For example, studies have linked coffee to a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But, as with most good things, too much of it may have negative consequences.
Coffee ― and we don’t mean decaf ― can be a treatment or a trigger for health concerns, depending on a number of variables, including how much you consume, how frequently you consume it, how it’s prepared and your health history. Here are some of the potential benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee.