Three cups of coffee a day are not a lot for a woman. Drinking coffee every day can lower the risk of liver cancer by half, thanks to caffeine. Caffeine in coffee beans arouses the mind so it has been added to many kinds of carbonated soft drinks.
A cup of coffee contains about 135mg of caffeine; a cup of instant coffee, 95 mg; a cup of espresso, 50 mg; and a cup of decaffeinated coffee, 3 mg. the content of caffeine in Arabica coffee is just half of that in Robusta coffee.
Caffeine eases your mind and your thinking, and boosts the function of muscles. Caffeine also helps consume energy. It relaxes the respiratory system and is thus good for those who suffer from asthma. Surprisingly, caffeine is a laxative. Those who drink two to three cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of stone concretion in the gallbladder; those drinking a lot of coffee may suffer less from Parkinson’s disease.
People can be addicted to caffeine because it increases the dopamine concentration in the blood, giving an easy and relaxed feeling. When they have a lack of coffee, these-lovers will suffer from headache, fatigue, irritation, depression or body pain. Drinking coffee at the end of the day can make you sleepless all night since the effect of caffeine lasts for seven hours. This effect will be longer if you are taking estrogen drugs or contraceptive pills.
However, too much coffee can make you feel anxious. Coffee, even decaffeinated, is not recommended for those with heartburn. As coffee is a diuretic, it is not recommended for those who urinate several times a day. Caffeine can boost the effect of analgesics, but the pain can be worse without caffeinated pain reliever. So, do not take caffeinated pain relievers over several days without these being prescribed by a doctor.
Do not drink coffee if you are longing for a baby. Expectant mothers drinking one or two cups of coffee a day can increase the risk of miscarriage by 30%; the figure rises to 40% for those drinking up to four cups of coffee a day. Those women drinking more than five cups of coffee a day may face problems in their breasts. Drinking too much coffee can also hinder the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium. Caffeine can disturb the heartbeat of those with heart diseases.
But if you love coffee and do not have any health problem, have one or two cups of coffee a day. It is better not to drink more than two cups of coffee a day.